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Darcy Ross
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Evolutionary biologist, gamer, amateur mixologist.
Evolutionary biologist, gamer, amateur mixologist.

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Oooh, Invisible Sun interview with Monte Cook by the excellent Incantations podcast folks!

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DANG! What a bundle! And it supports ConTessa's events at Gen Con! Very worth getting in on :-)
Take a look at the ConTessa 2017 Bundle of Awesome! These publishers have donated some truly awesome work to make our events possible! At just $10, this bundle pays for itself over and over again! Only available until 7/11, so pick up your copy today!

Includes:
2016 Dodecahedron Cartographic Review
Adventure Fantasy Game
Alphabet Soup, GM Advice Document, 100 Orc Habits
An Invitation From the Blue Baron
Anthropomorphic USR
Book of Lairs
D100 Mildly Plausible Background Stories for Old School Characters
Diaspora
Do Not Let Us Die in the Dark Night of this Cold Winter
DungeonMorphs: Cities, Ruins & Villages
Dyson's Delves II
Fear & Loathing USR
Fire on the Velvet Horizon
Hollowpoint
Invulnerable Super Hero RPG: Vigilante Edition
Joan of Arc, Protocol Game Series 3
Macchiato Monsters ZERO
Mischievous Monsters
Mjölnir
Something Stinks in Stilton
Space Opera Character Stock Art
Stay Frosty
Stock Fantasy Character Art 1
The Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters
The Curse of Ravenmere
The Lapis Observatory
The Price of Evil
The Tomb of Gardag the Strange
The Undercroft #10
Troika!
Unholy Land
Urban Dressing: Graveyards
USR Sword & Sorcery
Village Backdrop: Coldwater
Village Backdrop: Coldwater (5E)
Village Backdrop: Coldwater System Neutral Edition
Western USR

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/214673/ConTessa-2017-Bundle-of-Awesome-BUNDLE
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Oooh, three things I love: the amazing Brie Sheldon interviewing Robin Laws about his new GUMSHOE-powered game, The King in Yellow! 
Five or So Questions with Robin Laws on The Yellow King
Today I have an interview with Robin Laws on his new game, The Yellow King . The Yellow King is currently on Kickstarter , and looks absolutely fascinating. I asked Robin some questions about how he'll be handling content and how the mechanics flow with fic...

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Oooh, don't miss Bruce Cordell tomorrow on Twitch at noon PT! Bring him your questions on the Strange, Gods of the Fall, and Numenera (especially about his super cool upcoming supplement, Jade Colossus, that has this elegant Ruin Mapping Engine to keep the weird high in your Numenera explorations).
I'll be live tomorrow, if you wanna ask me about the Mouth of Exaltation, how to seed a limited world into the dark energy network of the Strange, or what the heck a golden cachinnate is.
http://tinyurl.com/ybpjx36v

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I love my Nevertheless, She Persisted ConTessa shirt, and the "Little but fierce" one is soooo cute too. Check it out!
Due to popular demand, we've added some new styles, sizes, and colors to the two designs we've put out this year! 

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Sailing to far off places and underwater treasure-hunting, singing sword fights, magic sensate/memory stones (a la Planescape), a magical creature in human disguise, and RESISTING MONOCULTURE AND FASCISTS.

What's not to love about the adventure +Rebekah McFarland and I have written? This Kickstarter has 11 days to go and we'd love to see it funded - it has a diverse crew of writers who are writing 11 different adventures in a collection called Tales of the Warrior Princesses.

TotWP is a book of adventures for D&D 5th Edition, with pregenerated characters ("Warrior Princesses") that are reminiscent of classic and modern fairy tale princesses that are D&D-ified and badass in all sorts of ways. Pulling from these familiar stories and characters makes the game pretty easily accessible, and the world is a lovely playground of different fairytale settings with their characteristic Big Bads wreaking havoc across the world. The Kickstarter is also funding an expanded book version of the setting material, which had previously been depicted through a deck of cards. It's REALLY fun and cool stuff.

+John Carimando is so supportive of everything Rebekah and I proposed, and is really filling in the gaps of our design experience without being the least bit patronizing. This is a big step for me, and imposter syndrome is a bitch, but if you have interest, it would be the best golden birthday present to see this project get some support.

(I waited a long time to promote this because I was sick and my draft wasn't coming along as fast as I'd like and I wasn't sure it was up to snuff, but John okayed it, so now I'm happy to talk about it!)

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OH GOD YES.
I'd recommend going for $25+ because this gets absolutely ridiculous:
- Rat Queens
- Saga
- The Wicked And The Divine
- ODY–C
- Pretty Deadly
- East of West
- Southern Bastards
- Prophet
- Casanova
- Bitch Planet

And for bonus coolness it's the Saga collected edition cover that depicts breast feeding and pissed off all the people who get pissed off about that kind of stuff, which I entirely support.

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The forthcoming return of Cypher Speak :-)
We’ve been quiet for quite some time, and we’ve been working on a plan for getting the show back on track. Here we share some of the struggles we’ve had in the last few months, and talk about what we need to do to get the show back to you.
http://misdirectedmark.com/cypher-speak-update-our-cypherlution/

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Guys. GUYS. Melancholy Kaiju. Maid-based highschool comedy game. Ewen churns out the weird games that I desperately need in my life.
I finally got Weird Little Games (my anthology of mini-RPGs) up for sale on DriveThruRPG!

It's also on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Weird-Little-Games-Being-Together/dp/1539179788/

And it'll be on IPR soon!

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Lovely, thoughtful post from the amazing +Stacy Dellorfano about ConTessa's ongoing metamorphosis to serve a broader range of marginalized voices. If I could attack-hug a blog post, I would this one.

Please spread the word and come join us, whether that's in support or being on panels or running games or writing blog posts or bringing up new ideas! <3
I've been working on this post for a while... I think this was my fifth draft. Welcome to the new and expanded ConTessa!
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