1) What is the most common type of environment or terrain encountered thus far in your current or most recent campaign?
Underground temples, ruins and a refurbished keep. Typical D&D fare really.
2) What is the most exotic or unusual environment or terrain encountered thus far in your current or most recent campaign?
None really. The recent campaign has been very traditional. My new one, however, will have a small mega-dungeon that rotates so that the entrances are always random.
3) What environment or terrain type have you never used but always wanted to? Why haven’t you?
Something water-based, or ice-based. Not really had a cool idea for one yet though.
4) Do you have a combat rule or mechanic from another game system you are using in the game system you currently play, played recently or generally play?
I borrowed house-rules from other blogs for my last game, but the only thing that comes to mind is somehow using the journey rules from The One Ring.
5) In your opinion, what genre has received too little attention in regards to RPGs based on that subject?
Film Noir and 30s detective fiction.
6) If a quality RPG on the aforementioned neglected genre came out tomorrow, what would make you buy it? What would prevent you from buying it?
If I could afford, I would. I do have a couple that fall into that category, but something more fleshed out would be great, maybe focused on a fictional town. I wrote a short novel in that genre, and I suppose I could always turn that into a game.
7) Do you find it easier to learn the rules of a game by reading the rule book or by sitting down and just playing it?
A bit of both. I like to read the books, and see what’s there, but I do think you can’t really understand a game until you both play it and run it.
8) Name a currently available artist not normally associated with RPGs who you’d love to see do some RPG work.
I’m not really into art, so I have no answer :(
9) What one book, movie, video, etc. that is not an RPG that you think should be.
I always wanted a RPG based on the Riftwar Saga, and in fact once built one myself using AD&D as the base for it. I’d love to see one based on the animation Dragon Hunters.
10) Can you think of an RPG you’ve run or played in which the GM (be it you or someone else) used/referenced non-game related books to run the campaign more often then game related books?
I used a lot of Star Wars books for my the Star Wars game I ran, but otherwise no. I’ve reading lots of history books, which have influenced my design of recent adventures, but I don’t reference them.