“I had my first experience of roleplaying games, quite traditionally, in a basement with a D&D red box. That was around six years ago, and since then the world of roleplaying games has changed a lot. It’s becoming more and more of a popular hobby, and I think the reason is that more people are picking up on the incredible social experience that RPGs provide. Telling your own story in a world of collective imagination is something that anyone can join in on, and it creates great fun and memories when done in a group.
As RPGs are getting more popular, there has been more opportunity to explore fresh ideas. Personally, I always find myself drawn to running RPGs based on movies, TV shows, games, or any other media that I’m into at the time. Taking a beloved world, complete with history, lore, and characters, is a really fun way of engaging in the stories I love, whether they be Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or even My Little Pony! It’s particularly in the case of cartoons and stories created with children in mind that I think RPGs work fantastically. Stories for children are crafted in particular ways to appeal to the imagination, and that translates very well into roleplaying. Kids pick it up very quickly, if given some support.
When I heard that Alessio and River Horse were making a roleplaying game in the world of Equestria, I thought it was a brilliant idea. I immediately wanted to write adventures for the game, and I was happily able to do just that. Equestria is a world of fantastic creatures, magic spells, and dangerous, unexplored places. That, combined with the creativity of the storytelling in Equestria, makes for a fantastic RPG. Tails of Equestria was too good an opportunity to pass up!”