Watch "Thoughty Blog Announcement July 2020" on YouTube https://youtu.be/vlNsFE2hMiw
The Ashcan version of Survival of the Able is now available. Pick up a copy to help support this game getting made.
It uses the Fudge RPG rules for a survival game about folks with disabilities surviving The Black Death in 1347.
Learn more here: https://www.accessiblegames.biz/survival-infecting-kickstarter/
Hope you'll check it out.
Looking for playing D&D-style games without playing D&D? Monsters and Magic with The Effect Engine might fit that bill:
@MechanteAnemone has been busy converting over Fate games to Roll20. Check them out and try something new tonight.
Powerful words about a simple phrase that crept into game design discussions: "What is your game about" and the effects of rejecting other design paths: https://vsca.blog/2020/07/08/what-is-your-game-about/ #gamedesign
In the spirit of the current fuck-D&D mood in the world (which I wholly endorse), I wrote a little "intro to indie gaming if you're curious" primer on the blog. None of y'all are my target audience but if you have someone in your life that needs to be deprogrammed from the cult, send 'em my way.
BTW: If you're looking to scratch that D&D itch might I humbly recommend giving 13th Age a peek (https://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/13th-age-core-book/). #wotc #dnd5e #13thage
Wizards of the Coast needs to get their act together https://www.tor.com/2020/07/06/wizards-of-the-coast-freelancer-quits-due-to-hostile-work-environment/ #wotc
I think I'm once again going to be purging my D&D stuff, even though it's from the TSR era, because frankly I'm getting tired of their current stewards #wotc
If you're looking for a better D&D for some reason might I humbly suggest 13th Age could fit that bill.
You've seen me tweet how I think the Southeast Asian #ttrpg scene is a super interesting hothouse of design? And you bought the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality on itch? Well, here's a list of SEA games you now own, so you can see for yourself:
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