2019 was the third year in a row of my intensive development in the field of role-playing games. Slightly smaller number of sessions than in 2018 was more than compensated for by their (usually) very high quality.
I also took part in RPG contests for the first time. “The Awakening of Malta” did not win the hearts of the Jury of the Quentin contest for best RPG scenario. “Rotunda of Seasonus”, which I created together with Tomasz Misterka, was more lucky and won the third award in the contest for best RPG dungeon. I plan to translate both works into English and publish them here.
Role-playing games (RPGs) are very diverse. Among them, two large groups can be distinguished: simulative and narrative systems. Not every RPG can be easily attributed into one of those groups. In this text I will describe the differences between them.
On June 23, 2019 I played a role-playing game called Dogs in the Vineyard, created by D. Vincent Baker. I recommend this review of the game. In short, players re-enact so-called Dogs, members of the quasi-Mormon quasi-Inquisition in setting inspired by the State of Deseret in the 1840s, with quite subtle fantasy elements.
23 czerwca 2019 r. w ramach inicjatywy “Czas na Przygodę”, organizowanej przez stowarzyszenie Avangarda, zagrałem w grę fabularną o nazwie Psy w Winnicy (ang. Dogs in the Vineyard) autorstwa Vincenta Bakera. Polecam tę recenzję owej gry. W skrócie, gracze wcielają się w niej w tytułowe Psy, czyli członków quasi-mormońskiej quasi-inkwizycji w realiach nawiązujących do stanu Deseret w latach 40. XIX wieku, z dość subtelnymi elementami fantasy.