If you hadn't heard…
I have another protocol kickstarter going.
It's about to end, in fact.
It's one big grab bag of fantasy games. 21 in all. And we're shooting for 22.
And... Read more
Protocol Game Series II
If you hadn't heard, I'm doing 15 (er 18) more games in the protocol series and cleaning up the format a little. If all goes well, the old games will... Read more
Three More Games Today
$6000 Movie just posted and you should be receiving your links
Two custom games are also coming today: Whispers of the Green Man, and The Perfect Crime.
For people who... Read more
23 and 24
I am rushing out the door, but games 23 and 24 have been sent out to backers of those two games.
25 and a custom later this week.
I've finished and released a new protocol game that was not part of the plan. And because I am behind on the last six games, I've decided this one is... Read more
Three Protocol Updates Today
Shellback, Chemical Zoo, and Ship Lanterns are done.
I am gone all next week.
So, this is all you get for a while.
Two of them are customs, so if... Read more
Two Games this Week!
I've finished two of the custom games (Chemical Zoo, and Shellback).
They are ready for release to people who backed the Custom Games.
This is not everyone. If you're interested,... Read more
Upir Gaunt #21 is Now Done and Sent
Upir Gaunt is a story roleplaying game about vampires — no, not the sparkly kind — and the emptiness of the modern world. After ages of slumber, a small cadre... Read more
Deadlands Protocol is now out!
See. I told you, there would be a third this week.
And great news.
This one is free.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Le Carnival is Finished
Can you believe it? 20 of these are done already?
And two in one week? Should I try for three?
So much more work to do, though.
Zombieskin… just in time for Valentine's
Backers should be receiving their PDFs shortly.
Also, news tomorrow. It's kind of cool.
Kickstarter was down the day I sent out 18, but it looks like everyone is receiving it.
Since so many people had issues about the link for 17, I just... Read more
Skyrise is done. That's #17.
Everyone should have links en route from Drive Thru. Check your spam folders.
It's the same place you found this message.
Also. Numbers 18 through 21 and 25 are completed,... Read more
Skyrise is Done!
I could use one last set of eyes to review this before I say it's perfect.
Otherwise, I will post it on Friday.
More Protocols Coming
Games 16 through 20 are done and in various stages of editing/refinement.
I think I want to play through 20 a bit more before releasing it. It's lighter in tone... Read more
Game #16. The Plague... live
Everyone should be getting links now for the next game in the series.
Assuming you backed the Plague.
Everyone should have their PDFs for the first 15 games in the series by now. Let me know if you don't.
I have rough drafts of 16, 23, and 25... Read more
In case you've never played a GMless game before, I made a free 6-page document giving advice from my point of view of what works.
As far as I know,... Read more
First 15 Games Are Done!
PDF Copies are going out today and tomorrow through drive thru.
Your downloads are free.
Thank you everyone.
Have a great new year.
Survey and Survey Link
Some of you are having trouble with the link on the survey page because kickstarter didn't put a space before the http.
Just go to update 36 for a list... Read more
Sorry everyone. I got sick 12 hours before the end of this Kickstarter and I've been fighting it off all week. Anyway. The surveys will go out today. Below are... Read more
As if you didn't know.
Very soon I'll be sending out a survey to determine the games you want and so on.
Because of the sheer number of... Read more
One Day Remaining and the Updates Continue
Okay. So here is the final big news. I probably won't have anything else to post unless something major happens. Once again in bullet point format.
• Sorry for all... Read more
6000 and Another Voting Round (#4)
Well. It happened. Which means I promised another voting round of games.
You guys are killing me.
[Went from 15 games to nearly 30 (when you count the customs).]... Read more
Big Ol' Update
This one is a doozie. So let's get to the bullet points.
• $5000 reached.
1000% of our goal. Thank you.
• Double Game Stretch Goal Reached.
This one is... Read more
Game Updates 7 and 8: Devil's Highway and Coyote
I can't really tell you why Coyote popped into my brain as a good idea for a protocol game. But it is good. I promise. But Devil's Highway was a... Read more
Interview with Pete Figtree
Where I tell you things you already know.https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c3ro0hoquemt7hcia85tu6ia7ig?authkey=COHO-8_f8rmaiwE&cfem=1
Voting Round 3
Looks like Virtual X is going to win round 2, so let's just get on with round 3, shall we?
