December RPG Blog Carnival – Heroes Living & Dead
In many if not most RPGs, the characters are called upon in one way or another to be heroes. They may not all be heroes we can look up to, or even recognize at first glance as being heroes, but – in the heat of the moment if nothing else – heroes they are. From the Anti-Hero to the Not-a-Hero, to the Reluctant Hero and on to the Zealous Hero the protagonists of our tales have many guises and myriad motivations. It is time for we, their chroniclers, to cast aside the veil of myth and folklore and look deep at what makes these characters who and what they are. If nothing else, let us share tales of the great heroes we have seen blaze trails across our tables opening vistas of imagination and exultation wherever the Story took them.
For the month of December, the RPG Blog Carnival will be pitching its tents and putting up its rides under the banner of Casting Shadows, with the idea of exploring our favorite heroes, what it takes to make a hero, what inspires a hero, what breaks a hero, and what we can do to meld these ideas with our stories and campaigns so that they can take us from the first faltering steps toward bravery to the final ride into the sunset, with Avalon beyond~
The RPG Blog Carnival is a group effort wherein bloggers from across the spectrum of RPG Blogs and RPG players post on one topic during the course of a month, with the host site compiling all of the contributions into one easily accessed list. Multiple submissions on each monthly topic are encouraged, as is placing links to supporting and/or opposing views within your own.
To participate, simply write an entry on this month’s theme – Heroes, Living and Dead – and then leave a comment about your post with a link in the comments section below. Leaving links on WordPress blogs is simple. Just use the following bit of html:
<a href=”your post’s url”>Your Post’s Title</a>
If you have any questions take a look at any of the past carnivals for examples, or contact me directly. The Archive of the RPG Blog Carnival is maintained by Nevermet Press.
I am looking forward to what great tales, insights, inspirations, and vulnerabilities we will be sharing this month. On to the Carnival~!