The ludicrous idea of playing dolphins lends itself well to forming the imaginative space that the best RPG experiences require. Pretending to be non-anthropomorphic animals is such a foreign idea that it puts me in a bizarre mindset for actual game play – it’s almost allows more childish, primal play. I mean, seriously, when’s the last time you pretended you were an animal? Imagined that you didn’t have arms? The game taps that way of thinking and puts dice on it.The Kickstarter for Everything is Dolphins is ongoing.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
First off the Everything is Dolphins Kickstarter got Boing Boing'd, which is always exciting.
Next off, we settled on an Extra Bonus Funding Reward for the Kickstarter:
To celebrate, a Bonus Funding Reward has been set. If we double our current pledge amount we will give everyone from the $12 Reward Level up a free PDF of four or five adventures. This might include mystical wonder adventures like "The Lilly of the Marianas Trench", nailbiters like "Everything in the Ocean Wants to Kill You", and the SC1-4 series "Against the Shrimp Cult" series.
So there you go: $4000 in funding gets EVERYONE a PDF! Whoohoo! Because we all need more PDFs in our lives.
"The Lilly of the Marianas Trench" has been written and playtested, though it needs to be nicely formatted. And yeah, I know that "Lilly" seems to have an extra L - it's not that kind of lily, silly. "Everything in the Ocean Wants to Kill You" is written out and not playtested. So don't think I'm promising adventures I can't deliver - I swear this stuff is in the mail.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Help fund the flagship project of the publishing arm of PlaGMaDA
Pre-order your Everything is Dolphins copy right now.
However you want to look at it.
Regardless, we are now talking about what to do for a Bonus Goal. Can't wait to figure that one out.
Friday, February 10, 2012
From my afterword in the book:
"PlaGMaDA brought me into contact with Ray Weiss, the author of Everything is Dolphins. He donated a notebook containing a mishmash of stuff: dungeon maps, Gamma World monsters, notes from a political science class, and a hilarious game which you now hold in your hands."