Well folks. It’s here.
Many, many, many hours of development. Pulling on now hundreds of hours of running games for younger folks. Editing to the most potent minimum possible. Increasing usability wherever possible.
Maze Rats gave me a sense of what makes toolkits and printable booklets so excellent. Electric Bastionland outlined principles for a system and the Game Master that were revolutionary to me. In this season of output and opportunity in my life, I felt it was time to combine the best of the best.
Be ready to receive:
- Short, potent, and efficient rules for “Playing the Game.”
- A full adventure to get you started and ease you into “Preparing the Game.”
- A concise and thoughtful section for “Running the Game.”
- 30+ tables to create adventures of your own to continue “Building the World.”
…all in a 36-page PDF and printable booklet to bring to the table, for a gathering online, or on the road. Adventure Hour! was designed and playtested for such places and flexible uses in mind.
When I sent the first draft to editor Yochai Gal, he said: “This is…. you combined everything you’ve ever done.”
And he’s right.
It’s humbling and terrifying to have everything you’ve written for the last two years or so condensed into a booklet. Makes me realize I could’ve said a lot of the same stuff in fewer words. So here we go, all of the articles that have been included in here:
RIA: Knowledge and Perception, Advantage and Impact (this is actually the CORE of the game), Playing with Youngers: Rules and Dice, Animal Kingdom, Advancement, 50/50 Resolution, Death, Starting Packages, Violence, Dealing with Deathlessness, Stopping the Inevitable, Lists, Anachronism Stew, Stopwatch: Taking a Risk, Harm and Healing, Character Primer, Optimum rooms for a dungeon, Expensive Buys, Inventory, Winning and Retirement, Character Sheets, Kids of different ages, Development, Actions not Choices, Dungeon Checklist, Moving Right Along, Ranged Attacks, Belly of the Fishy Beast.
That’s 28 posts. In 36 pages. Plus art.
Concision is a gift, my friend. My gift to you. 🙂
Special thanks to…
- Matt and Chris Doebler
- Yochai Gal, editor
- Zuzana Schroeder, editor & promo designer
- Licopeo, dungeon artist
- Jim Parkin
- Chris McDowall
- Ben Milton
- Schroeder Fam
- The Fellowship Crew
Stay young at heart, let your imagination soar, and happy gaming!
…This is what I use for my online classes. 🙂