History Dig Live was our October patreon game. If you missed it, you can now get it on itch.
Ahoy there shipmates!
Oh my, it is so good to be back to sailing the choppy seas with you all.
As you may know we took a break over the last 5-6 months while the schools in the UK were closed. All our spare time was went on juggling work and homeschool. We spent a fair amount of time playing and reading games (and fulfilling the Last Fleet Kickstarter) but didn’t have the energy to create anything new. Things are currently better and it was noticeable that after a couple of weeks of school both Josh and I were scribbling away and playtesting multiple game projects. We are very excited to bring those projects to you over the news few months.
One of my indulgences over quarantine was the British TV show Time Team. In Time Team a crew of eccentric, expert archeologists has 3 days to excavate a dig site, usually in someone’s back garden or a farmer’s field. The show ran from 1994 to 2014 and was wildly and weirdly popular. Even British people who have never seen any Time Team episodes will nevertheless be able to remember whole episodes of Time Team, like a collective national memory. It was a British institution and still commands a lot of affection.
It led to an explosion of interest in archeology and history which has never really gone away. It was also the perfect crisis TV. Reassuring, gentle, wholesome and full of interesting and diverting facts. It was the first thing that came to mind when I wanted to write my post-quarantine game.
History Dig Live! is a GM-less RPG for 3-5 players. Play a team of archeologists uncovering artefacts and speculating about what they might mean. Then switch roles and play the historical figures whose lives the archeologists are literally piecing back together.
Last Fleet is also open for pre-orders on Backerkit here if you missed the campaign and want to grab something.
Thanks for your patience.