Story Games Weekly #57
Mars Colony: 39 Dark
Life on the burgeoning Martian colony is hard. In the midst of political corruption, equipment failure, extreme weather events, and civil rights crack-downs, a new voice has risen up from the people. That voice is the up-and-coming protest movement, 39 Dark, which is guided by its newly appointed leader, Lane Novak. My favorite two-player game, period.
Print: $12 Fringe Group Cards: $8
Five Fires Beta
A love letter to hip hop, Quinn Murphy's in beta game where you play regular people with extraordinary talents for dancing, graffiti, MCing, or DJing. Strictly awesome, and the tech for making art in the game is top-notch.
Joanna Piancastelli's Golden Cobra winner, a game of superheroes who messed it up so bad they wiped the entire world clean of the idea of superheroes. Now those memories are flooding back, and they're slowly starting to remember. A wonderful game to introduce freeform to people!
The Aether Sea
Maneuver your ship through the vast aether in The Aether Sea, a Fate world and adventure by Ed Turner. Floating ships, Spellcaster's Unions, magic and mystery in space.
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Strange New Worlds
Dave Chalker's beta for his Star Trek-inspired, Powered by the Apocalypse game.
Golden Cobra Winners
The freeform contest was a resounding success, with over 49 games submitted. You can see the winners, and the first runners-up here. We'll be focusing on individual games to highlight them as they are released.
Pillage the Vikings: An introduction to Nordic Larp
Ole Peder has a fun, detailed survey of the land of Nordic larp, breaking down different scenes, traditions, as well as techniques and conventions.
Storium's Analog Heritage
Lillian Cohen-Moore's really cool analysis of Storium and it's analog heritage.
Legacy: Life Among the Ruins
The old world was twisted and ravaged by the Fall, but your clan survived. Play through their saga of struggle, discovery and conquest! Powered by the Apocalypse, with a mix of character-level drama and family-level planning.
Vow of Honor
Uphold your vows to the Tenets of Honor and become a paragon of justice in a broken, cruel world. Play a character with a strict moral code in a world that makes keeping those vows exceedingly difficult.
Sound effects, background loops, ambience, music and atmospheres made for tabletop games by Gil Luna.
Tips for MCing the Apocalypse
Great tips for MCing games by Powered by the Apocalypse tips from Brennan Taylor.
Common Legibility Problems in Tabletop Games
Daniel Solis has a lot of great advice on what can make game layout hard to read.
Mattie Brice has some great thoughts in a long article about what it means to be an ally, and how to make those sustainable relationships.
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