role playing

CPG Status - Turkey Edition

Hello Cherry Picked Fans! Happy seasonal holiday, if that’s applicable to where you live…

There is a lot going on at our plucky little studio this month. Here is the executive summary.

Drink! is on Kickstarter. Please back and share. Leave comments, retweet our company and personal tweets, and get the word out about Drink! This is how we fund our games and keep doing our part to make the world more enjoyable. You’ll love the game. Plus, you get that warm, fuzzy feeling of helping out a hard-working micro-business. Thank you. We’ll fund this and keep adding to our gaming catalog.

If you are looking to try out Drink!, we are playing around Seattle all month. Monday, 11/30, we are at Café Mox in Ballard. Then is Beer and Board Games at Blue Highway Games on 12/11. One of our artists is having a gallery reception at Schilling Cider House. She is happy to talk about games as well as dead birds. Do you have a bar you’d like us to visit and show off Drink!? Email us. We’re always thirsty.

Catalyst is in the middle of a second printing. We should have 500 new copies before Christmas. Role playing games make great gifts for everyone, but consider giving one to a middle-schooler or teenager in your life. RPGs were a great influence on my life and many others. If you have not yet tried Catalyst, we’ll be at Around the Table on 12/6 at 6pm.

Our final (for now?) Catalyst campaign, “Civil Unrest”, is almost done. We are wrapping up the playtest Wednesday and deciding the fate of America. We will add a “which campaign is right for you” page once we upload it.

Take care everyone. Roll some dice with friends and family and enjoy the holidays.

--Alex

Game Master Advice

We added a supplement to the Catalyst page for game masters. It provides tips and tricks we learned throughout our years of leading survivors through the demon apocalypse. This guide is focused on the specifics of Catalyst, rather than a broader scope.

This nugget of information is a followup to the manual's advice appendix and a condensed, Catalyst-exclusive version of the role playing advice offered by our site. When writing Catalyst, we opted to not include a large section dedicated to GMing, feeling most of the manual was already written that way. We included a section to get people in the right mindset and craft meaningful stories. This new supplement is more about applying GM best practices to Catalyst. It describes our systems taken from reading Catalyst's rules which help us lead a group.

If you are looking to lead a campaign or brush up on the fundamentals, check out what we wrote. Any suggestions for additional content or clarifications are welcome. Now, go save humanity.