If you’ve read my previous reviews of Mermaid Adventures and Camp Myth: the RPG, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of the Pip System by Third Eye Games. In addition to reviewing those books, I also wrote about one third of Infestation, an RPG of Bugs and Heroes. All of these ENnie Award-nominated games are fantastic games for families and children, and I’m thrilled to be working with 3EG again to develop more content for this flexible and accessible game system.
Third Eye Games previously announced a Pip System core book is in development. I’ll be joining several other talented designers to develop a complete core book. That means the game will be designed to work with any genre and any setting as opposed to a specific setting (such as Mermaid Adventures).
To show off the core game, 3EG is also developing several unique settings based on the core system. I’m leading the charge on one of those systems, tentatively titled Super Able.
Super Able is an RPG about empowering kids with disabilities. It’s going to put these children into difficult situations so they can overcome their fears, anxieties, and emotions surrounding their disabilities so they can feel more like the awesome kids they are. If it’s one thing I’ve learned about children it’s that they have the capacity to overcome amazing challenges and inspire us all.
Anyone will be welcome to play Super Able. Even if you don’t have a disability, my hope is to give you a glimpse into the world of these children so you can better understand where they’re coming from.
As a blind person, I have my own thoughts and experiences to build from when designing this game. Blindness is just one of a huge variety of disabilities though, and that’s why I need your help. I’d like to talk to anyone who has any experience or opinions with this subject so I can represent as many people as possible and do so in a way that is sensitive to peoples’ feelings and emotions.
If you have any experience with disabilities, be they your own, your child’s, a relative’s, or someone you work closely with, I’d love to hear from you. Please complete this short form so I can contact you for more information.
Stay tuned for future updates.
Side note: You might be wondering what this means for Survival of the Able, an RPG about people with disabilities in the Middle Ages. Rest assured that system is also still in development. It’s going to take a lot of playtesting to get just right. I’ll keep you posted on its progress as well.