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started by Kittyfun210 43 days ago
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It's a common perception in online RPG discussions to view discussions of RPG Theory as either inherently toxic or so li...
started by GameMaru Mar 05, 2021
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So RPGs come from a rich history of war gaming with the saving throw and officer rules being the most direct connection...
started by Please Don't Play These Games Dec 25, 2020
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Hello everyone! My name is Brendan and I'm very new to the itch.io community. My first project is a tabletop rpg game Di...
started by flayedmanbooks Jun 09, 2020
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So, this spring I made a (computerized) gamebook. I'm happy with how it came out. Success was moderate, but there's stil...
started by No Time To Play Dec 26, 2019
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Recently, writing up rules / guidelines on how to prep a campaign or even a session seems to have kind of fallen out of...
started by ErikTheBearik Jun 27, 2019
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I don't know if it happens to other (would-be) game designers but the other day I got struck by an idea SO good and stro...
started by Tyrannoeil May 11, 2019
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I'm working on a solo LARP, something I've never done before. I'm curious about people's thoughts: what makes a solo LAR...
started by Giantkiller Industries May 03, 2019
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Very few games come with narrative guidance tools, and I think that's a shame. Lets talk about Narrative Guidance. Most...
started by Sandy Pug Games Mar 16, 2019
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This is a thing that I am seeing referenced obliquely through several of the threads in this forum, and I thought it was...
started by Four-in-Hand Games Mar 23, 2019
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I'm really interested in exploring how the notion of performance informs and shapes gameplay in the tabletop space. Ther...
started by Caro Asercion Mar 16, 2019
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I wasn't sure where to put this; it came up since I am working on a Belonging Outside Belonging game, which has explicit...
started by RourkeBywater Mar 26, 2019
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Discuss this important, hard-hitting question.
started by Ben Roswell Mar 16, 2019 Last page
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Let's talk about plots! ................................................... 1. DEFEATING EVIL Here's the basic plot of a...
started by LeviKornelsen Mar 20, 2019
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Howdy! I have a blog where I talk a lot about design theory. I have a bunch of posts on there that folks might be intere...
started by Goat Song Publishing Mar 20, 2019
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You want theory? I gots theory. Three posts. Let's start with a glossary of “Kinds of fun”. It's not complete by any...
started by LeviKornelsen Mar 16, 2019
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Preamble Feel free to chop this up or have a go at it. I've been bouncing this idea around for a while in my head, and w...
started by Halfling Caravan Games Mar 19, 2019
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Serious question for those who advocate for the use of safety tools for all RPG tables: would you also require safety to...
started by Questing Beast Mar 16, 2019
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