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Diego Barretta

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In this comic-book film-noir RPG, you will play ordinary individuals with legendary powers and hit the streets of a haunted modern-day city in search for answers. With a simple but powerful narrati…
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Are you joking?
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Oli Jeffery

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Can anyone recommend a short (30 mins ish) game for a large group (expecting 9).

I want something to use as an icebreaker before we split into two smaller groups for the evening's main games.
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May as well stick my own oar in. I have a game, SkipJack, which is sort of a cross between Char Gen and Pocket Things, where you create scenes around a set of found objects, and in so doing build up a picture of a character, called the Protagonist. However, the last playtest I ran took about two hours (and even then was abridged slightly to fit the time slot), so for games lasting no more than half an hour you're probably better of with James's and As If's. 

FWIW, here's a link to the current draft: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44973653/SkipJack.pdf
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Paul Taliesin

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Internet strangers and friends!

I'll be getting together with two non-gamer friends to play a session of a story game. They are keen and open-minded, and excited about the idea. We'll have about 3 hours.

What's your favourite game to play in that situation? What would you recommend?
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Fantastic! I'll look into some of those. Which game do you find most reliable in terms of getting in and out and having a good time?

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Tony Tucker

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I'm sort of obsessed with Film Noir. I participated in the Noirlandia kickstarter. I also own A Dirty World, Mean Streets, and Noir.

Has anyone seen any good Noir story games that I didn't mention above?

Most of the above focus on action; stats, skills, equipment, etc. I'd like to find something more mood or psychology-based.
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David Schirduan

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New review of The Indie Hack
 
Posted up a review of The Indie Hack by +Slade Stolar! Lots of neat ideas in this little package. http://schirduans.com/david/2014/04/rpg-micro-review-mega-list.html#The_Indie_Hack
As I explore tabletop games, I’ve managed to acquire many, many tabletop system pdfs (thanks Bundle of Holding ,DriveThruRPG, And Misc Sites). Most of them are free versions of popular system…
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Jim Dagg

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Dear world,

How viable is it to turn an ashcan into a full-featured book? I'm considering ashcanning my "white whale" project since I've moved onto bigger and better things as a designer, and I want to make sure I'm not going to shoot myself in the foot.
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Beautiful. Glad to see I'm not crazy!

+Craig Judd, exactly that, although I'd probably make the ashcan like $5 or $10, because it's a pretty big piece (60k words all told!)
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martin lloyd

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New Amazing Tales! Part four of Adventures in Magical Adventures in Scotland Long Ago sees our heroes visit an elf, journey beneath the sea and tangle with two gargantuan mythical monsters.

And I dug out a write up of the very first Amazing Tale, from three years ago, when Fairy Rose rescued a Princess from the Spider Witch.

https://amazingtalesblog.wordpress.com/read-amazing-tales/

And if you haven't read the first (and so far only) Tyranosneak Tale then your life contains one fewer robot T-Rex than it should.
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Jason Cordova

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Hi! The Gauntlet, a gaming community and podcast network focusing on the indie RPG scene, has a new zine called Codex. You can get the first issue free on our website, linked below. It contains a number of goodies for Urban Shadows and Dungeon World, as well as some system-agnostic stuff. It also contains a really lovely layout by +Oli Jeffery and eight pieces of original art (like the one below, by +Sean Poppe). 
Codex is the Gauntlet's monthly RPG fanzine. Each issue is packed with awesome game material sourced directly from our community. The first issue, 'Blood,' contains: A violet crown, steeped in blood...
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Chalice In Chains

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Tune in at 9pm Eastern for a Dark Matter/The Expanse Mashup using Uncharted Worlds with the creator of the game himself playing.

http://youtu.be/MjKjYeo2QR8
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Jim Dagg

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Is there a game like this? And if not, can we make one?

Interstellar Wish Agency.
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Cue Bruce Almighty?
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This is currently a test beta of a Story Games G+ RPG -slash- Role-Playing Community. Just trying to figure stuff out. Not a replacement (yet) for the www.story-games.com forums!
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Graham MacLean

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I mentioned some time ago that I would be studying this community as a part of my PhD program. That will no longer be happening as I have chosen to withdraw, mostly because of burnout.

