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Thanks for running it for us on Saturday! It was great fun. I really like the support for things to get quite zany without things feeling arbitrary or meaningless. Sometimes, you just need to turn a knife into a hotdog.

For those following along at home, I played Glimmer the Fairy Princess, and the other princesses were the Warrior Princess, Space Princess, Skateboard Princess, and Proper Princess. In investigating the moon's missing reflection, we encountered several distinct hoards of spiders, had only a few ill-advised wishes, and didn't quite start a coup.

Thanks for your comments! I'll likely expand characters into larger blurbs to add personality and variety in the future, but it was hard to do that here because of the word limit.

I'm not sure physical games is any clearer than analog games. Physical games may seem misleading when most of these games are likely distributed as PDFs (and they may be played e.g. in an online chat), and I've seen analog games used elsewhere whereas I haven't seen physical games anywhere else.

There are currently LARPs for sale on itch.io (and not just ones by me). And there are tons of LARPs for sale on other websites.

There are also board and card games on itch.io, so I feel like TTRPG is not a great umbrella category.

One thing I'd really appreciate is better ways of filtering/searching game jams to find ones that are explicitly open to physical games/tabletop RPGs/LARPs.

First-class support for specifying a range for "number of players" and "length of game", and searching for such things, would be great.

Being able to easily sell physical books or physical versions of other materials and ship them myself would also be great and allow a lot of flexibility for things like board games.

Boundaries are fuzzy but I'd argue that escape-the-room games and sports might be things that one could publish on Itch that may or may not be considered Live Action Games.

I don't normally see LARPs considered a type of RPG, but I'm sure others would disagree, and also some games can be played either as a tabletop or as a LARP.

I feel like for LARPs you really want the tags to be open-ended, since there's a remarkable lack of consensus as to what things like "parlor", "freeform", or "nordic" mean.

I feel like "Tabletop Games" is too specific to be the top-level category. For example, LARPs are not generally considered tabletop games but are currently being included in the Physical Games category on Itch. I've seen "Analog Games" as  an umbrella category elsewhere that would include both.