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Dancing Lights Press Forums?

Dancing Lights Press

A question that comes up periodically is when (rarely whether) I’ll be setting up Dancing Lights Press forums on this site. Spoiler alert: never. The answer is never. Allow me to explain why:

Dancing Lights Press Forums

This is a one-person operation. I don’t have time to moderate forums. If you haven’t been on the internet in the past 20 years, they need a lot of careful shepherding and adjudication. It’s been suggested that I could use volunteers, but that still requires watching the watchmen.

There are a lot of security issues with forum software. It can require frequent updating, up to the point where it stops working or is no longer supported. Where moderation creates a safe space for discussion, software needs to create a safe space for your data.

With a few exceptions, internet forum usage appears to be down across the board. I’m already leaning all-in on blogging and zines, so I’ve reached the quota for outmoded media. Conversations have moved to social media and platforms like Discord.

And if I’m being completely transparent and brutally honest, there really isn’t a lot of conversation going on. Not in those other spaces, and not in the comments on this site. You can argue that if I build it they will come, but I don’t see that happening.

About Dancing Lights Press

Dancing Lights Press publishes creative aids and story games that embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation. The spotlight belongs on the creativity of the players as they converse and collaborate on plot, worldbuilding, and character development. Roleplaying is an activity, not a book. Our titles are merely part of the delivery system.

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Product Line Info Pages

Dancing Lights Press

All product line info pages are now live. I now have a foundation to build upon going forward. Your feedback has been, and will continue to be, greatly appreciated.

Dancing Lights Press has several lines of bestselling digital and print products for tabletop roleplayers and gamemasters. These titles are available at DriveThruRPG and Gumroad.

Hippogryph Roleplaying System

Hippogryph is a d20-based, story-driven universal tabletop roleplaying game. Use it for any system, setting, or genre.

Hippogryph Tabletop Roleplaying Zine

Each issues contains an op/ed piece about the roleplaying hobby, as well as articles on character development, worldbuilding, adventure design, and game mechanics.

DoubleZero Action Thriller Roleplaying

DoubleZero is a skills-driven, percentile based, modern action thriller roleplaying game system.

The Building Series

The bestselling line of creative aids for players and gamemasters. System- and setting-agnostic, you can use these books with any tabletop roleplaying game or world.

Miscellaneous Zines

In addition to tabletop roleplaying games, Dancing Lights Press also publishes and distributes digital zines across a range of topics.

About Dancing Lights Press

Dancing Lights Press publishes creative aids and story games that embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation. The spotlight belongs on the creativity of the players as they converse and collaborate on plot, worldbuilding, and character development. Roleplaying is an activity, not a book. Our titles are merely part of the delivery system.