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BSer Con 2 - Electric Boogaloo

Last weekend, I attended BSer Con 2, subtitled “Electric Boogaloo” - an online RPG convention organized by Sean from the Gaming and BS podcast. While the podcast concluded last year, the close-knit community continues to thrive, with an active Discord server. Last year’s BSer Con was a great success, so Sean decided to organize another one. It turned out to be another resounding success, with tons of games on offer....

January 28, 2023 · 4 min · 737 words · DigitalHobbit

How to Leverage AI for RPGs

In this video, I demonstrate several techniques for leveraging AI tools for RPGs. It’s my longest video yet - I might have gotten carried away… ;) I cover the following tools: ChatGPT Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve likely heard some buzz about this in recent weeks A surprisingly powerful and versatile AI chat bot Just be aware that it will make occasionally shit up, i....

January 25, 2023 · 2 min · 267 words · DigitalHobbit

2023 New Year's Resolution

In this video, I go over my 2022 gaming retrospective, followed by my 2023 New Year’s Resolution, as it relates to gaming. Synopsis below. 2022 Retrospective Going into 2022, I was hoping to run the following systems: Cortex Prime Deadlands Vaesen Well, I failed on all fronts, although I came close with Cortex Prime, as I’ll be running it at the upcoming BSer Con in late January....

January 15, 2023 · 11 min · 2184 words · DigitalHobbit

How I Evaluate and Learn New RPGs

In this video, I discuss how I evaluate and learn new RPGs. Synopsis below. While I may not have an entirely systematic approach to this, there are some things I tend to do each time I deal with a new RPG. I’ll break this post down into three phases: Discover new games Evaluate whether to dive into a game Learn a game Discover As I mentioned in my last video, we’re living in the Golden Age of Tabletop RPGs....

January 12, 2023 · 11 min · 2319 words · DigitalHobbit

2d6 Things I Like About the TTRPG Hobby

In this video, I discuss what I like about the tabletop RPG hobby. Synopsis below. 1. It’s Creative Playing RPGs is essentially storytelling, or “make belief” for grown-ups. As a player, you get to embody your character, which is likely quite different from your own personality and skillset. And as a GM, you get to embody an entire world, including all the Non Player Characters in it, with their own personalities (regardless of whether you’re into doing voices or not - both are totally fine playstyles)!...

January 9, 2023 · 5 min · 950 words · DigitalHobbit