Yearly Archives: 2014

2014: The Year In Review

Hello once again! In this, our last post of 2014, I’m going to look over the past year for Room 209 Gaming and see where we started, where we’ve ended, and figure out what progress we’ve made over the course of the past 12 months.  So, without further ado, here we go: This year we… Read More »

Beta 3 Preview: Character Creation!

Hello all! This week we’ll be talking about the new character creation process for Forthright Open Roleplay.  One of the things we’ve struggled with is providing lots of options to Players while, at the same time, providing a quick and streamlined character-creation process.  The main difficulty with testing this has been familiarity with the system –… Read More »

Promoting On-the-Spot Tactics

Roleplaying games are about making choices and dealing with the consequences. A series of choices meant to help achieve a larger goal form the basics of tactics in a roleplaying game. Games encourage different tactics based on which choices have the most impact on play. For example, an emphasis on character builds and options gained… Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

For everyone here in the United States, we here at Room 209 Gaming hope you’re having a fantastic, safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. We’ll see you next week!

Moving On from Metatopia

Hello again! Last week I talked about some of the lessons we’d learned from attending Metatopia 2014.  This week I’m going to talk about how we’re planning to turn those lessons learned into changes for the Forthright Open Roleplay system and core rulebook. To begin, we’re starting over fresh.  There was a lot of fluff and fiction… Read More »

Lessons from Metatopia 2014

Hello! Last week we attended the superlative Metatopia 2014, a game design conference / convention in Morristown, NJ run by Double Exposure.  This was the most well-organized convention I’ve ever attended, and the credit for that goes to Vincent Salzillo, Avonelle Wing and their excellent convention-support staff.  Between us, the three members of Room 209 Gaming… Read More »