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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:

hardcorenarrativist.org/deedsn

If you read it or try it out, tell me what you think! Take into account this is my first game, though 😅

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See all the material for my game Black Wolf here:

hardcorenarrativist.org/black-

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.

Rules: hardcorenarrativist.org/black-

Character sheet: hardcorenarrativist.org/black-

Combat example: hardcorenarrativist.org/black-

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I've written some RPG software (see hardcorenarrativist.org/sectio), 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): hardcorenarrativist.org/lyre/

* NARROWS, a program to run diceless, ruleless RPGs online, in writing. A cross between TTRPGs and Choose You Own Adventure books: hardcorenarrativist.org/narrow

Unfortunately, both are erver-side webapps so you need technical knowledge (and a server) to install them 😕

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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: hardcorenarrativist.org/

so hi i just got fired.. now would be a real good time to support a broke trans girl. you can find my games at fadingroots.itch.io and buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/fadingroots. would definitely appreciate a signal boost.
my games, if you wanna by them, include Exodus, a game about sad trans angels on the run, and Wreckage in the Ring, about giant robot wrestling.

I have updated the inspiration and examples for "Deeds, not Words", my RPG about suffragists/activism, after great feedback from @nickwedig:

hardcorenarrativist.org/deedsn

Still can be improved of course, but I have to stop somewhere 😅

1) it's cool that soldier 76 is gay
2) it's very clearly a calculated safe move by blizzard to do so
3) if you rely on major corporations to deliver queer content you'll be forever trying to make a meal out of table scraps
4) support small queer artists directly

I have a first version of the list of examples that will go on the reverse of the character sheet for "Deeds, not Words":

hardcorenarrativist.org/deedsn

"Bonding" are ideas/examples for short scenes in which characters bond.

"Training" are ideas for short descriptions of how characters improve their attributes.

"Clash checks" are ideas for the attribute checks that have to be rolled for each clash.

Are they clear? Inspiring? Do they make you want to play?

I have a first version of the list of examples that will go on the reverse of the character sheet for "Deeds, not Words":

hardcorenarrativist.org/deedsn

"Bonding" are ideas/examples for short scenes in which characters bond.

"Training" are ideas for short descriptions of how characters improve their attributes.

"Clash checks" are ideas for the attribute checks that have to be rolled for each clash.

Are they clear? Inspiring? Do they make you want to play?

Talking to a friend the other day about my game "Deeds, not Words", I realised that the examples are *crucial* to play the game. I kind of knew that and made sure the text had examples, but what I realised is that those examples need to be easily available *while* playing, not read and (probably) forgotten when trying to understand the rules.

So I'm designing a back side for the character sheet, which contains a list of examples of bonding experiences, training, and clashes.

This is an excellent idea. In order to insure interoperability and prevent "it works nicely for X but I didn't test on Y"; FENAS launched testsuite.feneas.org/ so you can see if a service can read your information.

This way, every added #fediverse project can see if we can interop and communicate with one another!

Do you know someone (or are you someone) who does book cover illustrations? Send me your links, please...I'm shopping for a cover for a fantasy fiction novel.

ATENCIÓN ANTOLOGÍA – Editorial Cerbero

Queremos mujeres que escriban relatos de género fantástico (ciencia ficción, fantasía o terror) en clave de HUMOR. Queremos reivindicar la literatura de humor y queremos decirle al mundo que hay muchas y muy buenas autoras que se atreven con este complicadísimo género.

editorialcerbero.com/buenhumor

Last night, I learned the difference between a swamp (forest but with water instead of dirt), a marsh (a swamp but with tall grass instead of trees), and a bog (a dead marsh), that fens are also a thing (they're bogs but not dead), and that "wetlands" is the category where all of those things lie!

If you're interested in games writing, narrative design etc then please check out the talks from this year's AdventureX. Videos are still being uploaded but there's already a solid selection. youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCs #writing #narrativedesign #gamedev

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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.

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After reading "Deeds, not words: The daily lives of militant suffragettes in Edwardian Britain" (sciencedirect.com/science/arti) I decided to include some quotes from this article and from the book "Edith Garrud: The suffragette who knew jujutsu" (bartitsu.org/index.php/2009/08).

Really happy with the result!
hardcorenarrativist.org/deedsn

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