Thank you for all your interest and support. I'll remain a part of this community and the web-based version, where my alias is madunkieg.
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Sorry to hear that, Graham, but at the same time I don't blame you in the least, it's a merciless grind with very little payoff (and I should know, hehe). Best of luck with whatever comes next!
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Ben Robbins

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The Pacific Northwest crew brought a mess of story gaming to PAX 2016. We came. We saw. We gamed.
PAX 2016: Veni Vidi Ludi. “We came. We saw. We gamed.” Once again, crack squads from Story Games Seattle, Story Games Olympia and other parts Pacific Northwest, descended on PAX to bring the story games to the people. From Friday through Monday, our expert facilitators were on hand, ...
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Paul Taliesin

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A question about "Dog Eat Dog"!

Well, actually, a few.

1. Is the game well-suited for playing with three players (total)?

2. Where can it be purchased/found/downloaded these days?

3. Any great tips on playing it, or links to tips/pointers? What makes it sing?

Thanks!
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My experience is that after the first judgement round people pretty strongly click onto how the token economy affects their choices. I think it's more effective for people to come upon the realization themselves, rather than writing it out too explicitly -- discoveries are stronger learning experiences.
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martin lloyd

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Fresh Amazing Tales! This time it's the final part of Adventures in Magical Scotland. Our heroes brace dark woods, a monstrous tower and a nightmare mountain. There are magical weapons, terrible creatures and at least one truly terrible plan

https://amazingtalesblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/the-royal-stag/

This was probably the longest session I've ever done with the kids, and it was a fitting end to a great summer holiday campaign.
Storm clouds gathered over nightmare mountain, blocking out the sun. Lightning flashed and crackled. In Andrew’s Castle Dumonin told the king that this was a sign the fourth beast was approaching. …
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Stephanie Pegg

Pandering!  - 
 
Raising the signal for a friend: The Devil's Brood, a nine person historical larp inspired by Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the film The Lion in Winter.
The Devil's Brood - "A man's enemies are the men of his own House" — Giraldus Cambrensis "From the Devil we sprang and
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John Reiher

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The crew of the John Henry venture into the rapidly disintegrating Marsk Station, searching for survivors. Well, at least most of them are...

Download link: http://sunday-skypers.podbean.com/e/uncharted-worlds-part-4/
The crew heads to the dying space station to search for survivors.
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David Schirduan

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This twitter account publishes a random 200 Word RPG every day! - https://twitter.com/200WordRPG
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OOH! someone needs to setup some markov chains. That is beyond me, but
should still happen!
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Paul Taliesin

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"My laughter was Hideous and Uncontrollable"

http://imgur.com/gallery/dOf8c

Hard to top that!
Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.
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Nifty
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martin lloyd

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Well, my game for kids now has a name. It's called Amazing Tales, and there's a website at

https://amazingtalesblog.wordpress.com/

And there's some actual play reports so you can get a feel for how it works. The game works just fine for everything from giant robot dinosaurs

"King Tyranosneak activated stealth mode and crept forward. He scaled the walls as stealthily as a giant robot tyranosaurus could and looked down. Inside were the three baby robotops, imprisoned in a cage of lasers. And – Doctor Robo-Spinosaurus, King Tyranosneak’s greatest enemy!"

https://amazingtalesblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/robotop-rescue/

To fantasy quests

"The goblins were defeated, but our heroes problems were only just beginning. From the forest they could hear the stomp, stomp stomp of something big coming through the woods. Suddenly three huge creatures burst out of the forest, wearing thick armour and swinging tree trunks like clubs. Els and Snowflake were knocked to the ground. Roman Dragonshield used his great strength and stopped a tree trunk from crushing him."

https://amazingtalesblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/the-molten-cat/

There's four write ups done so far, with more in the works. And then its on to more background material.

In the mean time - input, comments, suggestions and feedback all welcome. But most of all - if you've got young kids download it and give it a go. Experience so far suggsts that they'll love it...


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