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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby peewee_RotA » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:56 am UTC

I play a lot of Indy RPG's. I actually run one-shots every friday to check out new ones.

So far we've seen:
The Coin's Hard Edge
Film Noir d2 system

After The End
An end of the world game about group dynamics and survival.

Dreaming in Gears
A Steam Punk fantasy game that combines the familiarity of D&D with the gameplay of a d100. Also a really cool read as it's written in character.

Era
A really advanced Combat Sim. This particular adventure set featured at this link is Roman themed, but it works in any fantasy world.

Simple System
A very fast setup/fast play system that I put together to play in a generic fantasy world

Timeless
A setting agnostic game that derives game play from straight forward context of conversation. (another one I put together)
i.e. "The lion has a deadly bite. A great hunter, It's an expert at taking down its prey." is game play langauge!

There's a couple settings for timeless I'm still working on. I'll probably post them once they have resources available.

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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby clockworkmonk » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:00 pm UTC

Dungeon world is going wonderfully, if more silly than initially planned. But then that is what happens when you play with silly people. They party has kidnapped a prince to save him from his aunt and rioting peasants, after murdering his father. They plan on taking the prince to the Elven kingdoms for safe keeping and to have him raised well. The port city they are travelling from is run as a free merchant city, think the Borgias, and has 5 rules, one created by me then one by each of the players. they are as follows:
1)don't fuck with the merchant princes
2)no magic between midnight and dawn(like a noise ordinance)
3) no cats allowed, ever, under any circumstances
4) all contracts and deals are sealed with a shared alcoholic beverage, the same glass
5) [one I cannot remember right now]

Naturally this has led to kitten smuggling.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:14 pm UTC

I don't really know what the game is like, I just know I want it:
https://dig1000holes.wordpress.com/vast-starlit/

1 game & 3 separate supplements. 3 are around 450 words, the 4th is a full-color 2-page atlas.

And only $1 each! Plus postage. Plus drawings.

I think it's a fun way to get a game. Now to sit down and actually do some drawings to send in.

As entries are sent in, he'll be posting the drawings here: http://vast-starlit.tumblr.com
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Postby Zarq » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:59 pm UTC

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Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:10 pm UTC

Also, FWIW Eppy is the same guy that did Dread. I think that's the only game of his I've actually played.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby Metaphysician » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:14 am UTC

clockworkmonk wrote:Dungeon world is going wonderfully, if more silly than initially planned. But then that is what happens when you play with silly people. They party has kidnapped a prince to save him from his aunt and rioting peasants, after murdering his father. They plan on taking the prince to the Elven kingdoms for safe keeping and to have him raised well. The port city they are travelling from is run as a free merchant city, think the Borgias, and has 5 rules, one created by me then one by each of the players. they are as follows:
1)don't fuck with the merchant princes
2)no magic between midnight and dawn(like a noise ordinance)
3) no cats allowed, ever, under any circumstances
4) all contracts and deals are sealed with a shared alcoholic beverage, the same glass
5) [one I cannot remember right now]

Naturally this has led to kitten smuggling.


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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

The guys behind Burning Wheel are getting ready to release a new game, "Torchbearer". http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/20 ... ing-wheel/

According to Twitter they're hoping to have it released August-September.

I had the chance to play a slightly earlier version of this last October, when it was still called "Dungeoneers & Dragonslayers". I had an absolute blast playing it even though it resulted in a pretty fantastic TPK.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby Kexizzoc » Fri May 17, 2013 1:10 am UTC

Man, wish I had known about BurningCon back when I was in NYC; I was just getting into Burning Wheel at the time (experimenting with the idea of a game set in Westeros). Are there other indie cons I should know about? Gen Con is in my sights this year, if I can get transportation.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri May 24, 2013 4:09 pm UTC

Two things.

