<+JamesMSpahn> My name is James M. Spahn, and I run Barrel Rider Games. We’re currently partnered with Gallant Knight Games and are Kickstarting The Hero’s Journey, Second Edition. Barrel Rider Games has been kicking around for about seven years, and I’ve done a fair bit of mainstream freelancing in the RPG industry as well during that time.
<+JamesMSpahn> Barrel Rider Games is most well-known for its OSR style products, including White Star, the White Box Omnibus, and the first edition of The Hero’s Journey.
<+JamesMSpahn> My freelance credits include work on The One Ring, Adventures in Middle-earth, Star Wars, Legend of the Five Rings, Zorro, and Rocket Age, along with several adventures for Frog God Games. (done)
<+jdrakeh> Hello, all! I’m James D. Hargrove, designer of MANY little games (and occasional editor of others) – but tonight, I’m here to talk primarily about Bastard Sword and its companion volume, Eldritch Omens.
<+jdrakeh> These two products are collections of my long-standing OD&D (1974) house rules, imported into nice PDFs from stacks of old, Cheetos-stained, notebooks and scattered Notepad documents.
<+jdrakeh> I started playing RPGs in earnest in 1995, a bit of a late starter, because they were forbidden in my home as a child (because SATAN, I fear). I got into OD&D in about 2002 and never looked back. Of all the D&Ds I’ve played, it’s my favorite.
<+William_Cronk> (Link: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/298637/Rattle-the-Sabre-Shake-the-Spear)https://www.dmsguild.com/product/298637/Rattle-the-Sabre-Shake-the-Spear
<+William_Cronk> Hey all, my names William C. Cronk and I was lucky enough to do a Forgotten Realms module with none other than Ed Greenwood.
<+William_Cronk> The module finally released to DM’s Guild over the Christmas holidays after being in production for about 18 months
<+William_Cronk> It is a bit of a sandbox who done it that takes place in the Saffron City, Ormpur.
<+William_Cronk> I also drew all the maps for it. Its weighty at 88 pages, and is intended for Tier 1 play and beginning DM’s.
<+William_Cronk> I’m also a writer (just getting into that) and working on a game setting for a friend’s RPG UNBOUND by Mayhem UNited.
<+Danny_ONeill> Hello everybody! My name is Danny O’Neill and I am the owner of Hammerdog Games. I’ve been publishing products in the Adventure Hobby Industry for 20 years. My best known products are The Grande Temple of Jing and The World’s Greatest Screen. Others include The Dread House, Chaos Chess, and Imajewels.
<+Danny_ONeill> In that time I also served as the sales manager for Alliance Game Distributors. I was in charge of a team of sales reps that sold products to hundreds of retail stores across the US Midwest and all of Canada.
<+Danny_ONeill> As a result of my experiences I decided to leave Alliance and launch a new project that was aimed at bringing people together in a collective RPG experience.
<+Danny_ONeill> The result was a Kickstarter that is currently running for Denoa: World of Adventure.
I’m Josh Fox, wot wrote Lovecraftesque (with Becky Annison) and Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars, and many smaller games. In real life, I’m a civil servant, smallholder and parent of two small folks.
The game I’m mostly here to talk about (but feel free to ask about others) is Last Fleet, which is essentially what Battlestar Galactica would look like if it was mashed up with the bad guys from Warhammer 40k or suchlike.
The elevator pitch is, you’re brave pilots, officers, engineers, politicians and journalists on board a rag-tag fleet, fleeing across space from the merciless alien foe that destroyed your civilisation. There’s action (space battles!) intrigue (infiltrators! politics!) and drama (feeeeeels) in this high pressure setting.
<+fzanca> A little about me. I am an award-winning screenwriter, novelist and board game designer living in Los Angeles. I also line produce film and tv projects
<+fzanca> I have been creating the universe of a sci-fi IP called Destiny Aurora for the past 5 years
<+fzanca> 4 years ago, the first novel was released and started working on a board game that would allow players to dogfight in space while their away team was attempting a complete a mission on the planet surface
<+fzanca> it’s done very well and I’m currently working on the expansion.
<+fzanca> I’ve since wrote 2 more novels and just finished the graphic novel
<+fzanca> the 4th novel will be ready for print in a few months
<+fzanca> the fans asked me to do an RPG and after speaking with Paizo, I decided to use their open source and make it part of Starfinder
<+fzanca> the Kickstarter is running right now and we hit our goal on the first day
<+fzanca> Here is the link – (Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1169263915/destiny-aurora-starfinder-sci-fi-rpg)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1169263915/destiny-aurora-starfinder-sci-fi-rpg
<+fzanca> The book includes new races, the galaxy of planets and where they lie in relation to the others, a new reputation system, creature, scenarios and more
<+Garret> Good Evening everyone. Thank you for coming. My name is Garret and I am the Founder and CEO of Stand Down Gaming, Veterans Helping Veterans. It is the mission of Stand Down Gaming, through the use of various tabletop and video gaming media, to use the tools of creativity as a means of healing, support, and inspiration as well as a way to build camaraderie for our Veterans and our communities as a whole.
<+Garret> We currently have around 1300 members on Facebook, all over the world. We cater to Veterans but we accept everyone. Raising Mental Health Awareness is on top of our priority list.