On October 21st, DayTrippers designer/author Tod Foley (that's me!) was the guest on the Legends of Tabletop podcast. The conversation included some of the "hybrid" techniques used in the game, including the YES/NO/AND/BUT action resolution system, progressive character generation, and the stance of the DayTrippers GM midway between trad and narrativism. Also discussed: the game's influences, from Star Trek and Car Wars and Itras By to Kung Fu and Buckaroo Banzai and Heavy Metal magazine.
It's official - the DayTrippers website now takes up virtual space on the interwebs. Right now it's basically a listing of all books and supplemental products available in the line, but coming soon - downloads, hacks, updates, maybe even a forum. Check it out, roleplayers!
The As If Collective is a network of roleplayers, gamers, GMs, Game Designers, artists and neophiles interested in exploring and contributing to experimental applications of narrative engineering. Every month I do 2-4 Releases: each is a minigame, a subsystem, an adventure, a table/chart, a form/sheet, or a web-based tool which will be of interest to Roleplayers, Storygamers and Interactive Fictioneers. As a member of the Collective, you get early access to all of these works in both draft and final form, with the added knowledge that you helped make them happen.
The interstellar destination below was created using the DayTrippers Planet Generation rules (now in beta testing). Click here to generate another one.
STELLAR SYSTEM ORINAMU A Dim Red Star 500 times the size of Sol with 5 planets in orbit.
ORINAMU III TYPE: Gas Giant GRAVITY: 8 G ATMOSPHERE: Nitrogen/Oxygen with heavy gases, Propane, Butane PRESSURE: 64 Earth atmospheres CLIMATE: Temperate PRECIP DL: 7 BIOSPHERE: Proto-organisms and non-mobile lifeforms
Hot on the tail of the core rules, the first two adventure modules for DayTrippers are now available on RPGnow.com: "Less Little" and "Vidome 123".
Less Little is an introductory module for 1-2 players. The tone is dreamlike and humorous with some mildly adult situations, and the plot is firmly guided. This module is recommended for beginning players and campaigns with a whimsical touch.
Calling all DayTrippers! The DayTrippers core rules set is now available on RPGnow and Scribd. All The Realities await you!
"In some sun-bleached barn outside Sacramento, CA circa 2099, a group of physicists, shady g-men, grad-students, tourists and an array of amateur explorers and nü-gonzo-revivalist writer-dudes gather around a collection of strange vehicles that resemble lunar landers. Each is painted a garish colour and prepped to "slip" into a crazy new plane of existence."
The Devil's RPG Dictionary was the second in my "Too Far?" series at story-games.com.
A tongue-in-cheek exercise designed to encourage bonding and alleviate boredom, the project is still ongoing and new submissions are always welcome. Project contributors include... oh, numerous people, some of whom you may know.
The current edition of the DRPGD can be downloaded here.