1: New game(s) from Vincent Baker: http://nightskygames.com/welcome/game/TheSunderedLand
Check out one in action going on right now: http://www.lumpley.com/comment.php?entry=722

2: Bundle of Holding +2. Basically like the humble indie bundles, but for indie tabletop rpgs. 6 (1 I own, 2 others I've played) great games if you pay more than the average. All DRM-free pdf's.
http://bundleofholding.com/index/current
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:40 pm UTC

Played my 3rd ever one-shot of Monsterhearts at a con over the weekend. I'd definitely say the best session of it I've been in yet and it was with a group of people that had never played an Apocalypse World game/hack and a few hadn't even heard of any of those games before. I was a little worried at first because playing those style of games can be hard for some people. It sort of requires a different way of thinking generally, but everyone did really well. And the GM was excellent and keeping everyone on track and I think he started off the game with the perfect description: Monsterhearts is like Buffy if it were on Showtime. I can't think of a more succinct way to describe it.

I knew it was going to be a great session when less than 10 minutes into playing, the Fae character was seducing a football jock that was bullying my Ghoul character and went off to have sex in a bathroom stall. And it just kept being awesome.

I played a Ghoul which is someone that was possibly constructed or just brought back from the dead. Their main focus is hunger, which can be fear, chaos, flesh, or something else. I forget the 4th. I decided my character had been bullied a lot, but now that he'd been brought back as a Ghoul he wanted vengeance, so I started with a hunger for Fear.

Highlights include (all about my character since that's where my focus was):
Lashing out at the football jocks that had bullied me all my life and trying to terrify them.
Struggling with one of the jocks and eventually tackling him through a 3rd floor window. The impact killed us both.
Coming back alive about an hour later thanks to one of my Ghoul moves.
Terrorizing the student population as I succumbed to My Darkest Self (which requires me to pursue my hunger no matter who/what is in my way).

Spoilering the last few since they could potentially be sexual/violence triggers.
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Working my way through a crowd of students slashing around with a switchblade, eventually gaining a hunger for flesh and ripping pieces of flesh off anyone I could.
Seducing one of the jocks in the locker room and cutting off pieces of skin while we had sex on the floor. Also, as a ghoul having sex with someone creates a new hunger on my list, "sex with <person>"
And then later (because I was still in my darkest self) taking the same jock into a janitor's closet and having sex again. His tight embrace lasted long enough to knock me out of my darkest self (I have to be restrained for some time), but I fed on him completely until he died with his arms around me.
It's worth noting that with him dead, I'd still have a hunger to have sex with him, which would either go unfulfilled or cause me to turn to necrophilia. Or possibly finding someone to raise him back as a Ghoul, like me.

It got quite dark and tragic at the end, which is exactly what I expect in Monsterhearts.

It really is a fantastic game.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby clockworkmonk » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:56 pm UTC

I really like the design of all the apocalypse world games. The Guy who did Monsterhearts also did a free generic game using the same engine as apoclypse world, Simple World. It has pretty straight forward systems that my girlfriend and I once adapted to use for star trek for 8 year olds.

Also, last Saturday I had a chance to both run and play Everyone Is John. the basic idea is that the players are the voices in John's head. They take turns being in control of John and try to accomplish a secret goal.

The goals for the game I played in were to convince people to do the Macarena, dance on the edge of the tallest building, and to convert people to Islam. Good times.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:53 pm UTC

Everyone Is John has been on my radar for a while I've just never had a chance to give it a go. I've heard good things, though. Sounds fun.

Currently I'm reading through Torchbearer since the pdf was released to Kickstarter backers over the weekend. Man, there's some hot stuff in here. I really can't wait to play it sometime. I'd been planning to run Dungeon World for my group soon, but if I finish Torchbearer soon enough, I might run with it instead.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby Woopate » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:21 am UTC

I've had some good times with Everyone is John. I tend to expect the game to get deeper and more subtle than it does, but it's a good party game for those at least comfortable with the concept of an rpg (I've played it with people who know what an rpg is and arw cool with it but have never played one before to good effect. Less successful than if they don't know what an rpg is whatsoever).

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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:45 pm UTC

A bundle of great indie rpgs:
http://bundleofholding.com/index/current

Psi*Run is one of my favorite games. I haven't played the others, but I've heard good things about Monster of the Week, Do, & How We Came to Live Here.
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Postby zenten » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:12 am UTC

A friend of mine just published a game called Spark. It's seeming pretty cool so far reading through it, although my ownly play experiences have been much earlier playtests from the final version.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:38 am UTC

Oh, yeah, I know Jason. I playtested it a few years back at GenCon. Got my copy in the mail last week sometime.

