Year Zero World Building creates campaign settings using Free League’s RPGs, many of which use the Year Zero system (Year Zero Engine OGL). This month continues exploring Middle-earth, this time going beneath the waves using The One Ring Second Edition (which doesn’t use the Year Zero system).
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In the last years, video games have made popular the term “procedural generation” – and this is how it works at its most basic levels: a system where you have certain rules and frameworks, and a big database to draw from and fill the blanks.
Immersion is something I see GMs talk around a lot. How ‘into’ the game their players are, how much they do or don’t like the ‘roleplay’ side of things. How to create an experience that really hits players in the emotional place rather than just be a beer and pretzel style monster stomp.
Nude on a Yellow Sofa is a provocative RPG that makes you think and might tax your artistic abilities. It’s free.
I backed Spencer Campbell’s game on Kickstarter, as the designer is a breath of fresh air, the game looks excellent, and LUMEN is being adopted by game-makers at pace. Furthermore, Campbell is the talent behind LUMEN, and so this is RPG uses the system of his own design.
It’s a credit to Cubicle 7 that while I still feel intimidated by the Age of Sigmar, those concerns quickly fade as I read Soulbound products.