[19:32] <&GKG_Alan> Hey folks! I’m Alan Bahr of Gallant Knight Games! I’m here today to talk to you about the minimalist roleplaying game Tiny Dungeon 2e, powered by the TinyD6 engine!
[19:32] <+Shale> Hey, I’m here for the Tiny Dungeon 2e Q&A
[19:32] <&GKG_Alan> We’re currently on kickstarter, and you can find a nifty link for it, right here: (Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/tiny-dungeon-2e-minimalist-fantasy-roleplaying-is?ref=dbjly0)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/tiny-dungeon-2e-minimalist-fantasy-roleplaying-is?ref=dbjly0
[19:32] <~Dan> (Shale: You’re just in time! 🙂 )
[19:33] <&GKG_Alan> I’m happy to answer any questions about TinyD6, Tiny Dungeon 2e, my love of fine whiskey, my dogs, or really anything!
[19:33] <&GKG_Alan> So, let’s go! (Done)
[19:33] <~Dan> Thanks, GKG_Alan! The floor is open to questions!
[19:33] <~Dan> (Howdy, Guest19!)
[19:34] <+sendoshin> Oooh, whiskey! I keep forgetting not everyone in this area is Mormon…
[19:34] <~Dan> (Howdy, sendoshin! Long time no see!)
[19:34] <+sendoshin> I’ll hold that line of thought for later, though…
[19:34] <&GKG_Alan> Feel free to ask about that! I’m enjoying right now!
[19:34] <+sendoshin> (Hey! Keep not having time, but today I do, so here I am!)
[19:35] <~Dan> Go ahead, sendoshin! It’s GKG_Alan’s show. 🙂
[19:35] <~Dan> (Howdy, LaggingDiceOnPhone!)
[19:35] <+Shale> So, some of the (really good looking) promo art for Tiny Dungeons has a eyepatch’d bear-person – are animal people part of the playable races?
[19:35] <&GKG_Alan> Shale, yes and no!
[19:36] <&GKG_Alan> You have Bears, Salamander and Lizard people.
[19:36] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, MCurry!)
[19:36] <&GKG_Alan> So not a huge spread, but a bit more than general fantasy.
[19:36] <+Shale> Cool, thanks!
[19:37] <+sendoshin> All well and good, but before we get too far into alcohol (and my severe undereducation on the subject), I’d love to hear more about the game! “Minimalist” has a lot of definitions, so I’m curious about how that plays out, here.
[19:37] <&GKG_Alan> Also, pleased you like the art. Michael (our cover artist) knocked it out of the park!
[19:38] <&GKG_Alan> Sendoshin, sure. So Tiny Dungeon 2e runs on TinyD6. TinyD6 does away with classes, variable weapon damage, specialized saving throws, and more. It tries to capture the feel of classic roleplaying games in as few rules as possible. For example, the base roll in the game is a 2d6 roll. If you roll a 5 or 6, you succeed.
[19:38] <&GKG_Alan> If you have Advantage, you get to roll 3d6. If you have Disadvantage you get to roll 1d6.
[19:38] <&GKG_Alan> That’s it.
[19:38] <+MCurry> When you had the primary “eureka moment” for wanting to write this game, what game were you playing/thinking about and what was that game’s shortcoming that inspired you to write this one?
[19:38] <~Dan> Nice question, MCurry!
[19:38] <&GKG_Alan> Characters are defined by a Heritage (similar to race or species in other RPGs), three traits (special abilities that grant Advantage or unique actions) and a weapon they specialize in!
[19:39] <+MCurry> I’m a game designer too, so I know how to ask ’em. 😉
[19:39] <&GKG_Alan> That’s it. You can fit a PC on a 3×5 notecard.
[19:39] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Guest94!)
[19:39] <~Dan> MCurry: Oh? What have you written? 🙂
[19:39] <+MCurry> I’m the systems lead for 7th Sea 2nd edition
[19:39] <&GKG_Alan> MCurry – Well, I actually bought the TinyD6 line from Smoking Salamander games who put out the original Tiny Dungeon. It’s a fantastic game, but it had a lot of shortcomings (visually, mechanically, and editorially). I saw the potential, acquired the gameline and made changes to it to make it “my own” so to speak!
[19:40] <+LaggingDiceOnPhone> How many pages of actual rules are in the book, including the Heritages?
[19:40] <~Dan> MCurry: Ah, very cool. I made a point of visiting with John Wick at GenCon. 🙂
[19:40] <&GKG_Alan> I wanted a game that captured “D&D” without needing a D&D book.
[19:40] <&GKG_Alan> something that worked for cons, one-offs, or very short campaigns for filling gaps.
[19:40] <+Shale> (When you get a chance – ) How does combat play out? Is it closer to D&D or Dungeon World?
[19:40] <+MCurry> Dan: I may have been literally sitting next to him when you did. 🙂
[19:41] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Tobie!)
[19:41] <&GKG_Alan> LaggingDiceOnPhone – About 30ish. It’s mostly your standard “here’s how you play an RPG”. You can put all the rules and options on a single page if you distill them.
[19:41] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Guest93, Guest14!)
[19:41] <&Silverlion> I want prints of everything, hate being poor 😀
[19:41] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – It’s closer to really streamlined D&D. Initiative happens, folks make their attacks and take their actions. However there is no “movement” or “grid”. It’s very theatre of the mind in a lot of ways.
[19:42] <~Dan> (Everyone: You can set your names with the /nick command; e.g., /nick Dan 🙂 )
[19:42] <+Shale> Huh, interesting! Excited to try it out.
[19:42] <&Silverlion> Allo Guest14 you can change your name by typing /new nickname against the far wall to the left.
[19:42] <+Tobie> Test
[19:42] <~Dan> Pass!
[19:42] <&GKG_Alan> Hi Tobie!
[19:42] <&GKG_Alan> Tobie is one of our micro-setting authors!
[19:42] <+Tobie> Ola
[19:42] <+Tobie> Hi everyone!
[19:42] <+Tobie> Greetings from Manila, at 830am
[19:42] <&Silverlion> Alan rocks with the wee games.
[19:42] <~Dan> Oh, nice! Great to have you here, Tobie!
[19:43] <&GKG_Alan> Thank you Silverlion!
[19:43] <+MCurry> GKG_Alan: In general, how much of a difference is there between Tiny Dungeon 2e and previous versions of the game? If I wanted to whet my appetite a bit, which versions / additions would be the closest approximation?
[19:43] <~Dan> I was wondering if you’d show up.
[19:43] <~Dan> I thought to myself, “Tobie, or not Tobie?”
[19:43] <+Shale> ouch
[19:43] <+MCurry> Tobie: Nice to see you again buddy.
[19:43] <+sendoshin> Oh yeah! This is the pun factory!
[19:43] <+Tobie> I panicked. I was like, Alan’s on a chat? Was it today or next week!
[19:43] <+sendoshin> Can’t believe I forgot that…
[19:43] <+Tobie> Hahah
[19:43] <&Silverlion> What is the magic like?
[19:44] <&GKG_Alan> MCurry – That’s a hard question. Tiny Frontiers would be your best start (note: The PDFs are 50% off during the campaign). Tiny Frontiers: Mecha & Monsters is a bit less minimalist (while still being VERY rules lite). Honestly, Tiny Dungeon is the first Tiny game we’ve done since I had the TinyD6 line. It’s a soft reboot in a large sense.
[19:44] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, JohnGarren!)
