November RPG Blog Carnival: Going Indie!

It doesn’t feel like it should be November and yet here we are. That means it’s time for the November RPG Blog Carnival, hosted right here on The Rat Hole! I recommend bookmarking this post now so you don’t miss out on all the excellent articles coming your way!

For November we chose Indie TTRPGs as our theme. Looking back over the fourteen years the RPG Blog Carnival has run, the vast majority of topics have related in some way to the “Big Two”, D&D and Pathfinder. And certainly the majority of the posts have related to those two games. Nothing wrong with that, there is a metric tonne of excellent information in those posts and I highly recommend pouring a beverage of your choice and giving them a read..

But for our turn at bat, we wanted to expand the scope a bit. There is so much going on in the TTRPG world right now, all of it excellent and none of it relating to D&D or Pathfinder. The creative communities in both South East Asia and the Global South have garnered attention for excellent new RPG designs, for instance, and are making a voice for themselves globally. I highly recommend taking to Twitter and reading through the #SEARPG and #LATAMRPG hashtags, you will not be disappointed.

Add to this the rise of Itch.io as an alternate platform for indie creators to host and sell their work, along with the creator jams and bundling it offers, and we’re in a period where the Indie TTRPG community is growing every day.

And that’s what we want you to talk about. We want to leave aside the larger gaming companies this month (WotC, Paizo, Chaosium, etc.) and focus on the Indie Creators. Talk to us about anything in the Indie TTRPG sphere you like. Topics could include:

  • Your favourite Indie RPG
  • Supplemental material for an Indie TTRPG; NPCs, items, encounters
  • YOUR Indie TTRPG, tell us all about it
  • Interview an Indie creator
  • What makes an Indie TTRPG indie?
  • Tips and tricks for creating your own Indie RPG
  • And so on

As always, when you have posted an article please leave the link in the comments below. I think we have to approve the first two or three manually, so if you don’t see it right away, don’t fret. And of course, at the end of the month we’ll create a round-up post with all those links included.

And what are we doing for Indie TTRPG month? I’m interviewing Indie Creators like Côme Martin and Jason Cordova about their work and feature reviews of their most recent games. And the rest of the site contributors will be on the Indie bandwagon as well, so keep an eye out for that.

[Editors Note: Make sure you are following all our YouTube and social media at linktr.ee/TheRatHole.ca because we’ve partnered with some great indie creators on a giveaway for a package of holiday indie games. We’ll be announcing the winner on our LIVE interview with award winning GM/Podcaster Jeff Stormer of the Party of One Podcast on November 29th at 4:00 MST/GMT-7.]

3 thoughts on “November RPG Blog Carnival: Going Indie!”

  1. We are aware that the comment box is showing light grey on white. But it SHOULD work. You are also welcome / encouraged to leave RPG Blog Carnival links and comments on our Social Media posts. (www.linktr.ee/TheRatHole.ca for everything.)

    -Dave

  2. Here’s a great comment we received from Dragons Keep:
    “Great to see Indie TTRPGs getting recognition at last. I’ve had many great experiences over the last 10 or so years and love the diy nature of many indie games. My contribution to the carnival highlights a few of those games and I hope readers will try a few of the out. – https://www.dragonskeep.co.uk/post/indie-rpgs-to-the-rescue
    Go give them a read and follow.

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