Oh dear, so many new things! Compounded by the fact that I took a little break and this review covers three weeks. I’m in a rush, so no pictures, sorry! I may add those later.
The Bakers’ open letter about PbtA games, bad tropes, a directory of game mechanisms, the 200 Word Challenge on reddit, the GauntletCon schedule, updates to Brie Sheldon’s Script Change Tool and Shane Liebling’s multiuser online dice roller, a look at aweseome action vs tangible obstacles in freeform indie games and OSR, a (completed) Mouse Guard read-along, character profile menus for Untold characters, and Jennifer Fuss about her dislike of Fate aspects.
And then there’s the games! News@11 and Someone Has Died are both improvisational card-based party games, the Bundle of Holding is full of delicious apocalypses, Itras By’s Menagerie supplement book is out, Vincent Baker has a new romantic Arthurian game, there’s a new Fate World of Adventure about a nonviolent world of storytellers, Anne Kreider released a sad robot LARP about wiped memories.
And there’s also a whole bunch of free games! Todd Zircher’s The Trouble with Rose, two dog LARPS (yes, LARPs you can play with your dog) by Caitlin Belle and Oli Jefferey, Grant Howitt’s new one-page RPG about 1990s hackers, a bunch of newly translated italian storygames, Troublemakers, about children on an adventure (I’m sure they have bikes and a clubhouse), and no less than five Lasers & Feelings hacks.