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November 2010 - November 2014

The big QOTD Summary and Subscription Thread

November 2014

QOTD Nov 12: Do your campaigns typically have a determined end-point when you start them?
QOTD Nov 13: Do dice love or hate you....or is it just luck?
QOTD Nov 14: Do you like to hear the regular clatter of dice rolls in a session or do you prefer that the participants rarely reach for their dice?
QOTD Nov 15: Do you have a preference for a particular dice type or dice mechanic, and if so why?
QOTD Nov 16: Are there any little things that gamers in your group do that can be annoying or distracting? If so what are they and do you have any tricks or strategies for dealing with them?
QOTD Nov 17: How much 'coaching' is allowed in your sessions?
QOTD Nov 18: Where do you get your inspiration for the names of your PC's (or NPC's)?
QOTD Nov 19: Which is your favourite method of character creation?
QOTD Nov 20: Do you enjoy inter-character conflict and if so, within which boundaries? Do you have advice for GM's or players to handle this well?
QOTD Nov 21: Random encounters. Does your GM use them and if so what mechanism do they use to determine if a random encounter happens and what that encounter might be?
QOTD Nov 22: What is the strangest house rule or rule interpretation you have seen in a game?
QOTD Nov 23: What RPG or RPG product has been the most inspirational for you?
QOTD Nov 24: What one RPG that you have never played before would you really love to play and why?
QOTD Nov 25: What RPG that you have never GMed would you most like to GM and why?
QOTD Nov 26: Stick 'Em Up! Have you ever GMed or played in a session that involved a bank robbery or heist?
QOTD Nov 27: Which RPG designer or industry professional would you most like to meet and what one question would you like to ask them?
QOTD Nov 28: In your opinion which RPG product has the most evocative artwork?
QOTD Nov 29: Do you think that genuine innovation is still possible within RPG design or are new games just reskinning the same concepts?
QOTD Nov 30: How much out of character chatter do you find acceptable during a session?

December 2014

QOTD Dec 1: Do you have an interest in the history of RPG's and if so what books or articles would you recommend as reading material on the subject?
QOTD Dec 2: Do you have an interest in RPG theory and if so what books or articles or other media would you recommend as reading material on the subject?
QOTD Dec 3: If you observed someone cheating whilst playing an RPG what would you do?
QOTD Dec 4: What characteristics or actions do you think define an adversarial GM?
QOTD Dec 5: What do you think is the most important skill for a GM to have and why do you think this skill is the most important?
QOTD Dec 6: What is your favourite RPG mechanic that does not involve the use of dice or other randomiser?
QOTD Dec 7: Do you think 'No Gaming Is Better Than Bad Gaming'?
QOTD Dec 8: Do you have any stories about bad GMing that you have experienced that you would be willing to share?
QOTD Dec 9: What is the strangest or most unusual reason a player has given for missing a session?
QOTD Dec 10: If someone were new to roleplaying games and that person was looking to start a new group, what advice would you give them?
QOTD Dec 11: What is your preferred length for an RPG session?
QOTD Dec 12: What is your preferred RPG group size?
QOTD Dec 13: Where is the most unusual place that you have played an RPG?
QOTD Dec 14: Do you use mini's and battlemaps in your games or do you prefer 'theatre of the mind' description for combat scenes?
QOTD Dec 15: What is your biggest role-playing regret?
QOTD Dec 16: What RPG related event or moment has provided you with the greatest happiness?
QOTD Dec 17: Do you have a friendly local game store near you and if so do you use it?
QOTD Dec 18: Does your group, or anyone in your group write up the sessions, either as session reports, a journal or as a campaign wiki etc?
QOTD Dec 19: If you could change one thing about the RPG 'industry', what would that one thing be?
QOTD Dec 20: In your RPG 'career' approximately how many RPG sessions do you think you have GMed and how many sessions have you played in?
QOTD Dec 21:How would you characterise a 'beer and pretzels' style RPG session and how many of the sessions you participate in would you regard as 'beer and pretzel' games?
QOTD Dec 22: Has a real world historical figure ever made an appearance as an NPC in a game you were participating in?
QOTD Dec 23: Where do you normally play?
QOTD Dec 24: What is the demographic breakdown of those you most regularly game with?
QOTD Dec 25: What gaming related gifts did you get for Christmas?
QOTD Dec 26: What is currently your favourite RPG system and why is it your current favourite?
QOTD Dec 27: What is your favourite published RPG scenario or campaign?
QOTD Dec 28: Does your group have a formal or informal gaming 'social contract' and, if so, what are the most important rules within this 'contract'?
QOTD Dec 29: Have you ever played games by VoIP and if so how did it go etc?
QOTD Dec 30: Have you ever played in a LARP and if so how did it go?
QOTD Dec 31: What are your role-playing hopes or ambitions for the coming year?

