Death Ground for Room 209

It’s been more than two months since Room 209 Gaming went radio-silent. Here’s why: this summer, at my day job, I took on a lot more responsibilities as a project manager. These responsibilities took more and more of my personal energy to meet, and continued to demand more and more, leaving me little to nothing to spare.… Read More »

Rewriting for Layout

Forthright Open Roleplay is currently in layout with Ray, and he’s doing a spectacular job of it. He’s using the opportunity of laying out the core rulebook to set up templates for other products we plan to release such as Gamescapes and adventure compendiums. And one thing we’ve really learned about what I’ve written so far… Read More »

Encouraging Roleplay

With Forthright Open Roleplay‘s rules largely in the can, we’re now focusing on tweaking language here and there to make the rules crystal-clear. Sometimes, this results in some rules being changed or dropped, because the language required to make the rule more understandable just isn’t worth the rule being there. Other times, we discover that there’s… Read More »

Early Access v0.04 Now Available!

We’re now entering the third month of the Forthright Open Roleplay Early Access, and we’ve got a lighter round of changes this month compared to last month. While we continue to tweak the language throughout the book for accessibility, we’re also examining rules that are pointed out to us as being just not engaging enough, or places where the terminology… Read More »

Deciding What Does and Doesn’t Belong

We’re now 2 months into Forthright Open Roleplay Early Access, and we’re focused on refining the ruleset to provide players and guides with the best possible experience. A lot of this involves deciding what does and doesn’t belong in the rules, and I’m going to illustrate some of that in this post to give some insight into… Read More »

A Day At Night Rock City

Forthright Open Roleplay is, at its core, able to handle all sorts of adventures. Last weekend I got to experience this firsthand in a way that I had never anticipated thanks to a game we played with our editor, John Adamus. We brought John in because we wanted someone outside our design process to edit the book,… Read More »

Forthright Game Night!

Hello everyone! On Monday, June 6th, at 7pm Eastern we’re going to have a Forthright Game Night on Google Hangouts! If you’re interested in participating, let us know in the comments below, or join the Forthright Google+ Community where we’re organizing it! Have a fantastic holiday weekend and we’ll see you next week!