|Another example of my "professional" mapping skills from Pete's current campaign|
On Sunday I tentatively launched a new "feature" on HeroPress, The Sunday Chin Scratcher, a gaming-related topic/question with the aim of creating discussion and debate.
The first was about players' mapping techniques during dungeon explorations.
And I have to say, I was delighted with the responses I got, quite a few coming from new commentators to HeroPress - which has to be a good thing, right?
I wasn't expecting the level of response associated with similar practices on other, more focussed, old school gaming blogs - such as +Tim Shorts' Gothridge Manor or +Erik Tenkar's Tavern.
However, for a first time out the gate, this has generated some of the best RPG responses since my gripe - back in the early days of The Tuesday Knights - about the fragility of "OSR characters" (when you only get to play for a few hours once a month, as opposed to the epic weekly sessions we used to indulge in as teenagers).
While most of the comments were here on the blog, there was also a smattering of feedback on Google+.
+Alex Schroeder even directed me to a post he had done on this very topic last month, that featured examples of his own players' creative mapping styles.
This has inspired me to continue with the Sunday Chin Scratcher feature, although I'm not sure I'm smart enough to come up with a decent topic every week... we'll see how it goes.