January 2015

QOTD Jan 1: What was your RPG highlight of 2014?
QOTD Jan 2: Why do you frequent RPG Geek ?
QOTD Jan 3: Do you have music playing during sessions and is the music chosen to reflect the genre or setting of the game?
QOTD Jan 4: How did you first discover roleplaying games?
QOTD Jan 5: How do you come up with a character's personality and background and how long does it take you to get into that character?
QOTD Jan 6: What is the most entertaining or unusual use of a magic item you have seen?
QOTD Jan 7: Have you ever been involved in a game in which the premise of the game as presented by the GM turned out to be something completely different? If so what did you think about this 'bait and switch'?
QOTD Jan 8: Which is your least favourite game mechanic and why?
QOTD Jan 9: What was the most memorable, entertaining or unusual character death you have experienced or witnessed in an RPG session?
QOTD Jan 10: What RPG product that is due to be released in the next six months are you most looking forward to acquiring?
QOTD Jan 11: Have you or your GM ever suffered GM burnout? How did you (or they) deal with the burnout?
QOTD Jan 12: What is the biggest RPG bargain you have ever purchased or obtained?
QOTD Jan 13: Has anyone ever stormed out of a game you were participating in?
QOTD Jan 14: Which are currently your favourite boardgames?
QOTD Jan 15: Which are currently your favourite videogames?
QOTD Jan 16: In your games how much of the dialogue is spoken in character?
QOTD Jan 17: Which is your favourite (mis) representation of roleplaying games on television or film?
QOTD Jan 18: Is there a game that you would like to run, but feel intimidated by the setting or the rules?
QOTD Jan 19: If you had the opportunity to GM for a group of any four famous people, living or dead, who would those people be and why and what system would you choose?
QOTD Jan 20: Do you think that a GM should fudge dice rolls?
Bonus QOTD Jan 20: For someone looking for 'dark' Sci Fi which RPG would you recommend and why?
QOTD Jan 21: Is it acceptable for the GM to decide to have a guard appear because you failed to pick a lock?
QOTD Jan 22: Should 'railroading' always be considered a bad GMing technique?
QOTD Jan 23: What RPG, or RPG product, have you really looking forward to obtaining, but upon purchase you have felt has been a big disappointment?
QOTD Jan 24: What RPG or RPG product have you purchased that you initially thought that you would not like but ended up being a favourite?
QOTD Jan 25: Have you ever coloured in the pictures, doodled in or otherwise defaced an RPG book and if so did you regret it?
QOTD Jan 26: What gaming book or supplement do you think everyone who plays RPGs should read, just for the way it could influence how they think about the hobby?
QOTD Jan 27: Have you ever punished your dice for misbehaving?
QOTD Jan 28: Do you have any gaming superstitions or rituals?
QOTD Jan 29: Have you ever been given a specially commissioned, unusual or hand crafted RPG related gift?
QOTD Jan 30: What's your RPG guilty pleasure?
QOTD Jan 31: When designing encounters should the GM ensure that these encounters are always balanced to the capabilities and power levels of the player characters?

February 2015

QOTD Feb 1: Is there a rule or mechanic you would like to take from one system and use it in a different system and if so, why?
QOTD Feb 2: Which Appendix N (or D or E) authors have you read, which of those authors are your three favourites and which were the biggest disappointment?
QOTD Feb 3: What was the strangest RPG session that you have ever played in?
QOTD Feb 4: Excluding RPGs which only consist of a single book, what RPGs do you own every published item of?
QOTD Feb 5: As a player, if you left your current group, what part of your contribution to the game do you think the other players would most miss?
QOTD Feb 6: How important is realism to you in an RPG?
QOTD Feb 7: How do you store your RPG collection?
QOTD Feb 8: Do you read RPG books in the loo or in the bath and if so which books would you recommend?
QOTD Feb 9: What player behaviour (other than mobile phone use related) annoys you the most?
QOTD Feb 10: If you are going to miss a session of your regular campaign would you mind if another player played your character? If not what would you prefer to happen to your character in your absence?
QOTD Feb 11: In a game you were participating in has a character ever deliberately or accidentally injured or killed another player's character and if so, how did this come about?
QOTD Feb 12: What do you think is the worst published RPG scenario that you have owned and why do you think it is so bad?
QOTD Feb 13: What is the worst thing about your favourite system?
QOTD Feb 14: How do you reconcile the theme or tone of a particular RPG with the potentially different play styles and preferences of the players?
QOTD Feb 15: How is charm, mind control and possession handled in your games?
QOTD Feb 16: Have you ever been banned from playing RPG's?
QOTD Feb 17: Which RPG or RPG product do you think contains the worst artwork?
QOTD Feb 18: Which RPG or RPG product do you think has the worst editing?
QOTD Feb 19: Do you find funny player character names amusing or do they make you cringe?
QOTD Feb 20: Have GMless games changed how you approach playing RPG's that do have a GM?
QOTD Feb 21: When a character is using social skills to influence an NPC do you prefer to roll then talk or talk then roll?
QOTD Feb 22: Should the GM tell the players the Difficulty Modifiers or Target Number of a task or skill before the dice are rolled?
QOTD Feb 23: Have you ever played RPG's whilst drunk? How did it go?
QOTD Feb 24: What is the best use of a movie quote (or misquote) in a game you have participated in?
QOTD Feb 25: Who has been the biggest inspiration to you in your RPG 'career' and how did they inspire you?
QOTD Feb 26: How do you avoid GM burnout and, if you are feeling burned out, how do you deal with it?
QOTD Feb 27: Have you ever played any RPGs set in historical times, with no supernormal powers? If so, do you enjoy gaming in historical settings, what time periods are your favorites and which would be your least favorite?
QOTD Feb 28: What, if any, are your criteria when picking or inviting new players to join your group?

