Hark, adventurer! Do you seek glory and riches? Do you seek excitement and suspense? Do you have paper and a pencil?
You are the last people I need to tell about the potential of the page, but with the explosion of indie tabletop games the barrier between a rainy day and a strange, imaginative grand journey is paper-thin. In the summer issue of Broken Pencil, we guide you beyond mere Dungeons & Dragons to the greater realms of the indie tabletop scene.
In our main feature, we meet Jeeyon Shim, a game maker who channels nature and memory into her design sensibilities. Crafting contemplative, journaling games to carry with you beyond a table session. On top of this profile, Issue 99.5 includes:
- Introducing Broken Pencil's first game! Get a sneak peak at our upcoming Twine collection, created by a hand-picked crew of zinesters.
- How a teenaged zinester named Satoshi Tajiri went on to create the most popular game of all time: Pokémon.
- Maxwell Lander teaches us how to make our own strange tabletop RPG.
- How former dancer Exotic Cancer channeled her experience into a new strip club-inspired board game.
- Our own guide to new and upcoming indie tabletop games.
- How the SAD Fair puts accessibility at the forefront of zine fests.
- Troll author Logan Macnair tells us about message board menaces.
- Lonesome Bill Walker honours Pee-wee through puppetry.
PLUS endless ZINE, COMICS, MUSIC, GAME, FILM, & INDIE BOOK reviews!