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Rob Heinsoo
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Game designer and storyteller
Game designer and storyteller

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Guest Post: On Dice Mechanics and Over the Edge
This is a guest post on  from Jonathan Tweet, who is in the last 24 hours of his Over the Edge Kickstarter  with Atlas Games. I didn't directly contribute to the design of Over the Edge , but it turns out that I contributed indirectly!  Rob’s first professi...
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Over the Edge!
Our Wednesday night gaming group
stepped away from 13 th Age games for about a year to play many short campaigns of Jonathan’s new Over the Edge . We had fun with the initial draft,
but I don’t think the first mechanics entirely worked for the group. A WMD-...
Over the Edge!
Over the Edge!
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Where I'll Be at GenCon
In pictures, my week looks like this... Here's the text version! Thursday,
August 2 13 th Age Adventure Design Seminar . 11 a.m. to noon. . . Lucas Oil Meeting Room 1 We run these as
audience-participation workshops, so y’all will brainstorm a 13 th Age adv...
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The Subject Will be Revealed
Back in the 90s, when Lisa and I
moved to the Bay Area so I could work at Chaosium, I got some fun postcards
from a non-gamer friend in the Pacific Northwest who had gotten involved in a roleplaying experience he
knew I would want to hear about. Every week ...
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Cursed Court: Four Coins Variant
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is a guest post from Jonathan Tweet about a game we both love. You can find him on Twitter at @JonathanMTweet or on Google+ as Jonathan Tweet  Atlas Games has a new board game
that’s about placing bets based on shared, limited information, and it’s bec...
Cursed Court: Four Coins Variant
Cursed Court: Four Coins Variant
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Book of Demons: using symbols from @GameIcons
In the last chapter of Book of Demons , Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan wrote some deceptively calm text describing things that can be found in the Citadel of the Diabolist. I loved his understated approach to iconic horrors, and realized that using a traditional ill...
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Interviews & Lists
broo minis painted by Richard Bark, octorilla/walktapus mini from when Jonathan and I designed Dreamblade I've done a few interviews in the last couple weeks, two about 13th Age Glorantha and one about monster design. JM, Mark, and Nick's Iconic podcast on ...
Interviews & Lists
Interviews & Lists
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13th Age Glorantha: Delicious (to Trolls)
Of the little
things I like about our 13th Age Glorantha book , one of the silliest is how pages 347 and 348 look like they've been eaten by moths. It’s the o Darkness section of our runic geography
chapter. o Darkness is the rune of the trolls, and trolls ...
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Heinsoo: Rainbow over the Wine-Zoo
How do you
pronounce my last name? Yes, you, the reader, the comrade sharing this line. If you pronounce
the first syllable to rhyme with ‘wine’ and the second syllable to room with
‘zoo,’ you’re agreeing with nearly all English speakers. Well, American-spe...
Heinsoo: Rainbow over the Wine-Zoo
Heinsoo: Rainbow over the Wine-Zoo
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