Happy New Year Everyone!
We are hitting the ground running this month. Work continues on the Podcast and and the Patreon. Follow us there is you can.
We are hard at work soliciting content creators for D.I.R.G.E.zine and so far so good.
After some work, I think we have a winner for the cover of Falling Forward #1
Falling Forward is a Sourcezine (my word) that includes articles on several topics as well as new rules for D&D 5th Edition. I will be published on the DMs Guild. Falling Forward #1 is titled Echo in the Weave.
DIREGEzine 2019 Submissions are Open!
Today we are throwing open the doors to submissions for D.I.R.G.E.zine 2019! This is the inaugural edition of the D.I.R.G.E.zine and will hopefully be the first of many annual fanzines focusing on content creators from under-represented communities in tabletop role playing games. D.I.R.G.E.zine will be launching a Kickstarter in February of 2019 to coincide with the ZineQuest from Kickstarter as a celebration of fanzines in role playing games!
Click here for more information on submitting content for D.I.R.G.E.zine 2019!
D.I.R.G.E.zine Kickstarter announced! February 2019
Kickstarter is running a focus on RPG zines in February of 2019. The KS ZineQuest is an opportunity to put out an old school style fanzine for people to enjoy. I am all for this, but it seems to me that we have an opportunity to do better here. We have an opportunity to marry old school feels with diverse ideas and this has me excited.
So I am officially launching my first Kickstarter in February to bring D.I.R.G.E.zine to life. D.I.R.G.E. (Diversity In Role-playing Game Experiences) is a project I have wanted to do for a long time now. I have envisioned a program that reaches out to creators and communities that are under-represented in role playing games. I believe this zine will do that. Depending on how successful it is, this could be a yearly zine or perhaps something that happened more often. For now we are going to focus on doing one very cool rpg zine.
I will provide a KS preview soon, once some of the details are nailed down. I think delivery will take place in 2019.
So, how can you help? How can you contribute to making D.I.R.G.E. zine a success?
There will be a dedicated form, but for now use the Feedback form or email me directly (email@example.com)
Today we talk about a few products that are being worked on. Do you want to learn more about these two upcoming products? Go over to our Patreon and join!
Citadel of Time: The Dead World
A Wind & Stone RPG
Citadel of Time is a role playing game that is one part fantasy and one part time travel. It is designed to be an episodic series of adventures by characters trapped in the titular Citadel of Time who are seeking the graels that may be able to undo the terrible destruction of their world, Yrmangahr. CoT is designed with the idea of player minimalism in mind, so that the player and game master (Castellan) do not have to keep track of tons of rules and modifiers.
CoT is inspired by RPG Kitchen in their effort to use gaming to battle hunger. The game itself is being exclusively designed for RPG Kitchen. Go ahead and check out their patreon here.
Wind & Stone is the name for the style of game system. It is something I have been toying with for some time. It will use D6 dice in a pool system, at least for CoT, and focus on single roll success or failure, with a minimum of complexity.
Echoes in the Mind
A DM Guild Supplement
I do not know that I love psionics in D&D, but I do know that I have never loved how they work. Echoes in the Mind will be a supplement that focuses on psionics and will include classes, sub-classes, powers, and feats. Echoes in the Mind will also tackle psionics from a different perspective than you may have seen before. Or perhaps not. I think you will enjoy the content, however. EotM will be for sale on the DM Guild by Christmas.
Reign Dragon Press is announcing a new setting for use with your favorite 5E game system. The universe of Hammerstar brings to life a space fantasy setting where your swords and sorcery will feel right at home next to the alchemy of star travel and plasma bows. Players and games masters should be able to recreate their favorite space opera or come up with entirely new stories to fill the stars. However, the universe Hammerstar has, well, the Hammerstar. An angry red dwarf sun that travels seemingly at random through the stars seeking to rain chaos onto every life it touches.
A quick peek at the contents
No release date yet, but more news coming soon. For early access you can go over to the Zero Means You Are Dead Patreon and join up! Follow us on twitter!