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Jackson Tegu
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I believe that what we do is games and what we are is stories, all of us.
I believe that what we do is games and what we are is stories, all of us.

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Just normal people living their lives in this gloopy, hairy, weird fantasy tabletop roleplaying game.

Now available to the public!

http://www.photographsoflightning.com/product/eyeless-smile-pdf/
Eyeless Smile [pdf]
Eyeless Smile [pdf]
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Look, a new Lulu print code! 20% off! Use this coupon: TWENTY18

I guess it’s time to get all that +Johnstone Metzger goodness we’ve been putting off getting, hey?

Have you seen his old-school-inspired RPG The Nightmares Underneath, set in a fantasy Middle East wherein dungeons are invading nightmare realms?
http://www.lulu.com/shop/johnstone-metzger/the-nightmares-underneath/hardcover/product-23101178.html
Oh you have. Yeah me too, I’ve got the hardcover and it lies open so beautifully. Every page is gorgeous.

Well have you seen that he’s got a 32-pg booklet describing how to play The Nightmares Underneath in a powered-by-the-apocalypse ruleset?
http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/johnstone-metzger/a-world-full-of-nightmares/paperback/product-23098445.html
Oh you did, huh. Also you get the pdf of this for free when you buy The Nightmares Underneath, so that’s pretty cool. But I like print.

Okay did you see that he’s got a gigantic expansion for it called The Nameless Grimoire with new classes and over six hundred spells and magic items and more?
http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/johnstone-metzger/the-nameless-grimoire/hardcover/product-23585168.html
Yeah cool, I’m glad you didn’t know about that one I was losing morale over here.

And what about the Metamorphica, did you see he revised it last year? By adding 100 more pages so that’s cool.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/johnstone-metzger/the-metamorphica-revised-paperback/paperback/product-23106717.html

And obviously you already have Space Wurm vs. Moonicorn which as you know was inspired by my Monsterhearts Second Skins, but you could get another copy because you-know-who’s birthday is just around the corner. OH WAIT YOU DON’T HAVE IT? Well, your birthday is just around the corner…
http://www.lulu.com/shop/johnstone-metzger/space-wurm-vs-moonicorn/paperback/product-22631289.html

While you’re clicking, pick up A Market in the Woods too, a “monster manual” collab with artist Nathan Jones, which has adventure hooks and all these other cool deets about the creatures, all ready for your Dungeon World campaign.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/johnstone-metzger-and-nathan-jones/a-market-in-the-woods/paperback/product-22618007.html
Johnstone and Nathan have more monster manual collabs too.

All right, that’s enough, go buy some stuff.
the code is TWENTY18 for 20%, ends midnight ET July 19th.
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New followers! Hello. Longtime followers! Hi too❤️
i make…
~✨weird little artsy & serious & silly🎶 ~
😭😍STORY GAMES ~&~ LARPS😍😭
and i would …very 😊 much… appreciate you reading them and playing them and throwing your 💸💸💸 at me!
This is how…
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Oh whoops I should tell you I made a game about marijuana feasting called Danksgiving #Happy420
http://www.photographsoflightning.com/product/danksgiving-pdf/
Danksgiving [pdf]
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I've just published two games to my patreon account.
Hurrah!
What, you ask, are the games about?
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Formalities (part 1)
A short dance game for two dancers (and perhaps one mortal).
A mortal has died, and two beings – old friends who don't see one another enough – will dance to determine where this mortal will be placed for the next phase of their existence.
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and then
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Sword Loser
A casual 20 minute game for 2-5 players who want to tell anecdotes about Tyngauld who really couldn’t keep track of his sword if his life depended on it, no offense Tyngauld but like come on.
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to check them out, toss down some cash at patreon.com/jacksontegu
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Periodic reminder that I write larp and tabletop story games experiments, most published only on http://patreon.com/jacksontegu these days.
$5, even $1 of support makes a huge difference, and you get access to new games liiiike…

These two that I'm currently putting the finishing touches on:
• A tiny larp about two mutually attracted strangers who happen to be mind readers (with discussion q's),
• A silent embodied game which involves taking different forms in a flooded house.
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7 Kettles

In January I released two games via Patreon. I’m really proud of them. Each game encapsulates one of the things I started this Patreon account to help me do, and I wanted to talk about each of those things in turn, using these games as light examples.

