#172: Quick Links!
I. Dear Reader,
Been a busy week so just a round-up of the links!
See you next week,
II. Media of the Week
I enjoyed this interview with the very poetic Luke Jordan of Wild Woods Games over on Third Floor Wars. There’s also an actual play of Grand Guignol by the same designer that was featured on Party of One.
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III. Links of the Week
Vincent Baker writes the final word in the “What is PbtA?” discussion. Generally, as far as debates over definitions go, this is an easy one because we’ve got the person who coined the term exerting a moral right to claim what it means as it refers to his copyrighted creation. It’s better than people arguing over what hard scifi means, I can assure you.
On the broken pencil blog, a wonderful profile of award-winning game designer, Jeeyon Shim.
The Vast Guide by Brian of Stout Stoat and Yubi Coates is an attempt to codify their knowledge about creating accessible games (books/PDFs) and turn that into an easy-to-use guide.
POCGamer gives the new Pathfinder gamemaster guide the highest rating possible.
On EnWorld, an interview with Luka Rejec about Ultraviolet Grasslands 2e
On Deeper in the Game, a good point about why early playtesting should be short and to the point. All my early playtests are also an hour long because they happen at Playtest Zero and that’s how the event is structured.
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A wondrous worldmaking game with tension, traitors, and a living chimera you call home — The Marvelous Children of Inang-Uri by momatoes. All proceeds donated to Doctors Without Borders.
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Shadowrun 3e megabundle! All the supplements for the 1998 edition of the legendary technofantasy game.
Also, a cornucopia of indie games including World Wide Wrestling 2e, Spectaculars, Into the Odd Remastered, Outgunned and more.
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