The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
The Elf Archaeologists Are Saying Hurtful Things About Your Skeleton
Call of Cthulhu Starter Set
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! Bundled Set
StoryCube: The Roleplaying Game
Big Trouble
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Hoard of the Dragon Queen
Tech Support
Escape the Underdark
Dark Elves' Lair
The Great Pendragon Campaign
The Space Gamer (Issue 15 - Jan 1978)
Drunken Bear Fighter
Tales from the Loop: GM Screen
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (4th Edition)
Realms of Terrinoth
Into the Jungle
RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha
Forbidden Knowledge
Mutants & Marvels 1.0
Book 01: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Book 04: Starship Traveller
Book 05: City of Thieves
Book 01: Dungeon of Dread
Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales
Griffin Mountain
The SKETCH System Core Rulebook
Dragon (Issue 72 - Apr 1983)
Heart of Ice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Dark Heresy Second Edition Core Rulebook
Fragged Empire: Core Rule Book
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Monster Manual (D&D 5e)
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Blades in the Dark
Volo's Guide to Monsters
Orbital 2100
Tales from the Loop
Tales from the Loop: Map
Tomb of Annihilation
Ironsworn
Shattered: A Grimdark RPG
Mothership Player's Survival Guide
Pathfinder #136: Temple of the Peacock Spirit
Pathfinder #137: The City Outside of Time
Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game
Android: Shadow of the Beanstalk
GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year's end: 1000!
9,200 Supporters
$15 min for supporter badge & GeekGold bonus
18 Days Left

Support:

Recommend
27 
 Thumb up
 Hide
400 Posts
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [16] | 

RPG» Forums » Site Related » RPGGeek Help and How-To

Subject: The big QOTD Summary and Subscription Thread Volume 3 rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: qotd [+] [View All]
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Big thanks to Steve and Mavis for all their work!

November 2010 - November 2014

The big QOTD Summary and Subscription Thread

Hosted by
Teh Slipperboy
United States
Allen Park
Michigan
flag msg tools
admin
designer
badge
Avatar



November 2014 - November 2017

The big QOTD Summary and Subscription Thread Volume 2

Hosted by
Mavis
England
A Fine City
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb



Volume 3

These are the Tags I am using for the QOTD threads. All the threads in Volume 3 have been labeled using these tags. Users are welcomed to add additional tags to the threads as they find useful.

QOTD
Player_Character
Player_Experience
Game_Master_Experience
Adventure_Design
NPC_Design
Monster_Design
Villain_Design
World_Building
RPG_Design
RPG_Setting
RPG_Equipment
RPG_Hobby
Gaming_Hobby
Game_Designers
About_Us_Geeks
RPGGeek_Site
BGGeek_Site
VGGeek_Site
Play_By_Forum
PbF
Convention
Pop_Culture
Off_the_Wall

Index:

November 2017
QOTD Nov 3: What is your best new player experience?
QOTD Nov 4: Have you hosted an RPG event and had no-shows? How did you handle it?
QOTD Nov 5: What is the most memorable trap your characters have ever faced in an RPG?
QOTD Nov 6: What goes into a session report?
QOTD Nov 7: If none of the original characters are still in play is it still the same campaign?
QOTD Nov 8: Should canon be determined by the creator of an IP or the current owner?
QOTD Nov 9: Do you play RPGs with anyone who is disabled or has a handicap? How does your game change to accommodate their needs?
QOTD Nov 10: Do you have a clear mental image of the character(s) you play?
QOTD Nov 11: What base character attribute/stat stands out as most distinctive in RPGs?
QOTD NOV 12: To what GeekLists are you subscribed? Why?
QOTD Nov 13: What is the longest you have left a role play game out on the table ready to play?
QOTD Nov 14: Have you roleplayed in a realistic/ historical setting without any fantastical elements?
QOTD Nov 15: Which detective (fiction or real) would you want on your team to solve a crime?
QOTD Nov 16: Has any of your gaming groups ever use pooled money to buy material for the group?
QOTD Nov 17: What fictional characters can you recognize from just a silhouette?
QOTD Nov 18: What is your favorite RPG-System for One-Shots?
QOTD Nov 19: The RPG Geek Cthanta Exchange ends Sunday evening. Have you joined this year? If not, what stops you partaking in this awesome gift exchange?
QOTD Nov 20: How fast should in-game healing be?
QOTD Nov 21: What is your favorite healing mechanism in an RPG?
QOTD Nov 22: Have you ever created your own world to run an RPG in? What was the most interesting thing about that world or campaign?
QOTD Nov 23: What's the best introductory scenario you've seen for an RPG?
QOTD Nov 24: Anyone ever do a thanksgiving holiday scenario? If not what would you come up with, if you just had to do one?
QOTD Nov 25: What's the worst introductory scenario you've seen for an RPG?
QOTD Nov 26: What are some examples of characters who were intimidating for reasons other than their size? Why were they intimidating?
QOTD Nov 27: What is the scariest scene you have played in an RPG?
QOTD Nov 28: Do you contribute to the RPGG database?
QOTD Nov 29: Which movie scene have you played in an RPG session?
QOTD Nov 30: If you were going to teach a class on game design, what topics would you emphasize to your students?

