Reverb Gamers Prompt #14

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.[1]

When it comes to adventure structure, I’m happy with drama-based and travelogue-based games[2]. 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?

– Ryan

[1] 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…

[2] What I’ve also called adventure games & story games.


One Response to Reverb Gamers Prompt #14

  1. kingyak says:

    Right there with you on the definition of “roleplaying.” At first I thought the questions were meant to be broad enough for the whole “adventure gaming” hobby, but since I don’t really see how some of these can apply to minis games or CRPGs or whatever, I feel like a lot of my answers are boiling down to my basic definition of roleplaying.