On February 16th, 2015, I launched a Kickstarter for Dead Scare, a 1950s, feminist, fascist-punching, zed-bashing tabletop RPG by Elsa S. Henry. Today, almost two years later, “Dead Scare” is out to the public.
Around 2006-2007, I was involved with a small startup game company called Robot Martini. We focused at first on making small card games by friends. The whole thing didn’t work out. But we did make some cool games. Flash forward to 2012 when I heard a rumor that the company behind DriveThruRPG was starting their […]
The Pain of Publication is a journey through the process of novel publication. I emphasize, again, that this is a process. I can offer no advice on what works, because nothing has for me, but what I can do, is discuss my regular activity related to this subject. This column’s focus will range from the obvious (getting an agent), to related (how do I make my novel worth publishing), and all the way through tangential subject matters (I have not yet fathomed what those might be).
Without boxed text to rule an encounter, will anarchy reign? A continuation of the discussion of boxed text, in which Thomas Paine get invoked and a cockfight breaks out.
Kobold Quarterly was kind enough to offer up a chapter from The Kobold Guide to Game Design Volume II: How to Pitch, Playtest, and Publish by Wolfgang Baur, presented by Open Design. I was given the choice between two chapters and decided to leave it to the best decision maker, and rolled a d20. Suprisingly it came up a 20, and so I went with the “high” option which I’m very happy with, titled “The Magic Bullet for Publication”.