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I've had a game concept rattling in my brain for a little while, ever since I picked up and read #DungeonWorld, and I'm wondering if a similar #PbtA game exists already.

Back in 2E AD&D, a setting called Birthright existed - perhaps you may have heard of it? Anyway, the idea was that each player's character was the ruler of a region. Each turn, the leader made decisions for the military, economy, and other domestic and foreign policies. Each player took their turn, and where conflict arose, dice were rolled.

Anyway, I thought that perhaps this could be made to work in a PbtA system by stitching together Dungeon World and Legacy - Life Among The Ruins. Of course, the Family moves from Legacy might have to be amped up to fit a Kingdom/Principality/Earldom/etc..

Just a thought exercise, but I'm curious if anyone had done this before, or what your thoughts may be.
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+Jason Cordova Is AW: Dark Age not officially released yet? A quick Google-Fu move finds nothing other than playtests and previews. Perhaps I rolled a 6-.
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Love the ideas presented in this post.
 
Dwarves are one of my favorite classic fantasy races. There are so many things about them that are loveable. But, they fall into the cliche pretty fast, especially if we don't spend time worldbuilding to make them more unique and stand out on their own. I made some dwarven cultures that you're free to use or to help launch your own imagination in developing your own.
http://www.wisdomsave.com/5-ideas/5-dwarf-cultures/
The dwarf is one of the most iconic and popular characters D&D. They also seem to share just as many clichés as the rest. Your typical dwarf is a hearty bearded person who loves mining, wielding axes, and drinking copious amounts of ale. They’re easily the best race to add an interesting twist to, and …
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These are great!

In my own homebrew campaign, dwarves have a long tradition of being crafters. In one village they share a truce with goblins and out of this collaboration, the warforged were born.
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Hi, folks! I found my way here by way of the Discern Realities Podcast. I searched for a Dungeon World podcast, and - Lo and Behold! - DR popped up! From there, I learned of The Gauntlet G+ community and podcast. I have much catching up to do there.

I'm currently enamored with #PbtA games, and #DungeonWorld in particular. I've yet to run or play one - my regular game group is on hiatus, but I love discussing RPGs in general.
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+Scott Corbett Spotswood is right next to East Brunswick, Helmetta, Jamesburg, etc. Not too far from New Brunswick, if I'm not mistaken. I've been to New Brunswick by NJ Transit and car many times. It's not too far from my home in Levittown. 
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May I recommend Five By Five, a generic, free, choose-your-own-traits type RPG with an interesting dice mechanic?

http://fivebyfiverpg.blogspot.com/
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Five By Five is very cool. I can recommend it wholeheartedly.
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Hey, my Philly-area gaming friends, here's something you might be interested in.
 
For all the folks in the Philly area, you should check us out!
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I want to go!
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Ugh. Workplace installed a new web filter yesterday. G+ is now blocked. Looks like it's phone and home only now. rolleyes
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G+ actually causes my browser (Firefox) to throw an error, something to the effect of encryption key too long. When I plug in http before the URL, the firewall yells at me for going to a restricted site.

Ah, well. I guess it's the iPhone app or home access for me from now on.
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Episode 23 of Discern Realities is jam-packed with good stuff. In this one, we continue our discussion of Fronts and announce the finalists of our location-based custom move contest!

Here are the time codes:

What Happened Here Recently?
Talking to inanimate objects (00:24)
https://plus.google.com/105089743033557595164/posts/PyhRFBrpFNq

What Should I Be On the Lookout For?
The Gauntlet family of podcasts (03:26)

What Here is Not What it Appears to Be?
Fronts - Part Two (05:57)

What Here is Useful or Valuable to Me
We announce the finalists and winner of our location-based custom move contest (15:47)

What is About to Happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Lucero Castafiel (26:07)

Lucero’s signature weapon (26:58)

“I may not be the smartest…” (27:46)

“…but I can kill things real good.” (28:35)

The orc one-eye (29:16)

“I am the man, stinking of the cave from which I crawled!” (29:56)
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/discern-realities/id1066446775 RSS: http://discernrealities.libsyn.com/rss
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I am delighted to present the first episode of Pocket-Sized Play!

This show is the result of a collaboration between +Tim B +Timothy Bennett and +Tor Droplets. They came to me and said they had an idea for a podcast that was partially inspired by the 'comic strip' AP segments on Discern Realities and +1 Forward. Their idea was to play and record a full session of a game, and then edit it down to roughly 30 minutes of compelling fiction. It is short-form AP, where the mechanics are highlighted during play, but the focus is on the story. I loved the idea, since short-form AP was quickly becoming part of what the Gauntlet was known for, and now here we are!

The team's plan is to do both one-off games and multi-episode arcs of a single game. The show will be labeled so that, down the road, you can skip around and listen to the episodes from a single storyline that interests you. To start, the episodes feature Tim, Timothy, and Tor, but they are looking at having guests for the future. If you're interested in joining them for a recording, just drop one of us a message.

Availability on iTunes, and thus all the podcast apps, is coming! Watch this space.

I've been able to listen to the first few episodes, and I think they're onto something really cool! In this first one, they play The Warren by +Marshall Miller. Enjoy!

Characters
Coriander
Lightning

Time Codes
00:00 Opening
00:57 Character intros
01:44 The Green & The Gray
05:35 Pigeons
10:41 A promise of treats
15:13 Screecher
17:40 On the other side
20:39 Delicious, velvety rabbit
23:55 Closing thoughts

Links
Purchase The Warren
http://bullypulpitgames.com/games/the-warren/

Twitter: @pocketsizedplay
Pocket-Sized Play is produced and edited by Tim B., Timothy Bennett, and Tor.
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Accepted the invitation!  Thanks, +Kevin Smith! :-)
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The first point is #SavageWorlds specific, but the other two are appropriate for any system.  Interestingly, the other two together are just as long as the first in this post.
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This is such an awesome idea.
 
Want to support children and teenagers as they recover from sexual abuse and trauma? Want to get your game on while you do it? Then you should be signing up RIGHT NOW for Save Against Fear, a three-day gaming convention in Lancaster, PA running October 11-13! I love it when people put our hobby to good use in the world, and this looks fantastic.
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Shared this a little late last night, figured I would reshare for those of you who get up early.
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Mild-mannered Systems/Network Administrator by day, gaming geek, computer nerd, beer & coffee enthusiast always.  You can follow him on Twitter.  He is also a neophyte blogger at Elf Steaks & Halfling Bacon
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