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RPG Spotlight #6: Numenera

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You might have noticed this new thing that sometimes invades the front page posts: The RPG Spotlight Event. The aim of the event is to increase activity on the site - and of course to provide some fun activities for anyone participating. Every three weeks, a new RPG from the database will be chosen to step into the spotlight.

The Spotlight is currently on Numenera. The event is aimed explicitly both at people already playing Numenera and folks who are just curious and want to learn more about a game they currently know little or nothing about.

There is a new thread every few days until the spotlight moves on to the next RPG. Which doesn't mean you cannot participate in older posts, too, of course!

What's going on right now?

The following is an overview of the threads created for the current RPG Spotlight - so check them out and see if something catches your interest:

The best place to dive into the currently running event is to wave hello in the Introduction Thread. There's also a poll about your experience with Numenera, just in case you're in a hurry and just want to click some multiple choice questions!

For those totally unfamiliar, but endlessly curious about the Numenera or Cypher system, The Newbie Thread is back and a great place to drop your questions. And of course, as usual, we rely on those familiar with the game to answer those questions.

Getting started with a new game is often the hardest part, so there is one place to start looking for how to head out into the Ninth world: [RPG Spotlight] Making your way into the Ninth World.

And in case you want to dip your toes into Numenera without having to drag a group along - of course we got some insights on soloing Numenera, too!

In this spotlight, a (possibly recurring) thread category celebrates its debut: In Pros and Cons, you can discuss your love or loathing of the GM Intrusion.

The weekend will kick off tomorrow with this spotlight's Tavern Game: I'm thinking of calling it "Cypher Darts", where you can throw dangerous contraptions about. Have another idea for a Tavern Game? Feel free to write a comment to that effect - or just start your own thread in the Numenera forums right away!

What's up on the Horizon?

How do you get notified about new threads in the event? There is of course the possibility to subscribe to the RPG in question, but you can also check the front page for new forum posts: Posts created for these events are always headlined with [RPG Spotlight], so you'll be able to find them easily when browsing the 'geek.

You can also subscribe to the RPG Spotlight Event Tracker or watch this News Channel!

If you want to contribute more to the event - just post your own questions, ideas or Tavern Game! There is a cross promotion with the 2021 Annual Geek Review Challenge - so write some reviews for extra points over there. Or maybe now is the time to start that PbF you always wanted to run for Numenera? Use the spotlight to promote your game and fill these virtual tables!

Of course, the next event is already on the horizon, so vote for the next game to enjoy the spotlight here:

Poll: RPG Spotlight Event #7: Choose your game!
Which of those games shall feature in Spotlight #6?
 Choices Your Answer  Bars Vote Percent Vote Count
Dragon AGE
14.3 percent
14.3% 5
Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 Edition)
14.3 percent
14.3% 5
The One Ring (1st Ed.) (and probably 2nd)
71.4 percent
71.4% 25
Voters 35
This poll is now closed.   35 answers
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Closes: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:00 am
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RPG Spotlight #5: Dungeon Crawl Classics

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You might have noticed this new thing that sometimes invades the front page posts: The RPG Spotlight Event. The aim of the event is to increase activity on the site - and of course to provide some fun activities for anyone participating. Every three weeks, a new RPG from the database will be chosen to step into the spotlight.

The Spotlight is currently on Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. The event is aimed explicitly both at people already playing DCC and folks who are just curious and want to learn more about a game they currently know little or nothing about.

This time, the frequency of new posts is a little lower than for the first events, so there will be new threads all across the three weeks (but not one every day). This was a suggestion after the last event, so lemme know what you think about this change!

What's going on right now?

The following is an overview of the threads created for the current RPG Spotlight - so check them out and see if something catches your interest:

The best place to dive into the currently running event is to wave hello in the Introduction Thread. This is always present in every Spotlight, but still nice to see new and returning faces every time.

The only thing you know about the game is the publisher's blurb and now you have some burning questions to follow up? The Newbie Thread will have you covered. With any luck, your question may have already come up, so how about posting a follow-up? If you are familiar with the game - help along those Newbies by answering their questions!

There are loads of different adventure modules out there - so here is a good spot to get or offer some recommendations for cool stuff to play.

No spotlight would be complete without some love for solo RPG playing! Here you can share your best practices in playing a solo DCC game. Or get inspiration if you want to try it out at some point.

Have already had your fair share of experiences and led countless adventurers to their early demise? Celebrate their memory by talking about they lived (and possibly died).

Last but not least, there should also be some fun gaming going on, right? Just up today, you can join the Tavern Game for some gonzo adventuring of your own making!

What's up on the Horizon?

How do you get notified about new threads in the event? There is of course the possibility to subscribe to the RPG in question, but you can also check the front page for new forum posts: Posts created for these events are always headlined with [RPG Spotlight], so you'll be able to find them easily when browsing the 'geek.

If you want to contribute more to the event - just post your own questions, ideas or Tavern Game! There is a cross promotion with the 2021 Annual Geek Review Challenge - so write some reviews for extra points over there.

You can also subscribe to the RPG Spotlight Event Tracker or watch this News Channel!

