Self-Balancing RPG

Hello Readers of the Martian Muckraker blog and/or itch.io! This is a super early draft of a rules framework that GMs and players can used to build characters for any environment. Occurrence values, all based around the number twelve, are used to determine the relative utility of skills, powers and environments in a given setting. […]

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Games from Across Generations

Tabletop RPG gamedesign requires all of the same skills of tabletop game-game design – and yet I think some RPG game designers neglect “normal” games for inspiration. And while we live in a hayday of new and exciting games – Catan, Forbidden Dessert, Pandemic (and its themed offshoots), Arkham Horror, 7 Wonders – today we […]

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Worldbuilding Spreads

Tarot is a most under appreciated tool in roleplaying games. If you need inspiration in a flash a quick tarot spread and give you tons of world building possibilities, devious plot twists or hidden clues. Here are some world-building tarot spreads from the most recent version of my Martian Muckraker RPG book followed by an […]

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