I welcome you to grab a free community copy of Agents of the O.D.D.—and/or pay $0 for any of my pay-what-you-want games—if you’re self-isolating or performing essential services to help during the pandemic. https://jasontocci.itch.io/agents-of-the-odd
(Un)written rules of play http://pretendo.games/2020/02/14/unwritten-rules-of-play/
This game by @firstname.lastname@example.org looked really neat even before tempting me with a mention of Dark Souls https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monkeyspawgames/unconquered
Hit this stretch goal, and I will write something terrible for it. Like, good terrible. Like “pretend to be a doomed treasure hunter and venture deep beneath the cursèd trees” kind of terrible. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gauntlet/trophy-rpg
I played a bunch of this with a guy who wrote a bunch of this, and it was super fun https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/9thlevel/mazes-rpg-zines-every-3-months-zinequest2
A brief update on how ALIGHT is coming along: https://jasontocci.itch.io/alight/devlog/124238/alight-writing-design-progress
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Really informative breakdown of how After the War, a kickstarted RPG, ended up with a budget shortfall despite an apparently successful campaign. And good on Jason for making sure everybody (but him, sadly) still got paid above market rate. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/Jagash/after-the-war
Pretendo's first 4 months self-publishing on http://Itch.io http://pretendo.games/2020/01/03/pretendos-first-4-months-self-publishing-on-itch-io/
EXHUMED: I'd love to expand my original soulslike pamphlet into a collection of one-page dungeons, optionally linked into a unified campaign, likely statted for old school D&D. The original pamphlet (with its own rule set) is available free: https://jasontocci.itch.io/exhumed
Researcher/writer/designer guy who makes tabletop RPGs for fun. Blogging over at https://pretendo.games. He/him.
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