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Will I see you at PAXU?
PAX Unplugged, You Are A Muffin, and Exclusion Zone Botanist.
PAX Unplugged (PAXU) is this weekend in Philadelphia! If you ordered your badge online, you have probably (hopefully!) received it by now. Mine showed up on Friday, and I’m excited!
PAX Unplugged is a tabletop gaming-focused event specifically tailored to lovers of board games, RPGs, miniatures, cards, and more.
While PAXU about 60% of the size of recent Gen Con (30k vs. 50k attendees), my experience with it has been extremely positive in the past. The Expo Hall is full of vendors, with a lot of indie representation. There’s Unpub playtesting, panel discussions, RPG one-shots, and board game demos. The “learn to paint” sessions were how I got into the mini painting hobby.
Exeunt Press won’t have a vendor table this year, but I’ll be there. Follow @exeuntpress on Twitter for updates. If you can find me, I might have some stickers and Exclusion Zone Botanist pamphlets to hand out (while supplies last).
Will you be at PAXU this year? If so, leave a comment below!
Exeunt Press website updated
The exeunt.press website received a much needed update. The front page now actually mentions some games, rather than looking like just a placeholder. The Exclusion Zone Botanist and MÖRKTOBER trailer videos are featured front and center.
Watch for an online store coming soon.
You Are A Muffin
I published You Are A Muffin last February as an experiment in solo journaling RPGs. What if instead of hit points and skill checks, you only had a single stat? Instead of swords and armor, what about an extremely cozy café and a hot macchiato?
Clearly I was inspired by the absolutely wonderful Artefact by Jack Harrison, but I also wanted to add a bit of “game loop” and a dice mechanism. In fact, the Risk Value (RV) for being eaten eventually became part of Exclusion Zone Botanist.
Find a quiet place. Make a cup of coffee. Put on some relaxing music, and give it a try.
Exclusion Zone Botanist
I absolutely love hearing from people playing the games I’ve made. That’s doubly true for Exclusion Zone Botanist. At its core, it’s a push-your-luck hex crawl drawing game. With just a few prompts, people are really making some beautiful creations.
Here’s one from @smollene that I just had to share. The leaves to track your corruption are just too perfect! 🌿
Exclusion Zone Botanist also received another mention from Philippa Mort (@MortPhilippa). This time as part of three games about strange flora and fauna.
If you’d like to enter the Exclusion Zone, the game is currently free on itch.io.
Newsletters worth a bit of your attention:
The Indie RPG Newsletter takes a detailed look at the city in Into the Cess and Citadel (Feral Indie Studios).
LiteraTim decides The Batrachian Swamps (Micah Anderson & Nate Treme) needs d20 turtles.
TTRPG Teleology considers why TTRPG design jams don’t build community.
Pandion Letters announces version 1.0 of the Banda’s Grove slice-of-life RPG.
TEETH digs up some old D&D Comedy Spells from past issues of Dragon magazine.
News From The Grid talks about the origins of the Windows Haettenschweiler font and links to a few other free fonts.
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Game Jams of Note
So many jams, so little time:
Scissors and Glue TTRPG Jam 2 hosted by The Lost Bay, closes in month.
Fallen Jam hosted by Perplexing Ruins, closes in a month.
Bastards Pearlescent Jam hosted by Micah Anderson, closes in 20 days.
Anamnesis Jam by Blinking Birch Games, closes in 2 months.
Tales From The Void: A Liminal Horror Jam by Goblin Archives, closes in a month.
Minimalist TTRPG Jam by Binary Star Games, closes in 14 days.
Running an itch.io tabletop game jam and want it mentioned here? Send an email to email@example.com with the details and link. I can’t promise I’ll link to it, but I will definitely take a look.
Again, thank you so much for subscribing and seeing what’s new at Exeunt Press. 💀