Brainstorm: Challenges of Writing Tabletop Roleplaying Games

Post #4 for NaBloPoMo!

So this post may be more of a brainstorm for a later post, but humor me for a moment.

As I may have mentioned before, Alex and I love tabletop roleplaying games, so we’re writing one of our own. Naturally, part of the research process is observing and playing other roleplaying games. Though we want to incorporate some of our own unique mechanics, there are a few existing games and mechanics that we like as well.

  • Fate
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Dragon Age
  • Dread

For our particular game, we want to incorporate some historical elements as well. One of our biggest challenges will be striking a balance between fact and fiction, and finding a way to stage historical events in a way that will keep players engaged and entertained.

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