This thread/review/play report made me so happy 💕 Lutong Banwa was such a feel-good game to make and I'm glad this is the experience it offers. https://twitter.com/PaulCzege/status/1368312223391653890
Also, a frisbee makes a nice, portable dice tray for outdoor gaming.
Playing @diwataMANILA's Lutong Banwa with the kiddo. It's 68 glorious degrees outside. Couldn't resist. https://t.co/nqO3aiM5QA
... he says, "I need to get sticks for the skewers," without hesitation.
It was fun. There's a chance it'll be the first rpg/storygame he asks me to play again.
He doesn't love making characters. He flounders at having to invent things like a name, and the secret he knows from Nanay Saging, and wants to avoid doing them. "I don't know. I don't know." But in the game he's into it. I'll ask him what he needs to do next, and...
... get good bamboo for the skewers themselves. He convinced a cranky farmer to give him tomatoes. And then he made a nice meal for his friend. He never failed at one roll.
He was a Tamawo named Milk, who had a recipe for mushroom skewers he wanted to make for a friend. He found a spirit in the woods who agreed to help him find the mushrooms. He had to cross a slippery log across a stream to get them. Then he had to swim to an island to...
Other times you become certain there's problems beyond your ability to identify them. And that's the worst, because you can't figure how to set it aside. All you can do is twist in your head and gut and wait for it to destroy you.
Needs 11 more backers in the next 41 hours to hit the one outstanding stretch goal:
Here's an easy cut and paste.
Find when a creator told you about or gave you their work and say:
"I like this."
"It's great. Thank you."
Something like that. The bar is low. The impact is high.
Talk about each other's creations, hype that underappreciated designer with a really memorable RPG, teach others how to play your favorite indie narrative game. Reinforce and reward behavior that actually builds a goddamn s…
Body horror isn't usually my thing, but the worldbuilding on @AlexRinehart_'s Gratitude really clicked for me, so I just backed it: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2018387307/gratitude-a-horror-game?ref=thanks-tweet
Just 71 hours left and it hasn't hit either of its stretch goals. Check it out:
@PaulCzege @infinite_mao @coilingoracle @Maharhar What a great conversation! Loved it!
If you get a new RPG, and it lacks rules for lovemaking, that doesn't have to be the frustration it once might have been. These ones I designed are entirely self-contained, and so can readily be added.
Did you see @fuseboy's #MOSAICStrict concept? Make self-contained mechanical subsystems that aren't too long, and groups can mix & match for a custom game experience.
I made one:
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