[19:44] <&GKG_Alan> I will note, mechanically, go with Tiny Frontiers, but visually, Mecha & Monsters is much closer to our new standards. Tiny Frontiers was my first release as a indie publisher, and it shows.
[19:44] <+Tobie> (Off topic, but loving how you can highlight a chat post by someone and the chat client highlights all other posts of that person)
[19:45] <+MCurry> GKG_Alan: Any plans to do early / alpha releases or playtest versions to backers? Or do I have to wait until the whole thing is done? 😉
[19:45] <&GKG_Alan> Silverlion – magic is pretty minimalist. There’s only a handful of types: Beastspeaker, Healer, Spelltouched and Scroll Reader
[19:45] <&GKG_Alan> They do pretty much what they say!
[19:46] <&GKG_Alan> MCurry we used to do that, but we’ve actually stopped. It took a lot of time away from the team (me), and it’s actually faster just to get the game final ready.
[19:46] <&Silverlion> So not traditional spell casting of any kind? inherent powers? (except the scroll reader?)
[19:46] <+sendoshin> Druid, Cleric, Sorceror, Wizard, roughly, if you _must_ translate to DnD…
[19:46] <&GKG_Alan> sendoshin sort of, but not really
[19:46] <+sendoshin> Like I said, if you _must_.
[19:46] <&GKG_Alan> Fair enough!
[19:46] <+sendoshin> There will be variations that make it not quite work in either direction.
[19:46] <&GKG_Alan> very much so
[19:47] <&GKG_Alan> spelltouched is basically a wizard who only has level 0 spells. Nothing more.
[19:47] <+LaggingDiceOnPhone> Are there any opposed rolls in 2e? Is the gamemaster playing by symmetrical rules (a la D&D) or asymmetrical (a la Dungeon World or Blades in the Dark)?
[19:47] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Mattwandcow!)
[19:47] <+Shale> Are there any aspects of the game that you might expand on in the future? e.g. a supplement that adds new races, magic types, etc
[19:47] <&GKG_Alan> Scroll reader is just that. You can read scrolls that have better magic, but they are one use.
[19:47] <&GKG_Alan> LaggingDiceOnPhone – It’s more like D&D with symmetrical play than asymmetrical play.
[19:47] <&GKG_Alan> emulating D&D with a very simple ruleset was a driving goal of the original game and our edition.
[19:48] <+MCurry> GKG_Alan: What’s your current eta for a final version of the game?
[19:48] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – Yes! Our Kickstarter has unlocked the first every Tiny Dungeon campaign setting (a full book)! It’ll have all new rules and races, as it’s a primarily undersea setting!
[19:48] <&GKG_Alan> MCurry – The rules are in editing now! Obviously all our stretch goal additions slow that down a bit, but we’ve delivered every TinyD6 game early to backers (by 2 or more months) and I have a gut feeling we’ll do it again!
[19:49] <+Shale> (Cool, I look forward to it!)
[19:49] <+Mattwandcow> Are there any RPG scenerios you think would be better run in a different system than Tiny2e?
[19:49] <&GKG_Alan> That being said. If you want to see the playtest packet, I’ve never shied from putting my money where my mouth is. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to share it to you.
[19:49] <+MCurry> GKG_Alan: Brb emailing 😉
[19:49] <&GKG_Alan> I don’t make it actively public (it’s hard for a solo act like me to deal with mountains of feedback).
[19:49] <+JohnGarren> I just want to say that I didn’t hear about any TinyD6 title until I saw Tiny Dungeon 2e on KS. After picking up and reading Tiny Frontiers, I wish I had that and Tiny Dungeon 1e from the start. I’m very excited about Tiny Dungeon 2e. Thank you!
[19:50] <+sendoshin> That’s tricky even with teams of dozens.
[19:50] <&GKG_Alan> Mattwandcow – Well, I ran Tomb of Horrors with it.
[19:50] <&GKG_Alan> Sendoshin, it’s true! I’ve got a great team,b ut we just underwent a merger, so I’m still sorting out how that works. I’m still running the game division show as a solo act (for now)
[19:50] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Guest13! You can set your name with the /nick command; e.g., /nick Dan 🙂 )
[19:51] <&GKG_Alan> Dan, this might be the most hopping TinyD6 chat we’ve ever had 😉 We might even hit the full two hours.
[19:51] <&GKG_Alan> And JohnGarren – Thank you for the compliments!
[19:51] <+JohnGarren> So you hinted a cyberpunk-themed Tiny game. Have you also thought about the horror genre?
[19:52] <+MCurry> GKG_Alan: I fully understand. We have people that funnel that feedback to me when it needs my attention, and it’s STILL a lot to deal with a lot of the time.
[19:52] <+MCurry> I can’t imagine the headache of being a one man show.
[19:52] <+Tobie> Tiny Horror 😀
[19:52] <+Mattwandcow> So I am completely in the dark with this system. Is there a place I can check out what 1e did?
[19:53] <+Mattwandcow> (Tiny Scare sounds more fun)
[19:53] <+Geek2theRight> Will new heritages and . . . was it edges? . . . appear in any settings? And if so, will there ever be a companion to bring those together without having to buy all the settings?
[19:53] <+Shale> I know one of the big goals was to sort of emulate a streamlined, portable D&D. Is that more seeking to emulate the experience of the fiction (dungeoneering in traditional medieval fantasy) or of the ruleset (initiative, mage/warrior/thief/etc, Sword of +1 Orc Smiting)?
[19:53] <+sendoshin> Oooh. yeah. Tiny Cyber, Tiny Gaslamp, Tiny That’sNoMoon…
[19:53] <&GKG_Alan> JohnGarren – Tiny Monsters is being written by myself and a 40k fiction author.
[19:53] <+MCurry> GKG_Alan: What kind of balance do you intend to strike between more action- and combat-oriented scenes and conflicts, versus more social- and roleplay-oriented ones? Are there specific rules that apply only to one situation or the other, or does the ruleset try to be something of a blanket?
[19:54] <&GKG_Alan> Mattwandcow – Tiny Frontiers is 50% off on DriveThru. It shows the version of the ruleset I started developing a year ago. We’ve made even more refinements.
[19:54] <~Dan> GKG_Alan: Do you need a question pause to catch up?
[19:54] <&GKG_Alan> (it’s only 5$ for a 150 page PDF give or take pages)
[19:54] <+JohnGarren> Tiny Monsters! Love it!
[19:54] <&GKG_Alan> MCurry – The ruleset tries to be a blanket, but there’s not a lot of rules
[19:54] <&GKG_Alan> There’s mostly a few traits that give you advantage in certain social situations, and that’s it
[19:55] <&GKG_Alan> I’m very much of the mindset that the best social rules are just roleplaying at the table and the GM handling it. This game reflects that.
[19:55] <&GKG_Alan> Dan, I’m good.
[19:55] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – both!~
[19:55] <+LaggingDiceOnPhone> Are there any guidelines or rules for gamemasters creating settings, playable races or alternative magic systems?
[19:55] <+MCurry> Given that you’re taking such a minimalist approach to rules, do you anticipate that the lion’s share of the book will be taken up with setting, tone, and GM-advice oriented cotent?
[19:55] <&GKG_Alan> But we’re also pushing the boundaries. The micro-settings really bounce all over the place. You should read some of what we have unlocked on the Kickstarter page!~
[19:55] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, VCGaming!)
