Assemble your crew and case the joint by checking out this interview with “Dusk City Outlaws” creator Rodney Thompson.
In short: I strongly encourage you to check this game out, and throw money at it until it arrives at your house and does a flying elbow through your door.
I see this a lot among game designers of all kinds, both new and experienced: “I really want to use [game mechanism X] but I worry it’ll be too much like [popular game].” I am here to set you free and tell you not to worry about that.
Here at Critical Hits, we’ve been following the advice of Bill Cavalier, Adventure Coach AKA “The Dungeon Bastard” for some time now. At first it was because we mistook him for someone else entirely, but we grew to value his advice on WINNING Dungeons & Dragons after years of treating it as a collaborative activity […]
In which Chatty describes his Cortex Plus hacks included in the Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide and points to where you can get a preview copy of the first part!
Fünhaver Games’s Last Stand is an RPG that seemingly draws from an eclectic range of sources such as Earth Defense Force, Starship Troopers and Kaiju movies to make hectic and fun game with a unique dice mechanic.
As 2012 wraps up, I wanted to take a look at the Kickstarters I supported this year, and ultimately focusing on the games, particularly the RPGs, my most-supported category.
Tracy Barnett is a good friend of ours that has waged a one-man war on his own spare time. With his second KickStarter game, One Shot, ending in just over two days I offered to chat with him a bit about his projects and his thoughts on designing open to the public as he has made a habit of doing. You can also read more of Tracy’s thoughts on that subject in posts he wrote for us earlier this year, Game Design and Openness and Designing in Public.
One of the distinctions that I missed in my last article is that openness doesn’t necessarily have to be inviting. It just leave the door open. Doing something in public combines openness with a call to the public to look at what you’re doing.
Get a signed copy of the Deluxe 2009 One Page Dungeon Codex mailed to you anywhere in the world through Tabletop Adventure’s Kickstarter program. All supporters will get a special bonus!