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Writing Session 2019-11-19

744 words on Ikerlari Kaiet Xaparrarte, an Investigator who looks into possible arcane crimes and fraud masquerading as the supernatural for the Basque government. This will be #fasa1879 Personality 12, the one that finishes the first series. Proposed: Series 2, Villains; Series 3, Historical Personages. #amwriting #writing #ttrpg #rpgs
 

Venleitche Weekly Update 2019-11-18

#Venleitche weekly tracking sheet at https://bit.ly/2r2DJc3 has this week's wordcount, todo list, and changelog for my Dynamic Balances #patreon game progress. The game itself is restricted to the patrons but the spreadsheet is public in the interest of transparency. #amwriting #writing #ttrpg #rpgs
 
 

1879: Things That Go Bang

1879: Things That Go Bang: In which we discuss firearms and how they work in the CoreStep mechanic, and present diverse historical notes of interest. https://bit.ly/2Okzv7D #ttrpg #rpgs #steampunk #fasa1879
 

Hattie Strathmore, Journalist

Not a lot of writing time today, but I got 825 words in on the next Personality for #fasa1879 - an older snark woman, political and economic Journalist for the Sydney Herald. She still needs a lot of Backstory, and I haven't started her character sheet yet. #ttrpg #rpgs #amwriting #writing #steampunk
 
Hello #india I still need a #ttrpg / #rpgs sensitivity reader! Offering US$40 to critique a 3800-word writeup on a Jain character. Please help me avoid cultural appropriation and be respectful! DM for details. #fasa1879
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1879: The Ride of Kiposkodeyl

1879: A legend of the Saurids, of how the separatists of the Gruv reached back to their ancestral home during the War of the Machine People https://bit.ly/2pPc7Hl #steampunk #fasa1879 #rpgs #ttrpg #fantasy
 
That's a pretty good Lulu coupon.
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RT @[email protected]
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Use the coupons ONESHIP and LKAB317CD in this sequence!

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#TTRPG #DnD #OSR #Books #Sale
https://twitter.com/diogo_oldskull/status/1192982860929609728
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That's a pretty good Lulu coupon.
 
#RPGs I bought at #luccacomicsandgames2019

On might thews: this has been on my list for ages, I'm eager to try it but it mixes fantasy adventure setting with a simple story driven system, it should be perfect for my tastes

Microscope: I didn't know but I'm credited at the end of the Italian edition because the publishers decided to bring it to Italy after they played a demo with me at a convention a few years ago. I was so honored! I bought the game and made them sign it :3

Burning opera: I worked on the translation/editing and got my free copy, yay!

The Warren: now that the pbta-invasion is over, I can read a pbta without feeling bored immediately. Since I'm re-reading watership down with my wife, I managed to convince her to buy the game, let's see if we actually get to play it!

Star-crossed: I followed the Kickstarter and the Italian edition came as a surprise. I played it at lucca with a friend of mine (it was his first rpg game ever <3) and I liked it, especially how short it is.

What new games did you buy/play recently? :D

#rpg #ttrpg #luccacomics2019
#indierpgs #storygames
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Venleitche: Progress Report 2019-11-04

Venleitche, my #patreon game, has posted its weekly tracking spreadsheet at https://bit.ly/32isskF - no page count increase this week, but significant revisions to the character build system, sample characters rebuilt to the new rules, and revisions throughout the book for terminology. #ttrpg #venleitche #writing #amwriting
 

1879: The Levellers

1879: Here's the full writeup on the Levellers, labour organizers with multiple incarnations in British history, from the forthcoming 1879 Players Companion. #ttrpg #fasa1879 #steampunk #labor #union
https://bit.ly/2oGicoI
 
 
Business Card Jam :
 

Venleitche Beta Testing Open!

Beta Release: The Venleitche / Dynamic Balances character build system is now open for testing! Development tracking spreadsheet at https://bit.ly/2Nk1l3l has wordcount, page count, changelog, & ToDo for this week's compile. Patronage starts at US$1! #patreon #ttrpg #rpg #amwriting #writing
 
#AdAstraJam
 

1879: NYC Campaign Actual Play

1879: Actual Play NYC this episode has the players organizing a Mission: Impossible type scheme with the Levellers and the sandhogs to gang up on the smoke demon and put an end to it. Transcript at https://bit.ly/2ph0KHL #fasa1879 #ttrpg #rpg #victorian #nyc #steampunk #brooklyn
 