This round has five games to choose from, three of... Read more
4500: Ship Lantern Unlocked
Ship Lanterns is unlocked.
Ship Lanterns is a story roleplaying game of the river spirit of a Southeast Asian village that has awakened in the dead of night... Read more
Another Custom Game: The Perfect Crime
The Perfect Crimeis a story roleplaying game about criminals on the eve of the perfect crime. Inspired by authors like Philip K. Dick, the game explores the tension of... Read more
Game Update #5 and 6. Perdition and Chebyshev Function.
When I started brainstorming new games in the series, I wanted to do games that didn't fit the fantasy/sci fi mold. I knew the potential of the series was to... Read more
4000. Another Stretch Goal Reached
Upir Gauntis a story roleplaying game about vampires in the modern world. No, not the sparkly kind. After ages of slumber, a small Haven of vampires have waken into... Read more
Just a Reminder…
We've had a lot of new people back this project in the last few days. I recommend going through the updates and voting for the game you'd like to see... Read more
Game Update #4: Power Station
James Dunlap originally conceived of this idea, but admitted he would never do anything with it. I wanted to do it as a full $50 game with a fat book... Read more
Voting Round One Ends…
And the winner is…
Moonmen from Mars by 2 votes.
Don't forget to vote in round Two which is still going on.
Round Three starts on the 10th.
First Round Voting Ends today at 6pm PST
Don't forget to vote for game #14 in the series, if you haven't already. Once this round ends, you'll have no say in how awesome game #14 is.
And... Read more
3500 Goal Reached: Le Carnival Unlocked
Le Carnival is a story roleplaying game about the freaks of a carnival during the era of the Great Depression. The Carnival travels the backroads of the Midwest farm belt... Read more
Game #3. Joan of Arc.
While it may not be initially obvious upon first glance, this art by Drew Baker inspired the game and not the other way around. The piece, named Joan of Arc,... Read more
Custom Game: Conspiracy X Crossover
Conspiracy X: Stand in the Shadows is a story roleplaying game about aliens, government conspiracies, and paranormal activity. Characters take on the role of shadowy agents working to neutralize an... Read more
Custom Game: Chemical Zoo
This is not a stretch goal. This is an additional game, available as an add-on.
Chemical Zoo is a story roleplaying game about a social order of animals, inspired by... Read more
Voting Round Two. This one Ends on Dec 10.
Because we hit $3000, another game is being added to the mix. Backers choose from the following.
A nationwide flu wipes out a considerable portion of the population... Read more
3000 Mark Hit
We just hit 3000, which adds yet another voting round to the Kickstarter. This is a stretch goal game, though. So it's available to everyone at $35 or more, or... Read more
Another Custom Game: Shellback
Another Custom Game has been commissioned....
Shellbackis a story roleplaying game about the strange events surrounding the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, in the spring of 2006. For... Read more
Don't forget to go back to Update #3 and vote for one of the three games by Dec 5.
Just Broke 2500
Zombieskin is unlocked.
Next goal is 3000, with another voting round of games.
Next Update: Another Custom Game
Paco Jean Tells Me What to Say
We passed the $2000 threshold a little while ago and I forgot to mention personalized decks. Essentially, these are monogrammed decks. For $20, you can get a deck specifically for... Read more
Game #2. Blacksite.
Black Site is a story roleplaying game about prisoners being held and tortured at secret rendition sites around the globe. Having already been captured, the prisoners are held in various... Read more
The First Custom Game
One of the backers has decided to order a custom game, which will be available to everyone for only $3 more with this kickstarter and the month following the conclusion... Read more
Game #1. Home
This is the game that started this whole thing. Well. Life on Mars by Ross Cowman started the whole thing. One look at his game and BAM. I knew most... Read more
New Goal Hit. $2000
Looks like a 16th game is being added to the pile, an adaptation of my game George's Children in Protocol form.
Available to everyone, it comes free to all pledges... Read more
Please Read! Voting Round One
If you're a backer you may VOTE for one of the following three games as Game 14 in the Protocol Game Series.
A game about the industrial revolution... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 Unlocked: Custom Games
Here's how it works. You add money to your order ($100 per game) and I design a game for you, based on your specifications, using the Protocol Series game mechanic.... Read more
Game Play Example
The Protocol Game Series relies on the scene-framing technique of many new games, but with a unique twist. The game series breaks down games into four different types of scenes... Read more