Will Hindmarch is a freelance writer, game developer, and graphic designer.
Listen, I know you’re busy, but let’s talk about how you can help me out.
Some of you, maybe a lot of you, play roleplaying games like Wil and I do. Maybe you’ve just recently given them a shot after seeing things like Dragon Age or Fiasco featured on Tabletop. (You’ve seen those episodes, right?) Maybe you’ve been playing for years and the first RPG you started with has faded into legend.
Either way, I want to axe you two questions:
- What was your introduction to roleplaying games?
- What do you want in an introductory RPG today?
If you think these questions don’t apply to you, please reconsider. Don’t play RPGs (yet)? How did you first hear about them? What would you want an RPG to be to get you to give it a shot—faster, cheaper, more or less digital, more or less random?
I want to be smarter. Give me your knowledge.