Venleitche Progress Report 2019-10-21

The weekly compile of #Venleitche, my #Patreon #ttrpg, has been released to the patrons. The dev tracking spreadsheet is public at https://bit.ly/31yyzRJ in the interests of transparency. The game is now 113 pages, 93% of original targeted wordcount. This is likely to expand from 128 pages to 192 pages to allow for sample adventures and characters. One dollar gets you access to the dev compile. Higher tiers get to playtest and get printed copies of the final work. #amwriting #writing
 

RIvenWord, the Bringer of Secrets

New post on #Itch delving Further Into the Darkness of the #Venleitche gameworld, brought over from my #Patreon. Meet RivenWord. #ttrpg #rpg #indie #monsters #gamedev #games

Click here: https://bit.ly/2VXTso8
 

1879: The Great Ones Remember

Who are the Great Families of the Gruv? Don't forget that we're nearing December. Clickthru: https://bit.ly/2Myul8y #fasa1879 #victorian #steampunk #ttrpg #rpg #games #gaming
 
[email protected]SwordsnFlowers "experience and taste" tweet has me reflecting on itch.io's requirement of a 630x500px image that I've experimented with a lot, but don't feel I've mastered at all. Which do you think is my best?

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Patreon Report Released

Report released: the word-count by chapter tracking spreadsheet for my #patreon system, Dynamic Balances, and its first game, Venleitche, has been posted at https://bit.ly/2IOz4AH . In the interests of transparency, I've made this spreadsheet public. It now includes a changelog, a step forward in treating my #patreon as a code project. I'm already delivering a weekly pre-release compile to my patrons. Ignore the Tiers, I made a rookie mistake with them. All patrons get the weekly compile. Higher-paying patrons will have dibs on playtesting. Anyone at a higher tier, or at a lower tier for a long time, will get a printed copy of the final product. #ttrpg #rpg #roleplaying
 
Also, check out that phrase, "approximate self". One of the most fun things about the small games #ttrpg scene on itchio is the invention and exploration of new genres. Solo play RPGs are one. Games with ritual elements are another. "Approximate self" is the phrase...
 

1879: A little more arsenic anyone?

Let's talk a little more about poison, and why it was such a big deal in the 19th century. https://bit.ly/2nDkjJo #ttrpg #rpg #steampunk #fasa1879 #arsenic #victorian
 
 
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1879 Weekly blog: Zulus in the Steamweird Century

1879 Weekly Blog: Zulus in the Steamweird Century, in which we talk about how the Zulu kingdom has evolved in the game world, and hear from one of their senior people. https://bit.ly/33hFbp1 #steampunk #fasa1879 #zulu #africa #ttrpg
 
https://theludite.com/dragon/

Here's a series of articles (six in total) about how rules shape player behavior and gaming experience, why D&D isn't a good game for stories and why so many groups show the same problematic behavioral patterns

#rpg #storygames #ttrpg #DnD
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I wrote a bit about my preferences for story games, if anyone is interested:
http://hcoder.org/2019/09/14/role-playing-games-and-story-games/
I found this article to be very concise and on-spot, awesome read! (and short too :D)
#rpg #storygames #ttrpg
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#TTRPG
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1879: Inspirations 5

1879 Weekly Blog: Three more books and three more documentaries / TV shows that inspired our product line, reviewed and linked. #ttrpg #steampunk #fasa1879 #victorian
https://fasagames.com/1879/1879-inspirations-5/
 
Ben is planning a #Threeforged :)
 
#ttrpg #gdr #rpg
NARRATIVA VS. OPEN WORLD

Premesso che questa riflessione parte da un vecchio articolo del 2016 sui videogiochi che si può riallacciare al mondo dei GDR cartacei, lLasciamo il link qui sotto:

https://ilovevg.it/2016/09/open-world-puo-raccontare-storia/

Sulla falsariga di questo articolo e sulle analisi che ne sono emerse cercheremo di legarli al mondo dei GDR, portando esperienze personali fatte nel corso di

https://www.koboldinabox.com/2019/08/21/narrativa-vs-open-world/
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1879 New Product Release!

Your #steampunk campaign needs a Gentleman Thief! Get this 11-page PDF-only dossier on Wilhelm Kasebier of Prussia, including Backstory, Connections, Adventure Hooks, and full stats on three steampunk thief's devices for only $1.99! Click through to https://bit.ly/33LHYYw for more details!
#ttrpg #fasa1879 #NPC
 

1879: Nilufer Haktanir

What has the Ottoman Empire got that holds back the Cossacks? They've got Nilufer Haktanir and what she built.
#ttrpg #steampunk #althistory #fasa1879 #NPC #ottoman

https://fasagames.com/1879/1879-haktanir-teyze-the-engineer/
 
Guilherme's meta-pamphlet about making #TTRPG pamphlets covers basic Typography, negative space, layout tips, print info and public domain images.








