This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-09-01 07:00:00 to 2020-10-09 07:00:00. View 55 entries

There are a lot of talented people in the Indie TTRPG space. Many of you specialize in one area of the design process. Whether it be designer, artist, layout, writing, editing, academics, business. In this jam you will find something that you consider your area of expertise. You will then create a resource in that area for other designers. Here are some ideas, but really the skys the limit, anything you think would be helpful for other designers.

List of design principles

Principles of layout

List of books you enjoy about design

What to look for when looking for collaborators

How to copy edit

A how to on understanding what the person hiring you for freelance work actually wants

Clip art packs of things you've worked on but don't intend on selling

Powerpoint presentation on how to market a game

Excel template for how to write a budget for a game

Process to fund a game

Essays on your experience going through crowdfunding

Videos on how to pitch a game to publishers

How to use XYZ software to create a book

How to make a zine

Those are just ideas. Anything you come up with could potentially be helpful for other designers, even if you think it's niche, just make it!

Feel free to talk in the forums about what you want to make, maybe someone else has the same idea and you can collaborate. Even if you don't, different perspectives are great, even when they're on the same subject.

At the end (only for those who accept) I hope to collect all of the submissions in a Pay What You Want pack and donate the money (minus itch.io fees) received to I Need Diverse Games. I've been following their work for a long time and have seen their impact in the community, I would love to support it. You can learn more about them at https://ineeddiversegames.org.  Even if you don't want to join the pack you are still welcome to submit your game and I will not dictate whether you can or cannot charge for your resource.

Feel free to submit things you have already created.

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A guide and templates for making your Itch pages look awesome.
Templates and Guides for Blades Fan Creations
A How-To Zine about Tabletop RPG Design
Creative Commons GM-less Oracle for Tabletop RPGs
A deck of design lenses for designing and playtesting ttrpgs or other physical games
A multi-function content, consent, and safety toolbox for collaborative creation and gameplay.
A template/design tool for zine making.
y'all keep talking about TTRPGS bein therapy but w no methodology let's fix that
Templates for creating Quest RPG content
Over 200 swooshes, splotches, and other watercolor design assets for your next project!
An Affinity Publisher and InDesign template for creating a classic mini zine with 1 sheet of paper
A Collection Of Image Templates To Help You Promote Your Game
My entry to the TTRPG Resource Jam of 2020
Games: Unruly Rending, Piping Sense: A collection of Game Design Anti-Advice
A guide to creating a one-page ttrpg.
Solo Engine with Dungeon Crawler App
Role Playing
Affinity Publisher templates for trifold pamphlets!
A digital deck of playing cards and a browser-editable "oracle" table.
Run in browser
An SRD for creating Guided by the Sun games
A quick set of advice for making your own SRD
High-res JPG, PNG, and PDF splatters free to use
A Collection Of Affirmations To Help You Create With Confidence
Some tips and tricks for editing when you can't hire one, and what to expect when you can!
An MS Word template for creating an A5 zine for Troika! content.
an incomplete guide to creating a kickstarter campaign.
a lyric game generator for your game generating needs
A design resource to bring clarity to your PbtA game procedures.
CORE produces emergent stories that are character-driven, dynamic, and unpredictable
Affinity Publisher + A. InDesign (one-page micro-TTRPG template)
[EN/FR] ebook creation guide: from textfile to epub
One page of handy links for first-time designers.
Two articles covering commonly asked questions and tactics on Kickstarter
An incomplete list of stuff to try to make your writing suck less so you write good
where do games /art come from?
A template for creating basic Kickstarter budgets tailored for the indie tabletop RPG community
Run in browser
Learn how to offer a Bits-and-Mortar-like experience for folks that buy the physical version of your game.
An introspection on writing TTRPG with depression and anxiety
LibreOffice Templates to create custom Black Hack class types
Give the characters in your RPG direction and purpose!
How Might You Help Your Graphic Artists Capture the Heart of Your Project...in a Single Image?
ultra-niche silly little bullshit machine
A handy-dandy generator/prompt for making micro-RPGs
Step by step process for funding your game without paying out of pocket or using Kickstarter
Kickstarter Creatives Checklist - Pre-Campaign Launch
a reflection & consideration of violence in RPGs
DrivethruRPG's submission system is byzantine and overcomplicated. I'm going to teach you to navigate it.