Day 2 - Unique.
This one is an interesting word, and can be interpreted in different ways. So we'll do a couple of these... (Idea courtesy of Lynne Hardy, a good friend.)
Unique experience: Running an rpg game in a hospital. You can read about the circumstances and about the game session here and there, but to summarize: My late friend, SteveB, was in the hospital and wanted to game, so I ran a game of Savage Mars in his room at the Civic Hospital. It was a bizarre, somewhat surreal, and quite unique gaming session, to say the least.
Unique individual: That honour must go to Greg Stafford. I didn't know him all that well, having only met him about five times (if memory serves), but he is a very much missed inspiration and a really nice fella. I remember that I was very shy about meeting him the first time, but he put me at ease with him, and we had a terrific chat about something or other that first time. He remembered me every time we met after that.
Unique feeling: Meeting Jeff Barber for the first time just a couple of years ago at GenCon Indy. Jeff is the designer of a classic sf rpg called Blue Planet, that has gone through two incarnations and will be launching a revised version of the game some time next year. But I've been wanting to meet Jeff for some 20+ years now, and never have. Until the ISDN Social at GenCon. I can't even describe the feeling when he, sitting at a table at the back of the bar, recognized me and greeted me like an old friend. And then I realized who he was by the distinctive Biohazard Games t-shirt that he was wearing! I felt awkward and elated, both at the same time.
And there you have this second post for #RPGaDay for August, 2019. Comments, thoughts, questions, etc. are all welcome, of course.