March 2015

QOTD Mar 1: How much prep do you do before a session? How much prep do you do before starting a new campaign?
QOTD Mar 2: Do you have any collections of RPGs that are missing one or two items, and are you trying to complete them? What lengths would you go to to finish the collection
QOTD Mar 3: How late does a Kickstarter have to be before you deem it a failure?
QOTD Mar 4: If you could write and/or design a new RPG or RPG related product, what would that product be?
QOTD Mar 5: Do you think that RPG products are overpriced, underpriced or priced just about right?
QOTD Mar 6: How to best make money as an RPG creator?
QOTD Mar 7: How do you go about learning a new RPG?
QOTD Mar 8: How has gaming affected your romantic relationships (or vice versa)?
QOTD Mar 9: Has playing an RPG ever made you cry?
QOTD Mar 10: What one song would describe your sessions?
QOTD Mar 11: How do you handle insistent/demanding players who want to include things (classes, races, equipment, spells, etc) in your game that you don't consider a good fit?
QOTD Mar 12: Have the stories of Terry Pratchett influenced your gaming in any way?
QOTD Mar 13: What scenes from fiction inspire you? Do you want your game to be able to re-create those scenes?
QOTD Mar 14: For a core rule book, what do you consider to be a good/bad page count and why?
QOTD Mar 15: What do you do to make RPG Geek a better place?
QOTD Mar 16: How important is game mastery (a thorough understanding of the rules) in your normal group?
QOTD Mar 17: What do you want from the QOTD?
QOTD Mar 18: What is your favourite RPG creature or monster and why do you like it?
QOTD Mar 19: What is your least favourite RPG creature or monster and why do you dislike it?
QOTD Mar 20: If your favourite RPG character were to be standing next to you right now, what would your conversation revolve around or sound like?
QOTD Mar 21: If there had been no Dungeons and Dragons/TSR/Gary Gygax, how do you think RPG's would have started and in what ways do you think they would have been different?
QOTD Mar 22: If there had been no Dungeons and Dragons/TSR/Gary Gygax and RPG's had developed differently in what ways do you think your introduction to, and experience of, RPG's would have been different?
QOTD Mar 23: Has one of your characters played a role in a campaign you never expected or intended?
QOTD Mar 24: If you were accepted to appear on a TV quiz show where you were expected to answer qestions about an RPG or RPG related specialist subject, what would that specialist subject be and how well do you think you would do?
QOTD Mar 25: What obscure or little known RPG product would you recommend that people should take a look at and why do you think the product is worthy of a wider audience?
QOTD Mar 26: What kind of gaming snob have you been? Are you still one in any way?
QOTD Mar 27: When you thumb a user's post or give it a geekgold tip, what are you saying about that post or user? Do the two differ?
QOTD Mar 28: Is it possible to create RPG mechanics that are specifically designed to mitigate power tripping or crappy GM behaviour?
QOTD Mar 29: Which games capture their source material the best?
QOTD Mar 30: Which games capture their source material the worst?
QOTD Mar 31: Do you enjoy exploring/mapping locations/dungeons?

April 2015

QOTD Apr 1: What is your favorite character archetype to play and why is it your favourite?
QOTD Apr 2: What is your least favorite character archetype to play and why is it your least favourite?
QOTD Apr 3: Do you use a GM screen? If so what sort of information do you like to have on the screen?
QOTD Apr 4: What do you think of mechanics where the players roll all the dice?
QOTD Apr 5: Does publishing a system no one plays make you a game designer?
QOTD Apr 6: How do you define a "Power Gamer" and are they really a problem?
QOTD Apr 7: What do you consider to be the toughest thing that one of your PC's has ever defeated?
QOTD Apr 8: What do you consider to be the weakest or most ineffective thing that has defeated one of your PC's?
QOTD Apr 9: Which popular RPG can you just not 'get' the appeal of and why does it not appeal?
QOTD Apr 10: Which is your favourite RPG and why is it your favourite?
QOTD Apr 11: To what extent do you make your players track cheap/mundane supplies?
QOTD Apr 12: What do you think makes a successful forum thread?
QOTD Apr 13: Is there a genre of RPG have you never played but would love to try?
QOTD Apr 14: What is the most important event that you have skipped to play RPG's?
QOTD: Apr 15: Have you ever played an RPG at an important event or occasion?
QOTD Apr 16: Do games need to be fun?
QOTD Apr 17: Have you ever played a character you ended up disliking or even hating?
QOTD Apr 18: If you were introducing an RPG to others, would you provide the new players with pre-gens or would you allow them to create their own characters?
QOTD Apr 19: Is there somewhere near where you live or a place you have visited that you think would make an interesting backdrop or focal point of a roleplaying game scene or set piece?
QOTD Apr 20: Are there any dice you prefer people not use and why?
QOTD Apr 21: When rating an older game do you rate it for your experience or enjoyment of it at the time or do you determine it's rating as if you were going to play it today?
QOTD Apr 22: Why do you think many PBF games to fizzle out and as GM what can you do to keep a PBF game going?
QOTD Apr 23: When do you think a GM should use 'illusionism' as a GMing technique?
QOTD Apr 24: When it comes to character sheets do you like to use an official one or just make your own?
QOTD Apr 25: How much responsibility do players have to make sure the GM is entertained whilst GMing?
QOTD Apr 26: Which RPGs do you enjoy as a player but dislike as a GM and similarly which RPG's do you enjoy as a GM but dislike as a player? Why?
QOTD Apr 27: What are your favourite movies?
QOTD Apr 28: Which of your favourite movies that is not already an RPG 'franchise' would you like to see produced as an RPG?
QOTD Apr 29: Apart from miniatures, what do you use to represent characters on the table?
QOTD Apr 30: How much 'game' do you want in your RPG?

