This is the soft launch of the Pipeline which means I'm still looking to improve it to be as useful as I can make it for gamers out there. If you have feedback, or if you're a group organiser or website owner who'd like to talk about how the Pipeline could work best for you, then get in touch.

Now G+ is going, I decided I didn't want the Pipeline to go with it; keeping indie gamers connected is more important than ever. So the Pipeline now has a new home and a bunch of different ways folk can follow: by blog, by rss or by daily email digest.

One of the big challenges with being a fan of indie tabletop rpgs is simply finding out what games are out there, what's being released and what's coming up. I created the original Indie RPG Pipeline as a G+ community in 2015 to help spread the word of the new games I saw.

The new Indie RPG Pipeline is live!
(link: theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.c)
Through the Pipeline, I look to help spread the word of new indie tabletop roleplaying games being released and going into crowdfunding. You can follow by blog, rss feed or by daily email digest.

You can find the handouts from the What's Hot in Indie RPGs seminar from Dragonmeet in London this last weekend below:

Games played and trends

Games released (warning 15mg file)

I'll be releasing the audio and source data once I have it cleaned up.

I wrote Lizzy & Darcy for this anthology. It's a structured freeform game where you create your own version of the main couple in Pride & Prejudice. It uses a deck of cards yo constrain and inspire behaviour and a small number of key decision points, ultimately leading to whether your versions of Lizzy and Darcy will end up together or not. I find it's a nice way to explore the What Ifs of the novel and a fun few hours for Austen fans.

Beyond books, I like dancing, though not as greatly as my two youngest sisters, and to play and sing, though I do both so ill that I dare to perform only before those who are committed to think well of me. Most of all, I enjoy observing the follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies of those around me. I try to laugh at myself as much as at any other and, if you find me bold or impertinent to those who are severe or superior, trust that I am only acting so that I am not afraid.

Our mother is determined that Jane marry for wealth, but I am certain that she will marry for love as well. I too am detemined that none but the strongest admiration will sway me to marriage. And if none should arise then I shall be perfectly content as aunt to the many beautiful children Jane will doubtless bear and devotee of her future husband’s well-stocked library.

I am Elizabeth Bennet; sometimes Eliza but always Lizzy to my friends and family. I am the second of five daughters; my older sister, Jane, is five times prettier than any other girl in the county. She is so doted upon that I might be quite jealous if Jane was not also the most warm-hearted, modest and caring person I know. Instead, she is my closest friend and confidante.

I am writing a short 2 player game where the players play Lizzy & Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. I am writing an in-character first person introduction to each (of the character introducing themselves to the player as they were at the beginning of the novel) and would appreciate feedback!

Do Japanese-style replays have a place in western trpgs?
So @andyk posted this (very informative) cast about Japanese-style replays
As I have a bit of history here, I'm very interested to know from others here, do you think that english-language Japanese-style replays of Western trpgs have a place in Western roleplaying (either as a stand-alone product or as part of a ruleset)? Or has that ship sailed because of youtube/twitch?

There are only 24 hours left to purchase Network Notes , the Hollywood TV Writer Game as part of . If you pick it up before then, you'll be able to have a second pdf sent to a friend.

Network Notes mashup: The Magicians & Stargate SG1 Show more

Network Notes examples - the Twin Peaks/Miss Fisher’s Murders mashup

This week I’ll be doing some example playthroughs of Network Notes: the Hollywood TV Writers Game to show different shows being made.

You can follow along with them here:

This holiday season create the Greatest TV Show Never Made with friends and family. Remember, Network Notes is part of 2017, which means anyone who buys it before December 23rd will get a second pdf to give to someone else.

What's Hot in Story Games 2017 Dragonmeet seminar
This is the recording, show notes and links for this seminar on what was hot in story games and indie rpgs in 2017. This was our sixth year doing this seminar and it was one of the best (the Dm coordinator told us that it was certainly best attended). Many thanks to the panellists Robert Carnel, Becky Annison, Elizabeth Lovegrove and Lloyd Gyan

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