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31. Favorite Non-RPG Thing to Come Out of RPGing

That would be a girlfriend that games with me! Wouldn't have met her if I wasn't in my regular Sunday gaming group.
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30. Favorite RPG Playing Celebrity

I'm going to cheat and say the entire cast of Critical Role, +Geek & Sundry's cast of voice over artists who stream a weekly game. They are fantastic people to watch!
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28. Favorite game you no longer play.

Star wars RPG second edition. Played it in high school, and I miss the shenanigans we got up to on our old rust bucket of a YT-1300.
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25. Favorite Revolutionary Game Mechanic

Personally, it was the DM never rolls dice mechanic of Numenéra. It encouraged me to look at a lot of systems differently.

26. Favorite Inspiration for Your Game

Watching other DMs do their thing! Currently, I'm really digging +Geek & Sundry's Critical Role series. Very creative DM and players! Super inspiring!
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24. Favorite House Rule

Probably my favorite house rules are various oddball stat rolling methods for D20 type games. Mostly cause I absolutely HATE point-buy.

I think my fave of them was the one time I played a one-shot where we just rolled a d20 for each stat and ran with it. If any stat came up less than 3, the character died in creation and you started over, heh.
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Can an AL player make a character that is one of the elemental evil races, using one of the hilsfar backgrounds? Or are they restricted to the character options of only one season?
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When I discussed this issue with the League admins, they said that the special storyline season backgrounds for Mulmaster and Hillfar can only be used by characters of the corresponding story origin. To be crystal clear, Elemental Evil story origin characters can use the Mulmaster backgrounds, and Rage of Demons story origin characters can use the Hillsfar backgrounds.

That said, backgrounds are largely customizable. You can achieve largely the same thing through customization. The only things you cannot do are take the equipment packages and the adjusted features. The equipment packages are not available as that is the one part of a background that cannot be changed. Although a customized background can borrow a feature from another background, because the special Mulmaster and Hillfar backgrounds are story-origin specific, unless your character has the corresponding story origin, you cannot borrow them. #AL_RC
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21. Favorite RPG Setting

In terms of explicit, defined settings within published media, my two favorite settings are A Red & Pleasant Land, and the Ninth World of Numenéra. They are both so different from all the others I've encountered before that they remain continually intriguing and inspiring.

My true favorite, on the other hand is when a setting is more implied. I like a world that is only as defined as it needs to be for the start of the game, as I want to add my own touches. I want only the most general definitions of the world, and only the locations necessary for the current story to be populated with information. Everything else is a big ol blank canvas for me to fill in as needed.
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29. Favorite RPG Website/Blog

Dyson's Dodecahedron, by the wonderful +Dyson Logos. I love maps, and I love his art style, so that's a double plus benefit!

I like it so much I became one of his Patrons, and I heartily recommend the same to others! https://www.patreon.com/dysonlogos
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27. Favorite Idea for Merging Two Games Into One

A few years back, my regular game group had a wacky idea for a campaign based entirely on the Blur Studios short A Gentlemen's Duel, below.

We settled on 18th century France as our backdrop, gave it some alternate history tweaks (notably, the Phlogiston theory was proven to be correct in our world), and gave it some steampunky elements (crude mech technology, etc). We called our campaign Clank, after the in-world term for mech.

For rules, we decided that we would need two separate rule sets, one for what we called Adventure scale, which was our characters getting into hijinks personally, and Battle scale, which was our characters commanding larger forces on a battlefield.

For Adventure scale, we used Shadowrun 2nd edition rules, removed the demi-humans, specified a relatively low magic setting, and reflavored the little bits of magic we kept in a very steampunk way (some more magic was brought in later in a strongly Cthulhian vibe).

For Battle scale, we used Battletech (I forget which edition), largely because it added only two more stats to track, and had a pretty quick and easy turn by turn flow.

The combination of the two systems actually worked fairly well, and the campaign was easily the most entertaining and ridiculous one I've ever had the pleasure of participating in. I miss it!
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23. Perfect game for you

I don't think I've ever played a game that I could point to as the single perfect game for me, and I don't think I ever will, because my interests and my preferences change with time and my mood.

Generally speaking though, if I'm rolling dice at something, I'm probably in a good mood.
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22. Perfect gaming environment

I'm good as long as I have friends to game with, really. Though I might prefer a dedicated gaming room with many bookshelves and a very fancy table (Fletcher capstan or geek chic).
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20. Favourite Horror RPG

Lamentations of the Flame Princess. No surprise there.
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