March game: Monsterball

[Monsterball was our March patreon game. It has now been taken down but you will soon be able to get it on our itch store.]

Hey everyone!

This month’s game is a brutal fantasy monster version of football (or soccer for USicans), played as a journaling game. Monsterball creates a procedurally generated and very lightly tactical game of football, either against a fellow human or an NPC team. It is surprisingly gripping and you may find yourself blowing on your dice as your ratling striker nears the ideal position to score a goal.

Monsterball obviously pays tribute to a certain tabletop fantasy ball game, but it has taken on a life of its own and feels similar but different. I’ve incorporated ideas from American football, most especially the draft, which means your team will be a mishmash of players from a mix of fantasy races. As you play through matches you’ll have to retire players due to injury, while others will become invaluable star players.

It’s a good laugh and I hope you enjoy playing it. Let me know how you get on!

By the way, I’m just under 2 weeks off my last day at the office job. It’s been a very long wait. I’m very much looking forward to getting stuck into some more great designs and I hope to share some new stuff with you very soon.



Lovecraftesque part one (episode 62)

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We continue our run of the new second edition of the classic indie horror game, Lovecraftesque.

Jonathan sets out on a relaxing fishing trip to the nearby abandoned lighthouse, ably assisted by Davey, the local guide. But his restorative excursion quickly takes an unpleasant turn as the two men uncover something deeply disturbing in the old building.

If you are interested in Lovecraftesque you can find the first edition of the game here:

If you would like to be notified when the second edition crowdfunds, you can join the Black Armada mailing list here:

Our players are:

  • Joshua Fox
  • Becky Annison
  • Eadwin Tomlinson
  • Nick Bate
  • Sue Elliott

Black Armada create and publish TTRPGs here:

Nick creates and publishes TTRPGs as Ickbat here:

The music is Orange Button by Esther Garcia.