Iris: Adventure Game

Iris: Adventure Game is “a tabletop roleplaying game set in a sci-fi universe full of color and exploration.” That note about colour is not in passing. There is an interesting colour wheel mechanic, with cooperative power ups, that plays an important and central part of the game design.

Iris is currently in alpha playtesting, just having sent out invites in the last couple of days. There’s an introductory adventure available when you sign up for their email list and an alpha playtest campaign for which you can apply, participate, and help out with feedback.

I ran into this randomly on Instagram because they posted an image of a play map using Cecil Howe’s Hex Kit, and it caught my eye. They’ve licensed these colourful tiles for use in the game. It is a good match and definitely got my attention.

WHAT MAKES IRIS: ADVENTURE GAME DIFFERENT?

Every action has a consequence. Designed for engaging and strategic combat, Iris: Adventure Game does away with attack rolls and stat ceilings so that you fully control your character. Balance the tension of protecting yourself or aiding your team to overcome foes, puzzles and skilled negotiations.

Grab some friends, and play. Stop worrying about several hundred pages to read, managing countless rules and buying expensive figurines (well okay, confession: we love the mini figs, too). Iris: Adventure Game is written to be easily accessible, with one rulebook that provides lore, characters and guidelines while also encouraging ample freedom to tailor your adventure to your play group.

See it all. A fully integrated color mechanic allows your characters to manipulate the Source Colors and produce powerful combos. Coordinate your team’s efforts to empower each player’s abilities beyond their own potential. Be rewarded for smart gameplay, and feel the struggle of triumphing against overwhelming odds.

John Carter of Mars Quickstart

Modiphius just released a QSR for their upcoming 2d20 John Carter of Mars tabletop roleplaying game, which is currently crowdfunding. Check it out!

Modiphius John Carter of Mars QSR

Flags over Mars!

This short FREE Quickstart adventure is designed to allow play­ers to take on the role of heroes from the John Carter of Mars stories as they encounter perilous adventures on Barsoom explore the rules of its 2d20 roleplaying system.

The adventure is set shortly after the events of A Princess of Mars and the decline of Helium’s long time rival, Zodanga. During this period, John Carter stays for years in Helium with his beloved Dejah Thoris, but few of his adven­tures during this time are described in Bur­rough’s work.

As the adventure begins, Carter is travelling with Dejah and several friends and allies by flier to meet with a delegation from a minor Red Martian kingdom, Voninka, that is seeking alliance with Helium. Voninka was a small satellite nation of Zodanga until the nation’s recent defeat at the hands of Helium. It now seeks new allies among Helium and its jeddak, a young but respected leader known as Corlan Nim, has requested a diplomatic meeting with representatives of Helium—the player heroes and their crew.

But all is not quite as it seems and this apparently simple diplomatic mission soon launches our heroes into a whirlwind adventure!

Prepare to experience the might and majesty of 2d20 adventures on the red planet in John Carter of Mars!

Dwellers of the Forbidden City

Dungeon Module I1, Dwellers of the Forbidden City by David Cook, an adventure for character levels 4-7, for Advanced D&D Games, from TSR Hobbies, circa 1981 “Somewhere in the heart of the steaming jungle lies the answer to the whispered tales—rumors of a magnificent city and foul, horrid ritual!”

ICRPG Lost Tomb of the Skeleton King, Part 7

The final episode and epilogue of ICRPG Lost Tomb of the Skeleton King!

This play session concludes the Lost Tomb of the Skeleton King from Axebane’s Moldy Codex, an adventure set in Alfheim using the Index Card RPG Core system. I play a Take, a small folk shadow, through this scenario.

Axebane’s Moldy Codex #1 from Axebane Games

Index Card RPG Core Set from Runehammer Games

Index Card RPG Vol 1

Index Card RPG Vol 2

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Summary for the week ending Jan 21, 2018

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending January 14th, 2018.

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ICRPG Trail to Ghost Mountain, Part 3

The first leg of the journey begins!

This is an ongoing play session set in the weird west of Ghost Mountain from the forthcoming Index Card RPG World book, using the ICRPG system. I play a team of four companions (Fate, Fox, Fix, and Fez) through this scenario which I’ve adapted from Blood on the Trail by Shoshana Kessock.

Blood on the Trail by Shoshana Kessock, A World of Adventure for Fate Core, which I backed as a Patron of Evil Hat

I’ve also drawn inspiration from the game Gold Town and papercraft set Whitewash City by Eric Hotz

Check out the two Ghost Mountain playtests from Roll for Effort

Index Card RPG Core Set from Runehammer Games

Index Card RPG Vol 1
Index Card RPG Vol 2

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Left dead for 10 years too

Left 4 Dead 2 by Valve

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I see class is out this fall

Fallout Classic from Interplay and Bethesda Softworks

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That cave painting is mammoth

… and sad

The Mammoth: A Cave Painting by inbetweengames

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Summary of streaming for 2017

In 2017, I started streaming again, after a hiatus. As a side note, my first stream was playing Fallen London back in Sept 2014, and I was muted for the first 6 minutes of that. Wild to look back as see myself from just a few years ago.

So, I’ve been streaming for years, but not regularly. This last year I have started trying to be more regular. The schedule I’ve been trying out has been Wed-Sat at noon Pacific, for around an hour. I’ve mostly been sticking to it, but I’ve stumbled as well.

I’ve been using Restream so that I can broadcast simultaneously to Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer. They sent me an interesting little summary of my streaming for last year.

Restream summary for 2017

Since I got my new broadband installed in August, I streamed 74 times for a total of 67 hours through the end of 2017. My longest stream was 3 hours. Apparently I’m more active than 85% of Restream users and have streamed more hours than 78% of them.

That was essentially just in the last 4 months of 2017. That’s wild. If there’s that many people behind me, that long tail is long, innit?