May 2015


QOTD May 1: How loud is your RPG group?
QOTD May 2: What RPG or RPG setting would you most like to see made into a movie or TV series?
QOTD May 3: What is the oldest RPG item in your collection?
QOTD May 4: Do you game with kids?
QOTD May 5: Have your players ever complained that games don't have enough PC death?
QOTD May 6: What interesting new words or phrases have you learnt from role-playing games?
QOTD May 7: What is the most pompous or over the top political or ceremonial title that has been awarded, inherited or ascribed to one of your PC's or to an NPC in one of your games?
QOTD May 8: Is there a board game mechanic that you think could be applied to or converted for use in an RPG?
QOTD May 9: As a GM, do you ever point things out to the players after the fact?
QOTD May 10: If you had no choice but to reduce the size of your RPG collection, what criteria would you use?
QOTD May 11: Do you have any habits in your non-gaming life that are strongly influenced by your gaming?
QOTD May 12: What are your favourite books?
QOTD May 13: What are your favourite comics and graphic novels?
QOTD May 14: If you are going to a Con, how do you decide which games to join?
QOTD May 15: Which of your RPG books would you refuse to sell for 200$ (US)?
QOTD May 16: If you could go back in time and meet yourself at the start of your RPG 'career', what RPG related advice would you give to the younger you?
QOTD May 17: What RPG related advice do you think you should accept but up until now you just have not been able (or not wanted) to follow?
QOTD May 18: What food or snacks do people bring to eat at your sessions?
QOTD May 19: What weapons do you like to arm your RPG characters with?
QOTD May 20: What has been the biggest mistake you have made as a GM and how did you handle the situation?
QOTD May 21: Do you collect microbadges and if so which are your favourites?
QOTD May 22: What are your favorite movie fight scenes?
QOTD May 23: If, for whatever reason, you had to give up playing, collecting and/or reading about RPG's, what non-gaming related hobby or pastime would you replace it with?
QOTD May 24: Do you prefer D6's with pips or numbers or marked with something else?
QOTD May 25: What do think are the most cliched and overused villains seen in RPG's?
QOTD May 26: What advice would you give to someone going to a convention for the first time?
QOTD May 27: An evil time traveler has decided to play a cruel joke on you. What is the worst (yet 100% believable) RPG advice he could give your younger self?
QOTD May 28: How far do you have to travel to play in your face to face games? How far would you be prepared to travel in search of a face to face game?
QOTD May 29: Is there an incident you'd be willing to share where a non-gamer overheard gamers' potentially embarassing conversation?
QOTD May 30: Have any cartoon characters influenced your (non-Toon) RPG characters?
QOTD May 31: What is the strangest or most unusual thing a PC in a game you have participated in, wittingly or unwittingly eaten?

June 2015

QOTD June 1: What do you want to see in a good RPG review?
QOTD June 2: How ill would you have to be for you to not attend or cancel a session?
QOTD June 3: Have you ever played in or GMed in an RPG tournament? If so how did it go?
QOTD June 4: Do you have a set RPG schedule? Do you know when your next few sessions will be, and what will be played?
QOTD June 5: Do you bring in 'substitute players' when your regulars can't make it?
QOTD June 6: Which are your favourite mini's?
QOTD June 7: What foreign language game do you most want translated into your own language?
QOTD June 8: What movie or TV show quotes do you think most reflect or represent your sessions?
QOTD June 9: If you were really miserable what RPG would you play to cheer yourself up?
QOTD June 10: In a setting source book, which information do you find the most and/or least useful?
QOTD June 11: What do you want from a published RPG scenario?
QOTD June 12: Which is the most significant example of a rule that you have interpreted incorrectly? How did you discover that your interpretation was incorrect?
QOTD June 13: What do you think constitutes a useful map for use in an RPG?
QOTD June 14: What do you think is your biggest weakness as a roleplayer?
QOTD June 15: If you were allowed to keep one fantasy RPG monster as a pet, which monster would would you choose and why do you think it would make a good pet?
QOTD June 16: If you converted an adventure from one system to another, which adventure would you choose to convert and why?
QOTD June 17: What RPG item do you most regret selling, giving away or losing?
QOTD June 18: What RPG or RPG product that is available for free would you recommend is worth obtaining and why?
QOTD June 19: Has romance ever played a role in your games?
QOTD June 20: If you had the chance to play an RPG with Jesus of Nazareth, what RPG would you play and why?
QOTD June 21: How do you handle excessive and constant rules lawyering?
QOTD June 22: What is an automatic deal breaker for you as a player that would make you quit playing?
QOTD June 23: How long does a combat have to last before it becomes boring?
QOTD June 24: If you could choose to have one magical ability or superpower what would that ability be and why?
QOTD June 25: Have you ever had a prophecy involving the PC's in your game? If so did the prophecy come true or did they fulfill it?
QOTD June 26: How much character backstory is too much?
QOTD June 27: How many languages have you used at the RPG table? Which ones?
QOTD June 28: What feature or part of the Geek would you like to contribute more to if you had the time?
QOTD June 29: What is the most rules-dense game you have ever played and/or GMed?
QOTD June 30: What do you think are the key skills or abilities that a good GM should have?

July 2015

QOTD July 1: Do you allow and/or use modern technology at the table?
QOTD July 2: Which RPG, either currently or previously in your collection, would you be most embarrassed to admit to owning or having owned?
QOTD July 3: Which first edition of an RPG system first published before 1990 do you wish you had played but never managed to?
QOTD July 4: How much do you like to house rule your RPG's?
QOTD July 5: Are you going to vote for the ENnies and if so what are you going to vote for?
QOTD July 6: What do you think could be done to bring RPG's to a new or wider audience?
QOTD July 7: What do you do to encourage less 'outgoing' players to become more involved in the game?
QOTD July 8: How important are the layout, graphic design, and typography of an RPG or supplement, as distinct from its content? Have these elements strongly influenced your positive or negative reaction to particular games?
QOTD July 9: Which RPG's or RPG supplements do you think have a good layout, graphic design, and typography?
QOTD July 10: How do you keep the extrovert or pushy players from dominating the game?
QOTD July 11: If you were to stat yourself up as an RPG character, what RPG system would you use and why?
QOTD July 12: What is the worst advice about RPG's that you have been given?
QOTD July 13: What is your favourite RPG related joke?
QOTD July 14: What's the best impression your PC or party has ever made on an NPC? How did you achieve it, and was the impression deserved or undeserved?
QOTD July 15: Within the context of a RPG how would you characterise immersion and how important do you think immersion is when playing an RPG?
QOTD July 16: What commonly found rule or rules within an RPG system do you usually ignore and why do you choose to ignore them?
QOTD July 17: Who is your favorite RPG designer and why?
QOTD July 18: Does the name of the designer or other individuals who have worked on the RPG or RPG supplement influence your decision to purchase that product?
QOTD July 19: Do you run published adventure modules or campaigns or do you prefer to create your own?
QOTD July 20: How many monsters (or opponents or NPCs, etc.) should a game system detail?
QOTD July 21: What homebrewed systems have you played?
QOTD July 22: If you had to pick and recommend ONE source of inspiration for RPGs, what would that source be and why would you pick it?
QOTD July 23: What action scene would you like most like to play out in an RPG?
QOTD July 24: Do you have campaign/adventure ideas that you've been keeping in your back pocket? Do share?
QOTD July 25: Which games that you liked when you were first exposed to them do you feel less enthused about now? What changed your mind?
QOTD July 26: Which games that you disliked when you were first exposed to them do you feel more enthusiastic about now? What changed your mind?
QOTD July 27: If you were to set up and run your own Friendly Local Game Store what would the shop be named?
QOTD July 28: Have you ever had spectators watching a game you were playing in?
QOTD July 29: How can you tell if a published adventure or campaign would or would not work with your group?
QOTD July 30: Have mental health issues affected you or those you game with and how has it impacted upon your gaming?
QOTD July 31: What is the longest running RPG campaign you have played in or GMed?

