A Guide to Hacking Good Society: Part 2

This guide is adapted from the content of Good Society: Expanded Acquaintance. If you want even more detail about how to hack Good Society, you can grab the book or PDF for the full guide. In Part 1, we talked about the process of hacking Good Society. In this post, we’ll be talking about the elements of Good […]

The Human Heart: Engaging Emotions In RPG Design

Emotional storytelling in rpgs has always been an area of interest for us, both as players and designers. This year we were lucky enough to speak at Metatopia 2020 on the topic The Human Heart: Engaging Emotions in RPG Design. Here is the video of our panel, or for those who prefer to read, I’ve included an […]

Playtesting your Tabletop RPG

This post was written by Vee! We share very similar thoughts on playtesting – Hayley I firmly believe that learning to love playtesting is one of the most important parts of becoming a game designer. While it may seem daunting and scary to run an unfinished version of your game to a group of critically […]

How to Run Good Society as a One-Shot

As conventions are coming up for me in the following months, I avail myself yet again with wisdom from past me. If you, like me, are wondering how to run Good Society effectively as a one session experience, say… at a convention, then look no further! Past me helpfully goes through tips, tricks and a […]

How to Create an RPG

Designing an RPG with Storybrewers at Hubcon 2019

One of the best and most succinct panels we’ve presented was at Hubcon 2019. This was a practical talk about the process of creating an rpg. It does not delve into rpg theory, but rather, the talk revolves around the procedure of design, and tips and tricks to get productive at each step, rather than […]

The Conundrum of Writing a Historically Inspired Roleplaying Game

I have been doing a lot of designing lately, and thinking about design, but very little writing about design – but I’m secretly hopeful that this blog post represents my return to writing more regularly. This blog post is about writing and playing historical, historically inspired, or alt-historical roleplaying games. The topic of my blog […]