My buddy Jay and I were speculating (well, dishing, complaining, bemoaning) on the Slack today about what it is that leads a player to be a lone wolf at the table. I'm not even sure this is an "indie" or storygame topic so much as a fact of life at many tables. Without even a… Continue reading A very short post about lone wolves
What was hot and happening in Albuquerque last week, other than the green chilies.
I'm in Albuquerque at one of my favorite indie-spirited roleplaying conventions, and reminded that I might be getting too old for this nonsense. My tradition with this event is to road trip out from Arizona with a good friend, get here early, and start gaming early. So we played through a bit of a long,… Continue reading NewMexiCon: Friday
This is a guest post from Aaron Feild, who has an amazing talent for tracking down one- or two-page one-shot storygames. Print all these out for your go-bag and never be bored at a con again! Hello, my name is Aaron Feild (@turgidbolk1 on twitter if you must), here are some microgame one-shot suggestions. I’ve… Continue reading One-Shot Microgames
I got to scratch a big title off my storygame bucket list last weekend. I came to the storygame/indiegame thing late-ish. The first game I'd call "nonconventional" (because I think terms like "storygame" and "indiegame" are invitations to pointless arguments, and "narrativist" drives me into a fury) was Burning Empires in 2006. Loved it, hated… Continue reading My Storygame Bucket List