December 2017
QOTD Dec 1: What is the fatality rate in your adventures?
QOTD Dec 2: What do you think of the "geekgold" currency on the geek websites?
QOTD Dec 3: What do you think of the thumbs?
QOTD Dec 4: What RPG item do you have as a centerpiece or on display in your home?
QOTD Dec 5: Have you ever played an RPG that uses machines or vehicles as player characters?
QOTD Dec 6: Have you used (or played in a game) plots based on books/TV/movies/etc.?
QOTD Dec 7: What was the largest group you ever played an RPG session with?
QOTD Dec 8: What is your experience running a game session with two game masters or an assistant game master?
QOTD Dec 9: What is your experience playing an NPC as a player?
QOTD Dec 10: Do you enjoy one-on-one roleplaying games?
QOTD Dec 11: When you respond to a QotD post, do you typically do so before or after reading the other replies in the thread?
QOTD Dec 12: Do you use the tagging feature on this website? How do you use it? What do you think of it?
QOTD Dec 13: What was your best out of the blue, unexpected, unscripted, interaction between a player character and a npc / villain?
QOTD Dec 14: What way do you tend to run your games that your players hate?
QOTD Dec 15: Are Fudge dice a gimmick?
QOTD Dec 16: What is your guilty pleasure?
QOTD Dec 17: What was your first post on RPGG?
QOTD Dec 18: Are there any game mechanics that you objectively think are not so good but really enjoy anyway?
QOTD Dec 19: Do your games follow the official canon of an IP?
QOTD Dec 20: How do you make Hacking (computer skills) fun at the game table?
QOTD Dec 21: What is the single one little thing that annoys you the most about computers and computer programs?
QOTD Dec 22: What has been the most useful player aid for you during an RPG session?
QOTD Dec 23: Do you let your players debate what they are going to say in a role play scene before their character actually speaks in the scene?
QOTD Dec 24: When should a roleplaying game be listed on the other geek sites?
QOTD Dec 25: What RPG presents/pressies did you receive for Christmas-Chanukah-Kwanzaa-Saturnalia-Black X-Mass-A day off we call Monday?
QOTD Dec 26: What events that come up in RPGs do you have the hardest time with, either as a PC or a GM?
QOTD Dec 27: How did you do on your New Year's Resolutions?
QOTD Dec 28: Which celebrity have people compared you to? Which celebrity do you look like?
QOTD Dec 29: Does any of your RPG worlds have a unique greeting or salutation?
QOTD Dec 30: What is your favorite RPG Magazine? Why?
QOTD Dec 31: What did you get with your holiday microbadge coupons?

January 2018
QOTD Jan 1: Do you have any personal, professional, or Geek goals for 2018?
QOTD Jan 2: How was 2017 for you, on a personal, professional, and/or geek level?
QOTD Jan 3: What is the minimum interval for posting In Character when you Play by Forum?
QOTD Jan 4: How do you handle Alpha Gamers at the RPG table?
QOTD Jan 5: Is there an uncanny resurgence of tabletop RPGs ?
QOTD Jan 6: Are the "Top 100" RPG Items really the top hundred? How accurate are the RPG Geek ratings?
QOTD Jan 7: Which RPGs do you think were game-changing for the hobby? Why?
QOTD Jan 8: Have you played a game with narrative dice? What did you like or dislike about it?
QOTD Jan 9: Have you ever gamed with a DM you thought was really good? Someone so good at it you thought should be paid to do it?
QOTD Jan 10: Which RPGs would have been game-changing for the hobby had they been more successful? What innovations were mostly overlooked?
QOTD Jan 11: What is the RPG that every player should try at least once in his or her life? Why?
QOTD Jan 12: What's your dream campaign that you would most like to play or run? What's stopping you?
QOTD Jan 13: Which RPG do you think is the most underrated? Why?
QOTD Jan 14: Do you think the TV Series Stranger Things has had an impact on the RPG hobby?
QOTD Jan 15: Have you ever run or played in a themed character game (e.g. all elf, all jedi, all ninja gnome)?
QOTD Jan 16: What game mechanics or rules have you seen that are effectively useless?
QOTD Jan 17: Which superhero would you be a sidekick for and what would your sidekick powers be?
QOTD Jan 18: What was the best movie you saw in 2017?
QOTD Jan 19: What are the Out Of Print RPGs that absolutely need a reprint?
QOTD Jan 20: Did you ever spend character build points or the equivalent on something that didn't really help the adventuring but was just to reflect the character's interests?
QOTD Jan 21: What's the strangest or most mysterious thing that's happened to you on RPGGeek?
QOTD Jan 22: How often do non-adventuring skills turn out to be unexpectedly useful?
QOTD Jan 23: What is your favorite filk song?
QOTD Jan 24: What board game element (mechanic/idea/lesson-learned/etc.) do think might apply to RPGs?
QOTD Jan 25: What are your favorite Ursula K. Le Guin novels?
QOTD Jan 26: Have you ever made a new playable race?
QOTD Jan 27: What is the RPG that you would bring on a desert island with six other players?
QOTD Jan 28: How important is the weather in your games? Have you run or played in a game wherein weather was a central conflict or complication?
QOTD Jan 29: What is your favorite Star Trek series or crew?
QOTD Jan 30: How do you define a ‘campaign’ for a game or in terms of play? What is a campaign?
QOTD Jan 31: How does a party dispose of a cursed object? Any entertaining stories of success or failure you can share?

