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I've just published the preview edition of Atomic Summera compilation of micro releases for small, table-top RPGs scheduled for the summer of 2021. Each edition contains a selection of materials for different games, ‘atomising’ the rules and content over several playbooks. That means instead of getting a new different game every month, three brand new games will have their content atomised over those three months.

In this preview edition, instead of getting material for new games, there are new playbooks for some games I’ve already created & published:

I Choose You! The asymmetric game of monster pets and their trainer gets a new pet playbook; now you can play Crystal types, who use their translucence, shininess and sharp edges to help their trainer out of a tight spot.

Neon Snowflakes: A new unique character joins the roster of exceptional misfits in their bubblegum fantasy world; the Spoon brings their culinary skills and friendly yet commanding presence to the mix!

Liquid Soap: every soap opera needs that shady character who is prepared to do anything to make a quick buck and will throw anyone else under the bus to save their own skin. The Crook is just that character, stirring up the cozy lives of the other characters with risky schemes that bring everyone’s secrets out into the open.

Feedback is always appreciated; download & enjoy!

I've updated the document now with a couple of minor changes:

 - A chip is added to the pot at the start of every new round and also at the end of every turn if there are still players who have not made a bet yet; this means there is always something to play for and the value of the pot always increases the longer the round goes on.


 - The turn order has been clarified, so the player to the left of the dealer goes first and the dealer passes left each round.

Good questions:
 - If you bust, you lose: you're out of the round, so you won't collect the pot this turn; I might deincentivise this by adding that the pot always starts with a chip in it.
 - The first player rotates around the table as normal, but I'll clarify this in the text.
Thanks for the interest!

Ah, that background is much better! Cheers!

Cool game! Nice parody take on certain movies...

I did find it hard to read due to the dark, patterned background though; also, the text states there are two mechanical stats but then goes on to list and describe three.

Now, as a Scottish man, I need to practice my Spanish, which would be more than Sean Connery ever did.

I have nothing to say yet

I'm happy with a broad brush; if the genre is folk horror, then something like "rural medieval village" or "isolated island, hostile to outsiders" pretty much tells me all I need to know. I don't think a map or the names of all the locals is necessary, except as an oracle list to draw inspiration from.

I enjoyed the demo: great graphics and good music. It would be interesting to see what later levels are like.

Hopefully getting a one or two sessions of this going as a tryout on a new queer/trans friendly TTRPG Discord server soon!

Great stuff! We highlighted this in our podcast on the Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality! Please forgive our atrocious acting
https://theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.com/2020/06/james-lloyd-itchio-bundle-for-r...

Awesome game! It was one of our highlight picks for our podcast on the Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality!
https://theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.com/2020/06/james-lloyd-itchio-bundle-for-r...

Hey there, just thought I would let you know that we picked this out as a highlight in our podcast on the Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality
https://theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.com/2020/06/james-lloyd-itchio-bundle-for-r...

Cool game; we featured it in our podcast on the Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality
https://theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.com/2020/06/james-lloyd-itchio-bundle-for-r...

Oh, also we picked it out as a highlight game in the bundle for our podcast

https://theindierpgpipeline.blogspot.com/2020/06/james-lloyd-itchio-bundle-for-r...

No worries! We muddled through with what felt right and had a really nice, sweet game; thanks for creating this!

Also, this was how we played online!

https://jamboard.google.com/d/1itchIhx6iDzoTKEOaLSYMKDtNv7A-1LfMYXBWa6dylE/edit?...

We played this today and had great fun; one question we had though was whether the PCs start with any Heart or Skill tokens?

Sure, go for it! Any credit will be fine as Groundhoggoth or Groundhoggoth games; drop me a link and I'll spread it around the internets!

Here's my twitter handle is you want to contact or @ me there

https://twitter.com/Groundhoggoth

If you're on Discord, you can usually hmu in the Indie RPG or PbtA servers as well
https://discord.gg/pRNNUm
https://discord.gg/Zejrkf

Cool game: I'm making a spreadsheet to act as the character sheets so I can play this with some friends on Discord!

Oh, and before I forget, I also mentioned it on the podcast

I played this twice yesterday with a friend on Discord (we get through games very quickly) and we both thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for making this, it's an awesome directed story-telling experience.