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I have updated "Deeds, not Words" with a new section with historical notes and context. Not necessary for the game of course, but might be handy and might inspire more ideas when playing:

hardcorenarrativist.org/deedsn
hardcorenarrativist.org/deedsn

See also the thread on RPGGeek, if you want to chip in or discuss anything about the game:

rpggeek.com/article/31015790

*There are so many new indie rpgs, which ones should I care about?*
I created the indie rpg pipeline to track as many as I can find, but with 60+ games coming out each month it's tough to figure which ones are worth a look. I asked a couple of friends who know rpgs better than I do for help. You may already know them, they're James Mullen and Lloyd Gyan. They did a podcast of their view on new indie rpgs from Dec that are worth a glance.

richard-williams.com/jlrirbsud

Feedback welcome!

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!

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The new Indie RPG Pipeline is live!
(link: theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.c) theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.com
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.

@epistolaryrichard Hi, did you receive my private message about the indie releases RSS feed? About a week ago?

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