Aug 19

RPG-a-day 2017: Day 19

 

August means the #RPGaDay program is live. We are now in the third week of this month-long series filling my schedule. The RPG-a-day project is hosted again at Brigade Con blog, where you can find the full list of questions.

 

I included a few more details in my launch post on Day 1

 

 

 

Day 19

Which RPG features the best writing?

 

Yet again, I return to a previous answer for RPG-a-day. I assume the question is asking about the style of the writing, rather than the content. When it comes to enjoyable style, there is only one RPG supplement for me, which was also judged to have my favourite art.

 

Of course, this is the legendary Planescape setting. Just as the DiTerlizzi art enhances the books, so too does the writing. I am not normally a fan of fiction in RPGs, but the thieves cant in the Planescape books is so much fun to read. The cant drips character, and really captures a gritty setting with a distinct sense of style. Over the years, I have read many Planescape books, and they are always a pleasure. The prose fizzes along, and always makes me want to set another game in the City of Doors.

 

 

Happy Gaming

Phil

 

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