[19:56] <&GKG_Alan> LaggingDiceOnthePhone – Nope, not specifically, but it can be reverse Engineered. I’m also big on community engagement, and I encourage active fan homebrews (and have paid some fans for the rights to use their creations in various games). one of our writers started as a TinyD6 fan.
[19:56] <+Mattwandcow> (Alan’s update spam has been horrendously awesome for this kickstarter :D)
[19:57] <&GKG_Alan> MCurry, very much so. There’s only 30 pages of rules (give or take) and ther ewill be 150 pages of 20 different settings.
[19:57] <&GKG_Alan> (OMG 20 settings)
[19:57] <+Shale> (I can corroborate that I love the constant updates!)
[19:57] <~Dan> GKG_Alan: Man… Did you promote this chat hard or something? 🙂
[19:57] <&GKG_Alan> Dan I posted 5 minutes ago cuz I forgot…
[19:57] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, f, Guest61!)
[19:57] <&GKG_Alan> It’s like the Kickstarter…just out of control.
[19:57] <&GKG_Alan> Honestly, I’d projected the Kickstarter to end at 20k.
[19:57] <&GKG_Alan> We’re a bit past 48 hours and about to cross 24k.
[19:58] <~Dan> (Guest61: You can set your name with the /nick command; e.g., /nick Dan 🙂 )
[19:59] <+JohnGarren> LOL day 1 data had KickTraq showing your project trending towards $319K!
[19:59] <&GKG_Alan> I’d probably throw up and cry if that happened.
[19:59] <+JohnGarren> lol
[19:59] <&GKG_Alan> I was pushing my luck coming up with stretch goals to 50k. Calling in all my favors to get extra settings.
[19:59] <+sendoshin> Same. Let’s not lie.
[20:00] <+sendoshin> That’s a ridiculous amount of pressure, that much money.
[20:00] <+MCurry> @GKG_Alan: Yeah I know the feeling man, I was insistent that I wasn’t even going to look at the 7th Sea KS campaign because I was TERRIFIED both of it not funding and of it funding WAY more than I thought.
[20:01] <&GKG_Alan> MCurry – showoff 😉
[20:01] <+Geek2theRight> Just release a special microdungeon and add a floor every $5k or so. It worked for Pillars of Eternity.
[20:01] <+MCurry> But given how well you’re doing so far, 50k would not be a surprise to me in the least
[20:01] <+Shale> Assuming one has a decent eye for game design, how hard would it be to homebrew other races?
[20:01] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – pretty easy.
[20:01] <&GKG_Alan> HP, Single Heritage Trait, done.
[20:01] <+MCurry> GKG_Alan: Not my intent, I assure you, just trying to say that I know the feeling of being terrified of success.
[20:01] <+Shale> *rubs hands excitedly*
[20:02] <&GKG_Alan> Hah, I was teasing. Success is intimidating as much as failure
[20:02] <+MCurry> Oh I know man. I still have really bad impostor syndrome. I’m convinced that any day now John is gonna realize that he hired some nobody who doesn’t know what he’s doing and just can me.
[20:02] <+sendoshin> (Crap. Can’t stop imagining Tiny That’sNoMoon…)
[20:02] <+Geek2theRight> $55k, let the Mega Microdungeon commence!
[20:02] <&GKG_Alan> Geek2theRight – That’s not a bad idea…
[20:03] <+MCurry> And when I talk to other designers that are also new-ish to the industry they all have that same feeling — that any second everyone’s going to realize that they’re just making it up as they go along.
[20:03] <&GKG_Alan> If I still that, I promise to admit I stole it.
[20:03] <+Tobie> Tiny Giant = a game about planets
[20:03] <&GKG_Alan> *steal
[20:04] <+Mattwandcow> Have another to steal: Tiny Fantastic Voyage (Shrink down and fight a virus!)
[20:04] <+Geek2theRight> From Pillars of Eternity, yeah. 😉
[20:04] <+sendoshin> (Who may have taken the idea from elsewhere themselves…)
[20:04] <&GKG_Alan> hah! funny story – Original Tiny Frontiers: Mecha & Monsters was to be called: Tiny Giant Robots.
[20:04] <+Shale> When it comes to the settings, are they more focused on giving DMs pre-existing dungeon layouts and such, or on giving DMs tools to help flesh out the world?
[20:05] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – They’re actually more intended to be used as a leap board
[20:05] <+Shale> Cool!
[20:05] <+Shale> That’s what I was hoping for, honestly.
[20:05] <+JohnGarren> What is the thing you’re most worried about for TD2e?
[20:05] <&GKG_Alan> You read ’em, and then take them and make them your own. There’s not lots of details, more broad scopes, plots and plot hook
[20:06] <&GKG_Alan> JohnGarren – Overcommiting and missing our promises to backers. These folks let me have this as my fulltime job
[20:06] <&GKG_Alan> I don’t want to disappoint them because I missed something or messed up.
[20:06] <+sendoshin> (You’re gonna do that anyway. May as well design them for it from the start. 😛 )
[20:06] <&GKG_Alan> Sendoshin – talking about the settings?
[20:06] <+JohnGarren> Anything we backers can do to mitigate that pressure?
[20:06] <&GKG_Alan> or about me failing everyone 😉
[20:07] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, dddaaannn!)
[20:07] <+sendoshin> GKG_Alan: Nah, settings.
[20:07] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Hexeter, NecroWolf!)
[20:07] <&GKG_Alan> JohnGarren – Not at all! I’ve got a great community who constantly supports my crazy ideas and innovations (we’re releasing an 80s TinyD6 game called Magnum Vice: Fury Force in the next two months)
[20:07] <+sendoshin> Haven’t seen any evidence that you disappoint anyone who wasn’t likely to be disappointed no matter what you do.
[20:08] <&GKG_Alan> It has awesome 80s skills like car hood sliding, waterfall training montages and more!
[20:08] <&GKG_Alan> sendoshin – well thank you. I try to justify the trust and faith I’m given!
[20:08] <&GKG_Alan> man, this turned into: “let’s talk about Alan’s insecurities!”. no wonder I pour a drink before every Q&A.
[20:08] <+sendoshin> That’s about 98% of the battle right there, according to my experience. 🙂
[20:08] <+Shale> Alan, tell us about your parents.
[20:08] <+JohnGarren> You guys are going to make me poor. These ideas sound awesome!
[20:08] <+Tobie> Whooo hoooo
[20:08] <+MCurry> @GKG_Alan: Reddit AMAs trigger me ;P
[20:08] * ~Dan chuckles
[20:08] <+Mattwandcow> How complicated are monsters in TR2e? And how easy is it to make your own?
[20:09] <~Dan> (wb, Drew-2!)
[20:09] <&GKG_Alan> JohnGarren – I try to keep my games affordable and small. I have never priced a game from GKG over 30$ in retail.
[20:09] <+Shale> After TD2e releases, how do you guys feel about player-made supplements, like Dungeon World’s playbooks?
[20:09] <&GKG_Alan> and my basic pledges on the KS are as affordable as I can make them
[20:09] <&GKG_Alan> Mattwandcow – Not too hard!
[20:09] <&GKG_Alan> I think you’ll find it very easy.
[20:09] <+Hexeter> Is the Six Page Format for the Kickstarter Settings something of a ‘Standard’ for TinyD6?
[20:10] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – I’m fine with it. You might wanna wait until our 25k stretch goal though 😉
[20:10] <+JohnGarren> Which I commend and praise you for. I have two kids now, and I apparently need to buy things for them. #grump lol
[20:10] <+NecroWolf> Have the extended stretch goals been discussed ?
