Monster Kart Monday #1: Mermaid Adventures

This entry is part 1 of 21 in the seriesMonster Kart Monday

This entry is part 1 of 21 in the series Monster Kart Monday

Last week I told you I was working on additional content for Monster Kart Mayhem and that I would have more to report soon. This week I’ll show you a first look at the first add-on for MKM, Mermaid Adventures.

If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Mermaid Adventures is a great RPG for kids by Third Eye Games. Check out this review I wrote in January 2013. Mermaid Adventures was also recently nominated for an ENnie award, one of the most prestigious awards in gaming.

With all of that being said, I received permission from Eloy Lasanta, the game’s author, to use Mermaid Adventures as the inspiration for the first add-on track of Monster Kart Mayhem. The world of Mermaid Adventures … Continue reading

Monster Kart Mayhem Updates

First of all, check out this great new art for Monster Kart Mayhem. Bradley K. McDevitt is doing a wonderful job–he really gets what Monster Kart Mayhem is about, and that shows in his artwork. The two previous image ares on the Monster Kart Mayhem page, so head over there to check them out.

My wife and I got to brainstorming last night, and we came up with a flood of ideas for new Monster Kart Mayhem content. For now I’m still working on getting the core game out the door, but here are a few of the great ideas we had. There is still a lot to be refined, but MKM now has some serious direction.

New Race Tracks

In addition to Transylvania, we came up with five new potential race tracks:

  • Atlantis
  • Africa
  • Australia
  • Mythica
  • Fairyland

Each race track will feature unique … Continue reading

Kickstarter: PowerUp Poker

I recently received word about this interesting new twist on Texas Hold ‘Em called PowerUp Poker. It’s a poker game that blends in Mario Kart-style power-ups to make a poker game that’s probably unlike any you’ve played before.

I’m not much of a poker player myself, and I couldn’t even tell you the difference between Hold ‘Em and any other flavor, but the addition of these PowerUp cards actually makes the game seem rather interesting. I’m a sucker for Mario Kart though–just look at my own game, Monster Kart Mayhem. Plus, 8-bit card art! Who doesn’t love 8-bit art?

I did not receive anything for review so I can’t tell you for sure how this plays, but the Kickstarter video is very well done and rather convincing. It sounds like the game is pretty much ready to be shipped and they’re just raising money for production, … Continue reading

Psi-punk Giveaway Contest with the Dorkland! Blog

Today I’m excited to announce that, in conjunction with Christopher Helton and the Dorkland! Blog, we will be giving away a free copy of Psi-punk. To enter, you must submit a design for a mega-corporation, criminal cartel, or gang that (if chosen) will be featured in the upcoming Psi-punk: Corps and Criminals sourcebook.

For full details about the contest, including how to enter, please visit the Dorkland! Blog

For more information about Psi-punk, visit the Psi-punk page here at Accessible Games..

Psi-punk Now Available at Shop d20pfsrd

I’m proud to announce that Psi-punk is now available through multiple channels. You can now purchase it from the d20pfsrd.com store in addition to OneBookShelf. The difference is that when you shop at d20pfsrd.com, more of the money goes directly to the publisher — 10- 15% more. That really adds up in the long run.

Check out Psi-punk at d20pfsrd.com.

You can leave reviews at d20pfsrd also, so please remember to do so!

Time Heroes – Saturday Morning Cartoons, Fate Style!

I am pleased to announced that I will be doing layout for Time Heroes, an awesome new Fate RPG that seeks to recreate the feel of Saturday Morning Cartoons. Time Heroes is witty, creative, light-hearted, and most of all fun. Using the Fate system (a derivative of the Fudge RPG) Time Heroes allows players to tell stories that are as whacky and fantastic as the ones you may remember from your childhood.

Before I can do layout for this game, it needs to be successfully funded on Kickstarter. It’s doing great so far — as of this post it’s almost 50% funded with 29 days to go. That doesn’t mean they don’t need your hel though, so head on over to the Kickstarter page and give it a look.

Time Heroes Kickstarter Page

Still not sure? … Continue reading

Psi-punk Officially Released

The wait is over.

Thanks to the support of 116 amazing backers, 5 special freelancers, 1 very excited new game designer, and one very patient significant other Psi-punk is here.

Available now in PDF format through DriveThruRPG and RPGNow, Psi-punk is ready for the gaming public. Softcover and hardcover versions will be available soon via print-on-demand options through the same websites; their set-up time is a bit longer as we have to order and approve a proof copy first.

Are you as excited as I am? If so, please remember to leave a review at any one of the many websites you might frequent: RPGNow, RPGGeek, RPG.net (wow, that’s a lot of RPG-sites), EN World, Google, Facebook, or anywhere else you see fit. The more feedback we get, the better.

Also, remember to use the Subscribe buttons on the right to follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and … Continue reading

The Dice Tower Podcast #303 Discusses Gaming with Hearing-Impaired

Thanks to a link from a Google+ user, I was tipped off about Episode #303 of The Dice Tower Podcast. About half way through the episode (around the 48-minute mark) Jude talks about his experiences gaming with hearing-impaired board game players.

He briefly discusses some differences between games that are more dependent upon social interaction and those with less social dependency, then talks about how he and his wife formed an ASL board game group. Finally, he ended the segment by making a simple point, a principle on which Accessible Games was founded: “…the result of a meaningful gaming experience is really something that is universally human, and that’s just having fun.”

I love this point because it illustrates just how universal board games are. No matter your ability level, having fun is the goal. And having fun with friends and family is what connects us.

It’s an … Continue reading

New Art for Monster Kart Mayhem

I have begun working with the talented Bradley K. McDevitt to create some art for Monster Kart Mayhem. The first two pieces are in, and they look spectacular.

These are two of the characters that will be in the initial release of the game, Big Foot and Abominable Snowman.

For more information, check out the Monster Kart Mayhem page. You may also download a copy of the Adventure Contest 2013 version below.

One Page Dungeon by Jacob Wood

I just learned of the One Page Dungeon contest, but thankfully it doesn’t take long to design a dungeon in only one page.

In my entry, entitled Prehistoric Kickboxing Killer Turkeys, players will take on the role of velociraptors on the hunt for food. Will they be able to find and, more importantly, survive the encounter with their next meal?

Why “Prehistoric Kickboxing Killer Turkeys?”

I recently watched a show on the Smithsonian channel with that same title. It was about velociraptors and how they would actually resemble “prehistoric kickboxing killer turkeys” and did not look like the creatures found in the movie Jurassic Park.

You can watch the short clip on YouTube.

Winners of the One Page Dungeon contest will be announced in June. Wish me luck!

Download your own copy for free: