Aser and Megan were excited to have the chance to talk to Todd Crapper about his kickstarter for Vision Layers, and what it means for the future of RPG PDF accessibility. Vision Layers adds layers to PDFs to allow for the user to change the font, adjust colors, and make the document more screen reader friendly, while still only releasing one file. Todd has teamed up with a huge variety of publishers for an initial release; with Timewatch from Pelgrane, CAPERS from Nerd Burger Games, Fate Condensed from Evil Hat, and Ninja Crusade from Third Eye Games already unlocked.
Please give this kickstarter a look and your support to show publishers that there is an interest in accessibility! We have really high hopes of seeing this method used in all RPG books in the future.
Vision Layers is running until December 12!
Broken Ruler Games
We were very excited to sit down with Monte Cook to talk about the new Heroes of the Cypher System kickstarter, super heroes, what heroes look like in 2020, monsters, and the evolution of the Cypher System.
You can find Heroes of the Cypher System on kickstarter through December 11, 2020. As we mention in the interview, every MCG kickstarter is a great deal!
Learn more about the Cypher System at the Monte Cook Games website or on Twitter!
Aser, Jonn, and Megan chatted with Dr. Joseph Carr about his new game, Sengai Jidai: The Age of Thousand Realities! This game is inspired by the Sengoku period of Japanese history, It uses Fate, one of our favorite systems, to bring in a fractured reality, which means you’re just as likely to battle a cyborg as you are a kaiju.
Sengai Jidai is live now on Kickstarter!
You can read more on the Sengai Jidai blog. Also check out Joseph’s other adventures: The Adventure of Salt and Sand, The Adventure of The Encounter at Farside, and Sidetrek: Mountain Locusts.
Today we’re joined by Pete Petrusha of Imagining Games to learn more about his game currently on Kickstarter – Rest in Pieces! Rest in Pieces is a dark comedy game where the Grim Reaper is your deadbeat roommate and you’re stuck in the lease for one reason or another. Your misadventures as his slacker roommates are influenced by a two toned block tower. We love this concept, and are anxiously looking forward to the Cthulhu supplement. You can learn more in the Rest in Pieces Facebook group.
Check out what you can get on Kickstarter now!
We’re huge fans of the IGDN Diversity Scholarship, and they’re currently raising money to support more marginalized designers make it to conventions like Metatopia! Read more and donate here
This week we had the chance to chat with Pat Edwards of Apotheosis Studios about his project, The Red Opera. This 5e campaign and setting book is based on DiAmorte’s heavy metal album of the same name, and builds a world of warlocks for your high level party to explore. We chatted about the campaign, the inspiration, and the bad choices your party can make when making deals with patrons.
The Red Opera will be running through October 1, 2020, and you can find it on Kickstarter now!
You should also check out Pat’s book Space Tripping, his podcast Let’s Rewatch, or catch him streaming 5e on Geekly Inc’s Happy Hell Hour on Tuesdays at 2 PM EST
Survival of the Able is a new game on Kickstarter that puts disabled characters front and center. We were able to sit down with the creator, Jacob Wood to discuss the game, it’s inspiration, and how disability plays a key role in the setting.
“In Survival of the Able you’re a person with a disability living in a European almshouse when the Black Death arrives. Little is known about where the plague originated or how to stop it, but those who die from it are rising again—and they’re hungry for flesh. Since everyone else has succumbed to the plague, it’s up to a handful of you to make your way out of town and away to safety. You may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fittest, but you’re determined to survive.”
You can find more from Jacob at Accessible Games or on Twitter
We chat with Andreas Walters of Metal Weave Games about his latest Kickstarter project, an RPG based on the gorgeous game Hyper Light Drifter! The starter box for this game, as well as an art book are kickstarting now!
Sorry about the choppy audio!
Metal Weave Games
Aser and Megan are joined by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Philippe Menard, and Zeph, creators of The Fate Accessibility Toolkit. Join us as we chat about how an able-bodied person can use the toolkit, why it was created, and how much guide dogs love popcorn.
Interview with Elsa: 0:00:48
Interview with Philippe and Zeph: 0:26:03
You can find Elsa on Twitter @snarkbat, or through her website.
Philippe can be found on critical-hits.com.
Zeph can also be found on Spooky Church.
The Fate Accessibility Toolkit is available from Itch.io and DriveThruRPG.
Note: Aser and Megan contributed to the Fate Accessibility Toolkit.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Jeff Barber at GenCon to chat about the new version of Blue Planet he is working on! We talk about the changes in the new version, the inspiration behind it, and the long history. You can playtest it now by getting a copy on DriveThru!
You can find Jeff on Twitter, at Biohazard Games, and at Gallant Knight Games.
This year at GenCon we had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the creators of one of our favorite games. We chatted with Shane Ivey, Dennis Detwiller, and Scott Glancy about Delta Green, the horrors of Frontier Airlines, get rich quick schemes, and the stories behind one of the best games available!