[20:10] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – Yes, it’s sort of the standard since Tiny Frontiers.
[20:10] <&GKG_Alan> NecroWolf – Nope!
[20:10] <+JohnGarren> Actually, on that note, I cannot WAIT to teach them this game!
[20:10] <&GKG_Alan> But I will spoil them here if someone asks….
[20:10] <+Mattwandcow> Where there be a place for fans to compile knowledge of TinyRPG settings and info and stuff? Like an offical wiki or something designed for interaction and sharing between tables?
[20:11] <&GKG_Alan> Mattwandcow – We’re actually working on upgrading our website. We hope to have a forum for that eventually.
[20:11] <&GKG_Alan> For now there’s a great facebook group that folks are very active in (and I am too. I spoil lots of teasers there).
[20:11] <+sendoshin> Fora are a mess, lately.
[20:11] <+Shale> Dan, I just realized at the top, when you said “Please introduce yourself and your game!”, that wasn’t to me 😡 Feel free to delete my answer to that when you guys release a transcript later…
[20:11] <&GKG_Alan> https://www.facebook.com/groups/197460570660754/
[20:11] <+MCurry> Alright I’m gonna go gnaw on your rules for a while. Good luck with the rest of the Q&A, good luck with the rest of the campaign, and congrats on your success so far!
[20:11] <&GKG_Alan> Thank you!
[20:12] <~Dan> Take care, MCurry!
[20:12] <~Dan> Come by any time!
[20:12] <+NecroWolf> I mean I definitely want to know what’s coming.im super glad to see how much support it’s gotten in just a few days . And I also get a little sad when stretch goals run out
[20:12] <~Dan> Shale: No worries. 🙂
[20:12] <+Shale> GKG_Alan Important question: you mentioned you have dogs. More information on this is critical.
[20:12] <&GKG_Alan> NecroWolf – I do too, but I also realize I have to know when to stop
[20:12] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, mib_l70hqa!)
[20:12] <&GKG_Alan> there is a point where I’ll call it quits and let it stand as is
[20:12] <&Silverlion> Dog’s are always critical to everything.
[20:13] <+NecroWolf> Very valid .
[20:13] <&GKG_Alan> So at $25k, we will open up submissions to GKG for fan written supplements that we will pay $0.10 per word for and publish on a monthly subscription basis.
[20:13] <~Dan> How cool!
[20:13] <+NecroWolf> Also when are you gonna officially branch out into mini making ?
[20:13] <+Shale> Awesome!
[20:13] <&GKG_Alan> Micro-settings, rules expansions. Valid submissions will work with me to create a full RPG product.
[20:13] <+JohnGarren> Speaking of kids, gotta go. Thank you, Alan/GKG, and thank you Dan!
[20:13] <+sendoshin> That’s a great rate!
[20:13] <&GKG_Alan> See you later JohnGarren!
[20:13] <+Hexeter> Given how many Micro Settings we have already Unlocked via the Kickstarter, are there any plans to release them as a Separate book? or will it still be one (somewhat larger) book?
[20:13] <&GKG_Alan> sendoshin that’s our base rate. We never pay less.
[20:14] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Daegon`!)
[20:14] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter We only have two left, so we’ll keep them in the book and stop there!
[20:14] <+Mattwandcow> Noice! This micro writing sounds like something I’d be on board working on!
[20:14] <+Shale> Me too!
[20:14] <&GKG_Alan> NecroWolf – Probably never! It was a weird last minute thing I did. I’m frankly surprised folks wanted ’em.
[20:15] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – I have two puppies (both under a year). Fae is a Chihuahua/Greyhound mix, and Ella is a Chihuahua..something mix.
[20:15] <&GKG_Alan> Great! Well get us to 25k, and we’ll get started! The money at that stretch goal is for that!
[20:15] <+Hexeter> You should know, when you do get around to making the Minis Alan, that people are going to want a Livestream of some of that.
[20:15] <+sendoshin> Mixes are generally healthier.
[20:15] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter, it’s a lot of swearing and drinking so probably not!
[20:15] <+sendoshin> That… would drive ratings _up_>
[20:15] <&GKG_Alan> https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20993861_10103743435147929_4130940390925204322_n.jpg?oh=fff88eb1f3b6904069f95a64a4d4fd9d&oe=5A4E482A
[20:16] <&GKG_Alan> That’s Ella.
[20:16] <+Hexeter> Oh C’mon! You know that would be Epic Level Fun!~
[20:16] <&GKG_Alan> and Sendoshin, yes, but I like to be seen as mildly professional.
[20:16] <+Hexeter> Especially if you do it with a Live Chat 😛
[20:16] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter, maybe I’ll do a KS Live for one!
[20:16] <+Tobie> 😀
[20:17] <+NecroWolf> Path are you considering the omnibus instead of the format you have been dolllowinf ?
[20:17] <&GKG_Alan> Sorry Necrowolf, I don’t follow?
[20:17] <+sendoshin> That sentence rather got away from you there…
[20:17] <+NecroWolf> Why do it as a set instead of indivial releases ?
[20:18] <&GKG_Alan> do what? The subscription for the stretch goal?
[20:19] <+Shale> Are there any systems or rulesets from D&D that you tried to work in but ultimately scrapped?
[20:19] <+NecroWolf> I was talking about the thing posted on Facebook . I thought it was several books all released at once for an increased price
[20:19] <+Hexeter> I may have to go take furious advantage of the Discount on the Pre-Exisiting Tiny Dungeon stuff, I am curious to see how a Campaign level sort of Game might be achieved.
[20:19] <&GKG_Alan> NecroWolf – OH! That was feeling out future Kickstarters.
[20:19] <+sendoshin> (Wait… is PM a Td6?)
[20:19] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Guest84!)
[20:19] <&GKG_Alan> Sendoshin – planet mercenary? No it’ sD6^3 Mayhem
[20:19] <&GKG_Alan> also by me.
[20:20] <~Dan> (Everyone with a Guest## nick: Please set your names with the /nick command. Thanks!)
[20:20] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – It’s only Tiny Frontiers & Mecha and Monsters.
[20:20] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – No, not really. Anything I cut I cut because it wasn’t minimalist enough for me.
[20:20] <+sendoshin> Yeah, my copy _should_ be here tomorrow or Monday. I was just trying to work out if Tiny In Space was already a thing through that. 😀
[20:21] <&GKG_Alan> Tiny Frontiers is full space opera 🙂
[20:21] <+sendoshin> Ah, fair. I was thinking western for some reason…
[20:21] <+Hexeter> How did you get involved in the Minimalist Gaming concept if you don’t mind me asking?
[20:21] <&GKG_Alan> (and again, 50% off 😉 )
[20:21] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Guest15!)
[20:21] <+NecroWolf> Also how many critters do you think will be started up in 2E? I’m also happy when there are more monsters included since I tend to run less structured games and being able to sit down 5 minutes before a game and pull out critters from the book really helps.
[20:22] <~Dan> (Guest15: You can set your name with the /nick command; e.g., /nick Dan 🙂 )
[20:22] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – Uh, I’ve been playing RPGs for 20 years, I just sorted drifted to rules light. I also go to a lot of cons (I run a fiction publishing house) and a fast, easy to teach RPG was a hit.
[20:22] <&GKG_Alan> It made transportable gaming viable for me.
[20:22] <&GKG_Alan> NecroWolf, well I sent out a 50 piece art list for the Bestiary
[20:22] <&GKG_Alan> so…it’s not Tiny!
