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Weighty Matters

“Respect the burden.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Heavy Lifting in TFT The amount of equipment an adventurer is able to carry around is important, but not very exciting in game terms. In the Fantasy Trip, players are expected to count the…

Once more, Into the Labyrinth

“Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.” — Jerry Garcia After their wild successful Kickstarter — nearly 3400 backers raising $315,000 — Steve Jackson Games has brought back The Fantasy Trip after almost 40 years…

Flashback or Fast-forward

“Have you ever wondered how nostalgia isn’t what it used to be?” ― Jasper Fforde We have been watching the Kickstarter campaign for The Fantasy Trip with great interest her in the ‘aerie, and its pretty excitement. In just one…

Skin & Bones

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso   It should go without saying that writing an RPG makes you think a lot about rules. Is a rule fair? Is it…

Bennie for your thoughts

“Only criminals and bloodsuckers reward bad behavior.” –Ted Nugent   There many ways to encourage players, from experience awards and treasure to narrative controls. Players who are clever, or play their characters well and embrace the story should be rewarded.…