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