I haven't had a chance to read through it yet, though, but I'm excited to look through it and hopefully play at some point. I remember enjoying what I got to play of it that one time, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it's evolved since then.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:56 pm UTC

Pretty sure I've mentioned Mythender in this thread (and possibly elsewhere) before.

Anyhow, fantastic game. I've ran it twice and it's a blast. The premise is that the players are god-killers (Mythenders) out to rid the world of the gods (Myths). The default setting is "Mythic Norden", so Nordic gods like Thor, Odin, & Loki. But it's pretty easy to hack in other settings.

It's fairly crunchy and very satisfying to play. There's a lot of physical components: rolling lots of dice and collecting different sorts of tokens for things. I'm not exaggerating when I say you'll want a couple hundred dice (shared between players) to be able to play.

The pdf is completely free and if you like that, then as of yesterday evening you can get a print copy. Both available here: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/1 ... _id=104153

There's also some interesting information on Ryan's blog, including a link to an AP writeup from Wil Wheaton: http://ryanmacklin.com/2013/10/mythende ... -in-print/
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Postby eran_rathan » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:24 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Pretty sure I've mentioned Mythender in this thread (and possibly elsewhere) before.

Anyhow, fantastic game. I've ran it twice and it's a blast. The premise is that the players are god-killers (Mythenders) out to rid the world of the gods (Myths). The default setting is "Mythic Norden", so Nordic gods like Thor, Odin, & Loki. But it's pretty easy to hack in other settings.

It's fairly crunchy and very satisfying to play. There's a lot of physical components: rolling lots of dice and collecting different sorts of tokens for things. I'm not exaggerating when I say you'll want a couple hundred dice (shared between players) to be able to play.

The pdf is completely free and if you like that, then as of yesterday evening you can get a print copy. Both available here: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/1 ... _id=104153

There's also some interesting information on Ryan's blog, including a link to an AP writeup from Wil Wheaton: http://ryanmacklin.com/2013/10/mythende ... -in-print/


This looks incredibly fucking awesome. Just downloaded, and will probably play on Halloween.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:59 pm UTC

It is really awesome. I've seen few games that are able to teach themselves so well. The way the tutorial battle is laid out is really fantastic and a huge help to get introduced into the game.

Doing it on Halloween would be a great excuse to come up with a Halloween-themed Myth for the players to fight!

If you look at Ryan's blog post he links to an AP from Wil Wheaton where he talks about the game they played where the Myth was Santa Clause.

I hope you get to play and enjoy it.
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Postby eran_rathan » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:59 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:It is really awesome. I've seen few games that are able to teach themselves so well. The way the tutorial battle is laid out is really fantastic and a huge help to get introduced into the game.

Doing it on Halloween would be a great excuse to come up with a Halloween-themed Myth for the players to fight!

If you look at Ryan's blog post he links to an AP from Wil Wheaton where he talks about the game they played where the Myth was Santa Clause.

I hope you get to play and enjoy it.


In one of my other games (Cortex based), one of the PCs was Ichabod Crane, the Incarnation of Fear.

I think we're going to go show him who is boss. :mrgreen:
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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:06 pm UTC

Nice! I tweeted at Ryan and his idea was kids in costume that turn into Mythenders to end the God of Fear. That's perfect.

If you do it, I'd love to see an AP of some sort.
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Postby clockworkmonk » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:07 pm UTC

So I'm putting together a Con-game of Dungeon World in Spelljammer, and am working on custom playbooks. So far I got some Ideas and will be posting some here in the future. as of right now I've come up with the roles to be filled with descriptions I will give the players as they will not be allowed to see the character sheet before picking:

The Captain: You are in charge, and decides the big important things.
The Weaponmaster: You are in charge of the weapons, be it cannons or swords.
The Cook: You make sure there is enough food, and distribute it properly.
The Wizard: Every spelljamming vessel needs someone magically inclined to make it go. You're it
The Barber: You takes care of several odds and ends, including medicine.
The Gnome: You keep the ship repaired, and always have a "helpful" suggestion for any situation.
The Seaman: You work on the ship, doing jobs as ordered.
The Seaman(actually a spy): You work on the ship, doing jobs as ordered.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:26 pm UTC

Nice! Are you active on the DW forums or the G+ group? If you need input the folks there are pretty fantastic.

