Wednesday 26 February 2020

Quill now out with JellyMuppet Publishing

This is a very exciting day. The wonderful JellyMuppet Publishing is putting out a print run of Quill, my solo letter writing roleplaying game. The print book is available via Melsonian Arts Council in the UK and Exalted Funeral in the US.

I really think Quill is a one of a kind gaming experience that straddles the line between LARP and storygame and JellyMuppet is the perfect partner for the game. So, like, go buy it and stuff.

Saturday 22 February 2020

Dungeon Gits second edition is out now

I decided to give Dungeon Gits a bit of a refresh and release it as a second edition. Not a tonne has changed - I've clarified some rules, added a section on troupe play and expanded some items. The layout and imagery has been overhauled too.

If you don't know what Dungeon Gits is, it's a hyper lite fantasy RPG (but easily porter to other genres) with a system designed to be hacked and built on.

Patreon supporters will shortly find it available to download. Everyone else can get it at Drivethrurpg.

Tuesday 11 February 2020

The racism jumped out

Some of you may have seen a bit of a furore on Twitter after Varg Vikerness had a flap about PoC depicted in Romance of the Perilous Land and so set his white supremacist cronies on me Twitter is such a fun place.

Unfortunately for these imbeciles, the brigading just served to promote the game and as a result a load of people bought it. I was super happy to see all the support I got from my online chums and I really thank them for it. Osprey Games came out with a statement of support, of which I'm grateful.

The thing is, I'm pretty lucky. There are people - minorities and women - who face this shit on a daily basis. I don't know how they do it and those people will have my constant support.

Folklore is inherently inclusive. Countries thousands of miles apart share similar stories and traditions. Folklore is a map of human relationships, of beliefs and customs. Sure, some of it will have been transferred by force (invasion, colonialism etc), but much of it is benign.

Also, fuck racists.

Sunday 2 February 2020

Romance of the Perilous Land Appendix N

A recent interaction on the oft volatile Twitter which prompted me to put together an Appendix N for Romance of the Perilous Land.

  • Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
  • The Lore of the Land by Jacqueline Simpson and Jennifer Westwood
  • King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Slaine by Pat Mills
  • Merlin, the BBC TV series
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen Lawhead
  • The Mabinogion

The following are gaming inspirations in one way or another:

  • The Fighting Fantasy gamebook series by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone
  • Tunnels and Trolls by Ken St. Andre et al
  • BX D&D by Tom Moldvay and Zeb Cook
  • D&D 5th edition by Mike Mearls et al
  • D&D 4th edition by Rob Heinsoo et al
  • The Black Hack by David Black
  • Swords and Wizardry White Box by Matthew Finch et al