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Story Games Weekly #62 - The Best in Indie RPG's
Story Games Weekly #62

New Games

Psychedemia

The next of the Fate Core Patreon Adventures. Genetically advanced students at a psionic academy discover a mental realm inhabited by friendly but alien thought-forms in this Fate world of adventure by Paul Stefko

PDF: Pay What You Want

USCMC Field Operations Manual

Luke Crane and Jared Sorensen have a little present: a hack of Torchbearer to set it in the world of Alien.

PDF: Free

News

Different Play Announces Projects

Check out the four exciting games from the first crop of Different Play designers. Solarpunk utopias, cryogenic outcasts, fighting The Man with funk, and J-Pop Girl Group Exalted are all on the menu.

(disclosure: Different Play is a project I work on) / Support the Patreon here!

The Gauntlet Podcast

A new indie game podcast, covering a wide variety of games. Their last show focused on Player vs Player mechanics.

Young Centurions Playtesters Wanted

Evil Hat is looking for playtesters for Young Centurions, a family friendly game about teenage pulp heroes in the Spirit of the Century universe.

Rentpunk Game Jam

A game jam by Katrina Elisse Caudle and Avery Mcdaldno

We are often told that precariousness, especially financial precariousness, is an exciting adventure. Rentpunk is a creative hounding of that sentiment: what if it were true? What if it were true in a way that didn’t deny the reality that financial precariousness is lonely and terrifying?

Submit by Jan 25th

Story Games Olympia #1

A new online journal, with interviews with freeform designers Hans Chung-Otterson and Sara Williamson, videos of local games, and crushing rocks.

Conversations

Apocalypse World GM Jam

Play on Target invites a lot of excellent GMs, such as Jerome Larre, Rachel E.S. Walton, and more to talk about how to run Apocalypse World games.

Crowdfunding

The Last Days of Angelkite

A weird fantasy setting book for Dungeon World. You are heroes who use terrible powers to defend your lands from strange, epic threats in this new venture from Magpie Games.

Tim F Is Creating Dungeon World guides

Tim Franzke, longtime regular of the Dungeon World Tavern, is looking for support in building Dungeon World guides.

Techniques

d20 & uncertainty

Saurondor talks about dice mechanics using the concept of informational entropy. A really interesting look at how to evaluate dice mechanics.

Of Dice And Cards

More dice analysis: this article is talking about how decks of cards differ from and can communicate more information than dice.

The Feng Shui of Larp

Lizzie Stark talks about arranging furniture in larps, and the magical chairs-to-butts ratio.

Mapmaking Tutorials

A Pinterest by Jon Roberts containing lots of advice for making maps.

Conventions

Dreamation Indie Games Explosion

In February, come to Dreamation, the Morristown, NJ con full of indie gaming goodness. Before then, submit to be part of the Indie Games Explosion.

Due by Jan 18th, check out all the exciting games already running.

Have you seen something cool? Got your own game, scenario, con, or rant? Feedback about the newsletter?

Send it to us at storygames@gmail.com