So looking at a lot of #RPGaDAY2023 posts yesterday, I noticed that a lot of the participants were posting about their first Gamemaster or their first time being a GM. I had wondered if I had messed up until I realized, I’m still having fun. I think that’s the spirit of this, showing the enjoyment of the roleplaying hobby.
I can also say that I found a ton of new accounts on Mastodon to follow when I searched out the #RPGaDAY tag. I’ve been noticing that I get more responses on Mastodon than I do on other social media sites.
Day 3 of the challenge is pretty straight forward. “First RPG Bought (this year)”. This would have been a purchase on DriveThruRPG so I went back and checked my email receipts. In early January there was a bundle sale for a RPG inspired by the FASA Star Trek system (but slightly modified and removing the IP elements). This retroclone uses the d20 instead of the d100s. This game is called Vintage Space and the description states it is also inspired by Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Space: 1999. When I looked over the rulebook just before making this blog post, I could see where some of the Star Trek elements were re-named.
There were also two supplements for Vintage Space that came in the bundle that I had purchased at the time. Space Battles for Vintage Space (expanding the starship combat from the original game) and The Arkon Gestalt (a new enemy race for GMs to use).
While I haven’t had a chance to play the game, I’m very certain that I will be using this system for the 2024 entry into the Character Creation Challenge.
Do you recall your first RPG purchase from this year? This article is open for discussion on the TardisCaptain dot Com Discord server. You can also email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com with any comments.