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Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on June 10, 2016, 12:18:53 pm
I thought some of my fellow nerds might want to check out some of the tabletop games I've made. Here's a link to my DriveThruRPG storefront (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10096/Parenthesis-Press).



jackchick edit: fixed URL
Title: My RPGs on DriveThruRPG
Post by: montrith on September 01, 2016, 12:44:50 am
I support RPG innovation!
Title: My RPGs on DriveThruRPG
Post by: Zekka on September 01, 2016, 12:49:21 am
What does your process look like when you're developing a new game? How much do you reuse from book to book, and how much do you change every time?
Title: My RPGs on DriveThruRPG
Post by: Neal on September 03, 2016, 01:13:03 pm
What does your process look like when you're developing a new game? How much do you reuse from book to book, and how much do you change every time?
Zekka, September 01, 2016, 12:49:21 am

Oh, hey, responses! Thank you, montrith!

Zekka: I try to change as much as possible from game to game, but if I hit on something that works, I may recycle it. The game I'm working on now has a similar task resolution system to my first game, but combined with a mechanism that started out life as the core mechanic for a game that I ultimately ended up scrapping. The two still don't mesh quite as well as I want, which is why it's still in playtesting, but the basic principle seems sound - play a card from hand, use its value to "purchase" the aspects of success you want.
Title: My RPGs on DriveThruRPG
Post by: Neal on April 14, 2017, 07:11:06 pm
If you like Planescape, you might like the game I'm finishing up now. It's called Portal Rats, and it's an OSR love letter to my favorite 2e setting, using The Black Hack as a base with original subsystems grafted on to capture the planar flavor. It's available at my DriveThruRPG store now - check the link in the opening post.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on March 08, 2018, 09:50:14 pm
Two things: I'm finishing up a second edition of Wizards of the Three Moons soon, and I've set up an account on itch.io (https://parenthesispress.itch.io/) for my game output.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on May 10, 2018, 05:21:56 pm
I created an Anthology Deck for Wizards of the Three Moons, and it's for sale at DriveThruRPG (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228317/Wizards-of-the-Three-Moons-Second-Edition). It's a custom Tarot deck without art that you can write on, so as you have encounters you can record them directly onto the deck itself and make them part of the ongoing story. The card faces also have helpful game rule reminder text so you don't have to look things up as often in the rulebook while you play.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Cheapskate on May 10, 2018, 05:37:45 pm
I made a free storytelling game a while back. I donít know if anyone has ever played it except me. Hereís °Viva San Judas!, the game of farcical misadventures in blame-laying in a banana republic.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2l7NUpcj-4GNUREVHl4TU5PS2s/view?usp=sharing
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on May 10, 2018, 05:40:03 pm
Cool! Are you planning to do any more, or was it just a one-off? The theme reminds me of Malandros (http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/malandros-a-new-dramasystem-game/), by Pelgrane Press: you should check that out if you get a chance.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Cheapskate on May 10, 2018, 10:38:33 pm
I may make another game if I feel like it, but I havenít been inspired to do so. I also wrote a Fiasco playset a while back about small-town Utah. (http://fiascoplaysets.com/home/zion-curtain)
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on June 15, 2018, 08:02:39 pm
Wizards of the Three Moons 2e is now available digitally on DriveThruRPG. I'm doing print-on-demand this time, too, but the files have to go to the printer and then I have to approve proofs, so hard copies aren't available to buy yet.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on July 15, 2018, 01:02:08 pm
Wizards of the Three Moons is now available in print at DriveThruRPG, along with the accompanying Anthology Deck! (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10096/Parenthesis-Press/subcategory/25814_30252/Wizards-of-the-Three-Moons)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/41619965930_6da2479884_b.jpg)
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Cheapskate on August 23, 2018, 05:09:57 pm
Fiasco players: please beta-test my new playset, Chicago 1920. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gzsvv0VInX4cg6Ez_AGHTwyQKlUFkV9UKywwskanWdw/edit?usp=sharing)
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on June 11, 2019, 11:50:09 am
I'm running a 20% off sale on my games on DriveThruRPG  (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10096/Parenthesis-Press)and itch.io (https://parenthesispress.itch.io/) starting tomorrow and running to the end of June.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on July 09, 2019, 11:25:00 am
My game Wizards of the Three Moons was nominated for Best Setting in this year's IGDN Indie Groundbreaker Awards!

