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You’re Invited: Stream to Support Project Pinball

For many of the people on our team, games were a refuge. Whether we got lost in the glittering lights of a pinball table or immersed ourselves in a dungeon crawl, games were always there for us. That passion has carried over into our work, but we haven’t forgotten what games did for us [...]

By | October 22nd, 2020|Dread Nautical|Comments Off on You’re Invited: Stream to Support Project Pinball

Why Setting is Critical in the Horror Genre

Dread Nautical draws inspiration from a large assortment of games and our favorite stories from books and film. This Lovecraftian rogue-lite roots itself in a setting that is relatively unique as far as RPGs go--a mostly modern cruise ship at sea--but it also leverages classic ideas that have made the horror and psychological thriller [...]

By | October 12th, 2020|Dread Nautical, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Why Setting is Critical in the Horror Genre

Virtual Reality RPGs: How Operencia’s Classic Grid-Based Formula Became the Foundation for Innovation

Our team grew up dragging manuals and character sheets and dice bags from house to house. When we couldn’t meet to game, we filled the downtime with CRPGs, crawling through dungeons in games like Bard’s Tale, Eye of the Beholder, and the Ultima series. Adventure was always on our minds, and we wanted to [...]

By | September 24th, 2020|Operencia, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Virtual Reality RPGs: How Operencia’s Classic Grid-Based Formula Became the Foundation for Innovation

Luna – 5e Chaotic Evil Enemy

Luna is one of the main characters from CastleStorm II, grab her character sheet today and drop her into your next session!

By | September 21st, 2020|CastleStorm, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Luna – 5e Chaotic Evil Enemy