Author: Oliver

23 Mar Infected is Done. What’s Next?

This is a repost from my latest Kickstarter Update. Well, it’s done! That’s right. The Kickstarter for Infected! is officially over! If you have not received any part of your pledge yet, please email me at oliver@immersion-rpg.com and I will sort it out for you straight away. There...

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Copyright Lucas Graciano http://www.lucasgraciano.com/temple-guardian/

13 Nov GM Tips #22: Do the Unexpected

I've been running an epic fantasy campaign with one of my mates via Virtual Tabletop for about a year now, and it has reached truly crazy-epic proportions. The game has become insanely fun. And one of the most fun things about it is that I...

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Use Your Best Ideas - Immersion RPG with The Mighty Gluestick TMG

12 Aug GM Tips #19: Use Your Best Ideas

AJ Pickett is one of the most ingenious and imaginative GMs that I've ever had the pleasure to game with. His legendary Rifts and Heroes Unlimited games have long lingered in my mind and his imaginative notebooks was one of the inspirations for me to...

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Tips for Freelancers - Immersion Studios

29 Apr Tips for RPG Freelancers

I've been working with a variety of freelancers for some time in the creation of Infected, and in that time I have learnt a few things from the client perspective that I think could be of real benefit to any freelancers out there who are interested in...

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18 Apr Backerkit Glitch for Pre-Orders

Note that this glitch has now been fixed by the Backerkit team (praise the gods!). There has been a glitch in Backerkit for Pre-Orders that I would like to let all pre-order backers be aware of. For some reason, every order gets a $65.00 Pledge Level added...

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Character and Context - Immersion RPG

19 Dec GMing Tips #16 Character and Context

I've been stumbling around slowly learning how to make great adventures. You'd think it'd be easy, but it's not. Particularly if you don't take stand alone modules but instead let a story grow organically, based on the problems the players are faced with, and then...

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28 Nov Tidying Up Dem Rules

I've had an intense last couple of months. Churning through well over 100 pages of the manuscript (250 is the target size), I've also hammered through the rules to make sure they're the best, simplest and most streamlined they can be. And it's been an...

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22 Oct Progress!

We're making good headway with Infected! After a few weeks of stop-start revision, I've launched fully into the fourth draft of the book (it's already had 3), and am now essentially finished a draft version of Chapter 3. There's still a fair way to go,...

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14 Oct GMing Lessons #14: My Gaming Revolution

I have been gripped by a gaming revolution. It’s not mechanics (though they help). It’s not setting (though this, too, makes a big difference). Rather, it’s playing style. Namely, I have totally changed my concept of action, and what’s interesting in a story/scenario/adventure. Instead of action taking...

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BackerKit

08 Oct BackerKit is Now Live!

BackerKit is now live for Infected Zombie RPG! This is pretty cool. Not only are the surveys being sent out and all that cool stuff being organised, but we are also now available for Pre-Orders! So if you or your friends missed out on the Kickstarter, it's...

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07 Oct The Competition Winner!

Well it took me a lot longer than I expected, but I have finally come up with a winner for the Infected! competition. In case you're not familiar with what I'm talking about, I posted up a competition during the Kickstarter for Infected Zombie RPG, saying that anyone could make an entry...

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15 Sep The Contest Is Almost Over!!

Our Contest for Infected! is drawing to a close! There are just 4 days left in the Kickstarter, and just 4 days left in the contest as well! We've been getting some really fantastic entries, and it's been inspiring to read all these great ideas, story...

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15 Aug Kickstarter Preview for Infected Zombie RPG!

Our Kickstarter for Infected Zombie RPG is nearly ready to launch. August 16 is the big day (remember, Australian Eastern Standard Time - around 10am). If you would like a sneak peek, you can see a Preview of the Kickstarter here. We're also putting out these beautiful promotional images....

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09 Aug Game Publishers Guild

Immersion Studios is now officially part of the Game Publishers Guild! This is a new and upcoming alliance of Indie game publishers, dedicated to assisting each other with advice, services and mutual promotion in the game industry. Personally, I'm really chuffed to be part of such a...

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29 Jun Haters Gonna Hate

Haters gonna hate. It's not exactly great English, but that phrase has been strangely comforting on occasion for me over the past couple of years as I developed Infected Zombie RPG. As an Indie game designer, you have to get yourself out there into the public...

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30 Mar An Interview With the Designer of Cartomancy

I recently discovered Daniel Warmke and his interesting game "Cartomancy" on Kickstarter. It uses cards instead of dice to resolve actions - these are actually playing cards, rather than game-specific cards. In his Kickstarter video he speaks (somewhat tongue in cheek) of how this will change...

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27 Dec Shambler Wallpaper – Infected RPG

The final stage in the Infection is what's known colloquially as the Shambler. The virus has at this point almost completely destroyed its host's body. The boils cover its body from head to toe, gases and stinking liquids fill its flesh. The thing moves slowly....

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27 Dec Burster Wallpaper for Infected Zombie RPG

Check out this guy! A revolting Infected, one who has been infected for quite a while. The virus is slowly but steadily killing him, consuming his body, and covering it in highly-contagious boils. In particular, Bursters are often filled with gases that horrifically distort and twist their...

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16 Dec Alpha Wallpaper for Infected RPG

Another of our wallpapers for Infected Zombie RPG! This rather unpleasant creature is an "Alpha," an Infected who is altogether too smart for his own good. You see, whilst the infection destroyed the minds of most of the Infected, there were a very few who maintained...

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24 Nov Article on Infected RPG by Obskures

Obskures, a German blog on all things RPG and awesome, has just done an article on our upcoming Infected RPG Setting. Needless to say, that makes us pretty excited. I've got to say, he's gotten the scoop on it, seeing as he's showing some pics I haven't...

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07 Nov GM Lessons #5: “Secondary” Characters

An article for Role Players not Roll Players Jet Liberson is one of the original playtesters of Immersion RPG, and has helped coax it along since its infancy. Passionate about RPGs, he is well known for his love of playing unusual (or sometimes outright bizarre) characters that...

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19 Aug Infected RPG!

It's been a while since my last post, and it's time to remedy that with interest! We've been absolutely flat out working on our first title release, Infected RPG, a brutally realistic vision of an Infected apocalypse. Harsh, unrelenting and absolutely terrifying. This is not so much a...

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14 Jun Friday the 13th…and Werewolves!

Well it was Friday the 13th yesterday, AND a Full Moon! So what were we working on? You guessed it: Werewolves.Throw out your biases and misconceptions! These are not your average furry monsters. In fact, you can even play as a werewolf. Yup. See, in Myths of Khoralla Werewolves...

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25 May GM Lessons #2: Running An Open World RPG

What is an Open World RPG? Quite simply, it is an RPG world that is unrestricted, unlimited, completely and utterly flexible and real to the players. By this we mean that the players aren't restricted by any set path. Sure they will follow a storyline, but that storyline is...

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