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Analog Games in Pop Culture: GaymerX is a Fun Weekend Escape

GyamerX is a convention which celebrates queer gaming with a focus on diversity. Previous sponsors include Intel, Harmonix, Blizzard, and Trion Games. The convention is heavily weighted towards video games. There were several rooms allocated to tabletop RPGs and a robust lending library of board games. One highlight was the panel which focused on queer issues in analog games. Queer …

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Steal fearlessly.

Chris Rowlands at One Thousand XP asks, “what if?” As in, “What if I stripped away everything else that was here and made a game solely based on this dice placement mechanic?”’ In his post, he looks at what it means to take inspiration from other games’ mechanics, and why you should never fear what your game may or may not become …

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Learn to draw your own game maps

Every game designer or adventure writer reaches the point where they need a map. You can sketch it in a notebook and find an artist to draw it for you, fire up your favorite graphic program and do your best, or try one of the dedicated map-making apps on the market. Or you could learn to draw your own cartography. …

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Marrying Mr. Darcy-More Cutthroat Than You Think

You don’t need zombies and swords to make the gentle, mannered works of Jane Austen into an aggressive, free for all. Although, there is an Undead Expansion Pack for Erika Svanoe’s inspired game. I first found out about Erika’s game while at a local convention. A comic book writer, Michael May, who writes about giant city-destroying monsters and his tweenage …

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Top 5 Cool Etsy RPG Items

Etsy has a large number of very creative people on it. Some people though, really go above and beyond, creating some of the coolest, interesting RPG related items around. Here are the top five I wish I had money for, in no particular order. 1. Original Bag of Many Dice I can actually afford this one! This would make finding …