August 2015

QOTD Aug 1: If you had the opportunity to play an RPG at any location of your choosing, where would you want to play and why would you choose it?
QOTD Aug 2: What is your favourite non-RPG thing to come out of RPGing?
QOTD Aug 3: What RPG magazines do you read (or have read) and which were your favourites?
QOTD Aug 4: Who is your favourite villain?
QOTD Aug 5: Who is your least favourite villain?
QOTD Aug 6: Do you read session reports? What do you read them for?
QOTD Aug 7: Who is your favourite hero?
QOTD Aug 8: Who is your least favourite hero?
QOTD Aug 9: How far in advance do you schedule your sessions?
QOTD Aug 10: What songs or pieces of music do you think most represent particular RPG's?
QOTD Aug 11: Which RPGs do you really enjoy the setting but dislike the rules?
QOTD Aug 12: Which RPGs do you love the rules but dislike the setting?
QOTD Aug 13: Which less well known RPG settings do you like and think deserve greater recognition?
QOTD Aug 14: Do you use 'cut scenes' in your games?
QOTD Aug 15: What old RPG or RPG product would you most like to see updated and republished?
QOTD Aug 16: Have any RPG publishers have provided you with good customer care or customer service?
QOTD Aug 17: When you attend a session, what do you take with you and how do you transport it?
QOTD Aug 18: What is the most ridiculous combat you have survived?
QOTD Aug 19: What does your dice bag or dice box look like?
QOTD Aug 20: Do you like to be presented with puzzles in a session? If so what kind of puzzles do you enjoy and what kind of puzzles do you not like?
QOTD Aug 21: What tips have you got for creating NPC's 'on the fly'?
QOTD 22 Aug: How much of your RPG collection have you actually read from cover to cover?
QOTD Aug 23: It is your birthday and a good friend has offered to GM a one shot for you, any system and any setting. What would you choose and why?
QOTD Aug 24: Are you writing you own RPG? If not do you want to write your own RPG, and if so what's stopping you?
QOTD Aug 25: Is there anything tabletop RPG's can learn from videogame RPG's?
QOTD Aug 26: What is the funniest mispronunciation of a game related word or monster name you have heard?
QOTD Aug 27: Do you think it is possible to cater for different playstyles within a single gaming group or do those differences preclude players with different preferences gaming with each other?
QOTD Aug 28: How do we ensure that all users have a shot at being selected Geek of the Week?
QOTD Aug 30: Are there specific pieces of music you associate with scenarios or settings?
QOTD Aug 31: What's the most exotic world you've played in?

September 2015

QOTD Sept 1: Who is your favourite person in the world of RPG's and why?
QOTD Sept 2: Do the players in your group use NPCs' names or do they use descriptions or give nicknames to them?
QOTD Sept 3: What do you think is the best way to have new players join a long-running, well-established campaign with high-level characters?
QOTD Sept 4: If you had the opportunity to pick two 'monsters' to participate in an arena style death match, which two monsters would you pick to fight and why would it be a good match up?
QOTD Sept 5: What is the most outrageous deliberate misinterpretation of a rule that you have seen?
QOTD Sept 6: How would you explain what 'playing RPG's' is to someone that does not know about RPG's?
QOTD Sept 7: What was your favorite character death, noble or otherwise (to be answered if possible in haiku)?
QOTD Sept 8: If you GM a game set in pre-modern settings (or fantasy version thereof), how do you handle lighting after dusk? How much light do you think candles, oil lamps, torches, hearth fires, etc., give?
QOTD Sept 9: Do you use any other social media or forums for discussing your hobby(ies)?
QOTD Sept 10: Do you use the random item/encounter/NPC generation lists to be found in many RPG books?
QOTD Sept 11: What is your favourite food?
QOTD Sept 12: Does your group rotate GMing duties or is it the same person who GM's every session?
QOTD Sept 13: What one RPG item would you most like to own that would complete or help complete your collection?
QOTD Sept 14: Which RPG items do you have your name in? Are you especially proud or ashamed of any of them?
QOTD Sept 15: What is your favourite 'little known' or obscure corner of the Geek and why do you like it?
QOTD Sept 16: When your group sits down at the start of a session, do you have a set seating order?
QOTD Sept 17: Have you ever played a character you realised was significantly more powerful than the other characters in the group and how did this impact upon the game?
QOTD 18: Can willpower influence a dice roll?
QOTD Sept 19: How important do you think 'ambience' or 'atmosphere' is in a horror game and what tips do you have for creating it?
QOTD Sept 20: Are there any rolls that the GM should always be make in the open or any rolls the GM should always keep secret? Why?
QOTD Sept 21: What system would you most like to play but you know your group will veto? Why would they refuse to play it?
QOTD Sept 22: What is the longest continuous RPG session you have participated in?
QOTD Sept 23: Of all the people that you have gamed with in the past but you are no longer in contact with, who would you most like to game with again and why?
QOTD Sept 24: Have you ever dressed up as one of your RPG characters? If so what did you look like?
QOTD Sept 25: If your favorite RPG system was going to disappear tomorrow but you could choose another system to convert all it's sourcebooks, settings, gear, etc, what system would you be losing and what system would you replace it with?
QOTD Sept 26: How graphic or descriptive do you like the narration of combat scenes to be?
QOTD Sept 27: Do you prefer attributes to be more important than skills or skills more important than attributes?
QOTD Sept 28: What was or is the most uncomfortable character (or character type) for you to roleplay?
QOTD Sept 29: Have you ever played an RPG solitaire?
QOTD Sept 30: How would you describe your favourite character, in the form of a Clerihew?