 
Have you ever bought a #TTRPG on itch.io with a status other than "Released"? What game?

The statuses are so buried under a drop-down on a product page I'm betting no one even knows.

@nell_do_well , did you ever use a status other than "Released" for Home Again?

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1879: Street Names and a White Horse

What sort of shenanigans might connect the workshop of a London mapmaker with a giant artwork created in Oxfordshire three thousand years ago?
#ttrpg #fasa1879 #Steampunk #fantasy #London #magic
https://fasagames.com/1879/1879-stuff-that-wouldnt-fit-london-street-names-white-horse-street/
 

The Peculiar Preoccupation of Wilhelm Kasebier

This week's 1879 blog presents a Dodger from Prussia, a burglar living in a highly monitored society and earning a bit of leeway by working for Prussian intelligence as an infiltration specialist. It runs in the family.
#steampunk #ttrpg #rpg #victorian #prussia #fasa1879 #npc
https://fasagames.com/1879/1879-wilhelm-kasebier-infiltration-specialist-dnf/
 

1879 Blog: The Vault Battle

This week's 1879 blog takes us into a desperate fight against a spirit that outclassed its conjurer. Will Our Heroes survive?
#steampunk #fantasy #ttrpg #rpg #fasa1879 #mechanics
https://fasagames.com/1879/1879-actual-play-nyc-the-vault-battle/
 
Tonight I dreamed that I and another player were playing a #ttrpg called #Pikachu, where the players all play Pikachus. @What Rough Beast was the GM. The game had individual scenes (much like #trollbabe), and in the first scene, played by the other player, he wanted to enter some guarded place, was stopped by two guards and...made them explode into tiny, bloody bits.

I don't know what I should think, but I like games that have a different approach to known tropes and settings, and that game seemed cool xD

#rpg #pokemon #gplusRPG
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Venleitche: July Update

It's the 1st of the month, so patrons just got the latest alpha version of Dynamic Balances: Venleitche, the sliding-stats #ttrpg I'm independently developing on my #Patreon. There's a lot of older public material if you want to see what the game is about. Click through to https://www.patreon.com/wanderingbeekeeper for a game driven by player agency in a world with four physical genders, Neopagan religion, and permaculture principles that have teeth both in-game and in the mechanics. #fantasy #rpg
 
Super thought provoking. I think she's right about the importance of being able to impose a real social matrix on your interactions. It was something I could do on Google+ because of its functionality, and can't on Twitter and other platforms now, and I'm really feeling it.
 

Wandering Beekeeper: The Reality of the Divine

Patrons of The Wandering Beekeeper just got a new post on coming-of-age rituals, inheritance, and blood pacts in the Venleitche game world. The public thus gets an older post from 28 May talking about how a culture works when the reality of its Divinity is undeniable. Want to see the new material as it happens? Want to see the game in its entirety, which is patrons-only until it's playtested and released? Want to support a mechanic driven by player agency? Follow the link!
#ttrpg #patreon #fantasy
https://www.patreon.com/wanderingbeekeeper
 

And what does this have to do with missing cats?

Who is Percival Hargrave, and why is his airship the USS Spindrift, registered in the Union, currently in the skies over London? More Wednesday. #ttrpg #steampunk #fasa1879
 

Venleitche Patreon: New patron and public posts!

My patrons just got the section on Cyclical Observances in the Religion chapter. Everybody else now gets the early draft of the History section, talking about the fall of the Northern continent, and why the Southern continent people live the way they do, originally posted on May 22nd. Want more? Want to see the compiled system as it stands each month? Those posts, with attached PDFs of the development version of the game, will never be made public. Want to help get this game up to playtest level, and take it to Discord? Click through.
#ttrpg #fantasy #patreon #playeragency
https://www.patreon.com/posts/27045402
 
 
 

Wandering Beekeeper: The Current Situation of the Kingdom of Uster

This post https://www.patreon.com/posts/26738054 on my #Patreon just went public, and a new post went out to my patrons. Find out about the current situation in the kingdom of Uster, where the action centers. Want to know more about the classless, levelless #ttrpg I'm developing, with a mechanic driven by player agency? Visit https://www.patreon.com/wanderingbeekeeper to see more! #amwriting
 
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