Of course, the next event is already on the horizon, so vote for the next game to enjoy the spotlight here:

Poll: RPG Spotlight Event #6: Choose your game!
Which of those games shall feature in Spotlight #6?
 Choices Your Answer  Bars Vote Percent Vote Count
Dragon AGE
27.8 percent
27.8% 10
Numenera
50.0 percent
50.0% 18
Vampire: The Masquerade
22.2 percent
22.2% 8
Voters 36
This poll is now closed.   36 answers
Poll created by Farydia
Closes: Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:00 am
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RPG Spotlight #4: Pendragon

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You might have noticed this new thing that sometimes invades the front page posts: The RPG Spotlight Event. The aim of the event is to increase activity on the site - and of course to provide some fun activities for anyone participating. Every three weeks, a new RPG from the database will be chosen to step into the spotlight.

The Spotlight is currently on Pendragon (1st - 6th Editions). The event is aimed explicitly both at people already playing Pendragon and folks who are just curious and want to learn more about a game they currently know little or nothing about.

If someone knows how to design a microbadge for participants - I'd be very happy about some support here, just reply to this post or send me a geekmail if you would like to help me out .

What's going on right now?

The following is an overview of the threads created for the current event - so check them out and see if something catches your interest:

The best place to dive into the currently running event is to wave hello in the Introduction Thread. This is always present in every Spotlight, so someone already dubbed it the "Groundhog Thread" for returning participants .

The only thing you know about the game is the publisher's blurb and now you have some burning questions to follow up? The Newbie Thread will have you covered. With any luck, your question may have already come up, so how about posting a follow-up? If you are familiar with the game - help along those Newbies by answering their questions!

Now you want to dive into the game, but don't know where to start? Get some helpful starting points here and also pick up some interesting reading and watching recommendations.

Don't have a group willing to play or you just want to dip your toe into the system without dragging everyone else along? We got our solo gamers covered. Hopefully . I definitely intend to try this out!

For more experienced players sharing their experiences in and out of character, there are fond memories that are fun to read and maybe you can add something to that, as well? Or maybe you have an opinion and helpful insights on the Pendragon rules and rules supplements out there?

What's up on the Horizon?

How do you get notified about new threads in the event? There is of course the possibility to subscribe to the RPG in question, but you can also check the front page for new forum posts: Posts created for these events are always headlined with [RPG Spotlight], so you'll be able to find them easily when browsing the 'geek.

If you want to contribute more to the event - just post your own questions, ideas or Tavern Game! There is also a cross promotion with the 2021 Annual Geek Review Challenge - so write some reviews for extra points over there.

You can also subscribe to the RPG Spotlight Event Tracker or watch this News Channel!

And if you want to have a say in what comes next - why don't you cast your vote in the poll below?

Poll: RPG Spotlight Event #5
Which of those games shall feature in Spotlight #5?
 Choices Your Answer  Bars Vote Percent Vote Count
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
57.9 percent
57.9% 22
Numenera
21.1 percent
21.1% 8
Vampire: The Masquerade
21.1 percent
21.1% 8
Voters 38
This poll is now closed.   38 answers
Poll created by Farydia
Closes: Fri Oct 8, 2021 6:00 am
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RPG Spotlight: Labyrinth Lord Final Week!

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You might have noticed this new thing that sometimes invades the front page posts: The RPG Spotlight Event. The aim of the event is to increase activity on the site - and of course to provide some fun activities for anyone participating. Every three weeks, a new RPG from the database will be chosen to step into the spotlight.

We have now done this twice already and currently the Spotlight is on Labyrinth Lord. The event is aimed explicitly both at people already playing the game and folks who are just curious and want to learn more. There is also a "Tavern Game" post that is just meant as entertainment for anyone who enjoys RPGs in general.

The best place to dive into the currently running event is to wave hello in the Introduction Thread. This is always present in every Spotlight, so someone already dubbed it the "Groundhog Thread" for returning participants .

What's going on right now?

The following is an overview of the threads created for the current event - so check them out and see if someone catches your interest:

For all the solo RPG gamers out there, there is a thread asking about experiences and tipps for playing Labyrinth Lord as a solo adventure. So if you are interested in this topic, chime in here: [RPG Spotlight] Where is everybody? - Playing Labyrinth Lord Solo

Active players may have something to say about their expectations for a good adventure or remember something that went spectacularly wrong - or amazingly well. These threads could use some more love from those who have played the game at some point!

The LL Tavern Game is about creating a dungeon together. If this sounds like a fun activity to you - no matter how much you know about the actual game - let us know what you think is still missing in The Catacombs of the Nightmare Witch!

What's up on the Horizon?

How do you get notified about new threads in the event? There is of course the possibility to subscribe to the RPG in question, but you can also check the front page for new forum posts: Posts created for these events are always headlined with [RPG Spotlight], so you'll be able to find them easily when browsing the 'geek.

If you want to contribute more to the event - just post your own questions, ideas or Tavern Game! There is also a cross promotion with the 2021 Annual Geek Review Challenge - so write some reviews for extra points over there.

Want to know what come next? Well, we got you covered: As the last week of the current RPG Spotlight is on its way, you can vote for the next RPG to feature in the RPG Spotlight Event Tracker.
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