Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Announcing Small Press Week!

If I have one overriding belief in gaming, it’s that lizard-like races shouldn’t have bosoms.

If I have two overriding beliefs in gaming, the second is that the pdf and online revolution has given us a number of small companies every bit as talented and amazing as the larger publishers. There are many, many, many unsung excellent companies making games and supplements that are just begging to be discovered. And for every one we cover, there are a dozen we don’t get to.

Well, that’s why I’ve suggested to my fellow RPG Bloggers to make October 19-23 Small Press Week. It's going to be a week focusing on reviews, interviews, and articles about the best in small press gaming. New school, old school, avant-garde, or mainstream--whatever folks want to cover.

For some bloggers, it’ll be business as usual. But I’m hoping this serves to highlight and show off any number of small press games, and ultimately gets more folks playing. Gaming isn't a two or three-horse race; there's more great games out there than we'll ever have time to play.

If you have a small press game or product you’d like reviewed or covered, drop me a line at mail.rpgblog(at)gmail.com. I already have several I’m working on for that time, but we should have a goodly list of other bloggers participating that we can coordinate with (bloggers, if interested, let me know, if you haven't already!). Get ready to celebrate the Little Guy in Gaming!

19 comments:

Rob Lang said...

Capital idea! Mail incoming. Smaller Press types deserve loads of love because their games tend to be packed with it.

Swordgleam said...

Awesome! That's around when I'm hoping to release my first product. Now I have extra incentive to get all the final steps smoothed out and get it released on time.

Gleichman said...

Oh, I could send you Age of Heroes!

Wait...

That would be a very bad idea. You have real games to review.

Zachary The First said...

@Swordgleam: By all means! I’m going to be working to match up interested bloggers and publishers. ;)

@Rob: I knew I could count on you!

@Gleichman: You forget, I’ve seen AoH. ;)

Will said...

Naturally, I'm in. I'm going to try to find a small press of my own to highlight, but appreciate any suggestions.

clash bowley said...

I'll send you On Her Majesty's Arcane Service this week. It will be released by then. :D

-clash

Zachary The First said...

@clash: Cool! I had already planned to cover an FM title—but I’m not sure that can wait. ;)

Swordgleam said...

@Zachary: Sent you an email. Thanks again for doing this!

Kristian said...

The Dice of Life is planning on covering some indie RPG publishers and maybe some small press Savage Worlds licensees.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

I would be happy to participate, if that means reviewing something on my blog that week. Just trying to make sure I understand this idea...

Zachary The First said...

@Paladin: That'd be great! Are you following the thread over on the RPG Bloggers group? That's where I'll list the companies. If not, drop me a line and we can set you up if you don't already have something..

RPG Ike said...

I'm with Swordgleam——new, first product on the way and loooking to be broken down so I can rebuild in a big way for round two. Thanks for the idea, sir.

Also, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this, bosoms improve most any creature, lizards included.

RPG Ike said...

Did I mention I'd be happy to review something as well? I meant to.

Zachary The First said...

@Ike: Cool--I'll be posting up a list over at the RPG Bloggers group for reference and coordination. Sound ok?

clash bowley said...

If anyone wants to review any of my games, just ask.

-clash

A Paladin In Citadel said...

where do I find the thread over at RPG bloggers?

Word verification: hydrotto - look out, its the fabled hydrotto! RUn!

Zachary The First said...

Try this:

http://groups.google.com/group/rpgbloggers/browse_thread/thread/519532376ef089c1?hl=en

HinterWelt said...

Squirrel Dice and Coffee incoming...yeah, you heard me, packing it up tonight!

srvenable said...

Brilliant idea. We'll seek out a small press game publisher and feature them on that week's episode of Happy Jack's RPG Podcast.