RPG a Day: Sweeps Week

6. You can game every day for a week. Describe what you’d do!

I used to game five days a week on a regular basis. In the mid-1990s, when I had just arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area, and busy making new friends, I played AD&D, Hero/Champions, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and pretty much anything my new friends would run for a one-off; and I ran Mage: The Ascension.

Later when I lived in Seattle, my husband and I would play as often as we could. I ran a superhero campaign using Silver Age Sentinels, which was replaced by Mutants & Masterminds 2e, which was finally replaced by Truth & Justice; I played 7th Sea, Legends of the Five Rings, Shadowrun, and whatever hippie game was the fare of the week at the local game club.

Games generally involved a pot-luck meal or a pre-game group meeting at a sushi joint. I learned that I didn’t want to share a game table with people I didn’t have fun hanging out with away from the game. I formed lasting friendships that still make me happy and sometimes keep me alive.

It’s hard nowadays to get a group together regularly; we’ve all got so many more commitments. I supplement my face-to-face games with some VoIP games via Skype or Google Hangouts.
If I had a week of daily gaming right now with all the games that are floating in my schedule, it would include playing Dungeon World: Land of Ten Thousand Gods, The One RingCastle Falkenstein, and Golden Sky Stories; and running Monster of the Week and The Warren. To round this, I’d have someone run Atlantis for me so I can finally try it.






One thought on “RPG a Day: Sweeps Week

  1. Hi, Sophie.

    I read every word you post, but today the stars are right, so I can respond.

    In the 90s, my list would have looked much like yours.

    To answer that question today:
    Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, Monster of the Week, The Watch, Fate Supers, Fear Itself, MotW again. 😉

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