Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blogging from A to Z: A is for Adventure Awaits

Well, it might not be April where you live, but here in Japan, I am right now dead smack in the middle of April 1st.  It's April Fool Day here, though nobody knows what the hell that is.  In Japan April 1st is actually the first day of the Economic Year.  It is the day of the year that all new Jobs begin - today, all the new teachers joined my school and we are gradually finding out who will be teaching what and where we will all be moving our desks too (I got moved next to the couch :P  ).  In Japan, April 1st i a day of beginning.  Oh... wait.  I forget, April 1st is also the first day of the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge which has been kicked off by Tossing it Out.

Today, is the first day of the challenge; for some of you it hasn't yet started, but like some other people have mentioned, here in Japan, April is already well under way.  So, that means that it's time for me to start; I really don't want to get left behind, that would be like being late for school on the first day and we can't have that now can we.

When I was mind-storming all the different ways that I could possibly attack the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I tried to think up some fun, unique ideas which would set me apart from the other folks Blogging this challenge.  At one point, I had considered doing some new Homebrew every day, earlier this week I had even gone as far as to consider writing an entire campaign starting off with an Encounter on an Airship...

Well, now that the day has finally come, I decided that what I want to talk about is...


It's really kind of a coincidence that Adventure just happens to start with the letter A... I wasn't really planning that.  Adventure is pretty much the spirit of every RPG out there.  Whether you're a Superhero, Crime-Fighter, Cyber Hacker, Warrior, Rogue, or Mage, you are living the Adventure lifestyle.  You don't play RPG's to have your character sit on a farm and watch the grass grow! You play RPG's to experience things that you wouldn't experience in real life, things you couldn't experience in real life, because if you did, you would probably get tossed in Jail for acting like a bloody loony.

Adventures are the stories that every RPG character and player experiences over the life of the game.  Whether that experience is 90% role-playing, or 90% roll-playing, your adventure is your story.  You want to get the best out of that experience right?

This month, I am going to focus about RPG's and adventures.  Basically, I am going to be writing about how to make your character's story, your group's adventure, the best that it can be.  I decided that I want to tackle this subject from a variety of angles:  I might add make an encounter or two, I might write some advice columns, I might develop some tables, or I might just write about my personal experiences.  You never know what's going to come up this month, but I can guarantee that it'll be interesting.  I hope you stay tuned and enjoy!



  1. Great way to kick off the A to Z blogging challenge!

  2. Thanks a lot Tim! It's going to be a very fun ride. I can't wait to see how everybody else approaches it.

  3. Loved the illustration. Great way to kick this whole thing off.


  4. Love it! And I am a gamer. You are now in my sights.

  5. Thanks! Glad you both liked it!!
    The Illustration is not one of mine... Unfortunately what with Motivational Posters I'm not sure there is a way to actually know did the actual art on one of those... just another symptom of the internet :P