February 2018
QOTD Feb 1: In a multi-player game does your character need to be a protagonist constantly, or do you feel able to sit out for entire scenes if it is right for your character?
QOTD Feb 2: What is the absolutely most complex RPG that you still enjoy playing regularly?
QOTD Feb 3: Have you ever bought RPG paper books or other material just in case they might become Out Of Print?
QOTD Feb 4: How do you decide whether an RPG is "bad", or just not to your taste?
QOTD Feb 5: How have poisons and poisoning been handled in your games? What's been the best or most satisfying use of poison in your games?
QOTD FEB 6: What is your favorite alien species to play in an RPG? Why?
QOTD FEB 7: What are some "must haves" for a ultimate old school classical dungeon crawl?
QOTD FEB 8: What is your general opinion about pregenerated characters?
QOTD FEB 9: Have your PCs ever marched off to war/battle?
QOTD FEB 10: Have you run or played in a game where all of the Player Characters are family ?
QOTD FEB 11: What online resources do you (as a player or gm) use for your roleplaying/ prepping, and how do you use them?
QOTD FEB 12: If time/money were not an issue, what RPG would you rewrite, and why?
QOTD FEB 13: What's the biggest misunderstanding you've had at the gaming table?
QOTD FEB 14: What qualities make for a good campaign antagonist (recurring villain or competitor to the PCs)?
QOTD FEB 15:Is there a RPG you used to love, but now you hate? Is there a RPG you used to hate, but now you love? Why?
QOTD FEB 16: If you could interview any game designer (alive or dead), who would you interview and what question would you ask?
QOTD FEB 17: Which RPGs have you played incorporated politics the best? Which was the best at incorporating contemporary politics?
QOTD FEB 18: What's the most memorable NPC you've ever created or encountered? What was it that made the character memorable?
QOTD FEB 19: As far as media styles go, what do you think of animation as compared to live-action?
QOTD FEB 20: Lost limbs, polymorphed, cursed -- how bad off does your character have to be before you consider it unplayable?
QOTD FEB 21: What do you want the rules for an RPG to do for you?
QOTD FEB 22: What classic RPG trope or gimmick have you turned on its head?
QOTD FEB 23: What are the best and worst "example of play" sections you've seen in RPGs? What makes them good or bad?
QOTD FEB 24: How do you explain what an RPG is to people who aren't very familiar with the hobby?
QOTD FEB 25: Do you have any good or bad anecdotes about a homebaked game that someone else wanted to write or test with you?
QOTD FEB 26: How long should a player have to declare their action? Should the GM skip over a player who takes too long?
QOTD FEB 27: When you first started playing RPG's with your group of friends, how was it decided who would be the game master?
QOTD FEb 28: Do you use special voices when running your games? What do your players think of your voice acting? Do you use a special voice when you play a character?


March 2018
QOTD MAR 1: How do you use sidekicks in you Supers games?
QOTD MAR 2: What would shock the 1998 you about the 2018 you?
QOTD MAR 3:What are the RPGs that you have enjoyed reading, even though you suspect that you might never get to play them?
QOTD MAR 4: How do you use levels and experience to set the pace of your campaigns?
QOTD MAR 5: What's your comfort level in terms of character mortality?
QOTD MAR 6: Do you think any of your characters will outlive you?
QOTD MAR 7: What are some good rules for engaging in a respectful discussion on a contentious topic?
QOTD MAR 8: What is your risk comfort level as a player?
QOTD MAR 9: What Safety Tools do you use as GM to make sure your RPG is a Safe Space?
QOTD MAR 10: If you could live in any city from an RPG setting, which one would you live in and why?
QOTD MAR 11: Do you have a special mug / drinking glass for your use in a game?
QOTD MAR 12: If you could choose the D&D 6th Edition design team, who would you choose and what would you hope they do differently?
QOTD MAR 13: What games in your 2nd tier of games would play if you suddenly had a lot more free time?
QOTD MAR 14: In your favorite, or ideally designed RPG system, what information, outside of simple success/failure, would you like the dice mechanics to provide?
QOTD MAR 15: Did your game ever include a prophesy or dire warning of a specific date?
QOTD MAR 16: To what extent will the art form of a RPG influence you to make a play and/or purchase decision ?
QOTD MAR 17: Have you ever based an adventure around a nursery rhyme?
QOTD MAR 18: Have you ever had a character switch gender during a campaign? Did the gender-change in any way reflect in the gameplay?
QOTD MAR 19: Have you had famous fictional or non-fictional characters make a appearance in your games either as themselves or recognizable imitations?
QOTD MAR 20: What are your favourites among the various beautiful or evocative book covers of existing RPGs, whether you own them or not?
QOTD MAR 21: At what point did you consider yourself a real gm rather then just the one doing it so you could have a game?
QOTD MAR 22: What are the best role play games to run for those entering their golden years?
QOTD MAR 23: What are your seven deadly sins of adventure writing?
QOTD MAR 24: What other “real” game mechanism beside die rolling would you consider for resolving the “fictional” action in a role playing game?
QOTD MAR 25: How much of your game time is spent actually gaming?
QOTD MAR 26: Which RPGs played or ran far differently from what you expected for better or worse?
QOTD MAR 27: What are your thoughts on flavourful day, week, month, and year names and bespoke calendars for worlds with non-standard chronological elements?
QOTD MAR 28: Are the players in your RPG group session players, marathon players, or binge players?
QOTD MAR 29: Can you give examples from your own play experience of situations where the players wanted to play the game in one way, but the GM was not enjoying that and wanted them to play differently?
QOTD MAR 30: What is your procedure for letting a new player join your group, or can anyone just show up and play?
QOTD MAR 31: What are the critical elements for a "funnel" adventure?

