Having just read a blog post by the extremely talented Chris McDowall, whose Into the Odd has been having a marked influence on my gaming thinking recently, I've got to wondering about mechanics. Unfortunately, I end up spinning out a little, and getting all tangled up with ideas about expression. So the article about mechanical … Continue reading What are mechanics even for?
This is a 1 page rpg I've been mulling over for a while. It's inspired by reading the Angry GM's overhaul of the initiative system in D&D 5e and thinking "I wonder if you could make a whole rpg out of that?" Well, it's not quite a whole rpg, but here you go. I set … Continue reading Hanging by a Thread (1 page rpg)