Psi-punk: World’s Edge Arena is Live

A woman battles a cybernetically enhanced wolf on the World's Edge Arena cover.World’s Edge Arena, Chile’s prime-time televised bloodsport, is here for an all-new season of entertainment guaranteed to thrill the whole family! Eight teams of contestants will enter the Arena this season, but only one will leave victorious (assuming our cybernetically enhanced komodo dragons don’t disappoint them all in the qualifying rounds first). Either way, there’s sure to be a lot of screaming coming from competitors and spectators alike, so tune in every night at 9 to watch the action unfold!

Now available from Accessible GamesPsi-punk: World’s Edge Arena  takes players to the city of Punta Arenas, Chile, where they compete for extraordinary wealth. The book includes rules for arena combat, plenty of monsters and human opponents to fight, … Continue reading

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Sale

accessiblegamesThursday, December 3rd, is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To celebrate, and to bring awareness to gamers with disabilities, we’re selling all of our PDFs for 50% off from DriveThruRPG.

The theme for this year is Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities.

“The right to participate in public life is essential to create stable democracies, active citizenship and reduce inequalities in society.”
Source: UN.org

It’s every individual’s responsibility to be inclusive of people from all walks of life. As gamers, we’ve been exposed to a lot of discussion about the rights of women and people of color–and to be sure, discussion of those rights is absolutely imperative–but we don’t often talk about the rights of people with disabilities. Too few games are … Continue reading

Psi-punk Archetypes: Promoter Now Available

Promoter CoverPsi-punk Archetypes: Promoter, the third mini sourcebook in the Archetypes line of character-centric supplements, is now available in PDF.

This book is all about Promoters, characters who make it their job to make others look good. Though they tend to avoid danger themselves, Promoters bolster their teammates, defame their enemies, negotiate for better paying gigs, and wow the crowds with flashy performances.

In addition to skill suggestions, you’ll find new Gifts, Faults, and Gear useful for Promoter characters. These characters are masters of crowd manipulation, making them perfectly suited to the upcoming World’s Edge Arena setting for Psi-punk.

Head on over to DriveThruRPG to get your copy today.

 

Game Design Occupations Explained: Art Director

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the seriesGame Design Occupations Explained

Introduction

It has been a while since we’ve updated the Game Design Occupations Explained series, but we’re back with another informative article. This week we have a guest post from John Arcadian. John is a freelance Art Director who has worked on multiple books through various companies including Cubicle 7, Engine Publishing, Silvervine Games, and Encoded Designs. John is happy to share some of the ins and outs of art direction and shed a little light on why everyone wants to do it themselves once they get a taste for it.

 

Your manuscript is in your hands, your words are polished and edited, but if you want to get premium shelf space or sales on Drive Thru RPG, you know your book needs to look good. That’s what makes people pick it up and consider the purchase that lets you keep doing making books and gaming products. What makes the product … Continue reading

Player Sign-ups for Virtuacon 15 are Live

Vrituacon 15 Logo

It’s October, and that means RPGGeek’s annual Virtuacon, an all-online gaming convention, is just around the corner. Player sign-ups went live on October 1st, so now’s your chance to choose which games you’ll be playing during the con.

This year my participation is unfortunately limited due to conflicts with my day job’s schedule (I work Fridays and saturdays). I’ll be busy on Sunday though, so be sure to check out the following events:

There are six total player slots available at my Psi-punk table, so be sure to reserve your slot today. No experience is necessary and pre-gen characters are provided. to sign up, click the link above and leave a comment on the Google+ events page to let me know you’d like … Continue reading

World’s Edge Arena Kickstarter Enters Final Week

There’s just one week left in the World’s Edge Arena Kickstarter campaign. It ends Thursday, October 8th, so be sure to head on over to check it out if you haven’t already.

Link: Psi-punk: World’s Edge Arena Kickstarter.

In case you’re just joining us, World’s Edge Arena is the second official sourcebook for psi-punk, a Fudge cyberpunk RPG. This setting book takes you to Punta Arenas, Chile, where a televised bloodsport is making waves. Players can enter the Arena to try and win some quick cash or they can take part in any of the events happening around town.

We’ve been hard at work spreading the word about the campaign. We recently unlocked a new Archetype that I mentioned in a previous update. Anyone who backs World’s Edge Arena at the $10 reward tier or higher gains access … Continue reading

Style Guide for Writing About People with Disabilities

I recently came upon this helpful style guide for writing about people with disabilities. It’s geared toward members of the press, but useful for anyone who might be writing about disabilities in general.

Link: NCDJ Style Guide

The style guide has a helpful A to Z list of common terms, their backgrounds, and recommendations for how to use them when referring to people with disabilities. There are a couple of common themes among their recommendations:

  • Use people-first language. This means you should use phrases such as “a person with a visual impairment” rather than “a visually impaired person.”
  • Only refer to the disability if it’s relevant to the story. One example they use is that of residents of a neighborhood complaining about noisy airplanes flying overhead. One of the residents uses a wheelchair, but that fact isn’t relevant to the story because it has nothing to do … Continue reading

A Chat with Dr. Tom about Psi-punk

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Tom the Frog on Indie+. We chatted about Psi-punk, the World’s Edge Arena Kickstarter, and Fudge. There was a lot of great stuf crammed into 11 minutes, so take just a bit of your time and watch the show.

Psi-punk: World’s Edge Arena is still on Kickstarter as of the time of this post. If you haven’t already, be sure to check it out after watching the show.

Visit the World’s Edge Arena campaign page to pledge your support.

Action! World’s Edge Arena Kickstarter is Live

World's Edge Arena Cover
WEA Cover PreviewLive from Kickstarter, it’s the World’s Edge Arena! Psi-punk’s next sourcebook is here and it’s ready to rumble. Our scrappy contender is raising $1,000  to be able to make it to prime time. With enough Fan favor though, the sky’s the limit.

The World’s Edge Arena will be on Kickstarter until Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Come pledge your support so we can get this book into your hands and onto your table.

What is World’s Edge Arena?

World’s Edge Arena is the second sourcebook for Psi-punk. It takes players to the city of Punta Arenas, Chile, where a televised blood sport known as the World’s Edge Arena takes … Continue reading

World’s Edge Arena Kickstarter Coming Soon

In about a week, I’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign for World’s Edge Arena, the second setting sourcebook for Psi-punk. The goal of the campaign is to raise $1,000 or more to fund art and editing so I can bring this fully-written book to market.

Everyone is welcome to come and get a sneak peak at the campaign. I’m soliciting feedback so I can ensure the text is clear and appealing.

Check out the preview page and leave feedback.

I would also like to take this time to shamelessly point out that I’m available for previews, interviews, and so forth. If you’d like to have me on your blog, podcast, or episode of TableTop, please contact me.

Stay tuned to this website for a release announcement and additional news about this game. And please do let me know if you have any comments, feedback, or advice … Continue reading