April 2018
QOTD APR 1: What is your experience with "Easter Eggs" in role playing games?
QOTD APR 2: How short of a gaming session would you consider worth showing up for?
QOTD APR 3: What is something you created on the spot in a game, as either a player or GM, that surprised and entertained you as much as if it were a planned surprise by someone else?
QOTD APR 4: Have you ever ran / been in a game in which classes or roles are assigned at random? How'd it work out?
QOTD APR 5: Have you ever created your own RPG? What was the hardest part of the creation process?
QOTD APR 6: How important are precise tactical rules for you in an RPG?
QOTD APR 7: Have you ever played a character with a serious physical disability?
QOTD APR 8: Have you ever translated a tabletop RPG Player Character into a character for a non- tabletop RPG game?
QOTD APR 9: Is the Princess Bride the best movie ever, or just in the top ten all-time?
QOTD APR 10: What value is there in owning an RPG that you know you'll never play?
QOTD APR 11: What is your preferred magical system that you enjoy playing regularly and why do you prefer it compared to others?
QOTD APR 12: Do you consider character creation a necessary evil or an enjoyable part of the game?
QOTD APR 13: Other than D&D, what other medieval fantasy RPG have you played?
QOTD APR 14: Do you create the entire local solar system when making a game setting?
QOTD APR 15: What are your favourite dice brands, colours, and/or patterns, and why?
QOTD APR 16: Which unusual dice types do you have and why? What dice types/colours/patterns do you wish existed?
QOTD APR 17: What notable quest givers have you encountered or created in an RPG?
QOTD APR 18: Have you ever used a boardgame to augment the experience of a roleplaying session?
QOTD APR 19: What particular item from the past 100 years or so would make for a powerful or at least symbolically important relic in a post-apocalyptic campaign?
QOTD APR 20: How has playing an RPG while sleepy or exhausted affected your game, your character, or game group?
QOTD APR 21: If you could make a decent living doing so, would you run games 40 hours per week as a job?
QOTD APR 22: What are the best strategies to prevent players or GMs from dropping out of Play by Forum games?
QOTD APR 23: What was the point that you abandoned your attempts to run a serious thematic game and just let the players do their murder hobo Monty Python quoting antics?
QOTD APR 24: Have you reached your point of saturation in terms of reading or buying new RPGs?
QOTD APR 25: What RPGs are on your shelf of shame?
QOTD APR 26: What three things you would add to a wild west setting to make it gonzo?
QOTD APR 27: Have you ever purchased (or been tempted to purchase) an RPG/supplement/accessory for "tactical reasons" rather than because you liked it or wanted it?
QOTD APR 28: Have you ever read an adventure before or while being a player in that module in order to gain advantage?
QOTD APR 29: What is the best boardgame to raid for miniatures for a RPG?
QOTD APR 30: Which games have the most complicated rules of character creation, and what makes them complicated?

