Autocratik‘s #RPGaDay returns in 2017 for a fourth run celebrating the roleplaying game hobby starting on Tuesday, August 1 and ending on Thursday, August 31. This has been an impressive year for roleplaying games, so we can rightfully expect a lot of fascinating responses to read, comment upon, and reshare.
Remember to use the #RPGaDay on all your #RPGaDay posts!
This year’s theme continues our chromatic journey and moves into shades of gold for the infographic which contains the short versions of this year’s questions. Share it, post it with your responses, and pass it on to friends. If you prefer, there is also a high-contrast version for extra visual clarity. Feel free to share that too!
Sometimes, people find that they cannot answer one of the daily questions. Do not worry. There are alternate questions listed further down this page, after the infographics. New alternates will be posted regularly throughout the month, if needed.
We look forward to sharing with you all once again!
These questions and comments from other participants are also available on our Facebook page at this link. >>Click Me<<
Introductory Video 2017
David F. Chapman and I fill viewers in on what has changed for this year, and what has remained the same.
We are very fortunate to have many different translations of the questions this year, exceeding the number for last year by a small margin, and that margin is still growing.
Every once in a while, people find that they lack a required point of connection to a question and feel that they have no answer to share. In those cases, skipping a day could happen, but then that brings the concern that with the resulting loss of momentum, the fun of posting and sharing every day for 31 days will be lost. To address that concern, last year we introduced alternate questions and also took the time to share the questions in their original state with explanations. To fit the questions on the infographic can sometimes mean that the spirit of the question fails to register with some readers. The ease of sharing the questions via the infographic makes that risk worth it.
When in doubt about a question, think positively and share something you like about the hobby within the topic area of the question. If that isn’t possible, check out one of the alternate questions below. There are a few at first, but the list will grow slowly over the course of the month as tangential questions suggest themselves.
- What do you look for in a review of an RPG?
- Campaigns: do you prefer set-length or open-ended play?
- How long does it take to learn to get the most out of a game?
- What do you want out of an RPG experience?
- What gives an RPG its ‘replay value’?
- What part or parts of a session do you look forward to the most?
- What makes an RPG book special in your eyes?
- What would appear on an RPG book cover that would make you want to play it?
- How far from human do you enjoy getting the chance to be in an RPG?
- What is the oldest game you have played, or still play?
- Describe a moment of wonder that arose in play.
- Have you learned a skill because of events in a game? Tell us about it!
- What section do you read first when you get a new game? Why?
- Suggest an RPG with engaging solo play
- Which RPGs facilitate running very large groups enjoyably?
Check back regularly as this list may grow and change. (Updated on August 26)
Standard Questions in plain text
August 1: What published RPG do you wish you were playing right now?
August 2: What is an RPG you would like to see published?
August 3: How do you find out about new RPGs?
August 4: Which RPG have you played the most since August 2016?
August 5: Which RPG cover best captures the spirit of the game?
August 6: You can game every day for a week. Describe what you’d do!
August 7: What was your most impactful RPG session?
August 8: What is a good RPG to play for sessions of 2hrs or less?
August 9: What is a good RPG to play for about 10 sessions?
August 10: Where do you go for RPG reviews?
August 11: Which ‘dead game’ would you like to see reborn?
August 12: Which RPG has the most inspiring interior art?
August 13: Describe a game experience that changed how you play.
August 14: Which RPG do you prefer for open-ended campaign play?
August 15: Which RPG do you enjoy adapting the most?
August 16: Which RPG do you enjoy using as is?
August 17: Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?
August 18: Which RPG have you played the most in your life?
August 19: Which RPG features the best writing?
August 20: What is the best source for out-of-print RPGs?
August 21: Which RPG does the most with the least words?
August 22: Which RPGs are the easiest for you to run?
August 23: Which RPG has the most jaw-dropping layout?
August 24: Share a Pay-What-You-Want publisher who should be charging more.
August 25: What is the best way to thank your GM?
August 26: Which RPG provides the most useful resources?
August 27: What are your essential tools for good gaming?
August 28: What film or series is the most-frequent source of quotes in your group?
August 29: What was the best-run RPG crowdfunding campaign you have backed?
August 30: What is an RPG genre-mashup you would most like to see?
August 31: What do you anticipate most for gaming in 2018?
Preparing for August 1st
Okay, we are off to the races. August is fast approaching and soon we will be in the thick of things, writing, recording, reading, viewing, commenting on, and sharing responses. Join in if you are able, and remember to tag all of your posts with #RPGaDay.
I cannot wait~
History of RPGaDay
In 2014, David F. Chapman, an RPG writer whose work can be seen in products from such publishers as Eden Studios, Cubicle 7, and Modiphius, got the idea to give people something positive to do about RPGs in the month of August, the month of GenCon. Not all of us can visit that iconic gaming event, but we can participate in #RPGaDay wherever we are. With a positive spirit, a simple infographic to share the daily questions, and a little help from roleplaying gamers, #RPGaDay was born~