Archive for January 14th, 2012
Atlas Games is doing this thing called “Reverb Gamers 2012″, with 31 question prompts to kick off 2012. I’m going to post one up each day, including weekends, throughout January. I invite you to do the same! And check out @ReverbGamers on Twitter or Facebook.
REVERB GAMERS 2012, #14: What kinds of adventures do you enjoy most? Dungeon crawls, mysteries, freeform roleplaying, or something else? What do you think that says about you?
The idea that “freeform roleplaying” is a separate callout is weird. Combined with other questions, I’m starting to get a sense that what I call “roleplaying” is far, far different from what these questions assume. I don’t know what that says about me.
I also don’t know what that says about the rest of you, either.
Anyway, I couldn’t tell you what I enjoy the most, as I couldn’t tell you what sort of TV I enjoy the most.
When it comes to adventure structure, I’m happy with drama-based and travelogue-based games. Mysteries are cool, and I think every game could do well with a mystery component to it. Dungeon crawls (the travelogue style) have a nice, campy feel for beer & pretzels fun, or can get emo and epic like I try to do in Mythender.
So, uh, games of all sorts are cool?
 Actually, that’s a lie: I enjoy The Daily Show & Colbert Report more than most. But going back to solely fiction rather than satirical comedy…
 What I’ve also called adventure games & story games.