Thursday, October 23, 2014

Save Game - Press Start

The day is here. Create retro video game heroes to battle a vicious computer virus in Save Game, powered by Fate Core.

Save Game is available here. Like all the Worlds of Adventure funded through the Evil Hat Patreon, it's Pay What You Want. You can download it for free if you like and then dip back to pay for it later. Or sign up for the Patreon and fund other totally awesome worlds coming up and get a chance to look at them early.

Thanks to Fred Hicks and Rob Donoghue for giving me another chance to wear the Evil Hat. Their company is one of the best in the biz. Joshua Yearsley and Lenny Balsera whipped the manuscript into shape.

Thanks to the patrons of Patreon for investing in this experiment. I want you all to tell me about your characters.

Thanks to Aaron Lyle, Brad Davies and Ryan Smith as my official playtesters and to the gamers at Nexus Game Fair who played in my public playtest.

Thanks to Brian Patterson, who did all the amazing art for the book. His webcomic is awesome.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cosmos in Milwaukee


I've finally gotten around to checking out the new Cosmos and it's made me very excited that Neil DeGrasse Tyson will be visiting the city in December to give a pair of lectures at the Riverside Theater. I'm not sure I've I'm covering these for Milwaukee Record, but I hope so.

December 10th features "This just in: Latest Discoveries In The Universe"

December 11th is "Science as a Way of Knowing."

Tyson has a good way of explaining ideas to non-science folks like me. And Cosmos is a great source of ideas for any games involving science, like Atomic Robo or Numenera.

Milwaukee Record: Fantasticon

Special thanks to Michael Bollow for talking to me about Fantasticon this weekend!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Firefly RPG - Play It With Me

Folks in Southeastern Wisconsin have a couple of opportunities to play Firefly RPG with one of the members of the Firefly RPG staff!
MKE RPG (Milwaukee RPG Group) is hosting a Space Cowboy-themed game day on Saturday, October 11th from 1-5 PM. I'll be hosting a Firefly RPG game and be on hand to answer any questions about the RPG. The event takes place at 42 Lounge, Milwaukee's elite geek bar.
Fantasticon Milwaukee will have demos during the show.

I'll be running:
Saturday at 2 PM
Sunday at 10 AM

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kickstarter - CHILL

Today marks the launch of the CHILL 3rd Edition Kickstarter. Matt McFarland asked me to join the project along with several other very talented writers. CHILL is a modern horror RPG where you play a member of SAVE, a secretive organization dedicated to fighting monsters all over the world. CHILL is beloved by gamers throughout the world and I'm excited to be contributing to its legacy.

Matt McFarland, the evil mastermind behind the CHILL Kickstarter, opened up a new set of reward levels to celebrate the Kickstarter hitting the 50% mark. Back at the Site Surveyor level and we'll work together to select a site for one of the SAVE offices mentioned in the corebook. Want your hometown to play a pivotal role in the battle against the darkness? Think your ex's new city should be riddled with supernatural evil? Back as a Site Surveyor and make it happen.

If you want more information, the Kickstarter is here. Always remember: SAVE Is On Your Side.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fate Hack - Mass Effect

Several Fate hacks grace these pages, but I decided today to post a link to one elsewhere on the web. Don Mappin's Mass Effect hack is massive and has everything you need to play a tabletop RPG in the Mass Effect universe except the official stamp from Bioware.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Milwaukee Record - Bay View Apocalypse

We are rapidly approaching the part of the year where Milwaukee freaks out and starts cramming activities into the weekends before winter crushes everyone's dreams. This weekend, you may want to join the zombies in Bay View drinking their way through death.