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I am so pleased that both +Joshua Fox  and +Elizabeth Lovegrove both made it through the final.  Exceptional work guys!
 
#200WordRPG  *Finalists have been posted*! 33 games have risen to the top out of a total of 238ish (I don't have time to count them all again!)

It's a testament to the quality of these submissions that almost EVERY judge had a completely different list of games. I was hoping that there would be a few clear winners, but instead, it's a wide spread between several different entries.

So, to speed up the final selection process, here's the plan:
Every judge will give certain games a number of points. Two games will get 5 points, two games will get 4 points, two games will get 3 points, etc. 

This way, each judge will have to evaluate 10 games, (which is beyond their own list of 5). This way, hopefully, we'll be able to see which games score highest across the most judges. Depending on how close the results are, we'll have another round of judging for the final top 3.

Check out the finalists on the web page, read some amazing games, and enjoy the incredible variety and quality of these submissions!
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A new Page XX from +Pelgrane Press Ltd press is out and When the Dark is Gone by me and Rise and Fall by +Elizabeth Lovegrove are ready for public playtesting.

I'm super excited!

Here is the Page XX: http://pelgranepress.com/site/?p=17707&src=ppfb

And here is a link straight to the playtest page: http://pelgranepress.com/site/?p=17791

Huge thanks to +Cat Tobin for sorting all the things.
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Last call for people to sign up to coordinate Game Chef in their language. If you are interested, fill out the form below by tomorrow morning.
If you have questions, comment below or email gamechefglobal@gmail.com
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Oh help me G+, you are my only hope!

I'm running a game over hangouts tomorrow that requires a central deck of playing cards for all the players to draw from.  I'm told that there might be an app for this that I can use in hangouts...

Can you give me your recommendations?

Thank you!
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So if someone were running a Hillfolk game in a vaguely Icelandic Saga/Viking esque setting.

What music should they be using to inspire themselves :)

So far I'm looking at:

Mari Boine Persen
Enya's Celts Album
Lord of the Rings Soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYevBLUtuLc
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Hi people I've just circled and who have just circled me from #BlameEpidiah.

I don't post a lot but I'm thinking about changing that so you might be arriving at the dawn of a new and exciting age!

When I post I mostly talk about games, food, occasionally music and sometimes feminism.

I love role-playing (especially story games), music (especially soundtracks for role-playing, board games, food and self sufficiency.  I'm really interested in vegetable gardening and I keep pigs so you may occasionally see posts about those.
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I wish I could feel enthused about it. But I don't feel properly represented, so I'm just going though the motions because I respect democracy (and suffragettes, and all that).
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New version - some awesome changes made and ready to playtest again.
 
Lovecraftesque playtest

After half a dozen external playtests and a similar number we ran ourselves, we've been beavering away on an updated version of Lovecraftesque. We're now opening it up for a second round of external playtesting.

What's the game about? You create your own story of brooding horror in the mould of Lovecraft, but without using any of Lovecraft's material. It's a GMless game, in which you spend most of your time as a narrator whose role is to intrigue, torment and terrify the Protagonist. You and the other players create strange clues for the Protagonist to investigate and, ultimately, draw them together into a compelling Final Horror to drive the Protagonist to despair or insanity.

What's changed since the first playtest?
- We've ripped up the token mechanics. They were clunky, and they were getting in the way of engaging with the game.
- You'll receive one or two cards at random at the start of the game, which make each story unique and a little unpredictable.
- We've introduced the "leap to conclusions" rule, which keeps things coherent while leaving everyone plenty of room to influence the story and be surprised by what the other players contribute.
- We've created a teaching guide which makes it quicker and easier to teach the game to new players, and which gives a great summary of - Lovecraft's style and themes for players who aren't familiar with his work.
- Plus loads of other, smaller tweaks designed to make the game easier to play or deepen the atmosphere.

If you'd like to take part in the playtest, please leave a comment here or email lovecraftesque at vapourspace dot net.
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Should I buy a white and pistachio chocolate Easter egg?  It is a lovely green.
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Can anyone help +Dymphna C. out?

Unfortunately I'm too active in gaming to be useful.
 
PLEASE RESHARE

I'm looking to interview women who are interested in tabletop gaming or LARPing, but have either (1) never played a game or (2) played games in the past, but are no longer actively gaming.

Trans women, WoC, disabled women,  poor women, and other traditionally marginalized women are specifically encouraged to reach out.  I would also like to encourage women who are not from North America to speak out as well.

Please contact me directly on G+, Twitter, or via email at shemhazai.grigori@gmail.com. 
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GAME CHEF: CALL FOR A NEW COORDINATOR

The short version: it's time to pass on the mantle of Game Chef. I'd like to serve as a mentor & guide this year, allowing you to more easily step into the role of being Game Chef's global coordinator. It's scary but not too scary. You can do it!

Stepping Down

Hey! I coordinated Game Chef last year and the year before. A short, sweet run. I need to recalibrate where I'm putting my energy, and transition away from doing games community stuff. It's time to pass on the mantle.

The Coordinator Role

I'm looking for someone to replace me as the global coordinator and also English-language coordinator. I'll serve as a mentor for the first year. It'll probably require 60-100 hours of your time and 10-20 of mine.

The global coordinator is responsible for determining the year's theme+ingredients, writing copy, liaising with the coordinators of the other language communities involved (last year, Game Chef ran in 7 languages simultaneously), doing simple web admin stuff, some graphic design, handling a small number of interpersonal problems per year, doing some diy promotions, doing community moderation, designing feedback processes, and collating/sending peer review feedback.  There are a lot of tasks involved but you're allowed to bumble your way through them haphazardly!

Delegating out or sharing a lot of those tasks is probably possible. I'm bad at delegating, which is a factor in my needing to transition out of this role.

How To Apply

Reply here or email me at mcdaldno(at)gmail. Let me know if you're interested in taking on the coordinator role, splitting the role with someone else, or volunteering in some other way.

Thanks, y'all! Sharing this post is welcome. Tagging people in is welcome.
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