Sometimes in life, you need to change gears. Change your job, change your home, change your state … or even change your game. And sometimes, you need to change all the gears at once, as we saw during the pandemic, when many of us saw our real-world games disappear within a manner of days while our communities plunged into lockdown and our jobs went through too many changes to count.
For this month’s RPG Blog Carnival, Lair of Secrets is venturing into its ever-shifting labyrinth to ponder the nature of change. Potential topics include:
- Changing systems
- Changing genres
- Changing roles
- Changing gaming groups
And much more – change is every where, so the possibilities are infinite. As Rush once said, changes aren’t permanent … but change is.
As for us, we’ve got plenty of changes on the horizon as well. After embracing space opera with Scum and Villainy, we’re jumping to the dark future of Cyberpunk Red. After a season of theatre-of-the-mind style play, we’re switching to Roll20 and experimenting with TaleSpire.
So what change do you want to talk about? Share your posts in the comments or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carnival Wrap-up: Changing Gears
Many thanks to everyone who participated in May 2023’s RPG Blog Carnival! We garnered six posts for the carnival:
- Codex Anathema – Marvel Multiverse – Role-playing in the Marvel Multiverse
- Plastic Polyhedra – Short Campaigns – Advice for running a shorter campaign (2-3 months, 10 adventures)
- Seed of Worlds – Shifting Gears Over A Campaign – going from a city campaign to a hexcrawl, to extra planer excursions, to mythic adventures, to dungeon controls
- Nuketown – Go Big or Go Bigger – Using bigger battlemaps in your online games
- Lair of Secrets – Solo RPGs – venturing into solo RPGs like Ironsworn Starforged.
- Lair of Secrets – Season 3, Episode 14 – Changing campaigns, genres, game systems, gaming groups, and more.
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