Even though Red Markets is out, Caleb is still hard at work designing new games and fulfilling stretch goals. He gives an update about Party Fowl, a new card game currently in development. Meanwhile I have made a few breakthroughs while working on Ruin. I now have concrete ideas on how a game should work and have made progress on character generation rules. Hopefully I will have playtest rules at Gen Con this year!
News: I am going on vacation later this month, but don’t worry! There will be a lot of podcasts this month. We also have a new system for scheduling online games for the RPPR Patreon using our Discord server.
Synopsis: There is an annual contest on the Delta Green email list for writing short scenarios. The Shotgun Scenario contest forces contestants to write the best possible DG scenario under 1500 words. It’s gone on since 2005 and last year had some great entries. Dan, David, Tom, and I read a bunch of them to discuss what we liked about them. We also have shout outs and anecdotes!
- Dark Season 1: an intriguing and fascinating mystery show on Netflix.
- Skullsplitter Dice: Very cool dice for the hardcore player.
- 2mello: A talented lo-fi hip hop producer and DJ. Great tunes!
- Synthetic Dawn: a new DLC for Stellaris
- Doki Doki Literature Club: A free and amazing game on Steam. Saying more is spoilers. Play it!
- Polyhero Dice: Uniquely shaped dice for the discerning gamer.
- Renowned Explorers: A RPG with roguelike elements. Become Explorer of the Year!
- Those Unknowable: A Lovecraftian sci-fi web comic.
- True Dungeon: An escape room with LARPing and pog collecting (kind of). It’s got it all!
- Wild West Exodus: A new weird western themed skirmish game with great models and interesting rules
- Tokaido: An excellent board game about traveling to Edo, in style.
- 4 The Birds: a board game about getting your birds in a row (or square).
- Tonight We Riot: An upcoming video game about fighting The Man.
- Deep Sky Derelicts: A sci-fi dungeon crawling game, similar in structure to Darkest Dungeon.
We also listened to a bunch of great podcasts like:
- The Bald Knobbers episode of Dollop
- Blaster Master and Level 26 of I Don’t Even Own A Television
- Way of the Shadow Wolves on El Chapo Trap House.