Let’s Blog Challenge

I don’t normally do these sorts of challenges… but hey, I almost never get tagged in these challenges.  So, I figured I’d take a stab.  Thanks to sopantooth for the nomination and a nod to the creator at Renee’s Corner.

So the rules for this are:

Rules of Let’s Blog

Mention the creator of the award and the blogger who nominated you.
Copy paste the rules.
Answer the 10 questions sent by the nominator.
Write your 10 questions for the nominees.
Nominate 5 bloggers for this award and let them know via comment on one of their posts.

Keep the thumbnail as the thumbnail of this post.
Answer your own questions.

So here are the Asked 10 Questions:

  1. How much is too much?

Context dependent… some things there’s no limit.  Others, even one is too much.

  1. Why are you crying?

Stubbed my toe…. Again.

  1. Are you ready to trust robots?

Could they really do any worse than we have?

  1. Shouldn’t we know better by now?


  1. If countries were people, which country would be your best friend and why?

I’m not sure… Sweden seems pretty chill.

  1. What conspiracy are you closest to believing?

I mean, they’re all pretty out there.  For the sake of getting people’s backs up, let’s go with “9/11 was an inside job”.

  1. What small, insignificant thing makes you unreasonably mad?

Repeating myself continually.

  1. Does that commercial for AT&T 5G where Lily from AT&T talks about sourdough bread kind of make you want to destroy the entire world and everyone in it?

Never seen it.  I’m counting myself lucky.

  1. What animal gets the Darwin Award for Best Evolution?

I’m gonna go with the crocodile… I mean this thing hasn’t changed much in millions of years because it got to the point where it was like, “You know what?  I’m already a crazy death lizard… why mess with perfection?”  You go, crocodile.  Be a murderous bastard.

  1. Why do people get so mad at squirrels for eating bird food when squirrels are a hundred times more interesting than birds?

I mean, birds are flying dinosaurs… squirrels are flea-bitten, poofy-tailed rats.  I choose the dinosaurs in disguise.

My 10 Questions (and my answers to them):

  1. What’s your favourite genre of game?

Science fiction is definitely my go-to, specifically cyberpunk/far-future.

  1. What’s your least favourite genre of game?

Romance.  I have yet to see a romantic RP game come off as anything but cringe.

  1. What is your favourite new game mechanic?

I am enjoying the departure from standard dice rolling.  Combining deck building, dexterity games and in-game mechanics to alter fate mix up the formula some.  My favourite new idea in a game that I’ve played is the countdown method in Ten Candles.

  1. What is your go-to game and why?

Shadowrun is definitely my go-to game.  I love the setting and the lore of the game.  I’ve been watching the story evolve for 5 editions now and it’s been a wild ride.  Mechanically, the game has been a mixed bag, but I do my best with what’s provided in that regard…

  1. What is the best thing about the RPG hobby?

Collective creativity.  The main reason I got into RPGs was my love for a good story and being able to tell a story with a group of friends is an ever-changing experiment that I have yet to get tired of in 20+ years.

  1. What is the worst thing about the RPG hobby?

Discrimination.  I hate to say it, but there is still a lot of sexism and racism in the community and I’m not a fan… the convention circuit showcases this all too often.  I often find that women are (overall) better players than men, so to find that so many women don’t feel welcome at the game table is genuinely disheartening.

  1. How has your gaming fared during the pandemic?

Strangely, more active.  My board gaming past time has suffered without being able to get together with friends, but my RPG hobby is thriving thanks to Discord and Roll20/Foundry.  Several people have checked out Heroes for Hire for Shadowrun, as it is a seldom offered online offering and I’m being kept pretty busy writing campaigns for newfound clients.

  1. Why use the D20 system?

I don’t.  Don’t like the thing.

  1. Crunch or fluff:  which is more important?

In my opinion, fluff.  Being able to roll a bunch of dice and knowing every rule is far less important than being familiar with the setting and telling a good tale within it.  Without the fluffy bits, it doesn’t matter how clever your system is…

  1. What’s your gaming pet peeve?

Showing my age on this one… devices.  I’m a traditional gamer, in that I like dice and paper character sheets.  When I look up at my players from behind my GM screen and see a group of players all distracted by cellphones and laptops, it annoys me.  Why am I going to all of this trouble when no one is listening?

As for 5 people to challenge to this thing…

Casting Shadows – Cool thoughts about the RPG hobby

Black Campbell – Ongoing resources to several neat systems

Dicegeeks – a nice resource for nerd bloggers and DMs

Adam Jury – Canadian game developer one of the best writers in the hobby today

Corruption Points – Nice analysis of tabletop games in video game terms

~ by 1nsomniac on October 14, 2020.

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