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This is the kind of thing worth sneaking onto a library bookshelf, I love it.

I'm currently working on an ocean expansion to my goblin game, and will be referencing this as a resource!

Might use this for an expansion of my game The Goblin Thought! Depends if I follow through of course, but credit will be provided!

Might use this for an expansion of my game The Goblin Thought! Depends if I follow through of course, but credit will be provided!

Looks great! Excited to play. 

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"Just print this convenient reference page 40 times to record the names of your 5,000 starting bees"

So good.

Love it!!

Got some magical, autistic, aromantic goblins for yah!


Pride Flags

A Neurodiverse, Meditative Journaling Game (Singleplayer + Multiplayer Expansion)

The Goblin Thought

But unlike all the orcs, elves, witches, living pitch, oracles, and amateur film critics of the land, goblins thought differently.

When a goblin stands short, looks to the heavens, and screeches with all its might atop its hoard, it's expressing a mix of pure anger and joy in a world not quite made for it.

The goblin hoard - a pile of goods and trinkets - is a place of greed, yes. But it's the same greed that thrives throughout this land of men and beetles. It's the allowed selfishness that helps us learn and grow, walk and run, screech and scramble. The hoard is the goblin's memory.

What you see before you may look like trash, but it contains every nook and scratch of a goblin's living and breathing history. Without it, they are reset to factory settings and must start anew. Goblins can survive for a time without a hoard, but if they are gone for too long, they tend to forget things.

The goal of this game is to experience just a fraction of what it's like to be one of these marvelous misfits; to understand a mind separated and compiled by its own and others' experiences, which may not be as alien as you think. Build your hoard with every crook or crevice acting as a neuron firing with life. Make allies and defeat monsters, or simply exist and witness. 

Be a goblin, and look upon your story with pride.

Interested? Learn more here:
https://kaimedina.itch.io/thegoblinthought 

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Using this in a STEAM lesson for my middleschool class (math x an astronomy drawing game I rushingly put together)!

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Hey there! I saw you put Behoro in a wishlist,  let me know if you'd want to trade that + my other game To Care is To Cairn for a copy of superstition :) 

I'm @not_kia_ on twitter

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Well I'm not the general public, and I got ideas to use in my work from it. Simple as that. Even if I didn't like it, there could still be parts that I enjoyed or brought about ideas.

Good stuff!

Love it!! I'm gonna link it within my expansion as a compatible game, good work!

Awesome! I’m currently thinking of doing something that encourages graphic novel creation off of it - kinda inspired by delve and other things

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Game Jam Link: https://itch.io/jam/nanowrimo-ttrpg

In the spirit of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), it's time to put the pen to the paper and create some fantastic new tabletop games!

Taken from their website:

What Is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists. NaNoWriMo officially became a nonprofit organization in 2006, and our programs support writing fluency and education. Our website hosts more than a million writers, serving as a social network with author profiles, personal project libraries, and writing buddies. NaNoWriMo tracks words for writers like Fitbit tracks steps, and hosts real-world writing events in cities from Mexico City, to Seoul, to Milwaukee with the help of 900+ volunteers in thousands of partnering libraries and community centers like… well, like nothing else. NaNoWriMo is internet-famous. It’s community-powered (hello, Wrimos!). It’s hosted authors drafting novels like Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder. It’s a teaching tool and curriculum taught in thousands of classrooms, and NaNoWriMo’s programs run year-round. Whatever you thought NaNoWriMo is, it’s more than that.

The Goal

To promote old and new TTRPG creators to write up some great stuff this month, while supporting each other in this endeavor! 

