The cover Skorne is now in-print from Amazon with an all-black matte cover. This project has been quite satisfying for me to revisit. I'm glad for all the buzz and support around this from reviews to discussion to game recommendations I see popping up every once in a while. Cheers!
"These hands! These amazing hands are destined to create undreamt-of wonders, and yet here they're worn to bone and unfulfilling drudgery! What a monstrous injustice! Chris McDowall and I got to talking about Into the Odd and its derivatives on the Bastionland podcast. We got how I got my start writing, my influences, and what … Continue reading Into the Odd Remastered Commentary
Shipwright. Inspired by this post and this quote from Sean McCoy: I feel like almost any game could be made better by taking the monster manual and just writing The before every monster. Let’s combine a few thoughts: 1) Limits on a world are good. Not everyone can be a Jedi, there aren’t a million rings of … Continue reading “The” Checklist Campaign
This is an odd line of design thinking: how can you turn a two player game into a three player game? Say, hypothetically, you had two cousins playing a game like Connect Four and a third one becomes interested? Could you find a variation for them to play? Rules Players are NOT the colors. They … Continue reading Connect Four for Three
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzERUKZD0H0 Chris McDowall was gracious enough to do a readthrough of Skorne (find it here on itch.io). Check out his written thoughts about diceless play here, with promise of more on the way. Neat stuff, neat design space, happy to see where the limits are!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GUY WHO TALKS ABOUT THE DREAD RPG AND TIMERS A LOT. GRAB A JENGA/JUMBLING TOWER AND A LAPTOPGO TO THIS WEBSITE FOR A CHESS CLOCKSET TIMER FOR 2 MINUTES FOR EACH SIDEFORCE SOMEONE TO SIT DOWN ACROSS THE TABLE FROM YOUSET UP THE TOWER BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER PLAYERDO THE … Continue reading SPEEEEEEEED JENGA
More digital art from my brother, Caleb. Skorne is becoming more souls-like. Using this from Coins and Scrolls as inspiration, here are four sample bosses (Tyrants, as they're known in this game). The stats here are very FKR: Note: the “bloodied” condition triggers once the Tyrant reaches half hits. It is immediate. Critical details are … Continue reading Boss Battles – Tyrants of Skorne
Digitally warped art from my brother, to whom Adventure Hour! is dedicated. In response to the news about Dark Souls 5e and the subsequent jams (there's two?!), Skorne is getting a full layout. I'm re-upping the design (AKA letting it breathe) and adding more advice and tables. I'll be adding content from recent articles written, … Continue reading Becoming souls-like (plus sample monsters)