[20:23] <+Mattwandcow> I’ve been playing in a D&D3ish game, as well as 5e. Simpler is so much more fun
[20:23] <~Dan> Sweet, re: bestiary
[20:23] <&GKG_Alan> Agreed. I find the more the rules get out of my way, the happier I am as a GM and player.
[20:23] <&GKG_Alan> TinyD6 takes that to the far extreme while being a full game (my opinion)
[20:24] <+Will> (comes back from doing dinner thing, whoa. Cute doggos!)
[20:24] <~Dan> (wb, Will!)
[20:24] <&GKG_Alan> Thanks Will!
[20:24] <+sendoshin> Ah. There’s the genre name I was missing. Now I can focus on other things. (Tiny + Slice of Life, for those curious…)
[20:24] <+Will> Two questions, are there free rules to peruse/preview, and do you need artists? 🙂
[20:24] <&GKG_Alan> We’re actively working on Tiny Gunslingers actually
[20:24] <&GKG_Alan> it’s..5 games down our release schedule for the TinyD6 line
[20:24] <+Will> (And link to kickstarter, I lost it in scrollback)
[20:25] <&GKG_Alan> (Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/tiny-dungeon-2e-minimalist-fantasy-roleplaying-is?ref=creator_nav)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/tiny-dungeon-2e-minimalist-fantasy-roleplaying-is?ref=creator_nav
[20:25] <&GKG_Alan> No free rules, but we are doing a Quckstart due to stretch goals we unlocked!
[20:27] <&GKG_Alan> wow, did I somehow answer all the questions in a brief 30 minute blitz?
[20:27] <+sendoshin> Was there motivation behind using 2d6 as opposed to 2d10 or 2d4 or such?
[20:27] <&GKG_Alan> ah!
[20:27] <&GKG_Alan> Well, the original Tiny Dungeon used that, so I kept it.
[20:27] <&GKG_Alan> Also d6s are easy to find, even if travelling
[20:27] <&GKG_Alan> So it plays to the portable nature of the game.
[20:28] <+sendoshin> Only thing more portable is my next question.
[20:28] <~Dan> Do you consider this to be a “beer and pretzels” game?
[20:28] <+sendoshin> Diceless variant?
[20:28] <&GKG_Alan> Dan, it certainly can be. It’s best at 1 to 6 sessions, and is easily you can play it while drinking (I have GMed it while doing such).
[20:28] <&GKG_Alan> Sendoshin – Not likely. Hasn’t really been on my radar, but now that you’ve said that, it’s gonna eat me up.
[20:28] <+Hexeter> In your experience Running/Demoing the Game what is the average play time of a full Micro?
[20:29] <+Mattwandcow> I find d20s will work on any flat surface. Other dice tend to slide and roll away
[20:29] <+Hexeter> LOL Nevermind you just answered that 🙂
[20:29] <&GKG_Alan> Hah! there you go
[20:29] <&GKG_Alan> as a note, we just crossed our 24k stretch goal on during this chat
[20:29] <+Will> How easy are the various Tinygames mixed? (Sorry if that was asked already)
[20:29] <+Hexeter> Woohoo!
[20:29] <+sendoshin> If it was 30-40 years ago, I’d say d2s are more common than d6s. 😀
[20:30] <+Will> TinyGunslinging Dungeoneeers
[20:30] <+Geek2theRight> (Stepping out for a few. Be back soon.)
[20:30] <&GKG_Alan> Wil, really easy. The ruleset is 99% compatible. Some games have minor variations to account for theme or genre.
[20:30] * +Will nods. “I figured, but thought I’d double check”
[20:31] <&GKG_Alan> Will that’s a core goal. In fact, one of our Tiny Dungeon micros is built to be used WITH Tiny Frontiers if you have it (but stands alone just fine).
[20:31] <+Hexeter> I saw that you have the Rules essentially completed, do you have a Page Count for the Rules aspect of the Book yet?
[20:31] <&GKG_Alan> 35 🙂
[20:31] <&GKG_Alan> give or take stretch goals/editing
[20:32] <+Hexeter> Excellent, I have been drifting back to OSR Gaming recently and I am really appreciating the whole Rules Light Movement.. if you can call it a movement 🙂
[20:33] <+Hexeter> Hmm, I may have my Kickstarter Rewards in hand before DriveThruRPG Finishing Zipping Tiny Frontiers and Tiny Mecha…
[20:33] <&GKG_Alan> I think you’ll like Tiny Dungeon 2e then. Our new Quickstart is written by an OSR industry vet!
[20:33] <&GKG_Alan> Brian Fitzpatrick of Mazes & Perils
[20:33] <&GKG_Alan> (Dan that’s Fitz, FYI)
[20:33] <~Dan> (Oh? Cool!!)
[20:34] <~Dan> (Chatroom regular.)
[20:34] <~Dan> (I love it when folks make industry connections in here. 😀 )
[20:34] <+Will> I’ve always had a deep love of rules light, and only tolerate middling stuff
[20:34] <+Hexeter> That’s great news!
[20:35] <~Dan> How many settings have been unlocked so far?
[20:35] <+Will> (Wow, $5 for Tiny Frontiers? Huh)
[20:35] <+sendoshin> Is your inclusion of playable bears a reference to your surname, or in any way inspired by it?
[20:35] <+Hexeter> I just recently stumbled on it myself, I had no idea people were still so chuffed to play 1st Edition and so on so I have been in my glory soaking up all the Blogs/Podcasts/Rules Variants etc.\
[20:35] * ~Dan chuckles
[20:35] <&GKG_Alan> Will, yes!
[20:35] <&GKG_Alan> Dan, 20. + a bonus one I wrote.
[20:36] <~Dan> 20? Holy cow.
[20:36] <&GKG_Alan> sendoshin – It’s not. My name is pronounced Bar actually. I just really love polar bears (favorite animal, hence why their in planet mercenary), so I wrote rules for them.
[20:36] <&GKG_Alan> No one gives me playable polar bears.
[20:36] <&GKG_Alan> Dan, yup. A few.
[20:36] <+Hexeter> Give it some time, I am sure there will be a Setting about Holy Cows
[20:36] <&GKG_Alan> And probably more. I think there’s a double set here and there.
[20:36] * +Will hehs
[20:37] <+sendoshin> Yes, well, that’s how “Bahr” is _supposed_ to be pronounced.
[20:37] <&GKG_Alan> Same reason I added Treefolk as a playable race.
[20:37] <&GKG_Alan> No one lets me, so I did it.
[20:37] * +Will claps
[20:38] <&GKG_Alan> Will TF is cheap! You should buy it 😉
[20:38] <+sendoshin> I for one applaud the variety of playable races, and your reasoning for fashioning them.
[20:38] <~Dan> What races do you offer?
[20:38] <&GKG_Alan> Thanks 🙂 I’m a selfish publisher.
[20:38] <&GKG_Alan> So:
[20:38] <+Hexeter> WAIT! THe Progress Bar on the Zip file moved I’m sure of it!
[20:39] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Guest46! You can set your name with the /nick command. 🙂 )
[20:39] <&GKG_Alan> Human, Fey (Elves), Dwarves, Goblins, Salimar, Lizardfolk, Karhu (bears), Treefolk for starters.
[20:39] <~Dan> (Or you can leave without saying a word.)
[20:39] <+Shale> Are there any non-D&D systems this takes inspiration from?
