RPG a Day: Learning the ropes

19. What is the best way to learn a new game?

Playing at ECG
Teaching InSpectres

There is no doubt that for my learning style, new games work best with a game-master and at least a player or two in the group who are familiar with the game and willing to teach it. Of course, now that I’ve been gaming for decades I can learn on my own but for the first few years it was difficult for me to visualize a game in play just from reading the rulebook.