The Pen is Mighty

Apr 06

Nefertiti Overdrive Testdrive

Nefertiti Overdrive CoverI’m planning to run two sessions of Nefertiti Overdrive on Google Hangout using the Roll20 app. This is a chance to testdrive the system if you’ve been unsure if this is something you want to support.

Though, honestly, if you are here, I would really, really hope you want to support me creating cool stuff.

The catch is you will need to back the Nefertiti Overdrive Kickstarter at the Acolyte of…

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Nefertiti Overdrive Testdrive

Nefertiti Overdrive CoverI’m planning to run two sessions of Nefertiti Overdrive on Google Hangout using the Roll20 app. This is a chance to testdrive the system if you’ve been unsure if this is something you want to support.

Though, honestly, if you are here, I would really, really hope you want to support me creating cool stuff.

The catch is you will need to back the Nefertiti Overdrive Kickstarter at the Acolyte of…

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Mar 29

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Things have been quiet here as my effort is going into the Nefertiti Overdrive Kickstarter. If you haven’t yet, please do check it out and support it. If you have enjoyed any of my other games, it’s a good bet you’ll dig Nefertiti Overdrive. You can see the playtest rules by pledging $1, and if you don’t like what you see, you can cancel that pledge. It’s totally risk-free.

Over at Sword’s Edge,…

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The Music of Creation

The Music of Creation

I’ve been working a lot on Nefertiti Overdrive, and I’m almost always listening to music when I do so. I have my “Centurion playlist,” the music to which I listened when I worked on Centurion: Legionaries of Rome. I’ve added one album to that playlist, but it’s still doing its work.

Kind of like setting up a regular schedule to write so that your brain starts to shift into creative at a specific…

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Mar 22

Centurion Now Available in Print Version

Centurion Now Available in Print Version

The print version of Centurion: Legionaries of Rome is now available from Drive Thru RPG and RPG Now.

Centurion: Legionaries of RomeI tried to provide a discount coupon for the print edition to everyone who already purchased the PDF, but many of those individuals do not allow emails. If you previously purchased the PDF of Centurion from Drive Thru RPG or RPG Now and did not receive your coupon, email me at fraser@swordsedge.ca

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Mar 20

Gender Roles and Nefertiti Overdrive

Gender Roles and Nefertiti Overdrive

Possible Cover for Nefertiti OverdriveI put an update up over at the Nefertiti Overdrive Kickstarter page about the use of alternate characters and genders. For those of you not backing Nefertiti Overdrive yet (wait, you haven’t back my Kickstarter yet? Thanks. Thanks a lot) this is what I wrote:

If you’ve downloaded the preview characters (the link is in Update #1, available only to backers) you will have seen that each character…

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Mar 17

Shifting Nefertiti Into Overdrive

Shifting Nefertiti Into Overdrive

It’s happening. The time has come to punch an Assyrian in the face.

The Nefertiti Overdrive Kickstarter is live. You can get a PDF, a print copy, or even be the model for a character in the book. If kickin’ ass at Karnak sounds like fun to you, please give it your support.

It’s what King Tut would want you to do.

You can support Nefertiti Overdrive here.

You can learn more about Nefertiti…

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Mar 10

Nefertiti Overdrive: What Becca Taught Me

Nefertiti Overdrive: What Becca Taught Me

This is a long post. It’s a section from out of the “How I Play” portion of Nefertiti Overdrive. I’m including the entire section because I think it helps to encapsulate the philosophy I am bringing to this system. If you disagree with this, it is likely Nefertiti Overdrive won’t work for you. If at the end of this, you raise your fist and say “hells yeah!” I think you will dig the system.

What…

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Mar 09

Nefertiti Overdrive: Character Growth

Nefertiti Overdrive: Character Growth

You’ll notice in the example of the Princess/Priest pre-generated character that a few things have changed. The Princess/Priest highlights the mechanical changes that have taken place. The format better reflects how I’ve seen people describe character actions. There’s kind of a new flow in the mechanics, a new way of adapting the character sheet to narrating the awesome actions the character…

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Mar 06

Nefertiti Overdrive: Creating Campaigns

Nefertiti Overdrive: Creating Campaigns

The idea of Nefertiti Overdrive was a mash-up of legendary Ancient Egypt and the kind of crazy, cinematic action of the Wuxia genre. With rules, characters, adventures, and campaigns, the book has that pretty much covered, but it doesn’t end there. Also included are rules for gaming groups to create their own mash-ups, including character Attributes.

The system for this uses bidding for players…

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