#NameThatOrc Contest

You’ve encountered her once or twice. You may recognize her face. But you can’t quite put a name to it. Black and white illustration of a blind orc sorceress and her bat familiar. Illustration by Thomas Carter.   That’s because she doesn’t have one. Yet. Here’s where you come in. Now that the Accessible Gaming Quarterly Kickstarter campaign has passed the 50% threshold, you’ve unlocked a contest to give a name and back story to our beautiful orc sorceress.

The Contest

From now until the end of the campaign on February 25th, we’ll be accepting submissions from our backers. All you have to do is:

Accessible Gaming Quarterly on Kickstarter for a Short Time

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We’ve been really quiet around here since our unsuccessful first attempt at the Survival of the Able Kickstarter. Although it didn’t fund the first time around, we are planning a re-launch next month through a collaboration with Broken Ruler Games. More on that development later.

Today, we just launched a Kickstarter campaign through their Zine Quest initiative to bring you a magazine called Accessible Gaming Quarterly. This zine features a host of contributors who each have something unique to say about accessibility and disability as they relate to the RPG hobby.

Here’s a brief overview of what will be included in each of the four issues:

Survival of the Able Now Infecting Kickstarter

This entry is part of 7 in the seriesSurvival of the Able Updates

This entry is part of 7 in the series Survival of the Able Updates

Four characters sit by a campfire, unaware of the zombies lurking behind them. A title reads "Survival of the Able."

The Black Death has come to your village. Everywhere around you people are succumbing to the plague. Quarantines are doing little to stem the tide of decay that is coming your way. Worst of all, you and the others in your almshouse have been left to fend for yourselves.

Oh, and did we mention plague victims are rising as zombies?

In Survival of the Able you’re a person with a disability living in a European almshouse when the Black Death arrives. Little is known about where the … Continue reading

Part-Time Gods 2e, Interview with Eloy Lasanta

Introduction

Eloy Lasanta, a friend of Accessible Games and all-around good guy, is running a Kickstarter campaign for Part-Time Gods 2nd Edition (PTG2e). It is already successfully funded as of this article’s publication date, but he’s working on some fabulous stretch goals which will enhance the game.

When I first learned of PTG2e I was stoked. I am an enormous fan of the first edition, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for its future. Eloy described this as the game he always wanted to write but didn’t have the experience for, but now with dozens of books to his name he’s finally in a place where he can really make this setting ascend to greatness. As soon as I heard about the Kickstarter campaign I reached out to Eloy to do an interview, and what follows is a transcript.

Interview

Eloy is the owner of Third … Continue reading

Interview with T. Dave Silva about Metahumans Rising

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We have another interview for you, this time from T. Dave Silva of House Dok. His new supers game, Metahumans Rising, is currently on Kickstarter.

Interview

Accessible Games: First of all, thanks for taking the time to talk about accessibility with us. For those of us who aren’t familiar with your work, can you tell us a little about yourself and what you’ve published in the past?

DS: As a gamer for about 30 years I’ve played, I don’t know how many, different RPGs. I think that the indie press shift for role playing games has really opened the door for people to express ideas or themes that might not have been represented in the past. It’s part of what inspired me to try and publish our first … Continue reading

Interview with Todd Crapper about High Plains Samurai

High Plains Samurai Kickstarter ImageTodd Crapper, also known+ as The Warden, is the founder of Broken Ruler Games and the designer behind the award-winning Killshot and ENnie-nominated ScreenPlay. His latest effort, High Plains Samurai, is currently on Kickstarter.

I had the opportunity to talk to Todd about his new game and his plans for making it accessible. If you’re into RPGs with over-the-top action and adventure, read on.

Interview

Accessible Games: First of all, thanks for taking the time to talk about accessibility with us. For those of us who aren’t familiar with your work, can you tell us a little about yourself and what you’ve published in the past?

Todd Crapper: Certainly. My name is Todd Crapper (though I have also published under the pseudonym of … Continue reading

Wildside Virtual Tabletop App Promises Acessibility

If you’ve seen my Contact Us page lately, you’ll know I’ve consciously reduced the amount of Kickstarter content I’ve run on this site. The fact is, there are too many great Kickstarter projects and not enough time for me to cover them all.

Occasionally something comes along that hits the right buttons though and that’s exactly what has happened with Wildside Gaming System – The Free Tabletop Roleplaying App, currently fundraising on Kickstarter. Wildside appears to be a contender to other apps such as Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, and other virtual tabletops. It tries to stand out by including a full rule set for Wildside, a traditional fantasy RPG, in addition to an open engine for GMs to use to play any other RPG they choose.

More importantly, as it relates to the Vision of Accessible Games, is that the app promises to meet web accessibility standards and has a … 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

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

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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