This week gamers have been reaching into their pockets and giving generously.
Capharnaum – Tales of the Dragon-Marked is fantasy tabletop RPG set in a world of Crusaders, Argonauts and Arabian Nights. If you cross legends of Greek heroes with stories from One Thousand and One Nights and then throw in a little dragon destiny, then you’re getting close. In Capharnaum the PCs are Dragon-Marked. They are […]
My gut feeling is that our society in general and our hobby in particular is in danger of chasing its own tail on this one. Our sensitivities can become too “meta”, in the sense that we can end up censoring ourselves from discussing historical and cultural phenomena and closing down debate in the interests of not challenging anyone’s preconceptions or comfort zones, and I think when that happens we’re actually falling prey to tactics of factions who are against precisely that diversity, liberty, and cultural sensitivity we’d like to champion.
Capharnaum is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world inspired by Arabian nights, Argonauts and adventure. The game is not a historical setting RPG or even an alternative history RPG, it’s complete fantasy, and that becomes important if you start to think about cultural appropriation, sexism, the role of religion and a whole bunch of other ‘spicy subjects’.
Sarah Newton’s Mindjammer RPG is one of the most popular transhuman games out there. That’s a sci-fi set so far into the future the concept of ‘human’ has changed (and that’s a description so simplified it’s almost criminal). What’s post-historic then? A question that’s only important as Newton’s current project happens to be The Chronicles […]
Author Sarah Newton talks about what should really be at the heart of SF RPGs: the sense of wonder, and the conflict of great ideas. Sarah’s company, Mindjammer Press, is running a Kickstarter campaign, currently approaching x3 funding, for the next phase of the transhuman RPG. [Back this Campaign] A sense of wonder in SF […]
Space is big. Mindjammer is bigger. This review is based on the Thoughtcast Edition of the game which is available already to those roleplayers who preordred the game. Author Sarah Newton tells me it is 99.x% of the final game; with just some typos and textboxes to fill. I didn’t notice and I’ll tell you […]
The Cthulhu at War bundle from Pelgrane Press available at RPGNow is a little different from other bundles. It putss together Cthulhu adventures from two companies; Pelgrane Press and from Modiphius. Pelgrane has their award winning Trail of Cthulhu while Modiphius have their Kickstarter superstar success Achtung! Cthulhu series. The bundle offers a cash saving […]
Mindjammer Press operator Sarah Newton has a new RPG about to land. Monsters & Magic promises to be an OSR game that’s backwards compatible with those mighty old school adventures you already own. It’s a new game but it’s old school. Sarah kindly agreed to an interview with Geek Native in which we talked about […]
Mindjammer Press, co-founded by author Sarah Newton, has struck a deal with Chronicle City to print the new RPG Monsters & Magic. The deal very firmly rides the Old School Renaissance. The “OSR” is a nostalgia for the old style of RPGs, with a tighter focus on heroic dungeon adventures, quick character creation and game […]