Speaking of Dungeon World, as well as some other fantastic games. Pay what you want for a bundle of really great indie games. I already owned most of these, but I went ahead and put in to get the ones that I don't. And there's usually some games that get added over time (Becoming just got added today).

http://bundleofholding.com/index/current
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Postby clockworkmonk » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:24 pm UTC

The adventure I'm planning involves the party crash-landing on an abandoned Dwarven Hold, and am building the playbooks to match that. As it is a oneshot, I'm not worrying about advancement right now.
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Postby Zarq » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:39 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Pretty sure I've mentioned Mythender in this thread (and possibly elsewhere) before.

Anyhow, fantastic game. I've ran it twice and it's a blast. The premise is that the players are god-killers (Mythenders) out to rid the world of the gods (Myths). The default setting is "Mythic Norden", so Nordic gods like Thor, Odin, & Loki. But it's pretty easy to hack in other settings.

It's fairly crunchy and very satisfying to play. There's a lot of physical components: rolling lots of dice and collecting different sorts of tokens for things. I'm not exaggerating when I say you'll want a couple hundred dice (shared between players) to be able to play.

The pdf is completely free and if you like that, then as of yesterday evening you can get a print copy. Both available here: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/1 ... _id=104153

There's also some interesting information on Ryan's blog, including a link to an AP writeup from Wil Wheaton: http://ryanmacklin.com/2013/10/mythende ... -in-print/


I've been wanting to play Mythender since the first time you posted about it, but I can't find that amount of dice for a decent price.

edit: that post was older than I thought it was.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:01 pm UTC

It's still totally relevant because I just rant Mythender again last weekend!

But, yeah, getting enough dice (and tokens) is a bit of a hurdle. I spent $30-$40 on dice I'm sure (I've joked that Ryan probably bought stock in Chessex).

If it helps, I just bought a number of sets like this in different colors. I think I have 3 sets in black, 1 red, and 1 white.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:40 pm UTC

New game from Bully Pulpit Games called The Climb.

I was lucky enough to play this with Jason and some other friends a couple months back. It's really a lot of fun. It's a live-action game for 6 people. Play time is a couple hours.

Basic premise is a group of climbers on a mountain in rough conditions and at some point the decision has to be made for which ones will get to move on to the next camp and eventually summit.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:50 pm UTC

I just went to Origins Game Fair in Columbus and played a lot of fantastic games: No Country for Old Kobolds (kobolds are squishy, some nods to Kobolds Ate My Baby), Dark (stealth action), The Devil, John Moulton (selling your soul for powers in the old west), Spark (challenging beliefs and convictions), Night Witches (historical rpg based on female Russian bomber pilots in WWII), The Climb (mentioned in the previous post), Juggernaut (dealing with a future-prediction computer that is never wrong in 1950), Swords Without Master (epic Sword & Sorcery), Feng Shui II (high octage Hong Kong martial arts action movie), Urban Shadows (dark/gritty urban fantasy), World Wide Wrestling (wrestling rpg in and out of the ring).

I had a pretty fantastic time. Games on Demand at Origins was run really well. It was a great experience. I'll definitely be going back.

Detailed thoughts here: http://derailedgaming.wordpress.com/201 ... 014-recap/
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Postby clockworkmonk » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:23 pm UTC

So for several weeks now I have been running a weekly dungeon world game that is open to anybody. It is a Hex exploration game, built around the idea that I got tired of flaky people so I just got rid of the need for people to show up regularly.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:41 pm UTC

Nice! I'm very saddened by how little I've actually played Dungeon World. I haven't ever actually played the release version. I played their red box version once at Gen Con and I played an updated version a year or so after that, but I haven't actually played the published edition. heh

There's always so many other games to play :(

My group's currently playing a short campaign of Urban Shadows which I absolutely love. Urban fantasy powered by the apocalypse. So good!
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby Tyndmyr » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:23 pm UTC

My fav is Dungeon Crawl Classics. Dunno if it counts as small press anymore...but probably. Nowhere close to any of the big players in size, and I've hung out with many of the writers involved.

Sword and Sorcery styled, with a very 70s vibe. Many published adventures are "funnels", which means each player runs several characters that are essentially some variety of peasant, dealing with something that way outmatches them. Death is...very frequent.

