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Five Or So Questions about "DayTrippers"

I was recently interviewed by The Alternate Brie Sheldon, who asked me Five or So Questions about "DayTrippers" - the surreal science fiction reality-hopping roleplaying game.

BS: Tell me a little about DayTrippers. What excites you about it?

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DayTrippers: 75% OSR

I was asked to explain how DayTrippers - with its collaborative interpretive action resolution system and narrative arc model - can be considered "OSR". Certainly those things don't sound very "old-school". Indeed, the action resolution system in DayTrippers is based on a Narrativist technique, and the whole idea of working within a narrative arc is more Modern than Trad. At first glance, these things might make DayTrippers seem decidedly "new-school". That's especially true when we consider the Core Rules alone. But the DayTrippers GameMasters Guide is a different sort of animal - a blend of traditional and modern techniques - producing high-prep, high-bleed adventures, designed to be run by Auteur GMs. Within the pages of this book, DayTrippers meets the OSR. Let's see how it stacks up against a classic definition of the term.

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GameMasters Guide now available in Print

Have you been waiting? I sure have, and the day is here! The DayTrippers GameMasters Guide is now available in print!

At DriveThruRPG

Or RPGnow

Psychic Content. Oracular Prep. Narrative Resolution. Vertical Control. High Bleed. You've played like this before, but you've never seen rules for it.

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Spellcasting Critical Failures

Show your magic-users some negative love! This table produces dramatic results for critical spellcasting failures in a world where the power of magic can actually harm you - even kill you - if it gets out of your control . [download PDF]

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DayTrippers GameMasters Guide Now Available

IT'S OUT IN THE WILD! The DayTrippers GameMasters Guide is available now in PDF format. Get ready for the next level of Auteur GameMastering: an infinite variety of surreal science fiction tales are waiting to emerge at your table.

Psychic Content.
Oracular Prep.
Narrative Resolution.
Vertical Control.
High Bleed.
You've played like this before, but you've never seen rules for it.

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The Difference between Narrative and Story - now in PDF format

My three-part blog/essay on The Difference between Narrative and Story is now available in PDF format. Much easier to read. Here it is.

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