W.H. Arthur (he/佢) started game design in a 200 word RPG jam in 2018. Since then, he has released a number of small RPGs on itch.io, and contributed to a few popular indie RPG projects.
Routinely Itemised is an RPG news summary, and this week there’s the latest from D&D, Cyberpunk Red, 13th Age, Call of Cthulhu, Critical Role and even of Chainmail, the game that became D&D.
If you’ve any recommendations for games available on Itch.io, today’s the day to share them with friends. It’s a great way to support the community.
By design, the complexity of these games is much reduced. However, that doesn’t mean One-Page RPGs are just for newbies. Many are challenging.
In On the Path by Cat Elm, you are a monster slayer. The game, which is part of the TTRPG charity bundle for Trans support, is heavily inspired by Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher.
Based on the rules found in Honey Heist in the Heresy & Faith RPG, you are an acolyte of the Most Holy Inquisition.
You’re playing a criminal bear and have two stats. The first stat you have is BEAR and the second stat you have is CRIMINAL.