Wed, 23 June 2010
We begin a two-part series on improvisational roleplaying with Play Unsafe author, Graham Walmsley. Our friend, Jason "The Best GM in Tucson" Corley, helps us shoulder the hosting duties for this series.
And check out the RPG discussion site Jason and Graham were talking about so much, Story Games.
Ok, here\\\'s some thoughts after a second listening. I so very much agree that failing can be fun. I point to our Pinebox Middle School game at MACE. I initially was going to play my character Timmy Whitebread, Boy Scout as the straight-laced uber scout. But as the game got going it was apparent that the dice were not going to be kind to poor Timmy. After rolling snake eyes twice IN A ROW and Timmy taking a broken nose from hitting himself in the face with a door, he proceeded to get racked by a cheerleader. And the slingshot/stairs combo still makes me shutter. But those were the right things to do for the story. In addition to some good comedy, failure almost always leads to interesting storylines and hooks that can be used later. I\\\'m all for this. Second was falling forward. I like the concept and will try to use it in my games from now on. All in all, the show inspired me to look deeper at how I play and strive to hone my craft. Thanks a whole lot. And Jason should be asked back. He\\\'s a great guest host. I\\\'m a fan. Go Forth And Game, tomg Ps. Check out my blog at Go Forth and Game (tomgurg.wordpress.com) for my interview series, Six Questions, where I talk to game industry luminaries just like Jason, Ron, and Veronica.
Great show! Lots of interesting discussion, and Graham is definitely a charmer. I can\\\'t wait to read the new book when he\\\'s done with it. But I have to ask the obvious question: CAN the Gotham City PD actually use confessions and evidence coerced from cowardly and superstitious criminals by a violent man in a giant bat costume?