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How to Spotlight an Indie Creator

I’ve had the generous fortune of having my tabletop roleplaying games featured by a number of high-profile review sites and content creators. Critical Role played Monsterhearts. The Adventure Zone played The Quiet Year, and so did Friends at the Table. When ButterflyAstrophysics talked about Variations on Your Body on TikTok, sales blew up. Those experiences […]
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The Year of Zoom

It’s been a year of pandemic, blazing fires, and social unrest. Sometimes, it feels like the world as we know it is on the verge of collapse. The Quiet Year is a game that is deeply curious about what happens next. But ironically, even though it feels more relevant than ever, social distancing and other […]
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Imaginary Funerals

This post is an attempt to sketch why story games are significant to me. Before I do that, a quick breakdown of the term: story games are tools we use to have fun, tell stories and roleplay. They use rules (many centered around chance) and structures to guide players to the same creative page, and to shake things up […]