Vision Layers Kickstarter is Upgrading Popular RPGs

If you have checked out Survival of the Able or Accessible Gaming Quarterly, you may have noticed an icon indicating these PDFs are Vision Layers-enabled. You may have even experimented with Vision Layers a bit and played around with the different readability options these products offer.

Vision Layers were invented by our good friend Todd Crapper, whose name you  may recognize if you have been following Accessible Games for a while. He designed Killshot, High Plains Samurai, and ScreenPlay, and he has provided his talented layout services for Survival of the Able and Accessible Gaming Quarterly. He also works for our friends over at Third Eye Games.

Todd recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Vision Layers to additional RPGs. He is raising money to launch an educational website about Vision Layers so other publishers can use them in their own products (without royalty), and …
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Our Friends are Having a Sale

Our friends at Broken Ruler Games are running their ‘Crappiest Sale Ever” in honor of Thomas Crapper Day. Starting Sunday, January 27th and continuing through February 3rd, all their products will be on sale at DriveThruRPG and other OneBookShelf sites.

Read the announcement here.

Why does this matter to you, our readers?

BRG has demonstrated a sincere commitment to accessibility with their games. They reached out to me personally to ask for feedback on the character sheet for ScreenPlay. Then they went about ten steps further and implemented every suggestion from Accessible Guide to RPG Layout when they produced High Plains Samurai.

I haven’t formally reviewed HPS yet, but I am telling you right now it is the most accessible PDF of any RPG I have read to date. Yes, even moreso than Shaintar, for which I wrote this accessibility teardown.

See my previous coverage of some BRG games:

Killshot: Reloaded Backer Preview

Virtuacon 2013 Recap


Virtuacon 2013 is over, and it was a huge success. Roughly 375 people participated in RPGGeek’s first online game convention, and every single one of us had an amazing time.

Though we had some organizational hiccups, I consider them normal growing pains for any event this big. It isn’t clear whether or not RPGGeek will decide to do a Virtuacon2014 yet, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed because this really was the best 3 days in virtual gaming.

Day 1 – Friday, October 18th 2013

Virtuacon kicked off on Friday and hit the ground running. Though I didn’t make it to any of the games that ran, I did get a chance to watch the first speaking panel of the convention: Kickstarters and Publishing with Fred Hicks.

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Killshot: Reloaded Backer Preview

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Broken Ruler Games recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Killshot: Reloaded, the second edition of their assassin RPG. I was fortunate to receive an early copy of the backer preview, which you can get by pledging even $1 to the Reloaded Kickstarter.

The Kickstarter campaign is going from now, May 29th, through June 28th. Don’t wait to get in on the action though; the sooner you pledge, the sooner you’ll get your own preview copy.

Visit the Killshot: Reloaded Kickstarter page.


Disclosure: I received an early copy of this backer preview for review.

Killshot: Reloaded is the second edition of Killshot by Broken Ruler Games. [URL] In Killshot, players take …
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