Show more

Everyone using, thank you so much! We passed 100 users while I wasn't looking, and it's really exciting. I hope this is useful to everyone—right now it's just the bare minimum, but I want to make it more useful to you all, while keeping it as aggressively simple as I can. Don't hesitate to get in touch and let me know what I can do to improve it for you.

To those who asked if Ladykiller in a Bind would be on sale on another platform: good news! It’s currently 69% off in the Humble Bundle winter sale! Take advantage of the sale critics are calling “sorta funny the first time, but kinda wearing thin now”!

when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

Arkham Horror card game Show more

Arkham Horror card game Show more

Alright! The Rebellion won this time, unlike the two games we played in the last session where the Empire won both.

Tonight's win was mostly thanks to a well-timed assault on a poorly-defended Coruscant, allowing us to substantially increase our galactic support just in time to win.

It remains a great game, very pleasing both tactically and narratively :)

Going to play Star Wars Rebellion again tonight! I think this is only the second time I've played in well over a year.

Turn is a slice-of-life supernatural roleplaying game about shapeshifters in small towns, who seek balance between their beast & human identity & find community with other shifters and mundanes alike. We're funded but pursuing stretch goals! Check it out:

Ends November 30!

was good, but long. I am very tired. Looking forward to more, though, once I've figured out how to build the perfect, unbeatable team.

#DS9 characters as #ApocalypseWorld playbooks Show more

We're just over $1k from funding! Please take a look at Turn, my slice-of-life supernatural game about shapeshifters in small towns, currently on Kickstarter!

Aaaaaa I just remembered about the Decemberists board game which I still haven't played!!!

My friend is organising a game for us and I haven't played and he's sent us the sample teams and the team-building rules to look through in advance and I don't know what any of the mechanical bits mean but nonetheless I am extremely excited ^__^

(I know all I post here atm is occasional Arkham Horror card game stuff. Honestly I'm not doing a lot of gaming at the moment! Hoping to try Gaslands soon, though, and run a Monsterhearts game in the new year. Maybe even get back to the games I'm writing, at some point!)

More of the Carcosa campaign in Arkham Horror card game today! I suspect things will get harder... :S Looking forward to it, though :)

@briecs I hung out with someone today who I hadn't met before and we chatted about games and they mentioned they were playtesting Turn! It was cool to have you come up in an offline context :)

Some games I might suggest:

Microscope, a really well-designed storytelling game that bins the assumption that players primarily play characters.

Dog Eat Dog, a powerful & brutal example of game-as-political-statement.

When the Dark is Gone, which completely overturns conventional patterns about how we decide "what happens" in a game (& has some v clever structural stuff that lets play be basically 100% in-character).

Monsterhearts - yes it was in the original list but srsly, play this game.

Wow this is a really good article - "A Beginner's Guide to Roleplaying Beyond D&D", by Avelene Perry:

Summarizes the limitations of D&D nicely (and respectfully!), and offers a few great suggestions for other games to try.

I'd like to see a game in that list that wasn't Apocalypse World or a derivative, but all three definitely are really good games - and I'd guess the similar-ish game structure makes them quite accessible to players used to more conventional setups.

Show more

A Mastodon instance for tabletop gamers.