#introduction: Brad Murray, Game designer, part-time amateur artist, and pro grade procrastinator. diaspora, Hollowpoint, Callisto, Deluge.
Alright! Here's a publicly editable document for brainstorming what an RPG publishing cooperative might look like.
I've started with a few things off the top of my head. Feel free to add your own, or disagree!
on what it means when someone lets you know that you messed up (quote, transphobia mention) Show more
"I guess the moral of the story, or the one I hope some readers take away, is that when YOU are the person doing it — calling the wrong pronoun, saying the ignorant thing, etc. — your behavior is both unacceptable and deeply familiar. And when a trans person takes time to call you out, to explain it to you, to show vulnerability or anger, it comes at a personal risk and a personal cost. It is your job to make that worthwhile."
- Lewis Wallace, "A week or two of being trans at work" https://medium.com/@lewispants/a-week-or-two-of-being-trans-at-work-ddb46134bf38
(Generalize to other marginalized groups.)
Need a creepy gift for your friends who are into that sort of thing? I've got a bunch of creepy, pen & ink artwork on my Book of Jen Store.
Each piece is hand drawn and one of a kind. Many of them are drawings of skulls.
Here is an example of one:
Omar Rizwan and Brett Victor : systematic bias against interactive programs, and the two computer sciences
Haha omg you guys are amazing. I'm going to throw together a publicly editable Google Doc either tonight or tomorrow so that we can do some brainstorming on the various areas involved in structuring a cooperative in general and publishing specifically.
Also, how about a hashtag #rpgcoop
Talking more about game development as a coöperative process at the blog. Thanks @turtlebird for poking me.
On an unrelated notes, between yesterday and today, I got the first ~20 sales of the Space·Time Deck!
(Pay What You Want)
James Alex Fields found guilty of killing Heather Heyer (NBC News link, cw: violence, fascists) Show more
According to this article he was convicted on all counts, and has also been charged with thirty federal hate crimes.
We drink fascist tears tonight, friends. 🍸
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-CoCs are good
-LGBTQA folks are awesome and deserve rights just like any of us
-Women and minorities have been screwed in tech and we need to fix it
-Nazis deserve punching
-As a white dude, if you/I get called out on something we did, the best response is to apologize and stop talking
If you take issue with any of these statements, this place is not for you.
Somebody put every board game name on BoardGameGeek into a neural network and generated game names.
I WANT TO PLAY ALL OF THESE.
Pirates of Gettysburg
Doctor Who: The American Revolution
Chaos & Canada
Santa Commander: The Card Game
Race to the Reich
Chronicles of Checkers
Don't Pet Your Car!
Star Wars: Elves of the Ancient War 1945-1965
Battle for Catan
Dungeon Continental Baseball
@JohnWSheldon the first thing that comes to mind is a publishing collective, owned and operated by the designers it publishes. Everyone is a owner of their individual design work, but the costs and labour of publishing are shared. No publishing of work by those outside the collective because that weakens the unit and falls back into an extractive model. You'd just have to think carefully about how to approach membership and the joining process to avoid being exclusionary.
I am looking for a set of rules and additional resources that meet the following criteria:
- simple, pick up and play. Easy to understand for beginners .
- starship mechanics, with facilities for bridge based ship to ship combat, and optionally some fighters
- long range and hand to hand combat
- ftl travel
- is not pathfinder
- at least a small number of prebuilt modules
I’m fine with combat heavy, I’m fine with combat lite.
I’m just looking for some bones
_Sand Dogs_ v0 playtest draft is up for patrons. Everyone else can have it later this month. Enjoy fiends!