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Grant Howitt
Wrote the game you played drunk that one time, probably
Wrote the game you played drunk that one time, probably


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We're writing Spire, a game about an oppressed dark elf race rising up against their imperialist and cruel high elf overlords, and we ran out of stretch goals so we had to make some more. We're just about to enter the last 24 hours of our campaign.

Please: take a look at the project, and if you like the look of it, back us or share the hell out of it or both. This is going far better than we expected and we can't wait to see where it ends up.

- G

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The kickstarter for our new game, Spire, is now live! Play revolutionary dark elves in a shadow war of terror and blood against your cruel and uncaring high elf rulers in a mile-high, impossible city.

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Hey y'all - I don't use G+ for a lot, and that's kind of lax of me, because it's (apparently) a great place to come out and chat about games. So I'll try and get more into it in future, you know?

Anyway, in related news, I'm doing a Kickstarter next week, and it's the longest book we've ever written. We've had the chance to really go to town on the setting and make it as weird and exciting and strange as possible. And - it's kind of a risk, and we're a little nervous, because we're selling a setting now, and the fact that we wanted to make the best, sturdiest books available means that the funding point is kinda high (especially for indie RPG kickstarters).

Here's the video, because apparently you have to make one of those if you do a Kickstarter. It features me talking in a throaty voice about wizards and lots of nice art, so there's really something for everyone here I feel

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If you're in need of cheering up, episode 1 of HEARTY DICE FRIENDS, our RPG advice podcast, is now live

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Hello! If you missed out on the Unbound Kickstarter, we're now releasing the PDF for sale online.

Unbound is a rules-light group-led worldbuilding game with - we think - some crunchy, satisfying combat alongside more traditional storygame mechanics. If you'd like to craft a world from nothing as you make your characters and then explore it and carry on building it as you level up, take a look!

Also contains drop-dead gorgeous art from Adrian Stone throughout.

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Hello! Goblin Quest is in this year's thanksgiving Bundle of Holding, alongside the brilliant Cryptomancer and a load of other great games, including the I-haven't-played-it-but-it-sounds-fascinating Stalker RPG. Do take a look, and if you like fantastic RPGs at LOW LOW PRICES then get involved!
Through Monday, December 5 we present the all-new Indie Cornucopia +4, the fourth annual installment in our Thanksgiving series of offers featuring recent top-quality small-press tabletop RPGs. This time out we have major new games like Worlds in Peril, Baker Street, and the new edition of The Ninja Crusade; Kickstarter successes like Fellowship and Goblin Quest; and Jonathan Green's stupendous coffee-table book about the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series, You Are the Hero.

Pay just US$12.95 to get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $52) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

- Cryptomancer (Land of NOP, retail price $10): Fantasy meets information security in this huge game of magical hacking.
- Stalker RPG (Burger Games, retail $12): Finnish designer Ville Vuorela's SFRPG based on the Strugatsky Brothers' novel Roadside Picnic.
- Mortal Coil (Galileo Games, retail $10): Brennan Taylor's seminal 2008 story game of collaborative magic and the supernatural.
- Goblin Quest (Serious Business, retail $20): Play five inept goblins (probably in quick succession) in Grant Howitt's mayhem-filled cross between PARANOIA and Itchy and Scratchy.

And if you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $23.95 to start, you'll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles (retail value $79):

- Worlds in Peril (Samjoko Publishing, retail $15): Superhero roleplaying Powered by the Apocalypse.
- Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes (Fearlight Games, retail $20): A very inventive game of Victorian mystery and investigation.
- Fellowship (Liberi Gothica Games, retail $16): Inverse World designer Jacob Randolph brings us this Dungeon World variant of heroes journeying to defeat an Evil Overlord.
- The Ninja Crusade (Third Eye Games, retail $15): Eloy Lasanta's new edition of high-flying Wu Xing martial-arts action.
- You Are the Hero: A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks (Snowbooks Ltd, retail $13): Jonathan Green's exhaustive and gorgeously illustrated chronicle of the 1980s gamebook craze.

That's a US$131 retail value! Ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Human Rights Watch.

But the seemingly inexhaustible Horn of Plenty in this Indie Cornucopia +4 runs out Monday, December 5. Don't go hungry!

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I keep writing games. I can't stop. The rate of games has increased, lately, for whatever reason, as my brain fizzes and spills over from stress.

This is The Golden Sea. It is a game about sand, and goddesses, and names, and sunken cities, and survival. It Is more than half-done but not yet complete.
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