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Malandros Stretch Goals

The Kickstarter campaign for Tom McGrenery's Malandros has funded, and I will be writing one of the stretch goals: a modern magical reality piece called Other Borders.

Web Dev: Games Onboard

The latest site in the As If Portfolio...
Games Onboard is an alternative online game store, featuring the finest in roleplaying games, tabletop boardgames, dice, miniatures and card games for all ages.


DayTrippers Q&A Chat - Nov 5

Well the DayTrippers Q&A session on #RPGNET is over, and we have the transcript for anyone who missed it right here:

A somewhat cleaned-up version is posted below the jump.

If you're curious about DayTrippers or want to know what else is in the pipeline from As If Productions, check it out. Thanks to Dan Davenport for setting up this event - it was a blast!

Legends of Tabletop Interview

On October 21st, DayTrippers designer/author Tod Foley (that's me!) was the guest on the Legends of Tabletop podcast. The conversation included some of the "hybrid" techniques used in the game, including the YES/NO/AND/BUT action resolution system, progressive character generation, and the stance of the DayTrippers GM midway between trad and narrativism. Also discussed: the game's influences, from Star Trek and Car Wars and Itras By to Kung Fu and Buckaroo Banzai and Heavy Metal magazine.

Art: JEShields Price Calculator

This interactive Price Calculator was built for the website of James Shields, an amazing artist you should definitely check out - especially if you're a publisher of games or comics!


DayTrippers: 75% OSR

I was asked to explain how DayTrippers - with its collaborative interpretive action resolution system and narrative arc model - can be considered "OSR". Certainly those things don't sound very "old-school". Indeed, the action resolution system in DayTrippers is based on a Narrativist technique, and the whole idea of working within a narrative arc is more Modern than Trad. At first glance, these things might make DayTrippers seem decidedly "new-school". That's especially true when we consider the Core Rules alone. But the DayTrippers GameMasters Guide is a different sort of animal - a blend of traditional and modern techniques - producing high-prep, high-bleed adventures, designed to be run by Auteur GMs. Within the pages of this book, DayTrippers meets the OSR. Let's see how it stacks up against a classic definition of the term.

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