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+Paul Beakley's birthday is today! Happy birthday to half of my favourite fictional morning radio show, Mad Jay and the Beak!
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Cartel is now on Kickstarter! ¡No mames!

I am incredibly, incredibly proud to announce that the Cartel Kickstarter is now live! I’ve been working toward this day for the past five years, and I’m so excited to finally see it happen:

Cartel Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2HaA3HT

When I finished my first two roleplaying games, Our Last Best Hope and The Play’s The Thing, I had to confront an ugly truth: someone could play those games and never know that I am Mexican-American. I brought my culture to those games (as I do all things), but...never explicitly. It was always subtext.

And then I had a terrifying thought. I had no idea what a Mexican-American roleplaying game looked like. I knew more about putting elves in a game than I did about exploring my own culture and heritage.

When +Andrew Medeiros and I worked on Urban Shadows, I started to think that maybe a Powered by the Apocalypse game would help me connect my culture to meaningful mechanics. When I played Sagas of the Icelanders for the first time, I saw what could be done with the system. And when I made the leap to Cartel, I knew that I had found a way to explore my own history...and bring other people along for the ride.

In Cartel, you play bold narcos, naïve spouses, and dirty cops tied to the Sinaloa drug cartel, trying to keep your head in an increasingly dangerous game of drugs, money, and power. It’s a game of tense standoffs and bloody drama, a game in which what you say matters as much as what you do, a game that helps me explain what it’s like to live on the border between two worlds.

Years ago, I asked myself what a Mexican-American RPG looked like: Cartel is my answer.

Huge thanks to Marissa, +Brendan Conway, +Sarah Richardson, +Justin Rogers, +Katherine Fackrell, and +Derrick Kapchinsky for helping me make Cartel a reality. The game wouldn’t exist without them and their support. Special thanks to +Mike Espinoza for making Cartel a culturally authentic game, and to the folks at the Gauntlet for their help and support (especially +Jason Cordova and +Richard Rogers). No man is an island, not even El Narco. :D

Of course, the launch is just the beginning of Cartel. As we fund, we'll unlock stretch goals (new playbooks!) and new features for the books that will make the game even better. Back now! Don’t miss out, cabrón!
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Hey Everyone!

If you haven't seen the new update today, we've put out a feedback survey. If you have a few minutes to tell us what you thought about the con, you can do that here:

https://goo.gl/forms/m16uAcSsYfov8HQd2

Thanks!

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People sometimes ask me for advice about shipping books. One of the first things I usually tell these people is to not fucking scrimp on bubble wrap. (Hoo-mon for scale)
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There's only 50 hours left in the New MexiCon Kickstarter! If you're interested in traveling to the southwest for great gaming, great people, and great food, check it out! We're already bringing +Michelle Lyons-McFarland, and +Matthew McFarland in to run games and we're only $500 away from also bringing +Kenneth Hite.

And if you're not able to attend, but would still like to support the con, you can do so by pledging $20 and getting our NMC exclusive PDF Bundle!
New MexiCon 2017
New MexiCon 2017
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There's a little more than a week left for the NewMexiCon KS and we've just reached our stretch goal to bring +Michelle Lyons-McFarland and +Matthew McFarland to the Q! If we can manage another $1000 in the next week, then we'll add +Kenneth Hite to our list of designers in attendance! If you are thinking about joining us for a weekend full of great gaming with great people, or if you just want to snag our awesome PDF bundle, now's the time get in.
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+Lowell Francis is a smart guy and says smart things about 7th Sea.
Sailors on the Sea of Dice
My review of the new 7th Sea rpg. I ran two sessions of this for The Gauntlet Hangouts. I dug it. Hugely. Had a great time- I think its a solid game that works well with the way I run, though it does pose a few challenges. I run through my impressions and the rules basics. I also have links to our two actual play sessions on YouTube.
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We're only $16 and 6 backers away from reaching our totals from last year! If you're in the southwest, you should definitely check it out. We're a small con with a heavy focus on creating the best possible "at the table" experience. So whatever games you play or run are very likely to be amazing.

Plus, we have an amazing list of indie designers in attendance, including those from John Wick Presents, Magpie Games, Khepera Publishing, and our stretch goal guests, +Michelle Lyons-McFarland, +Matthew McFarland, and +Kenneth Hite.

And even if you're not able to come, you can still help support the con with our indie PDF bundle. The bundle will include 10 indie games from JWP, Magpie, Khepera, Galileo Games, Pelgrane Press, and more! It's a great value for only $20.
It's time for the New Mexicon 2017 Kickstarter, featuring:

- a new $20 bundle filled with awesome indie games like curse the darkness, Bulldogs!, and Houses of the Blooded.
- our unique hotel situation that allows us to provide a private room for every. single. game.
- our $3,000 stretch goal that brings +Matthew McFarland and +Michelle Lyons-McFarland out as special guests
- our world-famous New Mexican food!

Check it out:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1651339720/new-mexicon-2017

Since Magpie is holding a retreat the weekend after and JWP is holding a retreat the weekend before... I've also heard rumors that there might be a whole bunch of indie designers at the convention like +Thomas Deeny, +James Mendez Hodes, +Shoshana Kessock, +Brendan Conway, and +Sarah Richardson. RUMORS, PEOPLE.

Oh, yeah. And I think +MadJay Brown, +Paul Beakley, and +Jason Corley are coming. My favorite oldfurs. ALL IN ONE PLACE.
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New MexiCon 2017
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The New MexiCon KS is still going strong. 2 days in and we've funded and are nearly at our first stretch goal. $119 away from providing refreshments at the con and then another $1000 to bringing the very talented +Michelle Lyons-McFarland and +Matthew McFarland to the con. If you're thinking about coming, get in now so we can make sure to have amazing guests in attendance.

If you're not able to come, but still want to support us, we have a fantastic pdf bundle as well!
New MexiCon 2017
New MexiCon 2017
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