IndieCade! INDIECADE!!! INDIECADE!! (Part 4)

I think it’s part 4.

Sorry for the delay, the non-game related world got in the way. So, where was I? Oh yeah!

INDIECADE!!

I finally make it to the Fire Station!

This is where all the nominees get placed in one convenient spot. It’s loud, it’s hot, and it’s amazing. I’m talking about the Fire Station, not my love life.

The first thing that caught my attention was a D&D setup. Not quite the normal fare for an indie … oh, game. Not video game.

INDIECADE!!

A Red & Pleasant Land by Zak S.

Now, I do D&D. Not as much recently as I used to, but I still love to DM when I can. And after talking with Zak Smith (of D&D With Porn Stars fame) I knew I had to pick this up. It’s Alice in Wonderland meets Vampires meets D&D. What could possibly be better?

All original artwork by Zak. Setting and maps and characters and everything. I asked about picking up a copy and was informed that they’d have it at the merch tent in the Indie Village. They didn’t have any when I went by (or didn’t know what I was asking about), so I had to swing back by and work out a deal.

INDIECADE!!

I can’t wait to get a game running again.

Best $40 spent. My players have already scanned through the book and are hounding me to start running a game in the world.

Binary pointed out to me on Sunday that I apparently gravitate to monochromatic video games before the colorful and flashy ones. The next game I checked out was evidence of her point.

INDIECADE!!

I love crack in the display, really enforces the theme.

This game was definitely a trip. You start off in a CLI and then get dropped into this fuzzy black-n-white something and try to explore. With everything swirling and it still be in development, I spent more than a little time lost out of my mind. But I love the concept and can’t wait to see what XRA does with Memory of a Broken Dimension.

Next on the line is Consentacle, which you may remember was talked about during the Pillow Talk panel.

INDIECADE!!

This is one weird, but fun table-top game.

We didn’t get a chance to really play it, but gave it a read over and I’m going to be trying to track it down. It’s one of those games that I could see using to teach my munchkins about sex without being all “Bird and Bees fuck each other”.

Dammit, my day job phone is ringing again. My apologies for posting and running… I’ll be back later.

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