Everyone using https://wheretofind.me/, 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”! https://www.humblebundle.com/store/ladykiller-in-a-bind
In case people haven't read through it, I consider this retrospective compilation of Vincent Baker's writings on how RPGs work to be one of the foundational texts of roleplaying game design and theory.
Regardless of what style of RPG you want to make, any RPG designer would be well served to read it carefully all the way through.
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I'm nervous about the next game; it seems that the worse you do in one scenario, the harder it gets later, and I'm not relishing the prospect of slogging through four more scenarios if there's very little chance of winning. Still, we'll give it a go.
Also I really liked the character I was playing (Zoey) so I'm sad to have to pick a new one for next time! Ah well. I'm trying to persuade myself it'll be fun to try a different style of deck. We'll see :)
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We played the fourth scenario of the Carcosa campaign last night. Halfway through!
We got absolutely destroyed :/ I think we had a lot of bad luck - I couldn't find any of my items for ages and when I did they got taken away again, and Rich couldn't use any cards for ages due to a nasty combo of weaknesses. It's hard to tell if we were also playing badly on top of that, but quite possibly!
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 :)
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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/briecs/turn-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game
Ends November 30!
#Gaslands 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.
First #Gaslands game!
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Sisko - Hardholder
Bashir - Angel
O'Brien - Savvyhead
Worf - Gunlugger
Dax - Battlebabe
Odo - Brainer?
Kira - Chopper?
Garak - Skinner
Quark - Maestro D'
Kai Wynne - Hocus
??? - Driver
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!
My friend is organising a #Gaslands 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 ^__^
This is my beautiful wife
@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.