October 2015


QOTD Oct 1: What is your idea of roleplaying hell?
QOTD Oct 2: When you die, what do hope will happen to your RPG collection?
QOTD Oct 3: If a player was going to be late for a session or if a session ended early and you decided to play a quick board game to fill the time, what board game(s) would you choose play?
QOTD Oct 4: What is your idea of roleplaying heaven?
QOTD Oct 5: What type of RPG or RPG product would you like to see more of?
QOTD Oct 6: What is the most unusual or over the top vehicle that one of your PC's has driven, piloted, ridden or sailed?
QOTD Oct 7: Do you collect or purchase RPG accessories or merchandise?
QOTD Oct 8: Have you ever been a spectator in another RPG groups session? What was it like?
QOTD Oct 9: After character creation how much tinkering do you allow a player to make before the character is set in stone?
QOTD Oct 10: Will you be joining the Cthanta Gift Exchange (Secret Santa) or the Tavern Christmas Card Exchange this year?
QOTD Oct 11: Do you remember the first RPG character you ever created and if so what was the character like?
QOTD Oct 12: As if by magic Gary Gygax suddenly appears next to you, giving you the chance to ask him a question. What question would you like to ask him?
QOTD Oct 13: How much roleplaying do you do outside of a session?
QOTD Oct 14: Have you ever GMed or played in a game or campaign set in a post-apocalyptic setting?
QOTD Oct 15: What are your favourite and least favourite dice types and why?
QOTD Oct 16: Has anyone ever taken offense at something you have said or done during a game?
QOTD Oct 17: Will you be participating in Virtuacon '15?
QOTD Oct 18: Have you ever dreamt about RPG's?
QOTD Oct 19: Do you prefer to play characters that go from 'zero to hero' or do you like to play characters that are more powerful than their contemporaries?
QOTD Oct 20: What RPG would you recommend for playing at a party?
QOTD Oct 21: Have you ever gamed in a "shared universe", where multiple GMs build adventures within the same campaign setting? How did that go?
QOTD Oct 22: Have you ever GMed or played in game or campaign based on spies and spying?
QOTD Oct 23: What is the worst accidental or deliberate damage that you or someone else has done to an RPG related product that you have owned?
QOTD Oct 24: Is intra party conflict always a bad thing?
QOTD Oct 25: Have you ever GMed or been involved in a TPK?
QOTD Oct 26: When purchasing an RPG or RPG supplement how important to you is the interior artwork?
QOTD Oct 27: Do you enjoy dungeon crawls?
QOTD Oct 28: How do you pitch a new game or campaign to your group?
QOTD Oct 29: What was the first adventure you ever wrote like?
QOTD Oct 30: Have you ever run or played in a Halloween themed adventure? What was the adventure like and how did it go?
QOTD Oct 31: The GM appears to be stalling and is talking about work or a past campaign or his kids or something. How long before you start pushing for action?

November 2015


QOTD Nov 1: Do you think you need better players for a sandbox campaign to have an engaging story?
QOTD Nov 2: Which do you think was the best adventure you ever wrote?
QOTD Nov 3: Has anyone ever consulted a text book during a game in an effort to provide real-world evidence of the difficulty of a task?
QOTD Nov 4: Which is your favourite TV cartoon series?
QOTD Nov 5: Which is the best episode of Looney Tunes?
QOTD Nov 6: Can you come up with a catchy advertising slogan for an RPG?
QOTD Nov 7: What would be on your RPG 'bucket' list?
QOTD Nov 8: Do you think of GMing as a service?
QOTD Nov 9: Do you ever create dungeons or adventures or campaign settings without having a group of players you intend to use it with?
QOTD Nov 10: What do you think will be different about RPG's as a hobby in 20 years time?
QOTD Nov 11: Would you prefer to find a magic item or a piece of art?
QOTD Nov 12: What is your favourite system and why do you like it so much?
QOTD Nov 13: What is the weirdest character flaw or edge you have seen?
QOTD Nov 14: What game has the worst ratio of money you spent on it compared to the enjoyment you got out of it?
QOTD Nov 15: Using your preferred RPG system, how would you adjudicate a player declaring that "I want my character to climb up the 30' tall giant and stab it in the brain through it's ear" would work?
QOTD Nov 16: Which published adventure or campaign that you have not played or GMed before would you most like to try?
QOTD Nov 17: When playing RPG's, have you ever encountered a dragon?
QOTD Nov 18: What is your favourite music?
QOTD Nov 19: What is the silliest monster that you have encountered in a session?
QOTD Nov 20: What would you do if you caught a player cheating?
QOTD Nov 21: If you have ever played through a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' style gamebook, which was your favourite and why?
QOTD Nov 22: Is it OK to 'split the party'?
QOTD Nov 23: What proportion of the RPG books that you have ever bought do you still own now?
QOTD Nov 24: What are your criteria for thumbing or tipping content on RPGgeek?
QOTD Nov 25: Do you track your collection on RPGgeek? Why or why not?
QOTD Nov 26: Do you record your RPG plays on RPGGeek? Why or why not?
QOTD Nov 27: As the GM have you ever controlled a player character to assist the group and if so how did it work out?
QOTD Nov 28: Have you ever participated in any Play by Forum games?
QOTD Nov 29: Do you think there has ever been a 'golden age' of RPG's?
QOTD Nov 30: Do you collect and paint mini's?

