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Gen Con – Train in Vain

As you may have heard, I’m running a couple of games with a system I was calling Fancy Pants but now has two names – F#ck You Up and Face ‘Splosion. Yesterday I told you about F#ck You Up: Gangwar. … Continue reading

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Gen Con – Gangwar

As you may have heard, I’m running a couple of games with a system I was calling Fancy Pants but now has two names – F#ck You Up and Face ‘Splosion. I’m running F#ck You Up: Gangwar on Thursday morning. … Continue reading

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The Languid and the Focused

Most of my games have some way for the players to communicate with the GM their desires and what they want their PC to do in the game. In Nefertiti Overdrive and Centurion, these are Pivots. Pivots are not only … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Failures: Kid’s Stuff

Last post, I talked about my failure with adult gamers. Now let’s look at kids. I have two (awesome) daughters, aged six and eight. They have progressed through Lego Heroica, to the Castle Ravenloft board game, to actual D&D. When … Continue reading

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Designing the Design

Some discussions have erupted in places I frequent regarding adventure design. I find the discussion fascinating, especially since I have recently struggled through preparing two adventures for publication – one in the Nefertiti Overdrive Quickstart and the second for the … Continue reading

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Building Stuff: Scenes

In my last post, I was talking about planning an adventure. We got as far as figuring out what the adventure would be about. Like a campaign goal, this is very high-level (strategic?) and has very few specifics about what … Continue reading

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Building Stuff: Adventures

Okay, so you have a plot for your campaign, and each adventure is somehow linked into that idea – a stepping stone toward the campaign’s goal, a sub-goal linked to that main one, or part of the story that is … Continue reading

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Building Stuff: Improv Pros and Cons

It’s been a while, so in case you forgot, we already talked about setting up a campaign, and getting players into it. What about adventures within a campaign? What do you do then? Now, as also discussed earlier, you can … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Is Popular – Big Surprise

Since its release last Thursday night (18 Sep 2014), the Nefertiti Overdrive Quickstart has been downloaded 216 times. That doesn’t mean I have 216 backers for the Kickstarter because it’s likely at least half of those people haven’t even looked … Continue reading

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Nefertiti Overdrive Quickstart

Maybe you’ve heard about this game of mine, Nefertiti Overdrive? Yeah, well, if you are interested in checking out a free Quickstart, you can go here. I hope to commence the second Kickstarter attempt to crowdfund the full book in … Continue reading

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