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RPG Manual Cost as Barrier to Entry

Let’s talk about RPG manual cost as a barrier to entry. It’s essentially “settled law” that tabletop roleplaying games are a good value for money. When you divide the cost of even the most expensive game manual by the number of players, and again by the number of hours spent reading and playing, it’s less […]

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Revisiting the Black Box Movement

Dancing Lights Press is proud to be part of the Black Box Movement. The name is taken from black box theater, which uses minimalist performance spaces to shift the emphasis away from spectacle and back to where it belongs: on the actors and their performances. The simple aesthetic also makes staging performances accessible to small […]

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Black Box Manifesto

The Black Box Manifesto, by Daniel M. Perez Roleplaying games were originally introduced over forty years ago with simple rules that bridged tabletop miniature gaming with a kind of improvisational theater. They were produced as black-and-white paper pamphlets containing a few pieces of line art and sold for a fairly affordable price. Over time they […]