December 2015

QOTD Dec 1: Have you ever played an RPG at work?
QOTD Dec 2: What was the worst campaign or scenario concept that has been been pitched to you?
QOTD Dec 3: What brought you to the Geek?
QOTD Dec 4: What RPG product do you think has the best name?
QOTD Dec 5: Do you have any ideas for interesting or unusual bad guys or villains that you've been keeping in your back pocket? Please share?
QOTD Dec 6: How black-and-white are the moral choices in your games?
QOTD Dec 7: What was the most difficult moral choice that one of your characters has been presented with?
QOTD Dec 8: Which is your favourite RPG related product review?
QOTD Dec 9: Where do you normally play?
QOTD Dec 10: What characteristics make for a good game store?
QOTD Dec 11: What acting techniques do you find most effective at the tabletop?
QOTD Dec 12: Are you buying anyone a RPG related gift this Christmas? Have you asked for an RPG related gift this Christmas?
QOTD Dec 13: Have you ever played in a campaign setting that contained no humans whatsoever?
QOTD 14 Dec: What is the most unusual food or drink that someone has brought along for consumption at a session?
QOTD Dec 15: What character would you like to play in a superhero game?
QOTD Dec 16: Do you have a roleplaying related 'guilty secret' and if so what is it?
QOTD Dec 17: Have you ever played a GMless RPG?
QOTD Dec 18: Have you ever played an RPG with multiple GM's?
QOTD Dec 19: Do you tell other people that you play RPG's?
QOTD Dec 20: What psychological techniques do you find most effective at the tabletop?
QOTD Dec 21: How many dice do you own?
QOTD Dec 22: What software do you use for RPG related tasks?
QOTD Dec 23: What are your sources of inspiration when setting up or planning a campaign?
QOTD Dec 24: Has Santa ever appeared in a game you have participated in?
QOTD Dec 25: What did you get for Christmas?
QOTD Dec 26: What has been your best roleplaying related 'discovery' in 2015?
QOTD Dec 27: Have you ever killed an NPC and then regretted it?
QOTD Dec 28: What real-life skill do you have that your characters are also likely to possess?
QOTD Dec 29: What was your roleplaying year like?
QOTD Dec 30: What gaming events or product releases are you most looking forward to in 2016?
QOTD Dec 31: What are your roleplaying hopes and ambitions for 2016?

January 2016

QOTD Jan 1: What piece of in-game equipment has been the most problematic for you?
QOTD Jan 2: What advice would you give to a first time GM?
QOTD Jan 3: If you moved to a new town, didn't know any gamers and none of the local game stores had any adverts looking for people to join an RPG group, how would you go about finding a non-D&D RPG game?
QOTD Jan 4: What RPG skill or ability do you most wish you possessed in real life?
QOTD Jan 5: When deciding which system you are going to play, how important are the dice mechanics?
QOTD Jan 6: What's your usual Geekdo process? When you log on what do you click first? Subscriptions? Front page browse?
QOTD Jan 7: What is the strangest or most unusual place that you have played an RPG at?
QOTD Jan 8: How important are props in your RPG's?
QOTD Jan 9: How do you decide which Kickstarters you will back?
QOTD Jan 10: What is the most irrational or obscure reason you have for disliking an RPG system or setting?
QOTD Jan 11: What is your most irrational or obscure reason for liking an RPG system or setting?
QOTD Jan 12: What are your sources of inspiration when creating a character?
QOTD Jan 13: What one fantasy creature from a 'Monster Manual' or similar publication do you wish existed in the real world?
QOTD Jan 14: Where do you do most of your RPG book reading?
QOTD Jan 15: What is the biggest mistake you have made as a GM? How did you recover from it?
QOTD Jan 16: What is your favourite or most effective 'house rule'?
QOTD Jan 17: How often do characters die in the games you participate in?
QOTD Jan 18: Which do you think is the most underrated RPG system?
QOTD Jan 19: Have you ever been involved in or GMed a mass battle in an RPG?
QOTD Jan 20: Which do you think is the most overrated RPG system?
QOTD Jan 21: Have you ever played and Roleplaying Board Games or Roleplaying Card Games?
QOTD Jan 22: What do you feel are the most underrated and overrated RPG settings?
QOTD Jan 23: Which RPG related blogs do you read and would recommend?
QOTD Jan 24: What obscure books or authors would you recommend to inspire a roleplaying game fan who has read all of the classic fiction?
QOTD Jan 25: How is good roleplaying rewarded in the games you participate in?
QOTD Jan 26: What books would you never recommend someone read, but have provided ideas that you have used in RPGs?
QOTD Jan 27: What do you think are the defining characteristics of an RPG?
QOTD Jan 28: Tell us about yourself and your RPG group?
QOTD Jan 29: What setting and/or mechanical elements should be present for a game to qualify as a Horror (Cthulhu Mythos) product?
QOTD Jan 30: When travelling to a session, what do you typically have to carry with you?
QOTD Jan 31: How well does your group handle distractions at the table?

