23 April 2009

Fan Mail!

Not just for me, of course but for the whole No Dice team. We received the mail yesterday afternoon from an early fan of the system. Apart from the obvious joy at having a fan at all we were all absolutely made up to have it be a fan of a type we had always intended this system for. A long time gamer, his wife and son are all champing at the bit to try a bit of No Dice, apparently.

This just about covers all the bases as far as we're concerned. We were trying to put a few ideas into RP which would encourage older gamers, gamers with less time, and also younger gamers. The latest podcast sees us all gush on somewhat about how great this all is and how fantastic everybody's being before we have one droplet of finished ink to show them.

I'm not quite sure how to conclude a piece of good news... oh. Like this.

22 April 2009

Late to the TPK Party

TPK in this instance standing for "Total Publisher Kill". The internet has been alive with commentary on the whole WotC removing PDFs of their product from sale debacle.

I just thought that I would add my tuppence in here. If I knew that I had sold 10 copies of No Dice and 100 more people were bothered enough to copy the PDFs then I would be extremely pleased. RPGs, like good stories, need to be spread wide to root down.

I think the bigger people are the more they forget about roots, on many levels. Of course we're those tree-hugging hippie types who want to give away our core book PDF but hey...

15 April 2009

Post And Run

Things are quiet on the journal front. Maybe this is because I hae been spending a lot of time chuntering away on the No Dice Podcast.

Lots of fascinating chat in there, and then I say some stuff too.

In other news. Have been gaming. A lot. Mostly No Dice of course. Had a couple of newly interested experimenters join us for a mammoth Marauders session on Saturday. In order to keep the continuity of the campaigners timeline I had to set the game four centuries further on in a steampunk setting. It was still pretty cool. Much martial arts was had by all.

Then their zeppelin crashed. Oh well.