I've had some super-awesome games in the last two weeks. I played a PTA game with a bunch of people who had never played an RPG before, and followed it up the next week with some TSOY. These are people from my improv troupe, and it's really fun watching them rock out, and struggle with stakes setting, and all that other good stuff.
Best Moment: We're coming out of the dungeon (having just rescued Robin Hood) and Jason says, "The Sheriff of Nottingham recognizes you and is coming towards you with his men!" and M., one of the new players, says, as if shocked, "He can't do that! We're dancing!" Total goat-throw.
Then there was all of Camp Nerdly, which was a cornucopeia of great games.
And last night Jason, Clinton, and I finished up our Twilight 2000 game, and it was totally rad! I'm talking a low-speed chase through the slums of Krakow, a shoot-out in an abandoned factory, and a tank vs. 10 goons in a discotheque. I'm talking a jammed shell in the cannon, with a roll to see if it explodes every time we run into something. Multiple headshot deaths. Gun porn. We don't go to the Gonzo Action Place very often, but it's totally satisfying when we do. I really enjoy the gaming I do now, but last night was like a primal reconnection with the first good RPGs I ever played, and it was completely awesome.
Have you had moments like this recently that make you glad to be a gamer? Tell me about it!