May 2018
QOTD MAY 1: Which games are the easiest to create a character, and what makes it easy?
QOTD May 2: Why are you interested or uninterested by games that don't have a clearly identified GM?
QOTD MAY 3: What is there to do with a player's character background / disadvantages / history that is just boring without overstepping as GM?
QOTD MAY 4: In all the films and television shows within the Star Wars universe, which scene was your favorite and why?
QOTD MAY 5: Have you ever had an encounter with a sympathy monster and how did it turn out?
QOTD MAY 6: What's the optimum number of "skills" in an RPG?
QOTD MAY 7: What RPG based on existing IP (Movie, Novel, Comic, etc.) has done the best job at converting the IP to a playable RPG that really captures the feel of the IP?
QOTD MAY 8 What are the games where you enjoy being a player but not a GM and vice-versa?
QOTD MAY 9: Would you or have you called off work to play an role play game?
QOTD MAY 10: Why are there so few users on RPG Geek and is there anything that can be done about this?
QOTD MAY 11: Have you ever used external tools or games to set up for an RPG?
QOTD MAY 12: Do you roleplay in games that are not intended to be roleplaying games?
QOTD MAY 13: Do you know a Mom who plays RPGs with her children?
QOTD MAY 14: What fantasy novels that have been written in the last 30 years do you recommend that have not been influenced by D&D?
QOTD MAY 15: Has a GM's ruling ever made you walk out of a game?
QOTD MAY 16: How important is it for you that the GM has the possibility of rolling dice in a RPG?
QOTD MAY 17: What foreign accent or regional dialect, if any, do you give your fantasy or alien races in an RPG?
QOTD MAY 18: If you were somehow transported 500 years back in time, what one modern personal/portable item would seem the most 'magical' in the past?
QOTD MAY 19: Which currently existing RPG has the best chance to still be actively played by a significant amount of people 50 years from now?
QOTD MAY 20: Have you had to game with a reluctant partner dragged in by their significant other?
QOTD MAY 21: Role-playing gamer, what is your favourite table-top wargame at the moment?
QOTD MAY 22: Do you game with people you enjoy gaming with, but otherwise would never socialized with?
QOTD MAY 23: Have you ever GM'd a game where after a session you didn't call the players back?
QOTD MAY 24: How do you log in your plays for unconventional or non-printed/distributed games?
QOTD MAY 25: Have you ever designed or played an adventure or scene based on a song?
QOTD MAY 26: What consequences have player characters faced for being late or taking too long during an adventure other than at the climax?
QOTD MAY 27: Have you played characters in a game that were descendants of other characters?
QOTD MAY 28: Are there certain types of RPGs where being an older or a younger GM is advantageous or disadvantageous, and why?
QOTD MAY 29: How would you use a medusa in a game in a fresh new way?
QOTD MAY 30: What's the worst RPG adventure/campaign/experience you've ever created? What made it so bad?
QOTD MAY 31: How has a specific color had significant meaning in any of your role playing games?

June 2018
QOTD JUN 1: For your LARP (or COSPLAY) costume, do you buy, build, or repurpose?
QOTD JUN 2: What is your preferred way to handle tactical combat on Play by Forum?
QOTD JUN 3: What is a GM to do when the players are so far off the adventure story line that they will never complete their objective and the GM is making everything up on the fly?
QOTD JUN 4: What is the strangest or most unique law you have created or encountered in an RPG campaign world or setting?
QOTD JUN 5: Have you ever played a character with an allergy?
QOTD JUN 6: So, what do you do once you have attained your Grail item?
QOTD JUN 7: What are your top three printed non-specific system resource go-to books?
QOTD JUN 8: Will setting usually drive your purchase decision over mechanics or is it the other way round?
QOTD JUN 9: Have you played with people whom you can only remember their character's names, not their real ones?
QOTD JUN 10: Have modern sensibilities altered your campaigns?
QOTD JUN 11: Who are your PCs that have nicknames and how did they earn them?
QOTD JUN 12: What game(s) are you looking forward to playing/running on Free RPG Day 2018?
QOTD JUN 13: Has any of your PCs taken one for the team to advance the plot (read the book you know is cursed, deliberately walk into a trap, trust the NPC you know is going to betray you)?
QOTD JUN 14: Which rulebooks do you consider to be a model of clarity, given the underlying complexity of the game itself? Why are they a model?
QOTD JUN 15: If you had an opportunity to choose the title for a book and have it printed in the most massive font ever, what title do you want to see on your cover that would make you jump and say "I really wanna read/watch/play this"?
QOTD JUN 16: What was the most unique location for one of your RPG sessions?
QOTD JUN 17: What's the best fatherly advice you have ever received?
QOTD JUN 18: Do you name your campaigns?
QOTD JUN 19: What have been some memorable endings to campaigns you've played or ran?
QOTD JUN 20: What editions of RPGs were retrograde instead of making improvements?
QOTD JUN 21: Do you use the GeekBuddies feature? Who is on your GeekBuddies list and why?
QOTD JUN 22: Have you ever based a character (PC or NPC) off an animated Disney character?
QOTD JUN 23: For PDF releases, what are your preferred settings?
QOTD JUN 24: What is the scariest book you have read?
QOTD JUN 25: What was your character's most noteworthy ride ( vehicle, mount)?
QOTD JUN 26: What is the best movie you've ever seen that you never want to see again?
QOTD JUN 27: What is the worst movie you like watching?
QOTD JUN 28: Have you ever paid a GM to run an RPG for you?
QOTD JUN 29: What is your favorite RPG Liveplay to watch or listen?
QOTD JUN 30: Which later edition of an RPG made the greatest improvement to an already good game?

