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Reading through the RPG book has me twitching even harder in anticipation of the new story arc, especially with regards to the cliffhangers at the end of Vol 8.
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The unique symbiotic arrangement has allowed the store to survive, and even expand, despite a business plan and location that to an outsider might look like a longshot. In a world overwhelmed by smartphone apps and video games, the store sells only board games, card games, miniatures for war gaming and other analog pastimes. EndGame announced a Kickstarter campaign last month, with a $25,000 goal to help turn the abandoned storefront next door ...
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Great article.  :)
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The preorder of the Atomic Robo RPG has launched and it's going great! Evil Hat has directly sold over 275 copies as of this writing, and game stores everywhere are coming on board to offer the Ins...
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I'm working through the giant backlog of apps that accumulated through March and making fitful but steadyish progress as of a day or two ago. It's been a long time coming, but March and April, with the run up to Robo and a few other things besides, kept the task below the "act on it now" threshold. I'm catching up, at any rate.

Now that we're past the deadline and most of the pending revisions are in, I'm comfortable with folks sharing their submissions — rejected, accepted, revised, still pending, whatever. If you're willing to put yours out there I'm sure there are a number of folks who'd be interested! And if you do, please link them in this post. :)
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Yay! I'm on pins and needles over here ;)
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People of the media: I can get you beta invites to Storium if you help spread the word. My contact info for this purpose, as well as other stuff you may find useful, is at this link. Let me know if you're interested!
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Fred Hicks is a dad, a gamer, and a game publisher. He runs Evil Hat Productions, and does freelance art direction and layout work for the occasional other game publisher. The rest of the time, though, he's looking after his kids, and spending time with his wife. Life is good.
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Presentation Skills Considered Harmful
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[Atomic Robo] "It's In Layout!"
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"It's in layout!" That's been my stock answer for the past few months whenever someone's asked me what's up with Atomic Robo: The Roleplayin

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» In-Depth RPG Review: Trail of Cthulhu
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Trail of Cthulhu is a game written by Kenneth Hite, and published by Pelgrane Press. It uses Robin D. Laws' GUMSHOE system for its underlyin

System Review: Don’t Rest Your Head, Part 1
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She Leaves this Nightmare Far Behind Back in my teens, going to gaming conventions was a bit of a hassle. We couldn't afford to stay at the

» Life in a Day Released on YouTube
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Google has released Ridley Scott's full length feature Life in a Day on YouTube. Appropriately, with over 4,500 hours of footage from 192 co

Some Space to Think: A Pitch In The Dark
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A Pitch In The Dark. Fred has opened the door to pitches for a book of Don't Rest Your Head hacks, which is a fantastic idea. You can fi

Daniel Solis: Pitch Tag
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Pitch Tag. This is a creativity game for two or more players inspired by word association exercises and writer jam sessions. You can play th

Daniel Solis: Artist Style Guide for Pop & Locke's Last Heist
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As with any project where I hire an artist, I've put together an Artist's Style Guide for Pop & Locke's Last Heist. This is

The Lucky Road to RPG Editing | ayvalentine.com
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The Lucky Road to RPG Editing. Posted on October 31, 2011 by ayvalentine. Note: This post is Part Two of two, for now. It'll be a recurr

Atomic Robo: the Roleplaying Game | Atomic-Robo.com
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Short version: we're teaming up with Evil Hat Productions to make our comic book into an interactive game of your mind. And also the min

System Review: Don’t Rest Your Head, Conclusion
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To Make that Blind Leap Your typical RPG system is a determination engine: it gives structure (often, a chance-based structure) to the dete