This blog is for the Dangerous Journeys System. Not any guide or even game, but rather a system for role playing guides, or if you prefer to call it such, a role playing game.
What is it About?
Dangerous Journeys is about adventure. In part it is about travelling to exotic locations and meeting exotic people, but adventures aren’t always found there. For your own home can be a location for many adventures, and there will be times when you will need to be daring indeed just to make sure that the trash gets put out.
For courage is often called for, even when you are certain nothing could ever challenge you.
As player it is your role to be ready. Ready to face dangers innumerable and foes incalculable. It is your role to use what the fates have granted you to be heroic. Not the hero, for that is what others get to call you. You get to be just another person, albeit one with some extraordinary qualities, but not ones that make you a hero, they just give you a better chance than most to be heroic.
Above all you need to be active. To be engaged. You are not here to be a passive audience, for RPGs are a warm medium needing you to take part. Don’t ask your guide to give you something to do, find something to do. Even if all you do is just say hello to a random soul on the street, it could well lead to adventure. Just remember, there is never nothing going on.
As guide it is your role to guide. Which is harder than you’d think. As guide you need to know your world and those who live in it. You need to be ready to play those roles your players don’t play, and to do well enough to encourage those playing to accept your world as a sort of real life even though it is quite imaginary.
But always remember that it is their adventure, their world. You may lay out the basic framework, but it is they who will flesh it out. At the very least they will help you flesh things out.
And don’t just let them stand there twiddling their thumbs, engage them. They’re too shy to say hello, then say hello your damn self. It aint gonna kill you to get them off their butts.
That’s it for now. I’ve got more coming up, but that can awhile. I hope to hear from you.