#RPGaDay 2016 - Day 29: If I Could Game Anywhere On Earth, Where Would I Choose?
Day 1: Real Dice, Dice Apps, Diceless, How Do You Prefer To 'Roll'?
Day 2: Best Game Sessions Since August 2015
Day 3: Character Moment You Are Proudest Of
Day 4: Most Impressive Thing Another's Character Did
Day 5: What Story Does Your Group Tell About Your Character?
Day 6: Most Amazing Thing My Gaming Group Has Done For The Community
Day 7: What Aspect Of RPGs Has Had The Biggest Effect On You?
Days 8-26: The Catch-Up Game
Day 27: Most Unusual Circumstance Or Location In Which You've Gamed
Day 28: Thing You'd Be Most Surprised A Friend Had Not Seen Or Read?
#RPGaDay is getting steamy! Day 29 would be tickled pink to know if I could game anywhere on Earth, where would it be.
Well, this one might get a little... dark.
I have long been a fan of the horror genre, be it movies, games, or books. I am from Maine. We're force-fed Stephen King from birth (swell fella, almost ran him over once). I have always wanted to do a horror game, but the problem I always run into is that the atmosphere must be perfect, and if we fully immerse ourselves in a dark world of the macabre, someone's living room just isn't going to fit the bill.
So, if I were to choose any place on Earth to game, you better bet you breeches that it is going to be a haunted friggin castle. And of the haunted castle, one sticks out more than the rest. One with such a storied history of violence and terror that it has turned hundreds of die-hard skeptics into born again true ghost believers.
Edinburgh Castle, in Scotland.
"Also known as the happiest place on Earth."
Ghost dogs, a Lady of noble birth burned at the stake, and ghastly specters are but a few footnotes in the storied and bloody history of Edinburgh Castle. It is from this citadel of gloom and foreboding that I would run either a Ravenloft game, or some terrifying concoction from my own deranged imagination (like the module I am currently working on).
How fantastic would it be to run a ghost story where actual ghosts may show up? I get chills just thinking about it. Would you run a horror game in a haunted house?
That question is rhetorical, by the way.
Roll well, my friends
+Ed The Bard
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