Some stuff I have made that might be of interest:
* "Deeds, not Words", a 3-player GM-less game about the amazing suffragettes, but generally about activism:
* "The poison of suspicion", a 2-player GM-less game about forgiveness and the meaning of life:
* "Black Wolf", my game for dark fantasy. Basically a Call of Cthulhu 7th hack:
* RPG software, scenarios I've written, and more:
Hey everybody, it's the first of the month again! That means it's time for another #tabletopmonthly post! Before I post the themes, I'd like to apologize for vanishing after the first challenge. Life happened and social media took a back seat. I hope everybody has been staying safe and healthy.
Here are the themes for #ttm2: determined, invasive, and iconoclast.
Remember that the themes are completely open to interpretation.
Rules and formatting:
I'm starting to turn my notes into the final text for Blazko, my upcoming game about strength in diversity (and killing nazis).
I'm hoping I will have a first version sometime in the next two weeks, but we'll see.
I wouldn't really call the game Forged in the Dark but a couple of details are certainly inspired by Blades in the Dark.
Its three days until Bitbucket closes off Mercurial support. Suddenly urgent I find a migration pathway. Dammit.
(Suggestions and boosts very welcome. Not sure if best to migrate to git or another mercurial host. Use case is small (<100MB in most cases) repos with just my various laptops connected to them, used for backups/change tracking in various scientific projects.
Bitbucket gives unlimited 1 GB private repos to students an academics, which is why I went with them in the first place.
If I wasn't basically *stressed* because of the ridiculous amount of RPGs I have bought recently that I haven't even had the chance to *see*, I would buy the Black Lives Matter 2 Bundle:
If nothing else, for War Birds (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/188024/War-Birds) and Winterhorn (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/201891/Winterhorn).
Or, I don't know. Maybe I'll buy the bundle anyway 😓😓😓
WotC: What if all of these sapient species were not presented as subhuman?
Someones: But D&D isn't fun without violence!
Me: Whuh? Who said anything about taking violence out of the game?
Is #dnd about doing violence to the subhuman to you?
As a tabletop role-playing gamer, I find myths of the subhuman lazy and boring.
As a Jew and white American aspiring anti-racist seeing what happens when myths of the subhuman become institutional policy, I find it fucking terrifying.
Facebook acquires OpenStreetMap partner Mapillary -
So Mapillary, the "Street View" part of OpenStreetMap (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mapillary), based on crowdsourcing people's photos for their "open data" project.... has been bought by Facebook 🙄
@faymm ¡Enas! ¿Cómo va todo? Oye, el otro día me acordé de tu amigo, con quien jugamos a Deeds, not Words. ¿Sabes si ha hecho algo con lo de la guerra de las galaxias?
In the newest issue of The Manifold, Omari Akil reveals how he uses game mechanics to reflect the realities of being black in America.
Read his powerful piece here: https://mailchi.mp/2b636bcab565/gaming-from-my-perspective
Romanian Parliament Erases Transgender People
If you're in the UK, do its trans people a massive solid and fill this in.
(It's set up by trans rights group Gendered Intelligence, before you ask)
The Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality on Itchio is going to be finishing up in about 11 hours from now, and my GUTS+ System PDF is included in it!
And we're live! Buy the book now here
Pre-order a physical copy at https://shop.tuesdayknightgames.com/products/dissident-whispers?variant=31962853212249
Lastly visit our shiny new website at
We've got one day left before we go live and we wanted to show you our beautiful cover made by the fantastic @GoblinPrincete.
We'll be launching on @DriveThruRPG & @itchio tomorrow, with the sales going directly to the National Bail Fund Network http://bit.ly/localbailfunds
Story games and RPGs, from a storytelling perspective.
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