Estia the Isle of Giants gets 4 Stars!

“This work manages to cram a lot into a few pages without even feeling cluttered. It combines an overview of Pulp the RPG game mechanics (sufficient to be able to play), an introduction to the game world and a complete adventure… plus plenty of hooks and ideas to spawn further adventures if it’s caught your fancy. Oh, and monsters. Lots of them.”

Read the full review on DriveThruRPG.

Pulp! at PAXEast

I (Brian Liberge) will be at PAXEast from Thursday the 21st to Sunday the 23rd.

If you’ve got a ticket (it’s sold out) I will be running Pulp!, talking about Pulp!, and have a few copies of Pulp! for sale. You can find me at the Westin for Thursday night game night, and I’ll be with Games on Demand for each official day of the show.

If you like-a da panels, you can find me on the following:

 

Worldbuilding 101 

Tabletop Theater Friday 3/22 3:30-4:30

Our panel of experienced designers, editors, artists, and trained nerds talk about their experiences working on both personal and company-owned settings including the Midgard, Experiment073, and 3 Generations After the End. Topics include finding where to start, working with other creators, reinterpreting existing work, and knowing when to stop creating.

PANELISTS: 

Brian Liberge [Game Designer, Freelance], Jim White [Editor/Writer/Designer, Freelance], Kaitlynn Peavler [Artist, Freelance], Casey Peavler, Art Vaccarino

 

Tabletop System Wars 

Tabletop Theater Saturday 3/23 4:330-5:30

You’re thinking about your next RPG. How will you decide which system is Fated to carry your next campaign idea into the Marvelous realm of Godlike gaming experiences? Will your Travellers be HEROs or ride Lady Blackbird to Apocalypse World? Will your Shadowrunners survive their Fiasco and become Role Masters, or will your Pathfinders scatter into a Diaspora among the Stars Without Number? Does your Dungeon need Dragons, Crawling Classics, or Worlds to explore? That’s where we come in. Our team of designers, editors, and nerds will brainstorm, suggest, and debate until you’ve got the system that fits for you. Bring your ideas, we’ll bring the nerd rage.

PANELISTS:

Brian Liberge [Game Designer, Freelance], Jim White [RPG Editor/Writer/Designer, Freelance], Casey Peavler, Tresi Arvizo, Bob Smith, Art Vaccarino

 

Fighting your Inner-Demons: Gamers Dealing with Depression

Merman Theater Sunday 3/24 10 AM – 11 AM

Fighting your Inner-Demons: Gamers Dealing with Depression

Depression and anxiety rears its ugly head in many a gamer’s life. Join us, a panel of game designers and freelancers well acquainted with the subject. We’ll trade life stories and share advice on how to take back control of your lives. You aren’t alone, you have a whole gaming tribe that wants you to get better.

PANELISTS: 

Philippe-Antoine Menard [Game Designer and Blogger, Critical-Hits LLC] (AND ME. I’m not listed on the schedule for this panel but I WILL be there)

Pulp! is Here!!!

Pulp! the RPG is finally available for download. We are so excited, and we hope that you’ll join us in playing this wonderful, quick and easy new tabletop game!

You can read the full core rules on our website here or download the PDF from our Downloads page.

EstiaCoverMiniYou can also now get Pulp! Fantasy: Estia the Isle of Giants! It contains the core rules, a brief on the Shattered Seas setting, an adventure, six player characters and a bonus bestiary.

The PDF is $5.00 from DriveThruRPG.

Get in Print for $13.00 from Lulu.

You can also download it now from our Downloads page.

Fiasco Playset: The Last Christmas in O’Hare is now Available from DriveThruRPG!

LastChristmasCoverOriginally released on StufferShack back in December, The Last Christmas in O’Hare is a free playset for the fantastic Fiasco tabletop game! Download it today!

THE SCORE

O’Hare airport is a mess. It’s the 4th busiest airport in the world, so crowds of people pass through every day from all over the world. It’s not even that people want to go to Chicago. They don’t. It’s just a decent place for connecting flights.

Maybe decent isn’t the right word.

Tonight is Christmas Eve, and the sky is as full of planes as Union Station is full of trains during rush hour. The snowstorm is getting worse, grounding all flights until the morning and unceremoniously stranding several hundred people.

And then there’s that whole “end of the world” thing that’s supposed to happen any time now. I don’t know about any worldwide cataclysm, but all that anger and confusion should make it easy to pull a fast one.

It’ll be the last Christmas for at least one sap here. What a shit place to die in.