ICONS Play: Vengeance of the Capes

Hi everybody, and welcome back! Recently, I had the opportunity to GM a game of ICONS for some folks who aren’t part of my regular gaming group. I’d like to share the story of that adventure with you today. The world ended approximately one year ago. Fire coursed through the sky, and very few regular people… Read More »

Hibernation Complete!

Hello all and welcome to 2016! We here at Room 209 Gaming hope you had excellent holidays and a great new year so far.  We’ve spent the time away from the website writing the next iteration of Forthright Open Roleplay, taking into account all the feedback we’ve gotten so far and streamlining our writing style so… Read More »

Metatopia 2015 Roundup

Hi all! Last week, we had the fortune of attending Metatopia 2015, the game design festival run by Double Exposure, Inc.  At this year’s festival, I ran five two-hour long playtests during which I explained the system and our intent for it, played for at least an hour, and gathered feedback.  This was intense!  I think I… Read More »

Forthright Sneak Peak: Roundup!

Hello again! In the run-up to Metatopia 2015, just one week away now, we’ve been running a series of Forthright Open Roleplay sneak peeks of Beta 3, with a general goal of laying out nearly the entire system in blog posts before November.  Here’s the series so far: The Game Charter Action Resolution What You Roll… Read More »

Forthright Sneak Peek: Big Fights

Hello again! In the run-up to Metatopia 2015, we’ve been running a series of Forthright Open Roleplay sneak peeks of Beta 3, with a general goal of laying out nearly the entire system in blog posts before November.  Here’s the series so far: The Game Charter Action Resolution What You Roll Basketball Initiative Cosmetics and… Read More »

Forthright Sneak Peek: Difficulty

Hello again! In the run-up to Metatopia 2015, we’ve been running a series of Forthright Open Roleplay sneak peeks of Beta 3, with a general goal of laying out nearly the entire system in blog posts before November.  Here’s the series so far: The Game Charter Action Resolution What You Roll Basketball Initiative Cosmetics and… Read More »

Forthright Sneak Peek: Character Advancement

Hello again! In the run-up to Metatopia 2015, we’ve been running a series of Forthright Open Roleplay sneak peeks of Beta 3, with a general goal of laying out nearly the entire system in blog posts before November.  Here’s the series so far: The Game Charter Action Resolution What You Roll Basketball Initiative Cosmetics and… Read More »