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Factions Tested

Happy to report a completed alpha test for Factions, with my local crew (+Kevin Farnworth +Eric Paquette and +Christine Bellemare ). We ran through setting creation relatively quickly, and tried out the first version of the rules which were largely built on the Spark. 

We realized where the theoretical design went awry and restructured the resolution system. It's simplified it pretty simply. Now, the game has changed into a process where you collaboratively create the Face Characters as well as the Factions during play. I think that the continuous world-building, combined with a rather hard limit on the number of scenes, will help to ensure that the game fits the design footprint.

I will aim to prepare one more local playtest, then I hope to send a simple version out to the crowd for your own playtesting experience. 

Cheers!
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Accessibility and Disability in Games

Episode 60 of the #RPGDesignPanelcast  is up, wherein +Elsa S. Henry +Shoshana Kessock and +Russell Collins discuss the important issue of accessibility and disability in games. 
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14 Days is one of those games that needs more attention. There is a solid niche of games that focus on the personal challenges and very real human concerns. This specific game addresses how chronic pain steals time from you, and how people try to cope.

Games like this are artistically meaningful, but bloody hard to implement. They tend to have a limited audience, due to the fact that gaming time is so sparse. Ironically, those who would benefit the most from these games are those least able to support them for socio-economic reasons. 

Do you want to support fantastic designers?
Do you want to encourage more experimentation with novel games? 
Do you want to enable more stories that focus on the human issues?

Support +Hannah Shaffer with her kickstarter for 14 days. Time is always limited, but community can help. 
A 2-player tabletop game about balancing day-to-day responsibilities around life with migraines.
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Oh, very cool. Shared with a friend who might really like such a thing.
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Sig is coming.
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My entry for Game Chef 2015 (French version) is complete, in case anyone wants to read my terrible french. It's halfway between The Warren and Golden Sky Stories in terms of flavour, and I might very well translate it into english. 
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Le lustre des libellules est un jeu optimiste et plein d'espoir. Au cours de chaque session du jeu, chaque joueur joue le rôle d'une libellule. Chacune des libellules bénéficie d'un talent particulier pour aider ses copines et pour pourvoir à ses besoins. Chaque libellule est motivée par son ...
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The description is intriguing, but my French is worse than yours!
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Moving Beyond Tokenism

The latest episode of the #RPGDesignPanelcast  addresses how the RPG industry can move toward genuine inclusion and elevating voices often unheard.

This was recorded at  Metaopia 2014 and was presented by +Misha B  +Julia Ellingboe +Ajit George and +Mark Diaz Truman . 
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I backed a kickstarter last year titled Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection and it is as glorious and thought-provoking as I have ever seen. I strongly recommend people check it out, and consider picking up a copy of they can afford it.

http://ahcomics.com/moonshot-the-indigenous-comics-collection/
Alternate History Comics Inc. is raising funds for MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection on Kickstarter! MOONSHOT is an incredible 200 page collection of short stories from Indigenous creators across North America, in comic book form!
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It appears that my little game, Posthuman Pathways just won a Judges Spotlight award for the ENnies. To say that has made my day would be an understatement.

Thank you very much  +Jakub Nowosad !
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Congratulations!
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Episode 59 - Style Guides are your Friend

The latest episode of the #RPGDesignPanelcast  is up, where the fantastic +Amanda Valentine and awesome +John Adamus discuss style guides.Only 40 minutes of the full hour-long panel was recorded, but it's great stuff.
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I love the panelcasts. 
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A new kickstarter project from a local designer, artist, and all-around awesome creative. Check it out!
 
So, I'm running my first Kickstarter... http://kck.st/1IpppWO
Emily Griggs is raising funds for Heartless Comic Book, Issue 1 on Kickstarter! Vampires, an asexual protagonist, and many pretty dresses. The 32-page first issue of Heartless, an ongoing webcomic
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Working away on my current Game Chef game, and I am reminded on why I should never be allowed near graphics software.
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+Liv Monck-Whipp Technically, a dragonfly, but yes!
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This is my perpetual reminder to folks that there is a ton of amazing and free ambient music produced over the last decade or more from a local artist.  I started with the Elements series, way back in the day.

Have a listen and enjoy!
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I am a scientist in the field of ecology and an Indie RPG publisher.  I am a martial artist and a digital artist.   In all things I am a renaissance man, seeking to grow in the natural sciences, the arts and in philosophy.     

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