February 2016

QOTD Feb 1: What characteristics would define your idea of a 'player from hell'?
QOTD Feb 2: What characteristics would define your idea of a 'perfect' player?
QOTD Feb 3: Other than choosing not to game with that person, what tips have you got for dealing with rules lawyers and excessive rules lawyering?
QOTD Feb 4: How many RPG items do you currently own?
QOTD Feb 5: What do your gaming bookshelves look like?
QOTD Feb 6: What pre-game rituals or routines do you have?
QOTD Feb 7: What are the differences between all of the different OSR games?
QOTD Feb 8: What is the worst RPG character name you have encountered?
QOTD Feb 9: Which is your favourite map?
QOTD Feb 10: If you were going to miss a session, would you mind if the GM gave your character to someone else to play?
QOTD Feb 11: How would you go about presenting information about a new setting to players?
QOTD Feb 12: What RPG or RPG setting do you think would make the best Pixar movie?
QOTD Feb 13: What do you think are the defining characteristics of D&D?
QOTD Feb 14: How do you finish up a long running campaign, once the final encounter is over?
QOTD Feb 15: As a player how good are you at seperating Out of Character knowledge from In Character actions?
QOTD Feb 16: What is the most flagrant use or abuse of Out of Character knowledge for In Character gain that you have encountered?
QOTD Feb 17: Which do you think is the worst adventure or scenario ever published and why do you think it is so bad?
QOTD Feb 18: What is your favourite piece of (non gaming related) visual art?
QOTD Feb 19: As a character, what could you put on the line besides death that would sting the most if you lost it?
QOTD Feb 20: What does your family or your close relations think about you playing RPG's?
QOTD Feb 21: What book, movie, TV show, or other intellectual property that has never been made into an RPG or has been made and is now out of print/unsupported, would make a good RPG and why?
QOTD Feb 22: Which has been your favourite RPG setting to play in and why did you like it?
QOTD Feb 23: The world has become a terrible place, roleplaying games have been banned, you collection has been confiscated and/or deleted, you have managed to conceal a single RPG Item. Which one would you keep and why?
QOTD Feb 24: If you won a contest and the prize was a collection of every book ever published for a single RPG system including all editions, what system would you choose?
QOTD Feb 25: What is your favorite absurd rule in an RPG?
QOTD Feb 26: Have you ever participated in an adventure where the GM tried to make up for a poor or overly deadly session by handing out heaps of treasure?
QOTD Feb 27: Which of the 'traditional' fantasy RPG character archetypes do you find most difficult or least fun to play?
QOTD Feb 28: Do you remember your first PC death and if so how did they die?
QOTD Feb 29: If you were to give up playing (or collecting or thinking about) RPG's tomorrow, what pastime would you replace it with?

March 2016

QOTD Mar 1: How do you decide if a dice roll is required?
QOTD Mar 2: If you could choose to live in any one RPG setting, which would you choose and why?
QOTD Mar 3: What song or album would you most like to see turned into, or serve as the inspiration for, a roleplaying game, setting or scenario?
QOTD Mar 4: If you only had a GM and one player what system would you recommend and why?
QOTD March 5: Over the course of your RPG 'career' how many different RPG's have you played?
QOTD Mar 6: What is your characters nemesis?
QOTD Mar 7: Have you ever got into an argument or fight with another player (in game or out of game) over the division of treasure?
QOTD Mar 8: If RPG's had been 'invented' by sci fi buffs, would they have evolved differently?
QOTD Mar 9: How do you prep to GM a game?
QOTD Mar 10: Have you ever seriously messed with the 'canon' of an established setting for your own games?
QOTD Mar 11: Do you think your GM is too harsh or that you are a harsh GM? If so, in what way?
QOTD Mar 12: Do you have any good murder-hoboing stories to share?
QOTD Mar 13: What well known RPG have you never played or GMed?
QOTD Mar 14: Is there an existing RPG setting or license that you think would be better represented by a different game or system than the one it's published for? Which game or system would you use for that setting or license, and why?
QOTD Mar 15: What are the most egregious puns made in an RPG session that you can remember?
QOTD Mar 16: Which was your most favourite ever PC and why was that PC your favourite?
QOTD Mar 17: Which was your least favourite ever PC and why did you dislike the PC so much?
QOTD Mar 18: Which was your least favourite GM ever and why were they the worst?
QOTD Mar 19: Is it acceptable for the GM to alter the stats or abilities of a monster or similar adversary 'on the fly' as a conflict progresses?
QOTD Mar 20: The designers of Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) said that the three core pillars of adventure are Exploration, Combat, and Roleplay. What do you think the three core pillars of your roleplaying adventures are?
QOTD Mar 21: What was your worst moment as being a bad GM? What were the repercussions?
QOTD Mar 22: What, if anything, do you as a player or a GM do inside the game to be inclusive and makes all players feel welcome?
QOTD Mar 23: If you could have a job within the RPG 'industry' what job would you like to have and why?
QOTD Mar 24: What unreleased game(s) are you most excited about and why?
QOTD Mar 25: What's the next new game you're going to run or play in? And what's got you excited about it?
QOTD Mar 26: Which was your favourite GM ever and why were they so great?
QOTD Mar 27: How much control do you like to have over your character's improvement
QOTD Mar 28: Mr. Atoz is about to send you back to 1975. You can take one game back with you, and the Atavachron will blur the copyright data. Which one do you take? Why?
QOTD Mar 29: Where in the world would you most like to visit and why?
QOTD Mar 30: What do you think is your biggest flaw or weakness as a player?
QOTD Mar 31: If you won a $1,000,000 on the lottery, what would you do?

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QOTD Nov 27: Which RPG designer or industry professional would you most like to meet and what one question would you like to ask them?

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QOTD Dec 3: If you observed someone cheating whilst playing an RPG what would you do?
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QOTD Dec 4: What characteristics or actions do you think define an adversarial GM?
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QOTD Dec 5: What do you think is the most important skill for a GM to have and why do you think this skill is the most important?
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QOTD Dec 6: What is your favourite RPG mechanic that does not involve the use of dice or other randomiser?
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