frankly freaking out a little bit about this story this story that claims to have found living samples of Silphium, the miracle plant of classical antiquity which was last recorded TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO

(natgeo, paywalled, sorry, turn off javascript to read unbothered)

nationalgeographic.com/history

Working on World Ending Game has been an absolute treat, even when it's been a headache! I'm so happy to see it in the world, and to have the print books in production. I am ready for people to play this game.

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World Ending Game is a set of rules for conversation that encompass 20 small games, called Endings.

Players pick Endings for their characters, while the GM takes on the role of The Director, controlling the camera, the lighting, the mood, and the frame for each Ending. Every Ending has an accompanying illustration (from 20+ commissioned artists!), as well as a unique layout reflecting the tone of the Ending, (by @andypressman). The book is truly a genre homage in both design and in writing.

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Really happy to say that WORLD ENDING GAME is out now (in a digital format- print books to come).

World Ending Game is a tabletop game made to be the last session of a campaign in any system. It emulates the end of a film, wrapping your story in a sequence that stays with you, even as you leave it.

You can find it at; everestpipkin.itch.io/world-en

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Brugmansia 🤯🤯 

"Brugmansia seed dispersal was probably formerly accomplished by mammalian megafauna, extinct since the Pleistocene. Brugmansia has long been extinct in the wild as their fruits now shrivel on the plants without progeny. They have been maintained in cultivation since the loss of their evolutionary seed dispersal partner by humans as a source of psychotropic drugs."

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I am always thinking about how little we know about the past because of how fragile everything that isn't stone or metal is and how many of the little everyday things have been lost to time, on that note please check out this swan stuffed animal from the 4th century BC!

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Unity (former game engine company) has merged with an actual adware and malware distribution company. That's not an exaggeration. Fake Flash installers, was blacklisted by Microsoft's anti-malware tool, VirusTotal entires, that kind of thing.

blog.infostruction.com/2018/10

benedelman.org/news-021815/

Don't build your games on engines you don't have the source code to.

spent this week working on a very small tool for making intractable unfolding texts entirely out of the html <details tag>

you can try it at ravel.neocities.org/ !

Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds is NOW LIVE

100% of the proceeds from this bundle will go to the National Network for Abortion Fund's Collective Power Fund, which moves money directly to abortion funds across 20+ U.S. states, with a particular focus on the South and Midwest.

The Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds includes almost 800 works by over 600 developers, writers, artists, and creators, and you can pick it up until July 13th here;

itch.io/b/1472/indie-bundle-fo

Call for submissions for a large cooperative bundle on itch, with all proceeds going to the National Network for Abortion Funds' Collective Power Fund, launching next week.

All info on the submission page (heads up, google forms): forms.gle/dp3XwoW483MvcH586

Instead of a kickstarter or whatever I'm doing simple presales through itch to fund the end-of-summer print run. So if you know you want a copy, it'd mean the world to me if you'd consider picking it up in advance. It really is one of the most ambitious things I've ever worked on and I think it is going to be something special, I cannot wait for it to be in the world.

everestpipkin.itch.io/world-en

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World Ending Game includes an overarching conversational ruleset, and then 20 small games which compound into a session of play.

Every one of these games has an original illustration, each from a different artist, and a page layout (by Andy Pressman) to respond to that artwork. And when I tell you that this artist list is INCREDIBLE-

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I am so excited to announce my next game!

World Ending Game is a tabletop game written to serve as the last session of a campaign in any system.

Borrowing from conventions of cinema, World Ending Game tells falling action stories. It explores what comes right after the climactic event in your story- and what you need to see to believe that it's all, finally, over.

World Ending Game is about closure, grief, joy, relief, and getting to say a proper goodbye.

Preorder at everestpipkin.itch.io/world-en

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