Projects Tagged: 'art'

DayTrippers AP with Legends of Tabletop

On March 12th 2017, I ran a game of DayTrippers for the Legends of Tabletop crew. In this 3+ hour game, characters played by John Haremza, Vincent LaRosa and Jesse Pyne entered one of our strangest scenarios yet: an unstable Dream World that reaches into your head and toys with your emotions. Talking book people, sexy flowers, and a giant baby were found. Much freaking out and a little bit of involuntary urination was involved. Here's the video...

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Project Ubi Enters Development Phase

Have you ever curated an anthology? How about curating an anthology that's written collaboratively while writing a GM's sourcebook based on it? Anybody? Beuller?

Well, I'm doing it right now, and it's - uh - it's a lot. It's YUGE.

But it's going pretty well so far, and this week I opened up all the social media pages and made the announcements: Project Ubi is underway!

WTF is Project Ubi? Fair question.

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Talking about "Other Borders" @ Legends of Tabletop

I was recently interviewed by John Haremza on the "Legends of Tabletop" podcast. We went into great depth on Other Borders, covering everything from mechanics to melodrama to magical realism.

Thanks to Legends of Tabletop for having me on, and I hope you enjoy the podcast!

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Support the Art of AS IF

Welcome to 2017, and welcome to a new way of supporting the work of As If Productions! Over at Patreon, I've divided my projects up into separate pages, allowing Patrons to choose the projects they're most interested in supporting. Please check 'em out, every bit helps and there's always lots of work to do!

The following projects are seeking your support at Patreon:

  • AsIf - the central AIP Patreon account, aka the skunkworks.
  • DayTrippers - expansions, supplements and adventure modules.
  • Fictioneers - directory of small-press RPGs and Storygames.
  • StoryGameSpace - online PBP system for enhanced literary play.
  • UbiquiCity - collaborative near-future sourcebook and anthology.
  • 3StringGuitar - just what it sounds like.

Other Borders - Standalone Edition

Other Borders
Curious about "Other Borders"? Click here to read "Five or So Questions" by Brie Sheldon!

A game of drugs, money and magic in the American southwest

There are borders everyone sees: the looming fence with its sporadic observation platforms, the tags claiming this block or that in the name of a local gang or drug cartel, and the wrought-iron fences surrounding gated communities.

There are borders that are real only in our minds, like the imaginary lines that divide country from country, or one race from another.

But in this little southwestern town, another border reveals itself to those gifted with the power to see it: the veil between the worlds. Even today, the old ways of magic are still taught; spells, curses, visions and transformations are still practiced, and opposing clans are locked in a daily battle that no policia would ever understand.


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Black Hole Run - New for DayTrippers

The PCs travel to the survey station Perdurabo: a mobile space laboratory in orbit around a stellar black hole. Their mission is to perform a series of experiments just outside the Event Horizon – a dangerously near approach that has never been attempted.

BLACK HOLE RUN is a DayTrippers adventure module for 2-6 players. Rich in SF tropes and interstellar curiosities, this future science adventure will test your players' tactical and problem-solving skills in a dangerous and chaotic environment. The module pairs traditional roleplaying and problem-solving techniques with the visual mechanics of a mini-boardgame, for a unique adventure experience.

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Other Borders - Expansion for Malandros

There are borders everyone sees: the looming fence with its sporadic observation platforms, the tags claiming this block or that in the name of a local gang or drug cartel, and the wrought-iron fences surrounding gated communities.

There are borders that are real only in our minds, like the imaginary lines that divide country from country, or one race from another.

But in this little southwestern town, another border reveals itself to those gifted with the power to see it: the veil between the worlds. Even today, the old ways of magic are still taught; spells, curses, visions and transformations are still practiced, and opposing clans are locked in a daily battle that no policia would ever understand.

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Join the RPGs & Storygames Group on Goodreads.com

There's a new group on Goodreads.com, devoted to RPGs & Storygames. This group discusses books, rules and play aides written for GMs and Players of tabletop roleplaying games. We happily straddle the blurry line between RPG designers and GMs, so you don't have to be "pro" to join, but you do have to have an interest in writing or reading RPG rules.

RPGs & Storygames's bookshelf: read

RPGs & Storygames 5 members

This group discusses books, rules and play aides written for GMs and Players of tabletop roleplay...

Books we've read

Dogs in the Vineyard
Apocalypse World
A Thousand and One Nights: A Game of Enticing Stories
Psi*Run
The Clay That Woke
My Life with Master
DayTrippers
Top Secret/S.I.
Stalker The SciFi Roleplaying Game
The Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game
Star Trek Roleplaying Game: Player's Guide
Ghostbusters
The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game Core Book
Toon: The Cartoon Roleplaying Game Deluxe Edition
The Burning Wheel Fantasy Roleplaying System Gold Edition
Feng Shui: Action Movie Roleplaying
King Arthur Pendragon: Epic Roleplaying in Legendary Britain
Fudge: A Roleplaying Game
Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game
Nephilim: Occult Roleplaying



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DayTrippers - Live Game

On 12 Dec, I ran an exhibition game of DayTrippers for the Rolling Boxcars blog, authored by Keith Mageau. In this 3+ hour session via Google Hangout, characters played by Keith Mageau, Tesla Ranger and Lloyd Gyan risk their fictional lives, appearing in the top-rated surreality show of 2115: HyperSurvive!
Here's the video.

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Malandros Stretch Goals

The Kickstarter campaign for Tom McGrenery's Malandros has funded, and I will be writing one of the stretch goals: a modern magical reality piece called Other Borders.

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