[20:39] <+sendoshin> (Huh. /quit is a funny way to spell /nick…)
[20:40] <~Dan> Salimar are the salamanders, I assume?
[20:40] <&GKG_Alan> Shale – nothing leaps to mind. I own over 700 physical RPG books, so I play a lot of different games
[20:40] <&GKG_Alan> Dan, yes. They come in two varieties, Pryo and Cryo.
[20:40] <&GKG_Alan> Ice Salamanders or Fire Salamanders.
[20:40] <+Will> I just did, Alan.
[20:40] <&GKG_Alan> YAY! Thanks Will
[20:40] <+Will> I’m also trying to use kickstarter but it’s not playing nice
[20:40] <+Will> ‘log in via FB’ “NOPE”
[20:41] <+Hexeter> I make it a Policy to never log out of Kickstarter.. it’s really not a good Policy if you ask my Wife.. but it’s cheaper than a lot of other things 🙂
[20:41] <+sendoshin> ^ That.
[20:41] <+sendoshin> Oh so much that.
[20:42] <&GKG_Alan> Heh.
[20:42] <+Will> Oh, kickstarter doesn’t take Paypal? mmph
[20:42] <+Hexeter> Patty was very happy when I started blaming you for this one Alan, she is a terrible influence on me over at the Gamer Gathering 🙂
[20:43] <&GKG_Alan> Heh, glad to hear I can help!
[20:43] <+Hexeter> Yeah I find that odd.. given how much volume Kickstarter does you’d think they would be all over PayPal, but I guess they don’t want to risk Chargebacks after a Kickstarter Funds?
[20:43] <&GKG_Alan> That’s exactly it Hexeter.
[20:44] <&GKG_Alan> So. We seem to have slowed a bit. Any more questions I can answer?
[20:44] <+sendoshin> There are the standard Bridge Questions…
[20:45] <+Hexeter> You should strong arm Melanie in to writing some Fiction for Tiny2e *nods*
[20:45] <+Hexeter> Not really a Question as such…
[20:45] <+sendoshin> Name, Quest, Favorite Color, Average airspeed velocity of the unladen swallow…
[20:45] <+Will> Are spells and similar built in, or is there some sort of spell design framework?
[20:45] <+sendoshin> Always good questions to fall back on.
[20:45] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – I can work on that!
[20:46] <+Hexeter> Also, how do you approach these folks to Add a Micro Setting? I have always wondered how that works
[20:46] <&GKG_Alan> Sendoshin – Alan Bahr, Bring me pho and whisky, Blue, 37 MPH
[20:46] <&GKG_Alan> Will – There’s a frame work. It’s actually a lot like Psionics in TF 😉
[20:46] <+GenoFoxx> Is Tiny Dungeons 2e the start of a series of revamps for the other released Tiny games?
[20:46] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – I simply ask. I know most of them, so I shoot ’em an email. If I don’t, I reach out and ask.
[20:46] <+Will> Well, haven’t cracked open TF quite yet, but I’ll keep that in mind! ANd magic items?
[20:46] <&GKG_Alan> Will – Same as Xeno-artificats in TF!
[20:46] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, Hagalaz!)
[20:47] * +Will puts a pin in that one, too… heh
[20:47] <&GKG_Alan> GenoFoxx – Sort of. We’ll be rebooting the core Tiny Frontiers at some point, but Mecha & Monsters is up to my current standards, so it stays as is 🙂
[20:47] <+Hagalaz> So can we ask questions about the game?
[20:47] <&GKG_Alan> Of course. Whatever you want!
[20:47] <~Dan> That’s why we’re here, Hagalaz! 🙂
[20:47] <+sendoshin> That’s the idea!
[20:48] <+Hagalaz> Lol. I didn’t know if we were waiting for anything or anyone
[20:48] <&GKG_Alan> I’m the guest of honor
[20:48] <+Mattwandcow> Over 700 phsyical RPG books? Man- Apparently I only THOUGHT I was collecting them!
[20:48] <&GKG_Alan> or something.
[20:49] <&GKG_Alan> Matt, I posted shelfies on twitter sometime back. I’ll dig ’em out
[20:49] <+Hagalaz> My question, once the KS is finished and game gets sent. Are their plans in the future to continue on expanding it, maybe with expanded rules or campaigns or game aids, “cards etc.”?
[20:49] <~Dan> Hagalaz: Well, I appreciate you checking. But nope! Fire away! 🙂
[20:49] <&GKG_Alan> Hagalaz, you should see the stretch goal I posted!
[20:49] <&GKG_Alan> like…5 minutes ago
[20:49] <&GKG_Alan> (Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/tiny-dungeon-2e-minimalist-fantasy-roleplaying-is/posts/1983190)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/tiny-dungeon-2e-minimalist-fantasy-roleplaying-is/posts/1983190
[20:50] <&GKG_Alan> As for card playaids, some of our higher stretch goals are things like bestiary cards, treasure cards, etc.
[20:50] <+Mattwandcow> What?? ANOTHER EMail???
[20:50] <+Will> Nice
[20:51] <+Hagalaz> (smacks forehead) should of read my second email before the one pertaining to this chat. Lol
[20:51] <&GKG_Alan> I’m SORRY!
[20:51] <&GKG_Alan> PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY THROWING MONEY AT ME
[20:51] * ~Dan chuckles
[20:51] <+Mattwandcow> 😀
[20:51] <+Tobie> I blame the bear
[20:51] <+Tobie> People want to play a fantasy game as a bear.
[20:51] <+Hexeter> You don’t want Canadians doing that.. Loonies and Toonies hurt.
[20:51] <+sendoshin> Mattwandcow: Personal mission is to collect one copy of every RPG book ever published. Allowing myself to count digitals, and only require one version of each edition (so limited edition runs and flawed copies aren’t my worry). Still daunting.
[20:51] <~Dan> GKG_Alan will need a tiny dungeon in which to hide his phat loot.
[20:52] <&Silverlion> I want the lions! Make sure they get to the lions!
[20:52] <&GKG_Alan> Silverlion, or you could write them! If we hit $25,000!
[20:52] <+Hagalaz> Any plans for actual mini figs? Nothing wrong with the poly figs, just wondering with all this money and all. Lol
[20:52] <&Silverlion> I wouldn’t write them stereotypical enough for people. *LOL*
[20:53] <+Hexeter> Well now that DTRPG has let me download all your Stuff as a Zip I will devour it at work tomorrow and see if I might be capable of writing one as well as just playing the snot out of it.
[20:53] <~Dan> Silverlion: It would be a matter of pride?
[20:53] <&GKG_Alan> Hagalaz, not at all.
[20:53] <+sendoshin> Careful. The Pride goeth before the Fall.
[20:53] <+Hexeter> Actually, that’s a Question.. I know that generally 2e is an Update of the first version of the Game, but what is it that you feel needs updating?
[20:53] <+Hagalaz> Or tiny dungeon soundtrack?
[20:53] <&GKG_Alan> Mini manufacturing is way too intimidating.
[20:54] <&Silverlion> It would be for me Dan. For me! 😀
[20:54] <+Will> Some day you’ll just send out files for people to rpint. 😉
[20:54] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – We clarified a lot of ambiguous language, added rules that were lacking, removed unnecessary ones, and improved the editing and layout.
[20:54] <+Hexeter> I think it might be cool to establish a sort of Tiny Dungeon ‘style’ for Miniatures but yeah.. Mini Manufacturing is a slippery slope lined with razor blades coated in lemon juice.
