Friday, November 11, 2005

Recent Designs

I don't know if this is news to anyone, but I've been designing 24 hour RPGs for the "Ronnies," Ron Edwards' 24 hour RPG contest. At least one, maybe two of these are headed for future development, and one of them won a prize.

Want is about bad housewives.
The Drifter's Escape is an American folk RPG. It won $25!
On the Ecology of the Mud Dragon is a "cute monsters get into hijinks" RPG in the genre of old Dragon magazine back-up features.

If you get in a mind to playtest one of these, please e-mail me! I may have a better version sitting around.

P.S. And, yes, the Bennies (which Ron got the name from) are still in process. There's a lot of Actual Play threads produced in one year!


I just realized that, in Dogs in the Vineyard you can have demonic influence on both sides of a conflict.

I think that's awesome.

Hrm... I want to run Dogs again.

(yes, I'll be writing the appendices to the essays soon. I have a lot of irons in the fire right now. At least a dozen.)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


From a customer's e-mail:

i just got it this evening. i read it through quickly
once, fumbling with the pages, and then again slowly,
taking notes on the pages and stopping to think of
ideas while admiring the artwork. i'm very excited to
get to play polaris. thanks a lot.

I'm a happy camper, yes.