Update: The Free RPG Blog has a guide to writing a free RPG.
Show Notes! — First, we discuss crafting a scene in an RPG, as we all consider scenes to be the building blocks of an adventure. Stu goes off on Kickstarter, after hearing about yet another chronically over-due Kickstarter project mentioned on a recent episode of the Bear Swarm Podcast. A summary of said rant is available at the Douchydm.com. Grayson emails about two things: designing your own RPG, when you lack the money to purchase one and avoiding cliches when improvising. For the first question, we suggest the Free RPG Blog, where one can find numerous free RPGs.
Ryan writes in to ask us about pacing, as his players have told him his game runs too slow. Adam from Texas asks us about his DM’s DnD4e encounters, which he considers blisteringly difficult. MJT chimes in on some pointers for conflict in RPGs. Jayden suggests www.printablepaper.net and generatedpaper.com for some handy on-line resources. He also asked about disparate tech levels in Traveller and how and why they’d be maintained.
Mike emails us about a story of a wonderfully defective D20, JFever warns us from playing the WWF RPG and Brad treats us to a gaming nightmare and a gaming success story.