[20:54] <+Will> heh
[20:55] <&GKG_Alan> Very much so. If we could find a way to do it well, I might consider it. We’ll see.
[20:55] <~Dan> (Welcome to #rpgnet, BLM3000x! Howdy, Monochrome_Tide!)
[20:55] <+Hexeter> Was it difficult to remain true to the Tiny Dungeon aesthetic while you did the rewrite?
[20:56] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – Not really. We bought the TinyD6 ruleset, and I’d already written 11 TinyD6 games before tackling it. The real issue was going back and rewriting the previous 11 to match my new standards!
[20:56] <+sendoshin> The way to do minis well is almost always to hire it out.
[20:56] <+sendoshin> And that’s … got its own complications.
[20:57] <+Hexeter> Tell me about it sendoshin.. I backed the RTT KS 3 years ago.
[20:57] <~Dan> RTT?
[20:57] <+sendoshin> In that case, I don’t think I _need_ to tell you about it.
[20:57] <&GKG_Alan> RoboTech Tactics
[20:57] <~Dan> (You there, BLM3000x?)
[20:58] <+Hexeter> Robotech Kickstarter that Palladium ran.. kinda turned into a Fiasco, 3 years out we still don’t have a Manufacturer listed for Wave II Rewards.
[20:58] <+BLM3000x> Super excited to see that the Kickstarter is doing so well.
[20:59] <&GKG_Alan> Thank you BLM3000x!
[20:59] <&GKG_Alan> I am too!
[21:00] <+Hexeter> I know it is super early on, but if we do get to the Subscription Submission Goal, would it be purely digital?
[21:00] <+BLM3000x> @Dan, Sorry. I’m sorta new to IRC.
[21:00] <~Dan> BLM3000x: No worries. Welcome! 🙂
[21:00] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – the update clarifies, but PDF monthly, then at the end of the year, we collate into a printed omnibus 🙂
[21:00] <+GenoFoxx> so Tiny knights&Magic or Tiny Aura Battle Dunbine will be possible if you combine Mecha and Monsters?
[21:00] * +Hexeter will learn to read and comprehend better.
[21:00] <+sendoshin> Pre-printed, or PoD?
[21:01] <&GKG_Alan> GenoFoxx entirely
[21:01] <&GKG_Alan> sendoshin – depends on demand. I’d prefer to do both as you reach more of an audience that way.
[21:01] <~Dan> GKG_Alan: Do you address creature scaling at all?
[21:01] <+sendoshin> That’s generally what I like to see, too.
[21:01] <+Mattwandcow> Is leveling up a thing in Tiny Dungeon?
[21:02] <+sendoshin> Pre-print for an initial run, can even do a special “collector’s run” with that, and then PoD for the rest.
[21:02] <&GKG_Alan> Mattwandcow, the base game does not have it. However, there are two optional experience mechanics included in the game.
[21:02] <&GKG_Alan> Dan, in what sense?
[21:02] <~Dan> Well, how do you stat something huge like a giant or a dragon?
[21:03] <&GKG_Alan> Dan, there are traits that emulate various aspects of that, as well as more health.
[21:03] <&GKG_Alan> For example: A Giant might have the: ”
[21:03] <~Dan> Can I quote you on that?
[21:03] <+sendoshin> Only if you copy-paste it exactly.
[21:03] <&GKG_Alan> “Huge Trait: This trait grants Advantage on strength based rolls and all attacks against creatures without the Huge trait)
[21:04] <&GKG_Alan> sigh. New mechanical keyboard. Still learning it.
[21:04] <+Will> heh
[21:04] <+sendoshin> The Enter key should have at least double the resistance of other keys.
[21:04] <&GKG_Alan> Traits like that serve to emulate “Size” and such.
[21:04] <+sendoshin> It never _does_, but it sure would be nice.
[21:05] <+Hexeter> They…usually work just like other keyboards, just with more ‘OMG I WILL KILL YOU IF YOU TYPE ONE MORE GOD DAMN WORD!” from your Spouse/Mate/Roomies..
[21:05] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – I got round keys on mine.
[21:05] <+Hexeter> So you are a masochist.. gotcha. 🙂
[21:05] <+Will> I love mechanical keyboards and yes, spouse is less thrilled
[21:05] <+sendoshin> Every keyboard has differences is spacing, sizing, key shape, and so forth that make them take a bit to adjust to.
[21:05] <&GKG_Alan> https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21371237_10103770983196419_7054623387668338626_n.jpg?oh=27bd86546e0f5243f95e1342d1eeee57&oe=5A2284B5
[21:06] <&GKG_Alan> It’s nice, but I only got it Tuesday.
[21:06] <+Will> Ooooo. That is hot
[21:06] <+sendoshin> Oh, she’s gorgeous.
[21:06] <&GKG_Alan> Thanks 🙂 Hence my typing issues. It’s taking some effort to learn her ins and outs.
[21:06] <&Silverlion> believe me, I understand.
[21:06] <+sendoshin> (That’s what she said…)
[21:06] <&Silverlion> I love the clicky keys.
[21:06] <+Hexeter> Ah Azio, I was thinking of going in on a MassDrop for one of those.
[21:07] <&GKG_Alan> Hah.
[21:07] <&GKG_Alan> I warned you, I’m a man of varied interest and hobbies.
[21:07] <+Will> God, I remember trying to use one of those… 3/4 size keyboards for one of those reduced computer thingies. ugh
[21:07] <+Will> No spring AND small sized
[21:07] <+sendoshin> I write software for a living. Keyboards are my source of life.
[21:08] <+sendoshin> So … I have a certain fondness for them. 🙂
[21:08] <+Hexeter> Are there any Plans to release Rules Add Ons for Tiny2e?
[21:09] <&GKG_Alan> Hexter – Yes. our first full (not micro) campaign setting will add new races (it’s all undersea), and the monthly releases can include new rules.
[21:09] <+Will> So would you say your next stretch goal will somewhat capture the ‘third party’ market?
[21:09] <&GKG_Alan> Will, in what sense?
[21:09] <+BLM3000x> Is Tiny Frontiers 2e?
[21:09] <+Will> In other words, instead of making their own game, they could do it through you
[21:10] <&GKG_Alan> Will, well, our game isn’t OGL, so they can’t make their own game with our rules. But the goal is to provide an outlet for official content releases from anyone who wants to participate (and we select from the submissions).
[21:10] <&GKG_Alan> BLM3000x – We’re planning to revise Tiny Frontiers eventually (maybe the next year or so), but it’ll be mostly visual in the changes, not mechanical. Minor errata.
[21:10] <+sendoshin> I imagine at least one monthly update rule being Nuke Them From Orbit (It’s The Only Way To Be Sure). When invoked, all the rules are suspended or switched up. Or something.
[21:11] <+BLM3000x> Nice. I just bought it this morning, so take your time. LOL.
[21:11] <+sendoshin> I also imagine very strangely sometimes.
[21:12] <+Will> Yes, that’s what I mean, so cool
[21:12] <&GKG_Alan> BLM3000x we havent’ even really started other than me saying; ”
[21:12] <&GKG_Alan> Let’s do it.
[21:12] <+Hexeter> Given the success we are seeing with this Kickstarter, are you considering other thematic areas of coverage for future Tiny2e Release? Like TinyApocalypse? TinyZombie, TinyCyberspace?
[21:12] <&GKG_Alan> and Will, thank you.
[21:12] <&GKG_Alan> Heh.
