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Aaron Friesen
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Nerd by day, cook by night; alright, nerd ALL day ;)
Nerd by day, cook by night; alright, nerd ALL day ;)

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So I've designed this thing and it could really use some playtesting from someone that isn't me. Anyone up for it? Also, I'm curious about layout and such. Anyway, thoughts?
First Look: A Game About Love At First Sight

Heya friends :) So I've finished writing a game, good and proper. It started as a challenge by +Kate Bullock to help me keep some ugly thoughts in check and help distract me. It's a small intimate game for two about complicated feelings upon seeing someone new. A number of wonderful people have contributed their faces to the game so that anyone interested will have people to embody for the game.

Anyway, you can find it here: http://ow.ly/NjM030gNDgi

If you read it or test it out, let me know what you think!

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Resharing here 💗
First Look: A Game About Love At First Sight

Heya friends :) So I've finished writing a game, good and proper. It started as a challenge by +Kate Bullock to help me keep some ugly thoughts in check and help distract me. It's a small intimate game for two about complicated feelings upon seeing someone new. A number of wonderful people have contributed their faces to the game so that anyone interested will have people to embody for the game.

Anyway, you can find it here: http://ow.ly/NjM030gNDgi

If you read it or test it out, let me know what you think!

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First Look: A Game About Love At First Sight

Heya friends :) So I've finished writing a game, good and proper. It started as a challenge by +Kate Bullock to help me keep some ugly thoughts in check and help distract me. It's a small intimate game for two about complicated feelings upon seeing someone new. A number of wonderful people have contributed their faces to the game so that anyone interested will have people to embody for the game.

Anyway, you can find it here: http://ow.ly/NjM030gNDgi

If you read it or test it out, let me know what you think!

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Anyone want to be in a free-to-download one-on-one story game about love at first sight? I can't pay you, because I have no money and I'm gonna earn nothing from this, but I can put your face and name in my game and that's cool, yeah? Feel free to send me your selfie, either here or in messenger :D

I could get stock pictures of folx, but I think this would be way cooler 💜
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Me: Hey, here's a dark thought. Remember how around this time last year we were all "thank God this hell year is over, next year can't possibly-"

Leigh: Shut up shut up shut up!

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As soon as I have income again, jumping tf on this
*Please Share* I'm a queer feminist creating diverse games. Writing at home recently has been so healing for my chronic nerve pain & I'd love to continue. If I can hit 1500 a month on my new Patreon, I can begin to support myself with ttrpg game writing! https://www.patreon.com/kiramagrann

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How to integrate overt stakes setting into a PbtA model

Kay, so, I'm starting to refine this game design idea that's been percolating in my head for a while. +Jacqueline Bryk and I had a bit of a mutual idea rant while going on to each other about how much we love Stardew Valley and how there are more than a few characters there dealing with past trauma and such. That conversation was a great time to be alive. I need to dig out the transcript of that chat. Anyway.

So I wrote out my long-form solo epistolary/blogging-based story game Baby Blues(https://1drv.ms/w/s!AtdOBq0MVunGgTckpSWQsiitP1J4), and while it's a beautiful thing for me and I do plan on publishing it in some capacity, I want something more social but using the similar tech and with a lot of the same feel. I also think I can streamline the bits and bobs a bunch.

So yeah. Here's my hook:

"You've each suffered abuse, or oppression, or trauma, or all of these. So you've come here, to Stellarvale. You all want to heal, and you all have things you're escaping, so maybe you can lend each other a hand. Let daily living be your escape, and blogging be your salve."

I'm thinking I'll pre build characters into it, and then give guidelines for building more. I'm giving them traumas and daily lives, with impetus to post and reblog and research for each. Examples in the comments.

Here comes the bigger problem: what traumas to focus on? Also, if anyone has personal lived experience with traumas and oppressions and abuses that I don't, I'd be happy to collaborate. I'm probably going to start reaching out to specific people eventually, but I know I'd look sideways at a white designer writing a bunch of racialized characters when the point of the game is exploring oppressions and how we live with them. Anyway. Yeah. This is what I'm working on. Ideas? Thoughts? Questions?

I just.

I'm fucking tired.

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