July 2018
QOTD JUL 1: Which later edition of an RPG made the greatest improvement to a previously not-great game?
QOTD JUL 2: As a GM, when you start a campaign does it always have some ultimate goal in mind? What are your thoughts about GM goals vs player goals and their effects and uses?
QOTD JUL 3: Have you ever played (or run a game with) a PC whose description and behaviour totally matched the part of type A (let's say a fighter), but whose strongest points actually were those of type B (let's say a wizard)?
QOTD JUL 4: What was the shortest RPG you have ever played?
QOTD JUL 5: What non-magical loot has one of your characters treasured?
QOTD JUL 6: What would you come up with to make a reverse dungeon?
QOTD JUL 7: Do you have an RPG yard sale find story?
QOTD JUL 8: What are your experiences with Ley Lines in an RPG world?
QOTD JUL 9: Which quote from a TV show impacted you the most?
QOTD JUL 10: Reflecting on this, half a year later, what was for you the most disappointing RPG that came out in 2017?
QOTD JUL 11: Do you have significant memories in relation to the works of Science Fiction writer Harlan Ellison?
QOTD JUL 12: Have you ever taken a break from a session to eat breakfast?
QOTD JUL 13: How have you used bureaucrat as a foil in your RPGs?
QOTD JUL 14: Regardless of rule set, what is your favorite RPG world? Why?
QOTD JUL 15: If you have both a pdf and a hardcover copy of the rules, which do you usually prefer using, and why?
QOTD JUL 16: What is a game you like but think would be even better if the setting fast-forwarded a few years and you played in the aftermath of the great changes?
QOTD JUL 17: What was the first published RPG you played?
QOTD JUL 18: Do you use a computer (desktop, laptop, tablet) when acting as a GM during a tabletop session?
QOTD JUL 19: What are your experiences using the Geek Market to buy or sell RPG items?
QOTD JUL 20: Does the outside weather affect your capacity to immerse yourself into in-game weather?
QOTD JUL 21: Do you have a favorite or recommended movie about role play gaming?
QOTD JUL 22: To what extent do you "run the numbers" in your games?
QOTD JUL 23: Do premium or alternate cover designs influence your RPG buying decisions?
QOTD JUL 24: What is your favorite TV series introduction?
QOTD JUL 25: Are Role Playing Games ready to be esports?
QOTD JUL 26: Do you have or have you ever made your own coat-of-arms?
QOTD JUL 27: Who will inherit your RPG collection once you will vanish into the great void?
QOTD JUL 28: Have you ever explored philosophical issues at the gaming table, like free will, the nature of the self, ethics, duty to authority, etc.?
QOTD JUL 29: When buying RPGs and related material, do you try as much as possible to purchase them at your friendly local game store?
QOTD JUL 30: Are you a rereader? Which books have you reread most often? Which adult fiction? Children's books? Game books? Non-fiction?
QOTD JUL 31: What new RPG release are you most looking forward to at GenCon?

August 2018
QOTD AUG 1: What was the best laugh you had when reading a book, or watching a tv show, even though the book or tv show was completely serious and not intended to be funny?
QOTD AUG 2: How many errata (and of what seriousness) can a game have and still be playable?
QOTD AUG 3: How can athletic sports be improved by applying the principles of RPGs?
QOTD AUG 4: Have you ever decided to play a character because you knew it would be detrimental to the group, just for the fun of it?
QOTD AUG 5: What is the most unique book you own?
QOTD AUG 6: What memorable rewards other then cash (titles of nobility, land grands, etc.) have your character gotten for their heroic deeds?
QOTD AUG 7: Where does your RPG character take his or her vacations?
QOTD AUG 8: What amount of railroading is desirable in a RPG? Why?
QOTD AUG 9: Should "monster books" (bestiaries, NPC stat books, etc.) be a separate Category entry for RPG items in the database?
QOTD AUG 10: Dragon steaks - is it okay to eat intelligent monsters?
QOTD AUG 11: What is your most battered, bruised, and contused RPG book?
QOTD AUG 12: Any special rules on who sits where for a game?
QOTD AUG 13: Have any of your dead characters gotten more than a simple grave?
QOTD AUG 14: What's the most impressive creature that has eaten one of your characters?
QOTD AUG 15: What RPG was too complex for you to enjoy? How or where did it become too complex?
QOTD AUG 16: Are there any rhetorical questions that come up more than once or twice at your table?
QOTD AUG 17: Has your character ever received an inheritance?
QOTD AUG 18: What are some tactful ways to withdraw from a role play game?
QOTD AUG 19: Have you had a character in a family way and still in play?
QOTD AUG 20: Which horror story (book, film, TV series, anything) scared you the most, and why?
QOTD AUG 21: Which horror story (book, film, TV series, anything) scared you the least, and why?
QOTD AUG 22: Have you ever roleplayed a wedding in a game?
QOTD AUG 23: What are your experiences with a monster or villain with a grudge who came looking for your PC?
QOTD AUG 24: What is your favorite PbF character moment?
QOTD AUG 25: Are you turned off by a RPG that requires the purchase of "special" dice specific to that game?
QOTD AUG 26: Have you ever roleplayed a romantic date in any of your games?
QOTD AUG 27: What is currently your favourite game that is not a RPG?
QOTD AUG 28: What's in your bag, right now?
QOTD AUG 29: Why are there more auction geeklists for board game than rpgs?
QOTD AUG 30: Have you ever used deliberately campy or outdated technology in a game? (As part of the setting? Comedic effect? Something else?)
QOTD AUG 31: Have you had a character that named their weapons?

