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#RPGaDay 2016 – Day 15


#RPGaDay 2016

The questions

Day 15: What types or source of inspiration do you turn to most often for RPGs?

Either as a player or as a GM, what kind of media or experience helps inspire you for play?

Reading, reading, reading. I follow many blogs and gain inspiration there. I tend to run published adventures, and there, I find the most inspiration on the Paizo messageboards. The thread ‘Community Created Stuff‘ in the Rise of the Runelords board is a thing of beauty and wonder. For my Numenera campaign, which is my first homebrew, there are various sources of inspiration: the Monte Cook Games blog, where they post the Cypher Chronicles, The Alexandrian blog, etc. There are also a couple fansites like the CypherCast Hub or The Ninth World. There’s even cool Twitter accounts like Wyrd of the Weird providing inspiration and adding more ‘weird’ to the Ninth World.

I recently got addicted to podcasts. They never worked for me before, but something finally clicked. I prefer GM-centric podcasts over Actual Play. In fact, the only Actual Play podcasts I follow are Fandible’s Numenera campaign, and the Campaign podcast of the folks at Oneshot Podcast, showcasing Star Wars: Edge of Empire. I find a lot of inspiration listening to other GMs, or writers, like Ken and Robin. In fact, I will post a list of my favorite podcasts soon, to give some love.

Fiction is always an inspiration too. I read a lot of fantasy and some SF, so that’s an endless source of seeing how things can be done.

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