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Olá!

I'm a fortyish English teacher and tabletop roleplayer from Portugal.

I'm really into tRPGs and have been playing since the mid-90s.

I'm also a founding member of a local tRPG community called "Roleplayers de Lisboa".

In the past I've designed a bunch of minimalistic tRPGs based on World of Dungeons and for years I have been developing "Heróis Modernos", a super-hero comic book creating game.

Here's hoping we can interact and even play together in the future!

The latest Heróis Modernos playtests on Lisbon and Santarém's RPG monthly meet-ups were a great opportunity to test out some recent changes on its "narrative economy" mechanics. In the process we found out that it had became a bit imbalanced in favour of the Villain and Plan.

Big thanks to the players for their time and to Versus Gamecenter in Lisbon and Vault 01 in Santarém for having us over.

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Somewhere in the back burner of my brain, #LittleButFierce has been sizzling away for a few years.

The #dnd5e stats and skills were fine but I always wanted to boil them down to something similar. I’m really happy with the end result (and the idea to use pictures to represent them was genius - thanks for that @TTRPGkids!)

#TTRPGs #TTRPGkids

On our next Santarém RPG monthly meet-up I'm going to host a new playtest session of Heróis Modernos, a super-hero comic book creating tabletop game that I've been developing for some years now.

Would you like to join us? ;)
tinyurl.com/encontrosRPGsant

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If you've got a PDF you're printing out, here's a incredibly useful site: Bookletify

It takes a PDF and converts it into a printable booklet layout. The pages are all reordered, and it can add blank spacer pages if needed.

You print the resulting PDF, fold, staple and you've got your booklet.

I use this thing constantly for my itch collection.

wieke.gitlab.io/bookletify/

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Probably the most interesting RPG-related text you can read right now: drivethrurpg.com/product/41338

I've been reading more of DC Heroes by Mayfair and it was interesting to notice the influence it seems to had on ICONS Assembled Edition, one of my favorite super-hero tabletop RPGs.

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Apparently #WIPwednesday is a #TTRPG tradition. ❤️

This week we're testing the first version of Rosewood Abbey's gdoc character keeper.

This Saturday, it will be the very first playtest of this game Carved from Brindlewood and inspired by The Name of the Rose and #Cadfael.

rolistespod.itch.io/rosewood-a

I'm very lucky to have found four enthusiastic players who apparently are very knowledgeable about the history of Roman Catholic history.

No pressure. 😅

#BrindlewoodBay #GameDesign #indierpg

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Hot take here...

I enjoy many modern RPGs. But I firmly believe the golden age of design was the 1890s....

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Olá!

I'm a fortyish English teacher and tabletop roleplayer from Portugal.

I'm really into tRPGs and have been playing since the mid-90s.

I'm also a founding member of a local tRPG community called "Roleplayers de Lisboa".

In the past I've designed a bunch of minimalistic tRPGs based on World of Dungeons and for years I have been developing "Heróis Modernos", a super-hero comic book creating game.

Here's hoping we can interact and even play together in the future!

On our next Lisbon RPG monthly meet-up I'm going to host a new playtest session of Heróis Modernos, a super-hero comic book creating tabletop game that I've been developing for some years now.

Would you like to join us? ;)
bit.ly/encontros_roleplayers_l

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Sad news today with the loss of an awesome Brazilian gamer that drove many initiatives to bring independent content everywhere. You may have known Marcelo Ferrari from gamerati.com He also inspired many with his love for and . Marcelo will surely be missed.

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If is not a competition, how does it push us to work on our ideas? How does this event help with turning them into something real? At its ❤️ is a creative exercise laser-focused on putting thoughts into words instead of judging them. 1/3

You are one of these young knights. You will train to be the best, competing with the other knights. Will your aggressiveness land you in trouble? Will you be so charismatic to turn enemies into allies? Will the grudges you'll bear make you betray your fellow knights?

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King Afonso Henriques has taken several of these armours and opened a training camp to young knights, open to nobles, mercenaries, and the general populace. All who show aptitude with the handling and outfitting of a Cataphract can join the camp.

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.... made of steel and ash wood, with a compartment on the chest where a knight can operate a complicated system of levers, ropes and pulleys set in such a way to amplify their strength and dexterity, armed with swords bigger than a man, making him invincible. They are the Cataphracts.

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Ars Mechanica, is a GM-less tabletop game about medieval mech by Rui Anselmo.

Kingdom of Portugal, 1147. The Reconquista

Four hundred years ago the Moors invaded the scattered kingdoms of the goths and the vandals and swiftly conquered them. The secret to the quickness of their conquests is in the recovered technology of ancient greek texts for a kind of armour their enemies didn't possess, giant armoured automata 5 meters tall....

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Yesterday Grupo de Roleplayers de Lisboa had its first monthly tabletop RPG meet-up in Lisbon in two years!

Some 30-40 roleplayers showed up at a tabletop game store called Games of the West to mingle and play tRPGs like Electric Bastionland, Dungeon World, Dungeons & Dragons 5e, Numenera and The One Ring 2e.

We also playtested a project called Ars Mechanica (a GMless tabletop game about mechs waging war in medieval Portugal) by Rui Anselmo.

See you next month! ;)

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Is there any FLOSS and/or federated alternative to itch were people could launch their own pen and paper RPGs?

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Amazing! The illustrations in the book Légendes Bretonnes (Les plus belles légendes du monde) from Maurice_de_Becque are really beautiful, and available :-) They can colour your home adventure really nicely. heavymetal.com/news/artwork/le

In my opinion one of the challenges in facilitating super-hero tRPGs is how to better help those players that are not that knowledgeable of or into that specific comic book genre.

Having that in mind, and while also trying to speed up the character creation process in Heróis Modernos, I've been developing some Fast Creation Tables that will not only help create bold Heroes, wicked Villains and their nefarious Plans but also make it as they could belong to Odeon City.

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