Sunday, May 29, 2016

2016 Update on the 12 New Games for the Year

I'm definitely lagging behind in my 12 new games goal for the year.  I'm anxious to add more to my list soon, but real life has its hurdles.  But definitely in the pipeline are 7th Sea's 2nd edition game, Pugmire, and maybe even something solo like The Beast.

2016 New Games
1) Pocket Odyssey
2) Marvel Heroic Role-playing Game
3) Fiasco: Bookhounds
4) Wield
5) #TagRPG
6) Mutant City Blues

2015 New Games

Game Closet 4 - I'm in a podcast!

The Riverhouse Games has very kindly featured me on their Game Closet podcast.   Gaaaah, why do I sound so nasal. And yeah, I was so nervous I kept chatting and chatting and talking on and on hahaha!  

Here's the write-up on the episode:
Hello friends! And welcome to another great episode of the Riverhouse Games Podcast. We’re doing another Games Closet episode this time, talking to a super cool designer from Manila named Tobie Abad. Tobie has a super cool game out now called A Single Moment, about two Samurai facing off and the road that led them there. I talk to Tobie about the gaming scene where he lives in the Phillipines, what it was like writing Samurai games, and how to use Romantic Comedies to make your games better.

Thank you again so much for having me on it, Taylor.
Listen to the podcast today!

Monday, May 23, 2016

More A Single Moment love!

So first, here's the artwork by Chris, as inspired by She's a Super Geek's A Single Moment session.  This was the finale scene in their game session.  Thank you so much for creating this, Chris!

It means a huge lot to know people are trying my game and having fun!  Thank you so much for tweeting about how much you've enjoyed A Single Moment, guys.  I only hope to be able to write even more fun games for you all to enjoy.


Thank you so much, Phil and Glenn!

Which makes me really consider what direction I want it to take in the future.  I currently have plans for a companion/supplement book, and I also have the offer to consider.  A lot of this is really overwhelmingly unbelievable right now, given I just really got started in writing stuff at this new professional level.

Gotta tell you, its a wild ride!   And its great feeling all the love the community is willing to give.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Single Moment with She's A Super Geek

Today, I learned that She's a Super Geek, a wonderful actual play podcast highlighting women as GMs played my game, A Single Moment!  Senda and Emily played two samurai whose tale of Loyalty took a very unexpected turn.

The game session even has fan art and I'll see if the artist is willing to let me repost the work here.
Also extending thank yous to Phil of Misdirected Mark porcast for pointing the game out to them. A Single Moment was mention in this in the podcast episode MMP#208 It is at around the 50 minute mark as someone they refer to as the Herald suggests, "Every podcaster should play A Single Moment.".  And they're planning to play the RomCom version and I can't wait to hear them play it.   I definitely am excited at the response the game has been having.  Thank you so much!

Whoever you are, dear Herald, I thank you and owe you a beer. I'm sorry I didn't quite catch your name but I do hope to hear from you.

EDIT: Just been told that the Herald was
Thank you again for suggesting to all podcasters to try my humble game.

She's a Super Geek website
She's a Super Geek Patreon Page

Monday, May 16, 2016

I miss the Tzimisce

I'm a sucker for gruesome stuff.  This campaign, which I cannot say is an effective or misdirected one, does make the gamer in me smile.  Memories of Vampire: The Masquerade's Tzimisce Clan come to mind.

I wonder when I will get to run a vampire campaign again.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Games and Sex

I've been toying the idea of making more mature games that celebrate sensuality and human contact.  I was inspired when I read about The Beast, an erotic game for one by Polish designers Aleksandra Sontowska and Kamil Wegrzynowicz.   I was fascinated with the idea of games which you ONLY play with people you trust - an offshoot perhaps of feeling burned recently on events that touched on that.

Wonderfully, it seems this talk was a great source of knowledge and ideas for such.   I have to thank James Wallis for having this talk online.  It is definitely an eye-opener.  And yes, I actually owned a copy of Dirty Minds.

Learn more about the Beast here:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Two great things in one day! And 7th Sea update

So, today I learned that the very kind Sean Patrick Fannon of Eagle Beagle Games has agreed to feature my game, A Single Moment, as his Sean's Pick for May 9, 2016.  Sean wrote for the Champions RPG and was the continuity director for the game and has worked on many other games including videogames and now is one of the authors on the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars line.    He had very kind words to say about A Single Moment.

Thank you so much, Sean!
And thank you so much, Eloy!

The second awesome thing today is related to Itras By. I wrote a review for it some time back and I still feel it is one of the most intriguing and evocative games out there.  Not that many games challenge the player to be a better player. Anyway, so I got an email from Ole Peder GiƦver and while  I can't really say much yet but I can mention that it was nice to know that Tagsessions is slowly gaining momentum.  Here's hoping it does lead to even more insane news soon!

On and I'm still writing my 7th Sea stuff and editing what I can.  Deadlines are looming, but it is uplifting to know how positive the feedback has been on the ideas I have presented and what I've written for the game so far.  I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say the new edition of 7th Sea has truly expanded the scope of things in a wonderful way.


And I get to handle a whole frigging chapter!
Life is good.
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