Day 21: Challenge
In 2020 I came up with the idea to do the Character Creation Challenge. In January of this year for 31 days I created a different role playing game character for various RPGs that I owned. Not only did I have a blast revisiting some of the games that I haven’t played in years, but I had the opportunity to see how others took on this challenge. I even made a few new friends along the way. You can see all of the blog posts with my different characters by following this link.
I’ve been finding more books (and adding some new games to my collection) so I plan to run this challenge again in January 2022. I’ve taken some of the lessons I learned from the last challenge as well as from the #RPGaDAY2021 challenge and I will be applying them to the #CharacterCreationChallenge next year.
Here is a meme that can be shared if anyone wants to promote this challenge.
There was a large number of people who posted their characters on the RPG.net forums. (42 pages worth of message board posts) I also read a lot of entries from those that used the social media hashtag used for the challenge. Those blogs that I could find had their links added to the Character Creation Challenge page. Let’s see if we can get more people involved in 2022.
When I was creating my spreadsheet of the suggestions, I knew I wanted to use “Challenge” for this date. Because of this I hadn’t really thought about the other suggestions. I guess some may post about a rules-light RPG could be used for “Simplicity”. “Fear” could be a topic regarding a horror game. And “Motive” could talk about why your character or villain does the things they want to do.