RPGaDay is an annual celebration of tabletop roleplaying. This is the first year I’ve tried to do it.
Describe a game experience that changed how you play.
This example might seem a little shallow, but the Dungeon World campaign that I ran in 2015 was when I really decided that accents are great and that I should use them more often. There’s a rundown of some of the accents I used in that game in my blog post 10 things I learned running Dungeon World (part 1). It wasn’t the first time I had used accents in a game, but I’ve used them regularly since, particularly as a player character. For example:
- Pheric, my cowbell-playing Pathfinder barbarian, sounded like
Christopher Walkenthe Bruce Dickinson;
- G’Wayn, my Knight of the Round Table in CAMELOT Trigger, had a Scottish accent, which forced the GM to affect three different Scottish accents for other members of G’Wayn’s family;
- Ted Bracegirdle, my Hobbit in The One Ring, has a West Country accent inspired by the best Hobbit of all.