September 2018
QOTD SEP 1: Are there young children or pets at your gaming location that like to "help" with the gameplay?
QOTD SEP 2: Do you have any entertaining stories about something misheard during a session?
QOTD SEP 3: What occupations do your characters perform when they are not adventuring?
QOTD SEP 4: Have you ever changed the "Bad Guy" in a adventure/campaign/investigation/operation depending how well (good or bad) the players were doing?
QOTD SEP 5: Have you ever ran a game that, by design, started slow and easy and gradually picked up pace until it was wild and frenetic at the end?
QOTD SEP 6: What is the one thing you wished RPGGeek could do better? Why?
QOTD SEP 7: What are some must haves in a utility belt?
QOTD SEP 8: What are currently your favourite hobbies outside of gaming?
QOTD SEP 9: Have you ever brought information from your job/education/hobby into an RPG adventure? How did that go?
QOTD SEP 10: How did you scratch your RPG itch while the RPGGeek was down?
QOTD SEP 11: How do you feel about ambushes in RPGs, whether set by the PCs or by the opposition against NPCs?
QOTD SEP 12: How do you describe your character's health and injuries during the game?
QOTD SEP 13: How often have you ever used major historical figures in your scenarios (Hitler, Napoleon, Caesar, etc.)?
QOTD SEP 14: Have you ever included a celebrity in your scenarios?
QOTD SEP 15: What natural disasters have been in your scenarios?
QOTD SEP 16: Have you finally found "your" RPG, which one is it, and why?
QOTD SEP 17: How weird does a character have to be for you to say nope?
QOTD SEP 18: What was the weirdest RPG session you had?
QOTD SEP 19: What have you learned from playing RPGs?
QOTD SEP 20: Metagaming. Where do you draw the line between playing a smart character and acting on knowledge a PC just would not be able to have?
QOTD SEP 21: As a GM, do you mostly tend to address the character or the player?
QOTD SEP 22: Have you ever had a game where the PCs, without being true baddies, were on the *wrong* side of the fight, but could not switch sides until late in the adventure?
QOTD SEP 23: What is your favorite spy gadget?
QOTD SEP 24: What's the goofiest bit of dungeon dressing you have come across?
QOTD SEP 25: What's the best decision you ever made as a player or GM (beyond deciding to play RPGs, that is), and why?
QOTD SEP 26: What's the worst decision you ever made as a player or GM, and why?
QOTD SEP 27: To what extent would you be interested in a tabletop RPG based on the TV Series Westworld? Why, or why not?
QOTD SEP 28: What's a current or recent TV show that would be well-suited to adaptation as an RPG setting/game?
QOTD SEP 29: What is the closest RPG book to you right now?
QOTD SEP 30: What RPG item (book) have you loaned out the most?

October 2018
QOTD OCT 1: To what extent are you willing to modify the way you GM based on the feedback you receive from the players?
QOTD OCT 2: Is there a silly or nonsensical phrase you read or heard long ago, that still sticks in your mind?
QOTD OCT 3: What is the fantasy (or not) creature you like the most?
QOTD OCT 4: What is your preferred STAT block either existing or conceptual? What parameters would you add to existing STAT blocks and why?
QOTD OCT 5: What's your dump stat?
QOTD OCT 6: Have you ever in game pranked other players characters?
QOTD OCT 7: To what extent does the music have an impact on the enjoyment of a movie or TV series that you are watching? Why?
QOTD OCT 8: What would be the theme song for your favorite RPG villain/monster?
QOTD OCT 9: Where do your adventurers always hang out?
QOTD OCT 10: What's the most underrated conspiracy theory?
QOTD OCT 11: Outside books and pdfs what other formats would you like for RPG games?
QOTD OCT 12: What causes you to scrap a character during character generation and start over?
QOTD OCT 13: To what degree did the playing of RPGs help you to improve your social skills?
QOTD OCT 14: What authors/novels had a powerful impact on you when you were young?
QOTD OCT 15: What popular author or novel did you avoid reading in your youth, but later enjoyed reading as an adult?
QOTD OCT 16: Have you ever joined a gaming group you didn't know anyone in beforehand?
QOTD OCT 17: Do you modify your RPG books (write in print books, add notes to or edit PDFs, etc.) to incorporate house rules or errata?
QOTD OCT 18: Would you be interested in an RPG core rulebook that included, by design, blanks spaces and pages to write in your own rules?
QOTD OCT 19: What's the strangest thing you've researched for a PC or scenario?
QOTD OCT 20: Where on RPGG do you spend most of your time? Does it have its own microbadge?
QOTD OCT 21: Have you ever taught a real-life skill to your players so they could immerse themselves more thoroughly in an adventure?
QOTD OCT 22: What games have great muggles/normies?
QOTD OCT 23: What type of questions should be asked in the QOTD?
QOTD OCT 24: What is the largest and smallest character you've played?
QOTD OCT 25: What is the heaviest and the lightest character you have played? Does character weight matter?
QOTD OCT 26: Have you ever had a session where a player pulled a Leeroy Jenkins?
QOTD OCT 27: What's the most infectious accent at your gaming table?
QOTD OCT 28: What was the most surprising use of a spell at your table? What was the most most inspired/out-of-the-box thinking use of a spell?
QOTD OCT 29: What RPGs have the coolest names, whether you have played them or not?
QOTD OCT 30: What is your favorite melee combat system? Why? Does it feel realistic? Is it easy streamlined or easy to use?
QOTD OCT 31: What's the explanation behind your RPGG username?


