Blood in the night

For a while I will be out of state and thus taking a short break from RPGing. Think that’s a very good thing – sometimes the soil grows best when it is allowed to lie fallow for a time. And the trip will be an adventure in its own right. Nonetheless, before I go I […]

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RPG’s In Development

Throughout 2020 I worked on making the Muckraker System and its flagship game The Martian Muckraker. Happy to say 2021 was a productive year as well and I have many projects I will be working on into 2022. I’ve become fascinated with game design, especially the design of games with short and elegant rulesets. You […]

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On Building Dungeons

For my EHS job I will be going into a large dilapidated military base to radio-survey. The safety plan accounts for falling debris, holes in the floor, unstable floors, trespassers, radioactivity and substantial areas of darkness. I have literally been hired for a dungeon crawl. All my years of gaming . . . it has […]

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Change is Constant

Change is Constant is my newest game idea! It is my submission to the Pleasure Not Buisness Card Jam. This is a micro RPG that uses the symbolism of I Ching hexagrams to develop character back stories and uses the Five Elements as the Basis for Stats. Genre agnostic, this game seeks to draw attention to a […]

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Hunting for Cthulhu

The Cthulhu Mythos is probably the most frequent setting for RPG games next to High Fantasy (excluding perhaps The World of Darkness). The original Call of Cthulhu RPG is still the strong favorite for Mythos games but has been followed by many other beloved games including Cthulhu Dark, Trail of Cthulhu and the Fate of […]

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Tasha’s Cauldron

Are you done taking advice from a floating eyeball that worships his fish? Now you can get real grounded advice from a villinous witch instead! In all seriousness, I was / am totally hyped for this book’s release. For some reason though the first read left me underwhelmed. I came to like the book much […]

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Halloween RPG: Pulse and Pressure

The rules for Pulse and Pressure now fit on a single buisness card! Wishing you all a Happy Halloween. Hope this game helps you create some scary stories. The Ghoul Master narrates how the players wound up in a dreadful situation. The player characters roll two dice when they take a risky action. On a […]

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Pulse & Pressure

For those curious about how Martian Muckraker RPG is doing, please note that based on my playtest I have made a simplified dice system. A 3 page ruleset is ready that I will be playtesting with a group early November. If you want to take an early look at it, it is the Streamlined Hybrid […]

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