#RPGaDAY2022 Day 11 – If you could live in a game setting, where would it be?

Welcome to #RPGaDAY2022! Now in its ninth year, #RPGaDAY was originally created by RPG author and games designer David Chapman (Conspiracy X, Doctor Who, etc) as a bit of fun and to get people talking about tabletop roleplaying games. August was chosen, I believe, to coincide with tabletop roleplaying’s gaming mecca that is Gen Con – which usually takes place in the States (Inidanapolis these days) every August.

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Day 11 : If you could live in a game setting, where would it be?

There’s a big difference between living in a game setting or being a character from a game setting.

For instance, my immediate thought would be to choose Amber (although based upon a series of novels by Roger Zelazny it does qualify as it was made in to a tabletop RPG). But I’d only want to live in the Amber setting if I was one of the actual Amberites – and more specifically of the royal blood so I could walk The Pattern and traverse Shadow to my hearts content.

Now this is a bit of a cop-out selection from me, which you’re probably thinking if you know the setting. The reason it’s a cop out is that once a Prince or Princess of Amber walks The Pattern they can (if they survive The Pattern) then travel through the multiverse, manipulating little bits of reality around them to take them to the world/universe they desire. Everything outside of Amber (at one pole) and Chaos (at the other pole) is called Shadow, and in Shadow every possible conceived reality exists.

So by choosing Amber would allow me to, in de facto, live in any game setting I’d like at any given time.

If I just ‘lived’ in a game setting, and was not a ‘character’ as such, that would change things a lot. Pretty much all game settings are, by default, horrible or scary places for the regular joe to live in. Way too much acts of random violence, or unseen horrors waiting to shred your sanity or stalk you in the night. I’m not sure I could name a setting I’d like to “live” in if that were the case… or atleast none that spring immediately to mind.

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