I am not sure if this is a common occurrence among role-players or not, but a group that I played in high school set many of the games in our town. For obvious reasons, this does not work as well for Dungeons & Dragons as is does for games in a more modern setting; we mainly stuck to Rifts, Vampire: the Masquerade, and Macross as they are easy to set in almost any modern locale. Other good choices would be D20 Modern, Call of Cthulhu, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Month: January 2010
First of all, I have to thank ChattyDM as the inspiration for this article came from one of his tweets yesterday. I have been toying with the idea of building 3D terrains for role-playing instead of using a standard battle map for a long time, but I rarely play at my own house so setup is often not feasible. However, it there is a better way than using actual set pieces such as walls, trees, etc.