Two:
I love following ideas into weird places, exploring fleeting thoughts, wondering “what if” on paper. I started this Patreon to help me do that. 7 Kettles started as a casual joke, but then I started imagining what that joked-about gameplay would be like. Sitting together quietly with friends whom you know well, imagining what characters those friends would come up with, then later talking about it.

7 Kettles goes into some new territory for me (I… think?), the game has “silly” mechanics, but heartfelt, serious content. But it feels right, somehow the goofiness of the layout and the simple word-association connecting a style of potato chip with a song by Arcade Fire support a disinclination to judge oneself harshly. (The players eat chips together for ten minutes without talking; for half of that they listen to Arcade Fire. The chip flavours are important.) On the surface it’s a silly game, but underneath it provides opportunities for real connection. Often earnestness rides within humour, it feels safe. I’m glad that 7 Kettles didn’t just stay as a one-off joke, now it’s a great after-dinner game for a few laughs and a few warm fuzzies.

I’ll put it up on my website before long, but if you’re interested in looking at it now (and seeing what else I do in the future), I recommend becoming my patron via Patreon. The cash helps me buy groceries and keep my bills in order, which are other hobbies of mine.

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You and I in Retreat

In January I released two games via Patreon. I’m really proud of them. Each game encapsulates one of the things I started this Patreon account to help me do, and I wanted to talk about each of those things in turn, using these games as light examples.

Reason One:
I started this Patreon account to help me finish old games, and You and I in Retreat started in February 2012. Over the month I was able to dig back into what I originally wanted the game to be, how I imagined it might be communicated (through text, layout, etc), and what I was saying with the design.

I want to honour my past but not be bound by it. In this case, that meant updating the design for a more egalitarian feel, without losing the heart of the gameplay. As is often the case when one does this, the game improved dramatically. Instead of it being primarily a game that one player prepares and another player strives to succeed in (You and I in Retreat is a two player challenge larp; the players collaborate but can lose together) it’s now a game that both players prepare, and both players face challenges within. I'm so happy with how it came out! Feeling so much gratitude to my patrons, giving me an excuse to do this.

I’ll put it up on my website before long, but if you’re interested in looking at it now (and seeing what else I do in the future), I recommend becoming my patron via Patreon. The cash helps me buy groceries and keep my bills in order, which are other hobbies of mine.

(I’ll get to reason number two soon, after I get some groceries and pop a bill in the mail)

https://www.patreon.com/jacksontegu
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The first of the month often brings lovely arrivals from game designers on Patreon.
This month there are two games from +Jackson Tegu, involving imagining the kind of character a friend would make, all flavoured with some kettle crisps and music. There's a two-player game poem about Orpheus and Eurydice which I mainly remember from the tiny special needs class where I was taught to touchtype by using a text adventure game on a BBC Micro. It involves mechanics where you have to pass information from one person to the other, much like Orpheus leading Eurydice up from Hades.

+Vincent Baker has released The No One, a fascinating-looking playbook for Apocalypse World. You've scoured yourself against the apocalypse and discover yourself through visions. It's the kind of thing I'd totally want to play if I get to be a player in AW.

+Fraser Simons has released issue two of Uncanny Echo! It's a serialised RPG, a set of one-offs all in the same world, with ripples from one story to the next. I love this idea and the way they connect. I'm looking forward to running these stories and have been enjoying the accompanying podcast.

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Games. Who are they? What makes them?

Um I'm trying to tell you I'm releasing games via patreon. This next one… it's out there. It's zany. Toss some bucks on this website getcher name on the game Yes Really!

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