So we’re already more than halfway through the first month of 2021 and it’s been a busy one!
First thing’s first: the final release versions of REVENANT and HOUNDS OF THE TSAR are both available on DriveThruRPG now as well as Itch.io. As of now, there are not firm plans to produce physical copies, but the idea is kicking around in the back of my mind and I may explore the idea in the future.
Second, and this was an unexpected endeavor for me, I’ve released an expanded version of THE DROWNED LANDS that greatly expands the original book into a full-fledged, standalone game. Rather than the old “system agnostic” version, this new edition features an adaptation of the simple rules system utilized in HOUNDS OF THE TSAR. I think it’s a massive improvement from the original release and is much more in keeping with my original conception of the game setting. You can purchase a digital copy from DriveThruRPG or Itch.io.
Next up, last weekend saw a rather unexpected release in the form of FASCINATION, a solo RPG written for the Record Collection 2K21 game jam on Itch.io. The challenge was to create a game inspired by a song or album. FASCINATION is based on the song “Fascination Street” by The Cure. You play as a shapeshifter going out for a night on the town to feed on new sensations and experiences. It’s a major departure from any other game I’ve done, but I’m really excited with the way it turned out. You can get it on Itch.io right now and it should be available on DriveThruRPG by the end of the week.
Last, but certainly not least, is the upcoming ZineQuest 3 Kickstarter for WEIRDWOOD. The game has gotten a complete visual redesign and is all set up for printing in a 32 page zine format. I’ll be talking about this one more as the Kickstarter launch approaches, but you can follow the project right now to receive the latest updates.
Whew! That’s quite a lot of updates! I’d like to do a better job of making regular updates on this site, but with everything going on, it might be hard to keep to that promise. Rest assured that I’ll announce new releases as they become available.
The rest of 2021 should be pretty fast-paced. In addition to the WEIRDWOOD Kickstarter, you can expect to see the release version of SIMULACRUM sometime this spring, another HOUNDS OF THE TSAR system game (really need to give that system a name!), and, if all goes well, another Kickstarter in the fall for WYLD SEA.
Until then, keep playing games and stay on the lookout for more updates!