Monday, August 31, 2009

DiceCast™ Episode 3: The Future of Roleplaying Games and a Review of Fantasycraft

In this episode, we discuss how popular RPGs seem to be moving away from the traditional "books only" format into formats with more components. Gaming that takes place "all in the mind" has fallen away to games that use miniatures, cards, and other tactile elements. This in turn has the potential to change the gaming experience from a "role-playing" experience, with talking and characterization as the focus, to "roll-playing," with tactical play as its focus.

We also review the new Fantasycraft RPG by Crafty Games.