Fate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: They played my game!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles colour print by Michael Walsh

Hey everyone! Someone played my game! And they recorded themselves doing it! And they had fun!

Remember when I wrote a one-shot Fate adventure featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Well Allen Holloway, who has a YouTube channel called Check For Traps, has organised and run a live-streamed version of that adventure with four other roleplaying YouTubers. I am unreasonably happy that this has happened. I didn’t know any of these people, but somehow they found my stuff and liked it enough to run a game with it! And they had fun!

I found out about this game after talking to one of the players about his TMNT Fate game on Google Plus, but I had no idea it was based on my work until I actually watched the video. In fact, this is the first time I’ve heard for sure that anyone has actually run anything that I made. To get to watch it on top of that is a treat!

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Let me tell you about my backstory

Cover of the Warhammer Quest Roleplay Book

Today, I’m going to talk about myself. It’s a bit self-indulgent, but it’s my blog so I’m going to do it anyway.

Specifically, I’m going to talk about my history with roleplaying games, through the lens of the games that I played before I became fully immersed in the hobby about two and a half years ago.

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One Small Step: It’s not a pun, it’s wordplay

Hello, everyone. Welcome to my new blog!

My name is Stephen. Or, if shortened, Steve. Or, sometimes, Step. I play tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs). It’s fun! I’m into other things too, movies and books and so on, but playing RPGs is what I’m into most of all. It’s what I love to do with my time. It’s, basically, the best.

This is my first proper blog. I’ve posted stuff online in other formats, but never on a blog. Starting it feels like a significant milestone, so I will increase one of my skills by 1 rank and reword one of my character aspects.

…I’m sorry, that’s a joke about Fate Core. I might talk about Fate Core in a future blog post. For now, I’ll just say it’s one of the many RPGs I play and move on.

Because I love RPGs, the subject of my first blog was never in doubt. This space will be about RPGs of all kinds. I will step inside the stories and the systems, explore and analyse them, then ramble on probably at some length. Maybe I’ll talk about other things too, but only if they apply somehow to RPGs. I don’t expect to post on a regular fixed basis, but I’ll post when I have something to say. I’m really looking forward to it! It would be great if you’d join me!

P.S. I confess I struggled a bit to think of a title. I looked up blog-naming advice and brainstormed and so on, but that didn’t really help. Since I’m called Step, and I’m into RPGs, and I’m going to use the blog to step into and examine RPGs… to be honest, it shouldn’t have taken nearly as long as it did to figure out what to call it. At least I worked it out in the end!