I have made updates to my game "Deeds, not Words" after the first playtest. I have not played yet with these rules, but they are not a big change and the first ones worked ok in the first place.
There are more changes and improvements to make (esp. in the character sheet), but I'm happy with the direction:
If you read it or try it out, tell me what you think! Take into account this is my first game, though 😅
See all the material for my game Black Wolf here:
It's a set of rules for dark fantasy. One could argue it's a (big) hack of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition to adapt it to dark fantasy. It should result in a more narrative *and* realistic/dangerous style of play.
Character sheet: http://hardcorenarrativist.org/black-wolf/character-sheet.pdf
Combat example: http://hardcorenarrativist.org/black-wolf/combat-example/
I've written some RPG software (see http://hardcorenarrativist.org/sections/software), but the two programs I'm most proud of are:
* Lyre, a program to show images and maps, and play audio while you narrate (in person around a table): http://hardcorenarrativist.org/lyre/
* NARROWS, a program to run diceless, ruleless RPGs online, in writing. A cross between TTRPGs and Choose You Own Adventure books: http://hardcorenarrativist.org/narrows/
Unfortunately, both are erver-side webapps so you need technical knowledge (and a server) to install them 😕
I have been playing RPGs for many years, although I have very little time for it now.
I'm mostly into drama/storytelling, and mostly don't care about rules/mechanics (unless they directly support drama and storytelling). I tend to like narrative indie RPGs but when playing tabletop I've mostly used (very basic) Call of Cthulhu 7th ed.
Setting-wise, I like horror and dark fantasy but I like other stuff, too.
I have a site for all my RPG stuff: http://hardcorenarrativist.org/
If I was not in the throes of packing and moving a house across the country I'd be reading and thinking about this game.
Would anyone be interested in helping beta-read my novel?
It's a queer-friendly sci-fi book, set on solarpunk future world. A young scientist invents cool stuff, makes friends, has adventures, and overcomes trauma to help his planet deal with a political crisis.
If you're interested DM me. Boosting this is welcome. Thx!
The Dictionary of Mu is up for pre-order, shipping in early January.
The Dictionary of Mu is a pulp fantasy setting supplement for Ron Edwards' Sorcerer RPG where demons are dead things, bits of history made wrong. Players will decide the fate of the planet through play, adding to the dictionary as they go and creating a deeper and richer history with every demonic summoning.
An important post on the Brie front: https://www.briecs.com/2018/11/what-is-the-future.html
OMG that fiction thread with the ghost and the fridge magnets by @AzureHusky is *amazing*. Do yourself a favour and read it!
The thread is a bit broken, so click this link and scroll up to read it all:
It's a real tear-jerker, though. But totally worth it.
Tim Hutchings' game The Thousand Year Old Vampire is really great and deliciously surprising: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timh/thousand-year-old-vampire-a-roleplaying-game?ref=70ip71
Five or So Questions on Improv for Gamers http://www.briecs.com/2018/11/five-or-so-questions-on-improv-for-gamers.html
Meta, fashist/transphobic Show more
Some admin/ instance to block I guess
Turn is now live on Kickstarter!
Five or So Questions on Thousand Year Old Vampire
Copies of The Clay That Woke packed and ready to ship. If you're thinking of jumping on my sale, please do it soon. I need to end it soon to focus on packing the house for the move.
Self-plug time, do you need a (copy) editor? Show more
From grammar and punctuation to comprehensive workshop-style edits to fact-checking, from poetry to longform fiction and nonfiction to scripts, websites, or multimedia projects--I have experience with it all. Rates are negotiable depending on the project, starting at $2/page (double spaced) for grammar/punctuation and $4/page for workshop-type edits.
If you're interested, contact me here or email me at theflyingwieland [at] gmail.com
If you've wanted a physical copy of The Clay That Woke for your collection now is the time.
I'm moving soon across the country, and my little 3' x 4' storage locker is jammed with copies of The Clay That Woke, mailing and packaging supplies, and printing supplies for other projects, and I need to seriously reduce it. Please help me out. I'm putting physical copies of The Clay That Woke on sale at a super reduced price of $14.99.
I'm open for commissions again!
I can do emoji sets of your OCs, custom emoji for your Masto instance or Discord server, an emojified version of yourself as a display pic, Twitch partner emotes and more~
You can find details and rates at https://noct.zone/commissions
US politics and games Show more
Here's an angry email I sent a PR person this morning. I'm posting it here because it's something apparently lots and lots of PR people need to read.
approachable theory: Post-Consent Safety Paradigm by J Dymphna Coy
RT @GirlsMakeGames@twitter.com: Artist friends! We're working on a super exciting game project and need your help finding someone with this art style + available to start work right away (remote 100% OK!)
Tag here or email firstname.lastname@example.org with portfolio
RT pls help spread the word! <3 #indiedev #2dart
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