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Story Games Weekly #60 - The Best in Indie RPG's
Story Games Weekly #60

Hey all! I have a new project to announce: Different Play is about supporting diversity in analog games, from the people who make them to the play experiences we create. Our first project is going to be a Patreon to pair new designers with pro talent in order to help make awesome games. We're going to need your support, so please pledge, it's just $3 per finished game!

New Games

Cheat Your Own Adventure

A game poem for 3 or more people, a fun way of generating a Choose Your Own Adventure

Free

Romance in the Air

Enjoy the heady, innocent days before the war in Romance in the Air, a Fate world and adventure by Bill White, author of Ganakagok. In the skies over a fin de siècle Europe that never was, the aristocracy mingles in elegant comfort upon balloon-borne sky-salons and aerial lounges, dallying in an endless round of parties and excursions.

PDF: Pay What You Want

Indie Mixtape Vol. 2

Another great collection of microgames based on songs, organized by Jonathan Walton, with all proceeds going to help out people in need in the community.

PDF: $9.99

News

Stocking Stuffers for Game Masters

Stephanie Bryant writes about nice little gifts you can get your GM for Christmas.

Epimas: MANDATORY FUN

Epimas returns with nine bundles, each full of awesome games for only $10. Buy more than one and save.

Evil Hat: Street Team Time

Evil Hat is running its Street Team promotion again: perform some easy tasks and get a chance at prizes and previews of next year's goodness.

Knudepunkt Call for Papers

The always fascinating KP Companion Book is looking for design articles for the 2015 con.

Conversations

On Our Imperfect Fun

Ryan Macklin talks about being imperfect is just fine, and has nothing to do with whether a game is good or not.

Women in gaming vs invisible ropes

Gil Hova does an awesome job of cataloging all the board games and roleplaying games he has played, and looking at behavior towards women in those groups.

Returning to the Real World

Sarah Lynne Bowman talks about debriefing, different techniques, and why it's valuable in both larp and tabletop.

Crowdfunding

Ten Candles - A Tragic Horror Storytelling Game

Ten Candles is a tragic horror time-based tabletop storytelling game about doomed survivors fighting against a sunless apocalypse. Tea candles are required for play, continuing the 2014 trend of fire based resolution mechanics.

Techniques

Make a Damn Setting

A table of tables, full of instant setting goodness. (Also, finally a use for those d25's you had hanging around)

Morality Mechanics

Chris Chinn offers a taxonomy of morality systems in games, as well as explanation of various types of consequences that can result.

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