Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MAY RPG BLOGGER CARNIVAL KICK OFF! - Crossing Genres

As some of you know, I've been out sick pretty badly for the last few weeks, so it has put me out of blogging condition and away from the keyboard, but now that I'm gradually on the bend, I thought I would take the time to at least start off the May RPG Blogger Carnival which this month is being hosted by none other than yours truly here at The Dump Stat!

The topic for this month's carnival is genre mixing.  Genre mixing in RPG's is the process of taking two or more genres of game and mixing them together.  This month, I want to hear about your experiences mixing RPG Genres together and how that experience turned out.

For example, you could mix the Super Hero Genre with the Fantasy Genre and come out with something really, really cool.  Maybe you want to mix Steampunk and Horror, or Comedy.  Whatever.  I want to hear about your experiences mixing different genres together.  If you have tips or advice feel free to post as well!  Make sure to leave a comment linking to your posts here on the kickoff post so that I can find them easier! Take care all and happy blogging.

24 comments:

  1. My contributions:

    Mixing Genres
    http://berinkinsman.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/rpg-blog-carnival-mixing-genres/

    Kitchen Sink Settings,Samurai Jack Style
    http://berinkinsman.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/rpg-blog-carnival-kitchen-sink-settings-samurai-jack-style/

    Kitchen Sink Settings, Encounter Critical Style
    http://berinkinsman.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/rpg-blog-carnival-encounter-critical-kitchen-sink-settings/

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  2. Great topic!

    Here's my contribution so far... May be another before I'm done:
    http://www.gameknightreviews.com/2011/05/the-gassy-gnoll-crossing-the-genre-streams-rpg-blog-carnival/

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  3. My contribution to the carnival:

    Dinosaur Wranglers d6-lite
    http://www.korpg.com/blog/?p=5329

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  4. Great stuff! Thanks everyone for their contributions!! Keep them coming ;)

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  5. Here's my initial entry:

    Crisis on Infinite Munchkins
    http://www.nuketown.com/games/rpg-carnival/crisis-on-infinite-munchkins

    Admittedly it's not specifically about RPG cross genre games, but rather about mashing up Munchkin sets. I thought it was appropriate given how much Munchkin draws from RPGs for inspiration. :)

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  6. Thanks Nuke! Sounds interesting!! Crossing Munchkin sets seems like a very worthy posting subject from Crossing Genres :)

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  7. Here's another addition from @ObsidianCrane from Twitter - Found at This is My Game http://www.myrpgame.com/2011/05/11/arcana-punk-a-world-of-magic/#comment-1995

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  8. Um, do I even need to write articles for this RPG Carnival? DVOID Systems premier product line, D-Jumpers, is designed as a multi-genre setting, so we could just put the RPG Carnival logo on that, and every one of articles would be relevent. Seriously...

    Okay, check out our website at http://www.dvoidsystems.com for details of this, including http://www.dvoidsystems.com/products/ for more on D-Jumpers. We really could use the publicity.

    Meanwhile, I would just like to point out that we are working on updates to our D-Jumpers products, so we will be preparing some hopefully killer articles on multi-genre gaming for you. Enjoy!

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  9. Well, D-Jumpers certainly looks very interesting. I'll have to give that a look see at some point ;) thanks for directing us to it.

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  10. Great topic for this time around, as I'm writing a product about this very idea! As such, I got to post a preview of my upcoming eBook/PDF--"The Pendulum Method".

    http://platinumwarlock.blogspot.com/2011/05/in-which-warlock-swings-on-pendulum.html

    Cheers!

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  11. Yay! more additions this month means this month just keeps getting better and better :)

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  12. My comeback post! Not took part in the carnival in 18 months! :(
    http://grumpyoldgamers.posterous.com/putting-your-own-twist-on-genre-mashups

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  13. Love the theme, and am hoping to put together a coherent post regarding CELTPUNK - our group's failed attempt to mix SLAINE and CYBERPUNK.

    Because really - Cyber-enhanced druids and warped ones fighting it out on the streets of Ireland and the depths of cyberspace? Yes please!

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  14. Welcome back Bob! good to see you're still posting and still grumpy ;)
    Looking forward to hearing about CELTPUNK. Sounds pretty cool. I am a fan of Runepunk, but that seems to be in a bit of a different direction. Looking forward to see what you come up with Dyson :D

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  15. While not my promised CeltPunk article yet, here's an article on Genre Bending with the Dream Park RPG

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  16. I scribbled a bit about Genre Bending:
    http://surpriseround.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/genre-bending/

    Thanks for hosting the Carnival!

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  17. Yes! A mashup can only mean one thing for TheRandomDM, an opportunity to make another TABLE! I've taken Classic Movie Tropes and made a Genre Mashup table to help you develop your next campaign.

    http://wp.me/p19Zjp-4C

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  18. I finally went back and edited the post I started a while back, now that it's the end of the month. Enjoy and feel free to comment or get in touch. I'm happy to share more details or just talk about cross-genre ideas.

    http://gamerblog.twwombat.com/2011/05/crossing-genres.html

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  19. I have a post I'm finalizing on mixing genres. I'll provide a link a bit later.

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  20. Here's my two cents:

    or Why You CAN mix Fantasy and Sci Fi - and what to watch.

    http://www.darkdungeon2.com/2011/05/rpg-blog-carnival-mixing-sci-fi-into.html

    Cheers for the cool subject. Maybe I'll have another post two days late ;-)

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  21. These are all excellent! Thanks everyone. While the next carnival kicks off, I'm going to keep this one open for about one more week, mainly so I can finally get a couple of my posts up :P Thanks everyone!!

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  22. 4 Quick Tips for Genre-Mixing from The RPG Guy:
    http://therpgguy.com/2011/4-tips-to-combine-genres-for-your-rpg/

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  23. I don't know if you got our trackbacks, so I'll post the links here - I've got TWO articles in time for the carnival:

    The first covers how dimension hopping is different from a multi-dimensional game: http://www.dvoidsystems.com/the-gate-keeper-redux/

    The second looks into what is important when creating a multi-dimensional game,and what makes genre important. After all, there is a difference between multi-genre and generic... http://www.dvoidsystems.com/genre-blending/

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