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Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple raises $24k+ on Kickstarter

The Kickstarter for Daniel Solis’s game Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple finished up last night having raised $24,383 which is about six times what he originally set out to raise. Check out the page here .

Review: Lady Blackbird – Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder

Lady Blackbird is an award-winning, free RPG written and illustrated by John Harper. The 15-page PDF is an all-in-one RPG which consists of the rules, setting, characters and situation for a complete gaming experience typically lasting for one to two sessions. The scenario is set in a very evocative steampunk/sci-fi setting that is clearly influenced…

Memoir: My First Review

I’ve received what I consider the first review of a game I’ve written. Jonathan Lavallee over at Gamish Designer has been working through the Game Chef entries one by one and published a mini-review of mine in his blog. Did he love it – no, but nor did he hate it. He’s given a balanced review highlighting the highs and lows and commenting on …

Memoir: My First Review

I’ve received what I consider the first review of a game I’ve written. Jonathan Lavallee over at Gamish Designer has been working through the Game Chef entries one by one and published a mini-review of mine in his blog. Did he love it – no, but nor did he hate it. He’s given a balanced review highlighting the highs and lows and commenting …

Review – Dread

Not for the faint of heart! Dread is an innovative horror RPG with (perhaps) the most unusual resolution mechanic out there: a Jenga tower. Although not for everybody, this excellent storytelling game is a tour de force of a rules-light system perfectly matched to its genre – with an exemplary presentation as well. The system is light and elegant…

Retrospect nominated for a Golden Geek Award

Much to my surprise, my winning entry to RPG Geek’s 24-hour RPG contest was nominated for a Golden Geek Award in the Best Free RPG category. That’s really cool, especially considering I didn’t submit the nomination. ;o)  Now, looking at the list it’s clear that Lady Blackbird should win the category in my opinion but I can’t help but…

Smallville AP: The Mandrake Session #4

Session 4 of the campaign happened after a short break. I’d been away in Dublin doing family things. Iain was still on holiday so the session took place without Nazario. We did however have Mark with us playing Karlos Milano for the first time. The first couple of sessions showed how well Smallville as a system handles drama, last session swerved suddenly in to comedy/farce and the system handled…

Smallville AP: The Mandrake Session #3

This Action Report has been a little delayed by my involvement in Game Chef 2010. I’m picking it up after two weeks away from the game, so my memory of some of the events which transpired may be a little off. The third Mandrake session was an eye opener for me. Over the years I’ve played many ‘funny’ roleplaying games. They are…

Get all of Vincent Baker’s games on PDF for $25

This is too good a deal to pass up . All 6 of Vincent Baker’s games in PDF form for $25, which is $40 off the normal price.

Retrospect wins RPG Geek’s 24-hour RPG Contest

…and in case you didn’t know, I wrote it. ;op  The complete list of winners can be found here .   You can download the free, 24-hr version here . Once I have complete feedback and some playtesting data I will publish a revised version which will be available for free.

Play Review of Warrior, Rogue and Mage

This weekend I had an opportunity to sit down and play a new game you might not have heard of yet, but it is definitely something to put on your radar. Background Warrior, Rogue and Mage is written by Michael Wolf of the Stargazer’s World Blog for Stargazer Games .  About a month ago he released it as a 100% free …

John Wick’s Cat System is Being Ripped Off!

John Wick , known for his creative efforts on the Legend of the 5 Rings RPG, the Houses of the Blooded RPG, his Play Dirty Youtube videos, and a great deal of other works, has just announced on Facebook that his indie role playing game Cat , released in 2005 by Wicked Dead Brewing Company , is currently being plagiarised and sold on the popular self-publishing website …

Indie RPG Award Winners

The year’s winners of this year’s Indie RPG Awards have been announced. Indie Game of the Year Winner: Kagematsu First runner-up: Fiasco Second runner-up: Beat to Quarters and Little Fears, Nightmare Edition (Tie) Indie Supplement of the Year Winner: The Day After Ragnarok First runner-up: RPG = Role Playing Girl 2009 Second runner-up: Thou Art But A Warrior: A …

The cover to my 24-hour RPG contest submission

Here’s the cover to the game I completed (design, writing, editing, layout, and art) in 22 hours for RPG Geek’s 24-hour RPG contest. RPG

Great service from Pelgrane Press

I love this kind of email: You purchased Arkham Detective Tales from Pelgrane Press Ltd. The original version included more typos than we were happy with, and did not include an adventure set in Arkham. There is an updated version available with a new adventure, The King’s Men, available for free download from your order page. Simon Rogers Pelgrane Press Ltd It’s stuff like …

List of nominees for the 2009 Indie RPG Awards

The list for the 2009 (as in these games were released in 2009) Indie RPG awards has been made public – wow, there are a lot of great games on the list. You can check it out here .

First look at the cover art for Kidz RPG

Here’s the artwork that will grace the cover of my Kidz RPG.