November 2018
QOTD NOV 1: What is your favorite candy?
QOTD NOV 2: How far do you let your buddy be pill at the table before you kick them out of the game?
QOTD NOV 3: Have you had a character who called out the names of his or her attack or used a battlecry?
QOTD NOV 4: What's your stance on roleplaying vs. collecting rpg products?
QOTD NOV 5: What are the most famous RPGs that you have never played, and why?
QOTD NOV 6: What is your most outlandish character concept to date?
QOTD NOV 7: What is your favorite ranged (modern) combat system? Why? Does it feel realistic? Is it easy streamlined or easy to use?
QOTD NOV 8: What should guns in a fantasy setting look like?
QOTD NOV 9: Which user are you most surprised to find does not have a golden camel?
QOTD NOV 10: What are some of your favorite short stories you've ever read?
QOTD NOV 11: Have you raised "monsters" as friends/pets/companions in a game?
QOTD NOV 12: What's the best system for playing a game set in the American West?
QOTD NOV 13: What facts or lessons have you learned from RPG play that turned out to be untrue (or really bad lessons)? How did you find out that they were untrue?
QOTD NOV 14: What is your favorite ranged (future/sci-fi) combat system?
QOTD NOV 15: What genres/stories/source material would you like to play out in an RPG, but you don't think would work well in RPG format?
QOTD NOV 16: What science-fiction RPGs have become outdated in one way or another due to the current progress of modern science?
QOTD NOV 17: Were you ever personally affected by the "D&D is satanic" meme of last century?
QOTD NOV 18: Have you ever liked someone else's character build or an existing fictional character so much, that you played as them in your own game?
QOTD NOV 19: What player character (as a player) or non-player character (as a GM) were you most disappointed in? Why?
QOTD NOV 20: What is your favorite grappling combat system? Why? Does it feel realistic? Is it easy streamlined or easy to use?
QOTD NOV 21: If you could ask one person a question, what would you like to know, and whom would you ask that question?
QOTD NOV 22: What are your favourite RPGs that take place in a mundane setting (no fantasy or science fiction, etc.) of organized crime, and why?
QOTD NOV 23: Do you answer QOTD questions normally on a full sized keyboard, a smaller keyboard (such as small laptop), tablet, phone, via a microphone, or something else?
QOTD NOV 24: How do you feel about settings with a Common language ? Do you think it is always a practical solution, or do you prefer several different languages?
QOTD NOV 25: What do you do when you discover that your gaming group will have too few players and it is too late to cancel?
QOTD NOV 26: What do you do when you discover that two more players than planned have joined your open gaming group?
QOTD NOV 27: What has been your favorite taunt you have seen from Cthanta? What has been your favorite task that you have seen requested by Cthanta?
QOTD NOV 28: What is your favorite mental combat system? Why? Is it easy streamlined or easy to use?
QOTD NOV 29: How do I create a successful gaming group at my FLGS?
QOTD NOV 30: How much risk of character death do you prefer when you play?

  • [+] Dice rolls
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
flag msg tools
"All history is made up. Good history is made up by good historians; bad history is made up by the others." -David Macaulay
badge
When I retired, I decided to explore the Seven Deadly Sins. Perhaps I shouldn't have started with Sloth. It's been four years and that's as far as I've gotten.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I'm subscribed to this thread, but didn't get a notice about the Nov 14th post. I don't think editing the article above triggers a subscription. You'll have to do what Mavis did and post a new article each day. Thanks!
14 
 Thumb up
1.00
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Thanks for the notice, Steffan. I'll follow the same practice. I'll keep the first entry as a master index and update it periodically.
13 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 15: Which detective (fiction or real) would you want on your team to solve a crime?
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 16: Has any of your gaming groups ever use pooled money to buy material for the group?
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 17: What fictional characters can you recognize from just a silhouette?
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 18: What is your favorite RPG-System for One-Shots?
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 19: The RPG Geek Cthanta Exchange ends Sunday evening. Have you joined this year? If not, what stops you partaking in this awesome gift exchange?
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 20: How fast should in-game healing be?
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 21: What is your favorite healing mechanism in an RPG?
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 22: Have you ever created your own world to run an RPG in? What was the most interesting thing about that world or campaign?
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 23: What's the best introductory scenario you've seen for an RPG?
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 24: Anyone ever do a thanksgiving holiday scenario? If not what would you come up with, if you just had to do one?
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 25: What's the worst introductory scenario you've seen for an RPG?
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 26: What are some examples of characters who were intimidating for reasons other than their size? Why were they intimidating?
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 27: What is the scariest scene you have played in an RPG?
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 28: Do you contribute to the RPGG database?
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 29: Which movie scene have you played in an RPG session?
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Nov 30: If you were going to teach a class on game design, what topics would you emphasize to your students?
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Dec 1: What is the fatality rate in your adventures?
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Dec 2: What do you think of the "geekgold" currency on the geek websites?
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Dec 3: What do you think of the thumbs?
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Dec 4: What RPG item do you have as a centerpiece or on display in your home?
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Dec 5: Have you ever played an RPG that uses machines or vehicles as player characters?
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Patrick Zoch
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
QOTD Dec 6: Have you used (or played in a game) plots based on books/TV/movies/etc.?
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [16] | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.