Hello adventurers and happy December! Today something quite special is happening here on Adventure Rules, a community event that I sincerely hope you will all enjoy. This is not the first time we’ve done Charming and Open here, but since that time a lot of new folks have joined the adventurer community. So for those of you who weren’t around for the first event (and for those who might need a refresher), let’s go over how this works.
Charming and Open is inspired by a move of the same name in the tabletop RPG Dungeon World. In the game, it allows a character to ask a direct question and get an honest answer, but there’s a catch – in speaking openly enough to ask that question, they give the target the opportunity to ask a question on the same terms. This idea of an open exchange of questions to which both parties must give an honest answer is the basis of the community event.
Charming and Open is an opportunity for you to ask me a question about video games, tabletops, or blogging in general. I’ll answer your question as a full length post right here on Adventure Rules. In exchange, if you’re a blogger and want to participate, I’ll ask you a question which you can then answer as a full length post on your own blog. We link each other and encourage our followers to check out the other’s post – in this way, the event helps to build community as we exchange ideas and spread the world about one another’s blogs.
Here’s how it works. In order to ask me a question, all you have to do is post that question in the comments of this article. In your comment, please include whether or not you would like me to ask you a question as well. I’ll acknowledge your comment to let you know whether or not the question has been approved as well as the estimated date I’ll be posting my answer.
“Approved?” There are some guidelines as to what kind of questions you are able to ask, but they are very simple guidelines. Nothing hateful or prejudiced, nothing unrelated to the topics covered on Adventure Rules, no repeat questions, and only one question per person. While I ultimately reserve the right to reject any question, if you follow those guidelines then chances are you’re going to get an answer. Here are some examples of questions from last time to help you get an idea of good questions to ask:
“What is one video game character you feel spiritually connected to?”
“What is your guilty pleasure game?”
“If you could visit any world within a video game, where would you go?”
“What is your opinion on silent versus voiced protagonists?”
Your questions can be general or specific, deal with game mechanics or with a game’s story, whatever interests you the most about gaming. I’ll also be glad to talk tabletop RPGs, blogging – heck, even questions about other blogging events are on the table as far as I’m concerned. I’ll answer the question to the best of my ability, and I hope you’ll do the same for me!
ASKED AND ANSWERED
In addition to serving as the explanation of the rules, this post will also serve as a hub where you can check out all of the articles that come out of this event. I’ll be updating it as I answer questions and as folks answer my questions, so be sure to revisit from time to time to see how it has grown and expanded.
Questions will be open from the time this is posted (9 AM EST on Friday, December 1st, 2017) until 72 hours later at 9 AM on Monday, December 4th, 2017. I intend to answer every question I receive during that time period, but no later, so be sure to get your question submitted before the deadline Monday morning. QUESTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who submitted a question and participated in the event. You can keep coming back to this post throughout the month of December to find my responses to the questions I receive as well as the responses of other adventurers to the questions that I ask them!
“Which video game character would you want to hang out with in real life?” – submitted by Later Levels, answered by Adventure Rules
“What game would you reboot and what would you change about it?” – submitted by Adventure Rules, answered by Reaper Interactive
“If you were a villain in a video game, what would be your motive and what powers would you have?” – submitted by Adventure Rules, answered by Overthinker Y
“What video game do you find yourself revisiting time and again, and what’s so special about it?” – submitted by Adventure Rules, answered by True Video Games
“Would you rather gain exclusive access to review games first but never play them again, or contribute ideas to game development but never be credited?” – submitted by True Video Games, answered by Adventure Rules