The Secret Indie Underbelly of RinCon

My alternate clickbait-y title was The Sordid Secret Small Press Scene at RinCon. I kind of wish it actually was any of those things, but it's not: we just wrapped up RinCon, a very mainstream, lovely, family-friendly gaming convention in Tucson, Arizona. And I played a bunch of small-press stuff while I was there. RinCon… Continue reading The Secret Indie Underbelly of RinCon

Godbound and Tradsplaining in the Late Twenty-Teens

Tonight we begin Godbound, an OSR-adjacent sandbox demigod adventure game from Kevin Crawford (Sine Nomine Publishing). It’s been on my try list for several years now, but its OSR-ness sits in stark contrast with what usually gets played here at IGRC World Headquarters. Other than its D&D substrate, though, I’m not persuaded it shares much… Continue reading Godbound and Tradsplaining in the Late Twenty-Teens

Goblinville is Your Next High Tech Low Tech Popcorn Game

A few weeks ago I got the coolest little surprise in the mail: a copy of Goblinville Gazette #1. It's the first of four 'zines, published as part of Kickstarter's Zine Quest promotion, and contains the complete rules for a little fantasy game called Goblinville. Michael Dunn-O'Connor has started a small press game design shop… Continue reading Goblinville is Your Next High Tech Low Tech Popcorn Game