Next week I'm doing a live Twitch stream on the subject of making funny games and making games funny, with GM Jeff Stormer, who's running the wildly successful Kickstarter for Mission: Accomplished! right now. It's on Tuesday 5th November, at 16:00 GMT/11:00 EST. Do come and listen, comment or heckle.
@hardcorenarrativist Many thanks for the offer--my summer is insanely busy alas, I have literally no free time (writing two books and trying to launch two new publishing ventures) but come the colder, quieter months I may be in touch again.
@hardcorenarrativist Still, it sounds like a nice engine. I'll think about it and see if I can come up with a way to use it for something else.
@hardcorenarrativist Ah, didn't realise Narrows worked that way. All the versions of Munchausen that I've done are GM-less; it's possible someone's done it another way but if so I've not seen it.
If you like tabletop games of any kind, and/or you're an aspiring game designer, then this Humble Bundle is an absolute essential purchase and if you don't back it at the $15 level then you are a fool.
Seriously, the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design is worth $15 on its own. This is amazing value.
@hardcorenarrativist Cool stuff, HN. Would you be interested in talking about how to mod Narrows to run The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, which is diceless and mostly ruleless but does have a small coin-based mechanic to govern interruptions?
Slightly belatedly, the committee of the Diana Jones Award is proud to announce that its 2018 winner 'for excellence in gaming' is the Actual Play movement. Full press release here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iesA5lVSlo4lrLFqqxifgA98vpuL_MX3vM2-qQOmeiQ/edit?usp=sharing
@nickwedig Alas Vegas was originally called Vague As Hell, and then it was Blackjack, and briefly Craps, then The Fields, and then something else I can't remember. Very, very occasionally the right title comes immediately. Sometimes it takes years.
@nickwedig It takes a long time and a lot of lists. Back in the day I was part of a three-person team tasked with anglicising 'Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle'. It took us ten minutes to get 'Harold and Kumar Get The Munchies' and two more days to not come up with anything better. But those two days were absolutely crucial to the process.
@Canageek Depends on the Model T http://remarkablecars.com/main/ford/1925-ford-model-tt-truck.html
@Canageek Bench lathe. Possibly also a small drill press.
@BrentNewhall Absolutely up for it. I have some grounding in medieval history, if that's a help.
@JacobSKellogg Have you tried Deviantart? I've used it to source artists; whether commissioning stuff or negotiating second-use deals for existing pieces.
I'm blown away by your positive response to These Are Animals. I've now given it a permanent home as a free download on DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, which also means there's a space for reviews and comments--which I would welcome. It's here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/244973/These-are-animals
@JasonT Thanks, that's really interesting to know.
@tethre I don't think it's that good, but I was expecting at least a comment.
@wlonk Ah, okay. Sorry to jump down your throat, but I've had people call their thing the same as my thing before and it gets messy.
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