|April 14, 2011||Posted by Patrick Benson|
Back in 2009 I proposed and launched the “Day of Fudge”, or DoF, with the support of some of the members over at the Fudge RPG Community Yahoo Group. Here is some background info from my personal blog (which is nowhere near as popular as this one due to the lack of pointy red felt hats):
Every year the first Saturday of June is the "Day of Fudge" where fans of the Fudge RPG system are encouraged to run Fudge game events out in public. You can run a game at your local game shop, at your public library, a local campus, or anywhere you get permission to host such an event. All you need to participate in the DoF is some imagination, and a little gumption!
You can read about my scenario for this year’s DoF at the link above. For the past two years I have had a blast promoting my favorite system while at the same time running a fun game for others. Fudge is a very simple system that uses adjectives instead of numbers for traits, and it has inspired some great derivatives like FATE, the Dresden Files RPG (which I’ll be posting a review of soon), Diaspora, and Icons (which a certain gnome was involved with).
This year the DoF is already getting attention from folks like Michael Wolf over at Stargazer’s World (which is a blog that you probably want to check out too). There is even a DoF raffle where you can win custom Fudge dice from the Dicecreator’s Blog! I am very happy to see the DoF grow a little bit bigger each year, and I absolutely love seeing the RPG community gather to celebrate our hobby whether it be a niche holiday or a convention.
This year though I want to try and crank the DoF up a notch. The problem is that I can’t do that on my own. I need your help to make it happen, and the best way to get your help is to offer my own back in return.
If you want to run a DoF Fudge game then I want to help you do it!
Over at my forum You Meet In A Tavern I have created a board dedicated to the DoF. If you are interested in learning how to play, run, or design a Fudge game I will help you in any way that I can. Want tips on designing an adventure? I am at your disposal. Need advice on introducing gamers to the Fudge RPG? I’ll share every trick that I know with you. Looking for a recommendation for a Fudge product? I can point you in the right direction.
And if I can’t help you with something, well there are two more gnomes over at the Tavern who might be able to help (we’re everywhere). They aren’t rabid Fudge fans like myself, but they damn well know how to run a good game with any RPG system!
To be clear, I am not associated with any Fudge product that is currently being sold today. I do this out of a passion for my favorite game system, and I can tell you how to run Fudge without having to buy anything at all. This is just my way of giving back to the community that has given me so much.
Step up to the challenge!
If you are ready to run a game of Fudge I salute you, and if you want to run a game of Fudge I will help you to do it. Fudge is a great system that may change how you look at other RPGs in general, and that is always good because it expands your GM’s toolbox.
Are you going to step up to the “Day of Fudge” challenge? Let us know by leaving a comment below, and I’ll be sure to write a follow-up post after the DoF to let you all know how things went.