We spend a lot of time talking about how rules work in rpgs. So let's think a bit on why we use rules at all.
A cold hard fact from the Indie Game Reading Club: you can explore and play ttrpgs without ever mentioning, buying, reading, or playing the most popular game. Our hobby is so much more interesting and diverse than D&D. My list of on-ramps for the indie-curious: Fiasco (new card-driven version or OG): use prompts to sketch… Continue reading On-Ramps for Indie Hatchlings
Closing in on the finish now, and not a moment too soon. The games in these last couple years are going to be familiar with most everyone, I think. Another tied year! 2018 was, I think, the year I finally conceded that I just can’t keep up with everything coming out. If you're just starting… Continue reading A Decade of Indie Roleplaying: 2018
Los Angeles, February 2020: we've tracked the replicants to a hotel near the spaceport. It appears they're engaging in some sort of imaginary rituals, or maybe rituals of imagination. It's like they're creating ... memories? Very special. My buddy and podcast rock star MadJay Brown and I were invited as special guests to OrcCon 2020.… Continue reading OrcCon 2020
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