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Hello people of dice.camp! I'm starting a gaming group in Minneapolis, MN for Open Content table games. I'm interested in RPGs with an open game license (OGL) like and others. Plus traditional and historical games like tafl (Viking chess) Chaturanga (Indian 4 person chess), regular chess, go, backgammon, cribbage, plus any interesting card, dice or tile games that are in the public domain.

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Cavegirl on why she likes the #OSR
This ... is what I love about the whole OSR movement. Nobody owns it. Nobody has authority over it. It's a shared communal space that exists either through a weird quirk of a licensing agreement around D&D or else in a sort of rejection of the big company's claim that they get to decide what D&D *is*.
cavegirlgames.blogspot.com/201
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I just found out about Archmage, an open source, copyleft deck building game like Magic the Gathering. You can download the pdfs of the cards and print them yourself, or you can buy the pro-set. They already have multiple decks ready and some cool artwork.

This author, Alex Gleason, is on Mastodon, btw. @alexgleason@todon.nl
blog.alexgleason.me/mtg-arcmag

arcmage.org/

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Scholars find a 16th century volume summarizing the contents of the largest library in the world, including large numbers of volumes now lost except for these summaries.

theguardian.com/books/2019/apr?

Obviously, this makes me want to make a Jorge Luis Borges inspired epistolary RPG where you are scholars writing these lost works, from the summaries... or maybe you're creating your own scholarly summaries for books that never existed? Something like that.

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@hardcorenarrativist @redlila @Canageek Ribbon Drive is wonderful and quite experimental in, among other things, being a rare example of an #RPG deliberately not centered on conflict!
Dream Askew I've played in its draft/free version and it was already an excellent, very refined take on "everybody is on the same grounds" (#GMless or #GMfull) #RPGs. I can't wait to try out the final version.

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@OpenTableGamesMN @kensanata Very cool. The one I'm working on specifically for a game setting is a bit more grounded near future/post worldwide societal collapse from climate change related issues. (Mass displacements, diseases that come from poor handling of said displacements, etc.) However about 3-4 generations after that where a new anarcho-communist society has risen up with a very Solar Punk focus.

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I was thinking about how so many of our tabletop rpgs are rooted in inherently capitalist assumptions even to the point of anachronism in the case of medieval fantasy settings. I wonder what a "leftist" tabletop game would look like or if one has already been made that I just haven't seen yet. Closest I can think of is Sigmata but that's more anti-fa than full on anarcho-communist.

question: I'm running through some practice combat in Mini Six and was wondering how you handle a tie between 'to hit roll' and the targets static defense stat (parry, dodge, block.) Or infact how do you deal with ties in general as a GM?

Spouse and I rode our bikes to a couple of gaming shops this weekend for her to get some d6's to play openD6/Mini Six with. But she came away with 2 really nice sets of polyhedrals and a couple of pretty single d6's for wild dice but no whole set of d6's. Lol. She wants Arabic numerals, not pips. All the d6 sets you can buy at the shop are pips. She ended up ordering some d6's online. So now we also have to play something with those polyhedrals. I'm thinking BFRPG, starting with Chaotic Caves.

Spouse and I road our bikes out to a couple of games shops this weekend. While there I asked about go boards. One of them had a very nice full size professional go board. As a beginner player I was looking for a portable board. Second game shop didn't have a go board, but an employee who played go, could order me a go board and might help oganize a go club in the shop! he plays chess too, so I told him about a chess club the meets at the library - the one right by his house apparantly.

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Ooh, ooh and Neon and Chrome for a Cyberpunk hack of Lasers and Feelings. Oh, drat. There are too many fun things to try.

drive.google.com/file/d/0BzkvD

Want an easy to learn and play system to teach kids or for beginner adults to play drop-in, one-shot adventures? I've been taking a look at; Mini Six (based on OpenD6 /the old Star Wars D6), 2d6 Game System, FU (Foo or Freeform Universal) , Pocket Fantasy RPG and Tiny D10. I haven't played any of these yet. Gonna go with Mini Six first, working on an adventure now.

antipaladingames.com/p/mini-si

2d6game.wordpress.com/

freeformuniversal.com/

drivethrurpg.com/product/18919

tinyd10.com/

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Plotting out a one-shot rpg session I'm going to run for my birthday on Saturday. Does anyone out there have any advice for writing/running one-shots? Alternatively, what have you enjoyed when playing one-shots? What have you disliked?

I've been looking into how to reduce the costs of RPGs and other table games for lower income players. First off, I'm going to hold games at the local library. At first I was going to go straight OGL and Creative Commons content, 'cause I'm really excited about OpenD6/Mini Six right now. But I think for open drop-in games in a public space I need to be a bit more eclectic. The library itself has some cool games -- D&D, which everyone want to play, and Age of Dragons, Numeria and other games.

Is there an open source or federated alternative to roll20?


Hello people of dice.camp! I'm starting a gaming group in Minneapolis, MN for Open Content table games. I'm interested in RPGs with an open game license (OGL) like and others. Plus traditional and historical games like tafl (Viking chess) Chaturanga (Indian 4 person chess), regular chess, go, backgammon, cribbage, plus any interesting card, dice or tile games that are in the public domain.

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