Rules & Recommendations

  1.  You must either write 50k words in total (which can span multiple games) OR spend every day of November 2022 adding to your game. If you wish, you may also choose to focus partially on this tabletop challenge, and partially on the novel portion of NaNoWriMo.
  2. Your game must somehow support the charitable efforts of NaNoWriMo:
    1. Include a page referencing the purpose of the challenge and a link to their donation page (https://store.nanowrimo.org/collections/donate).
    2. If you sell your game at a cost, a portion of the funds is encouraged (though not required) to go to their organization to support new and budding writers! 
  3. Your final product is encouraged to include progress shots of the game as it was being built within its main itch page.  This is to help show your process. 
  4. While one page RPG's are more than acceptable, keep to less than 5 entries this month. This is to help refine and expand the work that you have.
  5. Games do not have to have been started during November 2022 to enter, but they do have to have been sizably impacted by your work during this month.
  6. Upon submitting a game, if possible, try out someone else's game and leave a kind review! 

Theme

Optional Theme:  Wood Sorrel for Joy

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It was definitely more difficult than most rpg's my friends and I played, but not in a bad way. We had a great time playing one of the scenarios the other night! I specifically loved how it played with what each character thought of the others. The pdf's are all super easy to read and understand + those summary pages for players are the best. The difficult part just comes when it seems more like improv acting than simple roleplaying, so I would only play this game with groups who I know are very familar with ttrpg's. Good stuff!

Oh just by reading the intro this looks like fun, if you have a twitter or smthn shoot me a message and I'll send you a copy of that artifact game of mine you put in a collection.

I dig it

Love it!! Combined it w/ To Care Is To Cairn and now I'm basically got an archaeology plotline for my campaign. Excellent. 

This is just wonderful, really good work Roma : ) 

Got recommended it on reddit and love the idea! Trying it out with friends next week.

good simple rules - great for folks who get overwhelmed by dnd

This is very useful and easy to read through - thank you!

The game these came from:


Good stuff! I like the idea of a mindful activity in a bookmark, I plan on printing it later this week when I have a printer available. 

Our town is changing. 

We are left with artifacts that hold us to the past. They seem to betray history by breaking, altering, and growing beyond a generation. This is not a betrayal. We do not expect the past to hold such power over the present, and we forget that the present accounts for history just the same. Rubbish will always forge itself into a monument, and we will always be a part of that.

To Care is to Cairn 

is a worldbuilding tabletop roleplaying game that carries players through a civilization of their making, from a bird's eye view of once everyday objects. Artifacts will become part of a tapestry to a community's developing history, using real world archaeological influence. This game can be played as its own one-off session, or as a tool to add complexity to approaching / established campaigns.

Check out To Care is To Cairn's page for more information!


Was the game fun? Did something cause confusion? Got suggestions? I literally have 0 evidence that anyone but me and my friends have played this even with all these downloads, so all feedback is more than welcome! 

I am ecstatic to hear from you!!! Thank you so much for offering to translate The Last Step! That is something extremely kind of you to do. 

I want to let you know that this definitely seems like an intimidating piece of work to translate, so there is no pressure at all if life comes up and you cannot work on the whole thing. I’ll take what I can get haha! 

I'm about to send you a super lengthy email with a lot of random thoughts and the text files for the game heheh! 

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The Game: https://kaimedina.itch.io/thelaststep 

This is fully up for grabs! If someone is interested I'll send over some raw text (it would take a little time to put together as each page has a photoshop file where the text is, so would only want to go through that if someone was interested haha). 

The whole point of this game is to have two alien civilizations land, develop their own cultures, and interact with the other through language barriers and oceans of sentient differences. I think it would be pretty rad to share this with other communities! The game is currently pay what you will on that link, with half the funds supporting a charity that promotes latino STEM education. If translated the translated files will be included in the same file, but with added credits on the cover for you, I will be praising you through the roof everywhere I am able, and you would have free reign if you had ideas for the sci-fi quotes listed on pages or the choices on cards that work better for your language!

 I'm hispanic, but don't speak spanish (notes on that on the designer notes page at the end), so being able to have this be avaliable in spanish would be the absolute coolest thing. 

When it comes to financials, we can work something out to share profits for the translation if you so like - can't promise much though as I've made a whopping $20 thus far, with the other $20 going to the charity haha. 

If you're interested let me know :) 

No context per the usual! 
From Playtesting:




Post photos of any end-game maps here!