An important statement

I believe women. I believe Mandy Morbid, Hannah, Jennifer, Vivka, and the others who have come forward. Their abuser cannot debate, intimidate, or manipulate me into silence. There is no place for abusers among us. #AbuseIsNotAGame #OSR If you don't know what this is in reference to, read this: https://m.facebook.com/amandapatricianagy/posts/10215845527064252 and then this: https://m.facebook.com/VivkaCriesWolf/posts/2478145012257909  

New Fate tech for Corona

If you haven't gotten your hands on Uprising: the Dystopian Universe RPG yet, it's got some great innovations in various facets of the Fate engine (some of which I'm planning to adapt for Corona). Just from a first read-through, here are the highlights: The approaches from Fate Accelerated and the four actions are replaced with… Continue reading New Fate tech for Corona

Advancement and experience in Glorious and Fearsome

Since Everway doesn't have a hard advancement system for characters, I'm looking at existing tech to graft onto the game that won't disrupt the feel too much. My leaning is toward goal-based advancement such as the Motivations in Exalted or the Keys in games like Lady Blackbird. In Everway, as I mentioned before, you have… Continue reading Advancement and experience in Glorious and Fearsome

“Fixing” Everway, addendum

As I continue to read through the original Everway box, there are some areas that catch my attention now that never did before. One of those I'd like to comment on is the way wounds are handled in the game. They're very abstract, broken into three categories - flesh wounds, serious wounds, and mortal wounds… Continue reading “Fixing” Everway, addendum

“Fixing” Everway, part three

Overall, as I said before,¬†Everway has a lot of good things. Among other things, it has a great spread of magical schools, and powers, and setting background (seriously, over half the playing guide is about the city of Everway and the spheres). It uses generous amounts of example text to walk players through how to… Continue reading “Fixing” Everway, part three

“Fixing” Everway, part one

Let's start off with one important point: Everway is a good game. It has a lot going for it: its aggressive multiculturalism, its extensive use of examples to guide new players, its production value, its use of art as part of the play experience (especially the vision cards), and for me in particular,¬†its embrace of… Continue reading “Fixing” Everway, part one