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Introducing “Year Zero Mini”

[Update] The Year Zero Mini ruleset is now live and can be found here. Two game designers I have a lot of respect for have recently shared rules-light games that they want to play with their children. Diogo Nogueira has started working on Adventures in a World of Imagination, which is designed to play with…
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12-Mar-19 0

Nordsaga + Forbidden Lands

OK, it’s been a while since I’ve provided an update, and oh boy have I got a big one… I had a chance to playtest my latest Nordsaga draft just after Christmas with a visiting friend. It highlighted a number of issues which all go away if I make one big change: Make the game an…
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05-Jan-19 0

Nordsaga Commissions

Deadlines Approaching! Work on Nordsaga continues, and I’m trying hard to get it finished and released before Christmas. To make it look amazing, I’ve enlisted the help of some creatives. Here are some previews of what they’re coming up with!


26-Nov-18 0

Mud & Blood: SixMoreVodka Studio Visit

In July, I visited the Berlin studio of SixMoreVodka (SMV). I had been invited there to collect some review copies of their beautiful Tabletop RPG – Degenesis Rebirth (shortened to just Degenesis for the rest of this post) – a two-volume post-apocalyptic Tabletop RPG (TTRPG) in a white slipcase with minimalist white covers. This week…
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24-Aug-18 0

Nordsaga Races

Following on from the previous Nordsaga post which introduced the setting (link), let’s take a look at the playable races in Nordsaga.


07-Jun-18 0

Nordsaga Setting

Nordsaga is set in an alternate history Middle Ages which asks: “What if legendary Viking warrior Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye had been given the aid of the Aesir (Norse gods) to push back Christianity’s spread?” The answer provides a pagan Norse Empire spread across central and northern Europe, with Emperor Sigurd still somehow ruling over the Imperial…
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25-Feb-18 0