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In Plain Words—How I Want to Talk About RPG Theory

In introduction, miscellany, role-playing games on August 3rd, 2006 at 3:22 pm

The theory of role-playing game design is something of a hot button issue on most RPG related forums. The views espoused by Ron Edwards and other proponents of “Forge Theory” are especially combustible for reasons that I don’t want to go into. Levi Kornelsen, who is starting to draw some attention with ideas that he is developing on his LiveJournal, and Mike Mearls, authour of Iron Heroes and recently hired by Wizards of the Coast to do development work for Dungeons and Dragons, are also developing some interesting ideas.

What I intend to do in this post is briefly explain my feelings about RPG theory, and how I will be dealing with it on My Play, with guidelines for commenters. Read the rest of this entry »

A Gaming History [Abridged]

In boardgames, introduction, role-playing games on August 2nd, 2006 at 1:26 am

Welcome to My Play.

My name is Gerald Cameron, and I have lived in Nova Scotia, Canada, for my entire life. I have been a player of boardgames, starting mostly with the mass-market family variety, for as long as I can remember. My introduction to what I would call hobby games came when I was nine years old (a long time, in other words) when a friend of mine invited me over to try out something his older brother had introduced him to. It was called Dungeons and Dragons.

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