Archive | April, 2024

Now Available! Guard Cards TTRPG Accessory for Pinching Tarts

Posted on April 16, 2024 by

Guard Cards is a pay-what-you-want game aid compatible with Pinching Tarts, a Wonderland-themed PocketQuest 2024 game designed by Monica Valentinelli. The cards can either be printed out and used as half-sheets or folded in half to create cards. Guard Cards is a digital download. The game accessory is not playable on its own without a […]

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Try Pathfinder 2nd Edition During Beginner Box Days

Posted on April 15, 2024 by

If you’ve ever wanted to try Pathfinder Second Edition but had trouble finding a game, there is hope. Beginner Box Days is a week of gaming using Paizo’s Beginner Box for Pathfinder Second Edition. Starting on April 13, 2024, new players can try out Pathfinder Remastered for free as experienced gamemasters guide them through two […]

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Designing Hellion City Heists for PocketQuest 2024

Posted on April 15, 2024 by

Hellion City Heists design essay written by Richard Lackinger So, I finally did it. I made a game! After thinking about it for many years, scribbling notes, compiling composition books, and virtually scrapbooking inspirational images, I decided to cast all of that aside and make something new and completely different. You might ask, “Why would […]

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Review of PocketQuest Loot Goblins

Posted on April 10, 2024 by

Hiya, I am breaking a review hiatus to offer a review of Loot Goblins, by Michael’s Mind Online. The creator generously offered me a review copy, and I am happy to support their game design efforts-especially since this is their first, published game on DriveThruRPG! Loot Goblins was designed for PocketQuest 2024’s HEIST theme and, […]

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Want to Support a Brand New Designer? Check out these PocketQuest titles!

Posted on April 4, 2024 by

Though “heists” may not be FlamesRising.com’s usual horrific fare, I think you’ll agree that it’s challenging and downright scary to not only create a game for the first time-but offer it for sale as well. Thanks to Kage at DriveThruRPG.com, I got my hands on a list of PocketQuest 2024 titles from first-time game designers*. […]

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I DISAPPEARED THEM by Preston L Allen Novel Excerpt

Posted on April 4, 2024 by

I Disappeared Them is a brutal, boy meets girl love story that delves into the Periwinkle Killer’s childhood to confront the age-old question, is a serial killer designed or destined? Like Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Joyce Carol Oates’s Zombie, Preston L. Allen‘s immersive narrative hauntingly occupies the peculiar psychological landscape of a murderer. […]

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Wonderland-themed Pinching Tarts and Creature Sheets now Available on DriveThruRPG!

Posted on April 1, 2024 by

Pinching Tarts is a caucus game of tart-stealing nonsense inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). You and your friends play Wonderland creatures who infiltrate the Red Queen’s castle to steal Her Majesty’s tarts while protecting what you hold most dear-your heart. I designed this PocketQuest game to be played without a GM. Suitable for […]

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