#AprilTTRPGmaker Do you design in private or public?

3520862057_e39980a37a_o-3636I live in a fairly isolated village, at least by British standards. There aren’t really coffee shops or places to hang out and work on a laptop as there might be in a city. You could sit in the pub, I suppose, but then you can’t listen to music or Youtube videos while you work and nursing booze rather than an exorbitantly priced novelty coffee is expensive and debilitating to the ability to work.

So I work in private, at home, in various rooms, surrounded by research material and references. Twitter is my ‘water cooler’, Youtube my office gossip.

That said, I often am puzzling over ideas and systems while I’m doing something else, and inspiration can strike at any time.

#RPG – #My30DayWorld – How Common are Adventurers and Heroes in Your World?


It is, I think, a good idea to separate the role of ‘adventurer’ and ‘hero’. Adventurers all too often turn out to be little more than sell-swords and the ‘wandering murderhobo’ is an aesthetic I definitely want to tap into. They might turn out to be heroes through certain actions, but your usual adventurer is driven by the pursuit of loot and powerful items. Heroes tend to be more driven by what is right or moral (lawful describes a devotion to ethics, good describes a devotion to morals) rather than the pursuit of treasure…

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