#Politics – Election Party Card Game Now Available in ‘Print-and-Play’

Election Party (the card game for charismatic sociopaths) can now be purchased in electronic form, if you’re either a cheapskate or want to scope it out before shelling out for the hardcopy.

PDF version on sale HERE.

Hardcopy on sale HERE.

THE CARD GAME FOR CHARISMATIC SOCIOPATHS

Make Politics Fun Again
Play your part
Argue your platform
Survive your scandals
Win at democracy

10 CANDIDATE CARDS

With characters ranging to The Celebrity to the Social Justice Warrior to the Dull Moderate, these 10 Candidate Cards will assign you parts to play that will make you fight to be the best political candidate in the room. How will you get the most votes and win the hearts of the masses? Will you give the best speeches or become a punchline? 

70 POLICY CARDS

Will you declare war on Mars? Expand drone warfare? Enact Fully Automated Luxury Communism? Ban the Internet? Whatever your Policy Cards are, you must argue them better than the other players. You may randomly pick a Policy Card. You also may have a Policy Card assigned to you out of cruelty. The rules may change, just like democracy.

20 SCANDAL CARDS

Is your political career over? It may be if you don’t have a good response to these Sandal Cards. Perhaps you straight-up murdered a guy. Maybe you had your nudes leaked. Maybe you said something offensive on Twitter a long time ago. You’re going to have to manipulate your way out of this one!

#RPG – Postmortem Studios Pricing Moving Forward – Demo Opportunities & More

Pricing

Recently I made a video about ‘making a living wage’ as an RPG designer.

It’s a rough thing to try and accomplish, but it is doable. It just gets harder every year and is better off being your ‘side-gig’.

In the process of making that video, however, I came to the realisation that if payments and prices within RPG publishing had kept pace with inflation, we’d be paying about half-again as much for our RPG books, and artists and writers would be being paid about half-again as much for their work.

We’ve been publishing full time since around 2005, and in all that time we’ve only increased our prices once, by a fairly modest amount (about 50c to $1 per item). I’ve always been loath to price things too highly, and the psychological $10 barrier has had a downward pressure on pricing as well. I’ve striven to keep below that level as much as possible, but I just don’t think it’s doable any longer.

I need to make more money.

Artists and writers I work with under the Postmortem umbrella need to make more money.

I want to pay people more, and I want to be able to afford to ‘up my game’ and offer people more freelance work.

Here’s how it works. Generally speaking I price a project at 10c for every 10 pages of (A4) text in the final work, hitting the brakes at $10 ($9.99) unless a book goes well over 100 pages.

From now on, the upper limit will be $15 ($14.99), and a work will have to be considerably longer to trip higher pricing.

Old products, already released, won’t be affected. Stock art pricing I’m leaving up to the contributing artists.

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Demo Opportunities

Haven’t had much luck with this in the past, but let’s give it another go shall we?

I can’t really make it to conventions in the UK and certainly not abroad. My anxiety has severely fucked me up, amongst other reasons. I also can’t reliably be in the right headspace to stream games.

If you’re a regular convention goer who is willing to demo Postmortem Studios games at conventions, please get in touch. We can figure out some free materials and promotional bumpf.

Similarly, if you stream RPGs and would be willing to run Postmortem Studios games on stream, get in touch. People taking this on will also have access to support from me in running these games, and cross-promotion of anything else they do.

Get in touch.

EMAIL LIST/GROUP

Social Media is INCREDIBLY fickle on actually showing people stuff. This is the case across Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, algorithms just keep getting in the way of a timeline based on… time.

So I’ve gone a bit old-school and have set up an email list/Google Group. So if you want a (probably monthly) update, so you don’t miss anything, please sign up!

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/postmortem-studios-fan-group/join

#RPG – Election Party Card Game, Giveaway and Cyberpunk Retroclone

The next couple of days are the last days that you can pre-order Election Party, and we’re also looking for reviewers with reasonable traction to review the game. Get in touch at grim@postmort.demon.co.uk if you’re in a position to play and/or review the game.

I’m also doing a giveaway to promote the game, all you have to do is retweet this post, and you could win over 70 quid’s worth of gaming stuff!

Check it out HERE.

My gaming group and I played Cyberpunk to death back in the day, and given that it’s now 2020, we’re playing ‘2020 in 2020’. I’ve also been considering creating a Cyberpunk Retroclone, for some time, but had been somewhat dubious about doing so. The time feels, sort of, right now though.

My intent is to produce a generic, broadly compatible rules-set that can be applied to many different settings (*punk) and then – perhaps – to provide different prefixes as supplemental material. (Cyber*, Steam*, Bamboo*, Bio*) that can be ‘plugged in’.

Some of this will be produced as a side-effect of me creating and running this campaign. I’ll blog about it a bit more, as I go.

#RPG – Zelart Scholarship for Genre Artists 2019-2020

It’s only January the 6th and I’m already a bit overstretched. Despite one of my resolutions being not to let that happen.

This is for good reasons at least! I used the end of last year to raise money for my friend Jamie’s wheelchair – which he should be getting soon, but we do need a bit more funding to cover fitting and customisations should you feel generous.

I’ve also done a couple of things and have given money to help fight the Australian Fires. I’d encourage other people to do that too.

I’ve also had to help out a couple of hard-up friends (worse off than me) over the holiday period.

I don’t know that I have the energy to do justice to another fundraising campaign right now, and there’s always a great deal of negativity from certain quarters when I run the scholarship. Negativity I don’t feel as equipped to tackle as usual.

I did, recently, discover some of Zel’s art that hadn’t been published yet. I will be putting the usable parts of this art up for sale, piece by piece, in the coming weeks and days.

Sales raised just about $100 specifically for the scholarship last year. I will invest that money in new pieces of art, from people that need commissions.

Otherwise, I throw this open to artists associated with the game industry or fandom, if you want to donate any pieces to the cause of raising money for next year and helping more young artists, it would be greatly appreciated.

You can contact me at grim@postmort.demon.co.uk

#RPG #Horror – Actual Fucking Monsters RPG sales to Support the Australian Red Cross for 24 hours

I’ve just donated $50 AUD to the Australian Red Cross who are helping people made homeless by the fires.

For the next 24 hrs all profit from sales of Actual Fucking Monsters or its companion from anywhere, will go to the same cause.

LINK

#RPG – Tales of Gor Sidequest – The Inn on the Borderland RELEASED!

A ‘side quest’ for Tales of Gor, Inn on the Borderland places you in contested ground between two cities at war. You are about to get caught up in matters of intrigue, honour, survival and coin. Can you survive?

This book also contains a handful of errata and rules for creating and running settlements.

Ta Sardar Gor!

BUY IT HERE