[21:12] <+Will> I have lots of ideas for games, so… it’d be fun to have a venue
[21:12] <&GKG_Alan> The tiny games I have written are:
[21:13] <&GKG_Alan> Tiny Gunslingers, Tiny Noir, Tiny Pulp, Tiny Dystopias, Tiny Wastelands, Tiny Monsters, Magnum Vice: Fury Force, Tiny Frontiers: Into the Black, Tiny Supers
[21:13] <+sendoshin> (The pause while he types is like the dramatic pause at awards shows while they open the envelope…)
[21:13] <+GenoFoxx> ((ugh please no TinyZombie))
[21:13] <&GKG_Alan> I hate zombies.
[21:13] <&GKG_Alan> I won’t ever do Tiny Zombie.
[21:13] <+GenoFoxx> ((thank you))
[21:13] <&Silverlion> Tiny Swords & Sorcery, civilization has fallen, now only the savage tribesmen remain and the dark sorcerers who brought about the end! Scour the world, find their weaknesses and end their reign!
[21:13] <+sendoshin> Could probably work them into Dystopia or Wasteland, but you’d have to do that yourself.
[21:13] <+Will> Now my brain is contemplating how to do Tiny Zombie
[21:14] <+Will> stupid brain
[21:14] <+Hexeter> Let a TinyZombie eat it, problem solved
[21:14] <&GKG_Alan> Silverlion, I wrote that, but I ended up wrapping it into Tiny Dungeon 2e!
[21:14] <+Will> Tiny Dicks! (noir detectives)
[21:14] <&GKG_Alan> sigh.
[21:14] <&Silverlion> Hehe.
[21:14] * ~Dan snickers
[21:14] <+sendoshin> No, bad brain! Even Noir won’t make Zombie better!
[21:15] <+GenoFoxx> maybe a bit
[21:15] <&Silverlion> I’m not a zombie fan either..so.
[21:15] <+Will> A game about seers and prognosticators set loose on the world
[21:15] <+Will> Tiny Mediums at Large
[21:15] <~Dan> Heehee. 😀
[21:15] <+Hexeter> I am not all that keen on Zombies myself, I just tossed it in there to illustrate the point 🙂
[21:16] <+GenoFoxx> “I’m a detective, I find people and things for a price….and I’m also dead”
[21:16] <&GKG_Alan> Deadlands Noir has that theme on a strong lock.
[21:16] <+sendoshin> Tiny Sliver Of Hope – Political Role-Playing with Tiny D6.
[21:17] <+Hexeter> Any thoughts on some Dice changes as a Stretch Goal for Wave II?
[21:17] <+sendoshin> (I really need to stop letting my brain go these places…)
[21:17] <+BLM3000x> @GenoFoxx , there’s a book series like that.
[21:17] <&GKG_Alan> Like different options?
[21:18] <&GKG_Alan> https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20507215_10103684142141589_2319322814691589487_o.jpg?oh=a7476a7297b01aa218c012fcc6dee1b9&oe=5A5C6E92
[21:18] <+Hexeter> Yes, Materials and so on
[21:18] <&GKG_Alan> those were the three colors we proofed.
[21:18] <&GKG_Alan> We chose the orange. The issue with extra colors ist he complications around fulfillment it provides.
[21:18] <+GenoFoxx> Tiny Sliver of Hope…I would think would be good for Tiny Frontiers 2e
[21:18] <+Hexeter> Yes that’s why I suggested it as a Wave II Goal instead 🙂 That way no one is waiting on Dice right out of the Gate
[21:19] <+Hexeter> I like the Orange actually, it’s nice to see a good Bright Colour with a minimal logo imprint.
[21:19] <&GKG_Alan> Hexeter – I’ll have to think on it. Maybe.
[21:19] <~Dan> In the time remaining, is there anything we haven’t covered that you’d like to bring up, GKG_Alan?
[21:19] <+Mattwandcow> Yeah, orange is easiest to read of those 3
[21:19] <+sendoshin> I love the purple, but I really wish folks would use silver for the pips.
[21:20] <&GKG_Alan> sounds like we’re ending early folks!
[21:20] <~Dan> Nope. We’ve got 10 minutes left. 🙂
[21:20] <&GKG_Alan> Nope, I just want to say thank you. I love this community and every day I’m grateful I get to wake up and have this be my job.
[21:20] <+Hexeter> I just remember seeing a lot of other KS projects including other Materials and so on so I thought I’d toss it out there 🙂
[21:20] <&GKG_Alan> ah. Well some of those later goals are for more material items.
[21:21] <+Will> Best of luck and I look forward to buying TF2. 😉
[21:21] <+BLM3000x> Love the orange die.
[21:21] <+Hexeter> That’s my thing about OSR and Minimalist Games, in my short time getting involved in them the Communities that are supporting them are awesome people with all sorts of creativity and enthusiasm.
[21:21] <+Will> Er, TD2. whatever we’re talking about
[21:21] <&GKG_Alan> Hah! No worries.
[21:21] <+sendoshin> Team Fortress 2?
[21:22] <+Hexeter> Don’t call it TF2 or you’ll have Gaben on your butt 🙂
[21:22] <+BLM3000x> TF3 confirmed?
[21:22] <&GKG_Alan> oh. sendoshin – your whiskey questions?
[21:22] <+BLM3000x> No, Valve can’t count to 3.
[21:23] <+sendoshin> Why is it so hard to get the good stuff around here? It can’t be _just_ the LDS influence…
[21:23] <+sendoshin> I mean, the stuff we get isn’t _crap_ (all of it), but it’s still not the greatest.
[21:23] <+Viktyr> Can I get color matching advice?
[21:23] <&GKG_Alan> Import/taxation laws in Utah are rough, adn the state run stores don’t turn a huge profit so they don’t have lots of room to stock stuff
[21:23] <&GKG_Alan> not a huge drinking audience.
[21:23] <&GKG_Alan> Viktyr sure!
[21:24] <&GKG_Alan> sendoshin what od you like to drink?
[21:24] <+Viktyr> How does this look? http://www.faeriegodfather.us/
[21:24] <+sendoshin> Ah. I imagine the situation is similar up here, then, on my side of the state line.
[21:25] <&GKG_Alan> Thanks for the Q&A folks!
[21:25] <+sendoshin> GKG_Alan: Generally can’t get my tongue to cooperate unless the flavor is masked, which is usually easiest with sweet.
[21:25] <~Dan> You’re welcome, GKG_Alan!
[21:25] <&GKG_Alan> It’s been a blast. I’ma hang out for a bit though. We can still chat 🙂
[21:25] <+BLM3000x> Thanks, @GKG_Alan !
[21:25] <+sendoshin> So, lots of cocktails.
[21:25] <~Dan> If anyone would be interested in supporting my Q&As, you can do so here: (Link: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/the-gmshoes-tip-jar/)https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/the-gmshoes-tip-jar/
[21:26] <~Dan> Give me just a minute, and I’ll get the log posted and link you!
[21:26] <&GKG_Alan> Thanks!
[21:26] <+sendoshin> Happy I managed to come back into the channel just in time for you to be the Q&A guest!
[21:26] <~Dan> And everyone who joined us, please feel free to hang out with us! We’re a fun bunch!
[21:26] <&GKG_Alan> Glad you did too! Not sure where in Utah you are.
[21:26] <&GKG_Alan> I’m moving in two months
[21:26] <&GKG_Alan> I can vouch for this fun bunch. I love this place