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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby PolakoVoador » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:32 pm UTC

Kobold Story: the group of players control a tribe of kobolds, usually working for a Nechromancer. Expect lots of dead kobolds and much laughter, as things become sillier and more absurd quite quickly.

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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby PolakoVoador » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:22 pm UTC

Has anyone here played Monster of The Week? Thoughts on it?

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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby karhell » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:52 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:Has anyone here played Monster of The Week? Thoughts on it?

Can't say I have, but at first glance it looks interesting.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:08 pm UTC

How did I go over 3 years without gushing over some new indie game I was playing. Oh well time to dive back in!

Last night I got the opportunity to play Ten Candles. Hot damn did I love the game. It's a game of tragic horror. In fact it's a given that all of the characters will die by the end of the session. I'm generally not interested much in horror, but I'm all for tragedy.

The setting/premise is pretty good:
Ten days ago the world went dark. No sun, no stars, no moon. No communication with satellites. No GPS. Society starts breaking down.

Five days ago "They" came. We don't know much about them. But we know they're coming for all of us. And we know they hate the light.

Everyone keeps their lights on all the time. The grid can't handle the drain. Society breaks down further.


Then there are some starting scenarios that kind of change the feel of things. We did the basic one of just trying to get out of town and to a (relatively) nearby military base. There's one where you're astronauts on a moon base after the moon also went dark. Or one where you're scientists trying to research what's going on. Lots of room for different types of setups like that.

The game is played entirely in the dark, with the only light being 10 tea candles. Each candle represents a scene, so the game plays out in (at most) ten scenes. When a scene ends (usually due to a failed roll), a candle is extinguished. If a candle ever goes out for any other reason, the scene ends.

Each scene will have some number of challenges to overcome, which is done by rolling dice. There's a pool of dice that's equal to the number of lit candles. Get at least one six and you succeed and you get to narrate what happens. There are ways for the GM to narrate your success, but it's still overall a success. Also, any 1s you rolled are set aside, they can't be used for the remainder of the scene. So any subsequent challenges will become more difficult until someone eventually fails and the scene ends.

Also every character has some index cards with traits on them that can be used for a one time mechanical advantage (re-roll 1s). To do so simply burn the card the trait is written on. There are some other other cards that do slightly different but similar things, but that's the basics.

There's also this really cool world-building/pacing mechanic that happens between every scene. All players (and the GM) go around the table and get to introduce truths into the game. The number of truths equals the number of currently lit candles. You can foreshadow things (the group is being followed through the woods), or get a nice windfall (we found some supplies), get things really dire (Tommy fell down the ravine and broke his leg real bad), or just get the game moving along (we make it to the next town over). It's a really cool way to add some extra color to things, set up future things, and keep things going so scenes don't stagnate too much.

And then in the last scene everyone dies. Once everyone is dead the last candle is extinguished.

I love pretty much everything about the game and I can't wait to give it another go. I highly, highly recommend it!
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby Zohar » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:30 pm UTC

That sounds grim... Interesting, definitely, but also maybe more intense than I'm looking for.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:37 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:That sounds grim... Interesting, definitely, but also maybe more intense than I'm looking for.
For sure. It definitely requires some significant upfront buy-in. That's why the game is very clear about it being tragic and everyone dying. No surprises on that front. And it's definitely not something I'd want to pull out all the time for sure. But for what the game does and the kind of story it emulates? It does it really damn well.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby Ginger » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:37 pm UTC

Does anyone know about the game Mouse Guard where you play as like sentient mice or something? I saw it at my local small times tabletop RPGs store and never bought it yet was intrigued because... mousies? <3 :)
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby plytho » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 pm UTC

Ginger wrote:Does anyone know about the game Mouse Guard where you play as like sentient mice or something? I saw it at my local small times tabletop RPGs store and never bought it yet was intrigued because... mousies? <3 :)
I know it. I have some of the comic books the game is based on and I've played the game once. It's a great setting and I really enjoyed it.
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Re: Indie & Small Press Tabletop RPGs

Postby Ginger » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:43 pm UTC

Awesome endorsed by plytho. Is it very difficult to make characters or do combat stuffs? Two of my complaints about other tabletop RPGs is that they are maths heavy and it takes forever to do combats.
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