From February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023, I made daily entries to the @gamesdiner Twitter account, using the hashtags #TRPG, #GURPS, and #DailyHouserule. The concept: Make tweets out of a bunch of minor GURPS houserule items, GM/player advice tidbits, and other tips & tricks, to have fun engaging with other gamers and get the #GURPS tag out there more. (See the initial announcement here.)
How many tweets in all? 365 entries, one or several posts per entry… I don’t know, but probably over a thousand tweets. Released into the wild over the course of a year, they’ve now been rounded up and caged at the Games Diner, a page for each month.
Birds of a feather they are not. They jump around a hundred topics, including new weapons and traits, uses for oft-ignored skills, GM tips, deep dives into niche topics (druidic power boosts… clerical consumables… doomchildren battles… torches, of all things…), and, of course, rules fixes and improvements that’ll totally make your game better. (Hey! I see that eye-rolling!) I ended up with many entries left unposted, but most of those suffer from being incomplete, dull, “needs more testing”, etc. 365 is enough!
(A technical note: Should you want to link to one of these entries for whatever reason – as in, “Hey Mabel, drop whatever you’re doing and look at what this idiot is saying” – just use the URL for the page in question, followed by a hashtag and the number of the entry. For example, a link to Entry No. 131 on the page for June entries takes the form “https://www.gamesdiner.com/tweets202206#131”.)
Thanks to all those who followed the posts, with special thanks to those who were kind with the likes, comments, and retweets, and those who became account followers along the way.
Let’s keep promoting good games on the interwebs!
Go to the entries, by month:
Header image: Craiyon AI tries its hand at “Twitter birds in cage in style of medieval art”. Okay, I guess medieval artists wouldn’t have known that Twitter birds are blue, so fair enough…