## W.H. Arthur

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Thanks! :)

Thanks so much for sharing the amazing maps you've done! <3

This is art.

Thanks for commenting.

The sun player only has to match the SUIT of the ally's card to recruit them as a companion, not the value.

The chance to for all 3 of the sun player's cards to not match the ally's suit is (3/4)*(3/4)*(3/4) = 27/64 = 0.422 = 42.2%

Therefore, the chance for one of the sun player's cards to match the suit is 1-0.422 = 0.578 = 57.8%

The chance is even higher if you have companion cards to sacrifice.

Let's assume the players have played through 8 rounds, and recruited 4 companions with slightly less than average luck. Also assume that they have fulfilled 3 out of 4 of the conditions, meaning that 1+3 = 4 cards are dealt out. The lowest of those card is the gloom value.

The chance for all 4 cards to be higher than 4 is (9/13)^4 = 23.0%

Therefore, the chance for the group to get either the "okay" or "good" ending is 77.0% in a typical game with 4 companions. With some luck and companion cards to sacrifice and/or achieving all 4 conditions, the percentage is even higher.

As a Cantonese speaker, the mythological meaning of 牛郎 is the first one that comes to my mind. Outside of its mythological context, I can only see the word refer to male prostitutes in Japan and maybe Taiwan.

According to this Wiktionary page, every Chinese-speaking region has its own euphemism for "male prostitute", with only Taiwan using 牛郎: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E7%89%9B%E9%83%8E

Thanks for commenting.

That's how euphemism works.

People use an innocent term to substitue something else that is considered taboo.

Cowherd/牛郎 is a popular romantic figure in Chinese mythology, which is why it is used as an euphemism for male sex workers.

If you go on Urban Dictionary, you can find alternative meanings to a lot of seemingly innocuous terms. (I was shocked when I looked up the meaning of salad, especially of the tossed variety.)

One can read the D&D rulebook and snicker every time the word "blow" is used.

Thank you for telling people about the game! :)

Thanks! :)

Josefin Sans is a cool font.

Thanks for the kind comment! I'm glad your group loved it. :)

Amazing! Will check that out! :D

Thanks! I have plans for updating quite a few of my older games, but often end up getting distracted by new ideas.

That's awesome, congrats!!!

It's fine. 👌🏼

Rule 1 of the jam is as follow:

1. Write an analogue role-playing game (such as TTRPG or LARP) in 24 words.
1. Analogue games are games with human facing instructions, contrasting video games with code executed by a computer.
2. The rules/mechanics need to be in 24 words, but the game may have a separate title and introduction.
3. It should be a standalone game, without the need for other game texts.

Most people are submitting their games in PDF, PNG and/or .TXT files.

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Congratulations! That's an amazing game! The art is gorgeous!

My advise would be to upload the longer version after the jam period, but I won't disqualify your entry as long as there is a document with the 24-word mechanics.

Thanks for the comment! :)

Thank you!

If I do get it printed, the cover would be on the other side.

I might write up some quick characters and scenario after the jam is over.

I am fine if it is a site that finds you random words from a dictionary (and maybe put the link in hypertext for the purpose of word count?), but it is against the rules if it is generating specific words, since other participants are factoring dice tables into their word count.

It is really about following the spirit of the rules rather than the letter.

I would upload extra content after the jam period.

There is nothing stopping you from updating a game on itchio.

The only deadline is the one at the end of the month.

An amazing game! I love how the game captures the pain of conforming and the liberation that comes with transgressing!

I would say no, unless the use of such word is common.

I did realise that most word counters treat hyphenated words as a single word, and some regular phrases are spelt with hyphens by people.

Well done and congratulations! 🎉

A great collection of games! <3

For lots of small indie TTRPGs, I think just a cover art would greatly complement the game and help grab people's attention.

I'm sure people would be interested in collaborating once January starts.

Thanks for offering! I think it's a great idea to incorporate music into TTRPGs.

Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems that in UK and most countries, works don't enter the public domain until 70 years after the author's death.

One 1928 work that caught my eye is The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer, who passed away in 1974.

For authors who published their work in their 20s and 30s and live into their 70s and 80s, their work published in 1928 still wouldn't enter the public domain internationally.

I guess I can still make a game inspired by The Masqueraders, but it won't be legal for me to use its contents.

It's a short poem and you've reached the end.

Nope. Just the itch.io community here.

As someone who's on way too many Discord servers, I find it hard to keep track of them already, let alone creating one just for a game jam.

Thanks! Will check them out on the 1st.

I had a look at the list of 1928 literature on Wikipedia, but I failed to Google the actual texts.

Are there good database for public domain works?

That's great to hear!

Was thinking of doing a poem, and then had the idea of making it an interactive one, despite breaking the rules I wrote. XD

That's a great idea! I keep starting "small" projects that gets bigger and bigger and spiral out of control. A collection of 24-word games is a really good framework!

Only just saw this post. It's a really cool game! Love how you managed to incorporate both a coin and a die in the mechanics. The layout and the colour contrast are wonderful!

Thank you! :)

Thanks for the comment!

I have plans to write some scenarios with NPCs in them.

I have thought about factions with different political goals, but I don't think I want to go fully FitD for them. (I took bits and pieces of Blades in the Dark, but the game is still more PbtA than FitD.)