Archive for the ‘Signal Boost’ Category


Black AF Roundtable of TTRPG Creators

June 5, 2020

I remember in GenCon 2004 someone asked me “Why SHOULD we care about people of color?” not realizing the default admission is that… you don’t – while the same circles were asking how to grow the hobby.

I’ve spent about the last 20 years promoting RPGs but always with a disclaimer; a great hobby but sometimes hasn’t taken down the “whites only” signs of the mind. “Limited only by your imagination” indeed.


Yoon Ha Lee’s Six Slots

April 30, 2020

Yoon Ha Lee has released a neat little game – Six Slots – players create a set of locations, secrets/objects/feelings at the places, and your characters go along, with 6 inventory slots, having to choose what they take and leave behind.

Although the gamey concept seems a bit weird at first, when you look at a lot of hero’s journey, magical portal, and fairytale stories, it models it pretty well!  Dropping “Childhood innocence” for “Bitterness” and finally picking up “Mature Hopefulness” is totally the themes of many stories.

PDF game, pay what you want.


Mandy Morbid Legal fundraiser

November 29, 2019

Mandy is setting up a fundraiser to help with legal costs.

This is Mandy Morbid, as many of you know my ex Zak Smith is suing me for defamation after I, and a number of other women, told our stories of mistreatment and abuse.

The lawsuit has progressed to a point where I need to ask for a bit of help with some upcoming costs.

Thanks for reading, sharing, and if you are able donating.


Heretical Geese

June 18, 2019

One of my favorite sci-fi authors, Yoon Ha Lee, has co-authored a micro RPG over on – Heretical Geese.

Heretical Geese by Yoon Ha Lee & Ursula Whitcher is a two-page tabletop roleplaying game for a cunning Fox (or GM) and wary Geese (or players).  Can the Geese achieve moral insights before being assimilated?

The game may be of particular interest to fans of Yoon Ha Lee’s Machineries of Empire novels, but does not require familiarity with them.

No animals were harmed in the creation of this mini-RPG.  Some cattens might have been petted, though.



Tanya DePass on Todd Talks

March 26, 2019

Tanya DePass talks a bit on Todd Talks, covering a lot of social contract in playing/running RPGs. (I Need Diverse Games Patreon)

Watch Todd Talks with Tanya DePass March 25 2019 from DnDBeyond on