https://twitter.com/IGDN_Official/status/1148610769510162432

EDIT: To demonstrate how bad I am at promotion, it only just occurred to me I should provide links to the actual game.
The book: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/184349/Wizards-of-the-Three-Moons-Second-Edition
The anthology deck (not required but strongly recommended): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/228317/Wizards-of-the-Three-Moons-Anthology-Deck
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on July 31, 2019, 10:43:47 am
I'm working on a lot of things right now. This is a preview of one of them. If the idea of angels suddenly having free will because the Creator up and vanished one day appeals to you, have a look.

https://parenthesispress.itch.io/asilenceinheaven/devlog/92555/preview-document-now-available
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on August 22, 2019, 04:51:31 pm
Okay, so here's the story: I'm trying to get to the only convention I go to each year: Metatopia. It's not a typical convention; it's set up specifically as a playtesting show for indie designers to work on projects that aren't published yet. I have three games in development right now, so I'd really be able to get a lot out of going this year. But funds are tight.

I'm not going to ask you to just give me money - that's not my thing. But I do have games to sell you, so please consider getting some and helping me meet expenses. Here's where my stuff is available:

http://parenthesispress.itch.io
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10096/Parenthesis-Press

Thanks to anyone who can help!
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Shell Game on August 22, 2019, 07:26:35 pm
Eventually, when Julia gets to it, I'm gonna be playing House of Cards, so I may as well grab a copy for myself!
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on August 22, 2019, 07:36:55 pm
Eventually, when Julia gets to it, I'm gonna be playing House of Cards, so I may as well grab a copy for myself!
Shell Game, August 22, 2019, 07:26:35 pm

She's invited me to participate in that game as well.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Shell Game on August 22, 2019, 07:46:59 pm
Eventually, when Julia gets to it, I'm gonna be playing House of Cards, so I may as well grab a copy for myself!
Shell Game, August 22, 2019, 07:26:35 pm

She's invited me to participate in that game as well.
Neal, August 22, 2019, 07:36:55 pm
I guess you'll have to buy a copy too.

Also I've played several games under Julia, so my playstyle is a little looser than you're used to i think, since i know how she works. Ofc you may already know since she records and posts her games. V:

Anyhow it sounds neat!
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on August 22, 2019, 07:52:18 pm
Eventually, when Julia gets to it, I'm gonna be playing House of Cards, so I may as well grab a copy for myself!
Shell Game, August 22, 2019, 07:26:35 pm

She's invited me to participate in that game as well.
Neal, August 22, 2019, 07:36:55 pm
I guess you'll have to buy a copy too.

Also I've played several games under Julia, so my playstyle is a little looser than you're used to i think, since i know how she works. Ofc you may already know since she records and posts her games. V:

Anyhow it sounds neat!
Shell Game, August 22, 2019, 07:46:59 pm

I gave myself a copy for free. ;)

And, yeah, I listen to her podcast.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Shell Game on August 22, 2019, 08:04:29 pm
Eventually, when Julia gets to it, I'm gonna be playing House of Cards, so I may as well grab a copy for myself!
Shell Game, August 22, 2019, 07:26:35 pm

She's invited me to participate in that game as well.
Neal, August 22, 2019, 07:36:55 pm
I guess you'll have to buy a copy too.

Also I've played several games under Julia, so my playstyle is a little looser than you're used to i think, since i know how she works. Ofc you may already know since she records and posts her games. V:

Anyhow it sounds neat!
Shell Game, August 22, 2019, 07:46:59 pm

I gave myself a copy for free. ;)

And, yeah, I listen to her podcast.
Neal, August 22, 2019, 07:52:18 pm
That's not cool! You really should pay right now since you're saving up for that convention!

Also oh no.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Wrought on August 22, 2019, 08:31:00 pm
RPG Findom
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on August 22, 2019, 09:55:08 pm
RPG Findom
Wrought, August 22, 2019, 08:31:00 pm

Buy my games, nerd-slaves, and you'll... have my games!

I think that's just capitalism.
Title: My RPGs, let me show you them
Post by: Neal on September 15, 2019, 08:53:07 pm
FYI, I'm running a flash sale for 48 hours starting tomorrow morning. From 9am CST September 16 to 9am CST September 18, get 33% off Parenthesis Press titles at DriveThruRPG or itch.io. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10096/Parenthesis-Press
https://itch.io/s/20633/48-hour-flash-sale