Sunday, July 12, 2020

Exploring #RPGaDAY



With #RPGaDAY looming ever closer, I thought it was time to share the alternative version of this year's prompts graphic. The prompts are the same, don't worry, but the graphic you can use is very different.

Last year when Anthony Boyd and I were discussing the new format for #RPGaDAY, changing it from full questions to single word prompts, the concept of producing the list as a map came up. Will Brook's awesome graphic has become the "board game" or possibly even the outside terrain map of the month's prompts - produced on a cool hex-grid. Especially as this year's colours really make you think of those old terrain maps from the 80's.

This year, however, we thought we'd go all in and produce a dungeon map. It's a simple dungeon, with one route through it that takes you through the 31 prompts as locations. I set out to have a go at doing it myself, but I haven't drawn a dungeon map in decades and it was awful. 

So I called in my very good buddy Simon Miles from Dunromin University Press. I've known him since I was about five, so that's *cough* years... He was also one of our regular Dungeon Masters back in my teens, and I've started playing 1st Ed AD&D again recently with Simon as the DM after a break of thirty-five-odd years. Just like old times with the old D&D group!

Simon's never really stopped DMing and creating, and you can find his publications and dungeons on DrivethruRPG through the Dunromin University Press website.

Awesome map. And it adds a new element to the experience of #RPGaDAY... you could use the prompts to act as inspiration for encounters within the rooms of the dungeon, and even run a room a day as an actual play! Fab!

Remember, if you'd prefer the old graphic, you can find that below, along with translations of the prompts.


#RPGaDAY2020 Prompts

1    Beginning
2    Change
3    Thread   
4    Vision
5    Tribute
6    Forest
7    Couple
8    Shade
9    Light
10    Want
11    Stack
12    Message
13    Rest
14    Banner
15    Frame
16    Dramatic
17    Comfort   
18    Meet
19    Tower
20    Investigate    
21    Push    
22    Rare
23    Edge
24    Humour
25    Lever
26    Strange
27    Favour
28    Close
29    Ride
30    Portal
31    Experience


The RPGaDAY2020 Prompts in Spanish, translated thanks to Roberto Micheri.
  1. Comienzos
  2. Cambio
  3. Hilo o Enhebrar
  4. Visón
  5. Tributo
  6. Bosque
  7. Pareja o Par
  8. Sombra o Sombrear
  9. Luz
  10. Deseo o Necesidad
  11. Pila, Apilar o Montón
  12. Mensaje
  13. Descanso
  14. Estandarte o Consigna
  15. Marco o Esqueleto
  16. Dramático
  17. Comodidad, Consuelo o Alivio
  18. Satisfacer, Cumplir o Reunirse
  19. Torre
  20. Investigar
  21. Empujar
  22. Raro o Extraño
  23. Borde, Ventaja o Límite
  24. Humor
  25. Palanca
  26. Extraño
  27. Favor
  28. Cerrar
  29. Montar o Paseo
  30. Portal
  31. Experiencia

We've also had the prompts translated into German by ShineShadow and Michael L. Jaegers, many thanks!!

1 Anfang
2 Veränderung
3 Verlauf  
4 Vision
5 Tribut
6 Wald
7 Paar
8 Schatten
9 Licht
10 Wollen
11 Stapel
12 Nachricht
13 Ruhe
14 Banner
15 Rahmen
16 Dramatisch
17 Komfort  
18 Treffen
19 Turm
20 Nachforschen  
21 Drängen  
22 Selten
23 Grenze
24 Humor
25 Hebel
26 Seltsam
27 Gunst
28 Ende
29 Reiten
30 Portal
31 Erfahrung 

And translated into Swedish, thanks to Rickard Falk! Thank you again!

1    Början
2    Förändring
3    Tråd
4    Vision
5    Hyllning
6    Skog
7    Par
8    Skugga
9    Ljus
10    Vilja
11    Stapel
12    Meddelande
13    Vila
14    Baner
15    Ram
16    Dramatisk
17    Tröst
18    Möte
19    Torn
20    Undersöka
21    Trycka
22    Ovanlig
23    Kant
24    Humor
25    Spak
26    Främmande
27    Favör
28    Nära, Stänga
29    Rida
30    Portal
31    Erfarenhet

And translated into Italian, with many thanks to Daniele Di Rubbo! Awesome!

1. Inizio 2. Cambiamento 3. Filo 4. Visione 5. Tributo 6. Foresta 7. Coppia 8. Ombra 9. Luce 10. Bisogno 11. Catasta 12. Messaggio 13. Riposo 14. Stendardo 15. Cornice 16. Drammatico 17. Conforto 18. Incontro 19. Torre 20. Investigare 21. Spinta 22. Raro 23. Margine 24. Umorismo 25. Leva 26. Strano 27. Favore 28. Chiudere 29. Cavalcare 30. Portale 31. Esperienza

Translation for into Portuguese(BR) by Richard ‘Bat’ Brewster and Eric Souza.

  1. Começo
  2. Mudança
  3. Discussão / Fio 
  4. Visão
  5. Homenagem
  6. Floresta / Bosque
  7. Casal / Dupla
  8. Sombra / Tom 
  9. Luz
  10. Desejo
  11. Pilha (de coisas)
  12. Mensagem
  13. Descanso
  14. Estandarte / Bandeira / Insígnia
  15. Moldura
  16. Dramático
  17. Conforto
  18. Encontro
  19. Torre
  20. Investigar
  21. Empurrar
  22. Raro
  23. Limite / Borda
  24. Humor
  25. Alavanca
  26. Estranho
  27. Favor
  28. Fechar
  29. Montar
  30. Portal
  31. Experiência
With many thanks to Maciej Jesionowski, the prompts have now been translated into Polish. 

1.    Początek
2.    Zmiana
3.    Wątek
4.    Wizja
5.    Hołd
6.    Las
7.    Para
8.    Cień
9.    Światło
10.    Potrzeba
11.    Sterta
12.    Wiadomość
13.    Odpoczynek
14.    Sztandar
15.    Rama
16.    Dramatyczny
17.    Komfort
18.    Spotkanie
19.    Filar
20.    Zbadać
21.    Pchać
22.    Rzadkie
23.    Krawędź
24.    Humor
25.    Dźwignia
26.    Dziwny
27.    Sprzyjać
28.    Blisko
29.    Jazda
30.    Portal

And into French with many thanks to Sebastien Allard & Francois Letarte

RPGaDAY est de retour pour sa septième année! Ce mois d'août nous demandons aux rôlistes de partout de faire preuve de créativité et d'utiliser ces mots comme point de départ pour parler, peindre, écrire ou filmer quelque chose de cool, de positif, ou d'impressionnant à propos de notre hobby! Utilisez #RPGaDAY2020 pour rejoindre la conversation! Débutez ici! 1. Début 2. Changer 3. Fil 4. Vision 5. Hommage 6. Forêt 7. Couple 8. Ombre 9. Lumière 10. Vouloir 11. Pile 12. Message 13. Repos 14. Bannière 15. Cadre 16. Dramatique 17. Confort 18. Rencontrer 19. Tour 20. Enquêter 21. Pousser 22. Rare 23. Tranchant 24. Humour 25. Levier 26. Étrange 27. Faveur 28. Fermer 29. Chevaucher 30. Portail 31. Expérience Vous avez réussi!

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