May
27
2020
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The ENnies are back on!

The ENnies are Gen Con’s gaming awards. And although Gen Con may have been cancelled, there’s still going to be an awards ceremony:

Huh. It occurs to me that the Kickstarter‘s RPG worldbook will technically qualify for next year’s awards, although it almost certainly won’t win, or even get nominated. Still, it’ll be a slightly different world for me at that point. Neat!

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May
22
2020
2

The @SJGames T-Shirt Kickstarter.

Don’t worry, I vetted it; Steve Jackson Games is fulfilling the Kickstarter domestically. And vetting is just what we’re going to have to do, now. I was already uneasy about using products made by PRC convict/slave labor, and this rolling biosecurity disaster has only bolstered that.

But! They’re using a local Austin T-Shirt vendor, and hopefully this will fund well enough that they will offer and I can get an In Nomine shirt. If not, well, I like the Illuminati one, and that will probably fund.

May
21
2020
1

Fermi Resolution RPG will have @bfleuter for artwork.

I’ve announced this before, but it’s locked down now: the Fermi Resolution TT RPG worldbook (Powered by GUMSHOE) will have original artwork by Ben Fleuter. Ben, for those of you who do not already read Sword Interval – and if you do not, then please start reading Sword Interval – is a first-rate cartoonist who I’ve wanted an excuse to throw money at for some time now. I think that his aesthetic will work very, very well with this project.

You can get in on this worldbook, and a bunch of other stuff, at the Backerkit FROZEN DREAMS store here. Get it now, because the deals won’t last long!

May
19
2020
8

Gen Con canceled.

…I was surprised that they hadn’t canceled it already, to be honest. The SCA pulled the release lever on Pennsic a month ago, and that’s held around the same time as Gen Con. Regardless of your opinion about how dangerous the coronavirus is, 70K people in one place during a pandemic seems… contraindicated. Particularly since a high percentage of the attendees will be no-fooling severe health risks.

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May
19
2020
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The More Perilous Journeys Kickstarter is live.

More Perilous Journeys is for The Fantasy Trip, which is really taking off, huh? Anyway, I’m really happy to see SJG permit third-party print development on their stuff. Now we just need more print GURPS. And, dare I hope? More In Nomine.

May
18
2020
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New Gaming Ballistic/The Fantasy Trip Kickstarter tomorrow.

10 AM. Can’t link to it (it being More Perilous Journeys), but Douglas Cole is a good dude. I dunno how much I’m gonna back it, since I don’t know when the next time I’m going to play The Fantasy Trip under these circumstances, but I figure I can go in for something. Lord knows independent game companies need all the help they can get right now.

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May
16
2020
3

The Oh My F*CKING GOD Champions 4e Bundles of Holding.

This is insane. This is the Champions TTRPG of my – well, college years. Third Edition was the Champions of my actual ‘youth.’ I dunno if these Bundles of Holding have them all, but between the Champions 4E Essentials and the Champions 4E Universe they comes damned close. My fingers are twitching.

Moe Lane

PS: I do not need to sign up for Champions Online. I do not need to sign up for Champions Online. I do not need to sign up for Champions Online…

May
08
2020
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Drives for the FERMI RESOLUTION RPG setting.

What I’ve been working on tonight, among other things. GUMSHOE tries pretty hard to keep the players on track to play, and Drives are a helpful way to do that. As the below notes:

Drives

Each PC follows a drive, a personal motivation giving him, her or it good reason to act heroically and curiously. By following your drive, you keep the story moving and ensure that your behavior is in keeping with the adventuring-investigative genre.

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May
08
2020
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Oh, nice: the Swords of the Serpentine RPG is coming out soon.

I helped playtest Swords of the Serpentine

…and when I clicked on the order link I was helpfully reminded that Past Me had pre-ordered it, too. Which was smart of Past Me. I mean, yeah, this would be on the list.

May
02
2020
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In Nomine Revisited: Regina, Angel of Sonnets.

Regina

Ofanite of Creation IST Divine Fire

Angel of Sonnets

Corporeal Forces: 3 Strength: 6 Agility: 6

Ethereal Forces: 5 Intelligence: 8 Precision: 12

Celestial Forces: 5 Will: 10 Perception: 12

Word-Forces: 6

Vessel: human female/3, Charisma +1

Skills: Artistry/6 (poetry) Dodge/4, Driving/1, Emote/1, Fighting/4, Knowledge (Literature/3), Language/3 (Italian), Medicine/2, Ranged Weapons/1 (rifle), Savoir-Faire/1 

Songs: Healing (Corporeal/3, Ethereal/3, Celestial/2), Light (Celestial/3), Motion (All/1), Shields (All/2)

Attunements: Ofanite of Creation, Seraph of Creation, Ofanite of Fire, Smite, Angel of Sonnets

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