Taxonomy and nomenclature of role-playing game character elements

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Characters, Classes, Game Design, Mechanics, Rules, Skills

I’ve noticed lately the many of us (me included) use different terms for the characteristics of characters in the games we’re designing. I had a look around, and I can’t find a codified/formalized taxonomy of these different elements of characters. For example, Role-playing Game Design Patterns only includes attributes, skills, and traits. So, in the spirit of […]

Forge Engine beta feedback (pt. 2)

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Character Sheet, Combat, Forge Engine, Game Design, Mechanics, Playtest, RPG, Rules, Skills, Spells

Welcome to the second in-depth beta feedback and system discussion for Forge Engine.  This post continues feedback from Reddit user htp-di-nsw. In the text below, the text in italics is the comment from the playtester/reader, and the following normally formatted text is my response and discussion.   Again this post continues the page-by-page feedback, but we also get […]

Forge Engine beta feedback (pt. 1)

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Character Sheet, Combat, Forge Engine, Game Design, Magic, Mechanics, Playtest, RPG, Rules, Skills, Stat Blocks

This post and the next few blog posts include long and in-depth feedback and discussion from the recent Forge Engine beta playtest and feedback process.  In the text below, the text in italics is the comment from the playtester/reader, and the following normally formatted text is my response and discussion.  Special thanks to Reddit user htp-di-nsw for […]

Forge Engine hits Beta

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Adventures, Characters, Forge Engine, Game Design, Playtest, Role-Playing, RPG, Rules, Settings, Skills

Work on Forge Engine has continued, and I’ve now gotten the system to the point where it’s effectively Beta.  For the non-software developers out there, this basically means that: The core system is complete The content is largely (or wholly) complete Some bugs may remain Check out the latest playtest packet on the Forge Engine […]