Direct link to relevant update:
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
ODD LUCK CHARMS: A card-based game about ordinary people going to great lengths to acquire everyday objects with impossible powers, inspired by The Lost Room. Fun in playtests, but also, rules don't quite work yet. Enjoy the not-quite-working rules free: http://jasontocci.itch.io/odd-luck-charms/
NIGHTTIDE: Diceless, token-based, roleplay-heavy game inspired by Bloodborne. Currently page long, but I'd like to revise and expand based on playtest feedback, then playtest some more. Get it free here: https://jasontocci.itch.io/nighttide
Down Town draft: Into the Odd meets Blue Blazes http://pretendo.games/2019/12/28/down-town-draft-into-the-odd-meets-blue-blazes/
Hey, folx! I wanted to take a few minutes to highlight a charity bundle you might wanna snag and which benefits my friend and an incredible #ttrpg designer in her own right, @AmberVael@twitter.com.
First, a link!
When does it make sense for a hobbyist to publish? http://pretendo.games/2019/12/24/when-does-it-make-sense-for-a-hobbyist-to-publish/
If you are an educator and/or a game designer, I bet you will find this thread about powered-by-the-apocalypse tutoring as fascinating as I do. https://twitter.com/rachelthebeck/status/1207093058770067456?s=21
The more you know http://pretendo.games/2019/12/23/the-more-you-know/
Researcher/writer/designer guy who makes tabletop RPGs for fun. Blogging over at https://pretendo.games. He/him.
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