Tod Foley

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Cyberpunk & Tabletop Gaming

Cyberpunk & Tabletop Gaming

In December 2020 I was invited by Lev Lafayette to speak at the "Year of the Stainless Steel Rat" conference on Cyberpunk. My special area of expertise, of course, was tabletop roleplaying games. In my address I traced the history of the genre as it intersected with...

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Plotfields & Plotfield Diagrams

Plotfields & Plotfield Diagrams

A PlotField is comprised of all objects, characters and locations which may interact in a prepared setting. The PlotField Diagram illustrates the relations between them at a glance. The diagram does not define any actual plot, but describes the field from which a plot...

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Fractopia Wiki

Fractopia Wiki

Now Open! The Fractopia Wiki is a place to learn about - and even contribute to - the UbiquiCity anthology series and the post-cyberpunk subgenre of Fractopian Fiction. Come join us! https://fractopia.fandom.com/wiki/Fractopia_Wiki

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LUMINARIUM Released!

LUMINARIUM Released!

New from As If Books... The LUMINARIUM series explores eternal spiritual themes in a galaxy-spanning future empire straight out of the Golden Age of science fiction. Author Rick Rosenkranz blends faith and science in an exciting and fast-paced romp through a colorful...

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CyberPunk 2020: Year of the Stainless Steel Rat

CyberPunk 2020: Year of the Stainless Steel Rat

On December 27th, 2020, Walter Jon Williams will be speaking at a free online convention: "Cyberpunk 2020: Year of the Stainless Steel Rat." So will I. The conference will be a day-long exploration of various cyberpunk & post-cyberpunk themes. Topic areas will...

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Watch the World Die – Coming Soon in Korean

Watch the World Die – Coming Soon in Korean

Last year my weird little parlor game "Watch the World Die" was translated into French by La Caravelle Association. Today I was DMd by a Korean TTRPG player who wants to translate it as well. Watching the World Die is truly a global sport, y'all....

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COLLUDIUM ONE

COLLUDIUM ONE

COLLUDIUM ONE is a bundle of 17 indie RPGs and storygames by 15 small press designers for less than 40 bucks. Now Available at DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/288957/Colludium-One-small-press-games-BUNDLE

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‘Watch the World Die’ hits Silver

‘Watch the World Die’ hits Silver

WATCH THE WORLD DIE, my collaborative game of custom apocalypse - has hit SILVER status! That means it's selling at or above the 90th percentile of games available on DrivethruRPG, which deserves a WOOT! You can pick up a copy here:...

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Foley talks Fractopia on Fictoplasm

I was recently a guest (for the second time!) on one of my favorite podcasts - Fictoplasm - for a discussion with Ralph Lovegrove, who did a great job of making sure I hit all the important bullet points despite my discursive nature. Topics include... • What is...

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Fictioneers – RPGs and Storygames Forum

Fictioneers – RPGs and Storygames Forum

Fictioneers are designers, facilitators and explorers of collaborative fictional spaces, otherwise known as "Roleplaying Games" and "Storygames." Fictioneers.net is a directory of the games they play, and conversations about the things they do. In addition to its...

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