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DoubleZero: Release Date and a Humble Request

DoubleZero will be released next week. This is going to be a make-or-break book for me, for a number of reasons. So I have a humble request. Please leave kind reviews. Not just at DriveThruRPG, but everywhere. Give it a mention on social media. Talk about it on your podcast. Name-drop it on your vlog. […]

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Freebies, Trolls, and What Have You

My list of possible topics for today’s post included Vancian magic, munchkins and powergamers, and copy-pasting an excerpt from DoubleZero. The first two give me a headache. The last one isn’t practical, because a multi-page section of a book doesn’t translate well to a web page. I’m already going to release the bulk of the […]

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DoubleZero: Eradicating the Donor System

“Use a system with an Open Game License as the base,” I said. “It will eliminate a lot of the work that needs to be done,” I said. After a few weeks I realized that I was eradicating the donor system with rewrites and significant changes, to the point where there’s very little of it […]

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DoubleZero: Glossary and Terminology

DoubleZero is about 50% edited at this point. My goal is to release it this week, barring any unpleasant surprises. There are still two main challenges to overcome: space, and the game’s glossary and terminology. The first challenge is to make everything essential fit into the 96-page digest format. I’ve already cut the character sheet […]

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Unpopular Opinion: Politics in Roleplaying Settings

Everyone stand back, because I’m about to unleash my unpopular opinion about politics in roleplaying settings. Some people love the idea, because it allows them to explore possibilities in a safe and creative environment. Others hate the concept, because they prefer to keep their escapism free from real-world problems. What’s the right answer? Where is […]