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Katanas & Trenchcoats, Episode 1: Welcome to Darkest Vancouver

Live the dream of 90s roleplaying! Wander around Darkest Vancouver as Immortals with katanas in hand and trenchcoats twirling. More »

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Get the critically acclaimed tabletop game about killing gods and avoiding your own apotheosis! The electronic edition is free and released under a Creative Commons license. The print-on-demand edition is available now. More »

Cornucopia of Fate Thoughts

As one of the designers on Fare Core and the Dresden Files RPG, Ryan has been posting thoughts about the Fate system over the years. If you’re a Fate designer or fan, check them out! More »

 

Let Some Quiet In

Over the last two weeks, I put aside any attempt or thoughts on non-day job work. That’s part of what lead me to evaluating why I do what I do (which partly lead to the last blog post of 2015, on creator nostalgia). Taking that time “off”—letting some quiet into my life—also gave me a chance to

Creator’s Nostalgia is a Sweet Poison

Nostalgia is a strange sort of beast. It has us celebrating past enjoyments and longing to relive past glory, which isn’t inherently horrible. But nostalgia looks only backward, never forward, so if we hold to nostalgia too strongly we bumble around—not unlike someone who would walk backward throughout the day. I was conversing with an old friend recently,

My *Mas 2015 Offerings

I have two amazing things for y’all this season. One is pay-what-you-want thing for Christmasn, and one is part of a bundle for Epimas. Hence “*Mas.” Santaender: a Mythender World Ever since Wil Wheaton wrote about his Mythender experience Ending Santa, people have asked me about that game. I figured this year was a good

Being “Right” Isn’t Worth Burning Bridges

One of the more painful lessons I’ve learned—and some would argue that I haven’t really learned it yet—is that being “right” isn’t worth burning bridges. I’ve burned plenty of bridges in the last decade, some personal, some communal, and some professional. And I’ve been on the other side of that. No, really, being “right” is

What I’m Thankful For, 2015 Edition

It’s the day before American Thanksgiving. At its best, it’s a time to acknowledge and reflect, so that’s my jam today. I’m going to focus on two things to

A Month of Celestial Boogaloo

A.K.A. “The Math of Being Financially Nonviable” I joke that my imprint’s tagline will be “Making financially nonviable games since YOUR FACE,” since I take a more or less devil-gives-a-fuck approach to making games now that I can. I mean, I do have a budget and I have to not be a moron about it,