The Slate 8:14

The Slate is a monthly roundup that provides you with a look at all of the current games and projects I have on my slate and am actively working on. Here, you can see the games I'm putting time into, where I am in that process, and predictions of when they will be ready for release to Patreon supporters and beyond. 

As a note, you may see some games here you saw in last month's edition of The Slate, which you might expect. You may also see that some games are missing from that list! What that means is that I simply haven't put time into the game over the past month. They haven't been abandoned! Don't worry! This list is just for you to get an idea of what I've been working on this past month.


August is a big month for roleplaying games. This was my first real taste of the RPG awards season, and the impact of that has been hitting me heavily over the past month. I am proud to announce the following recognition for Ten Candles:

  • Silver Medalist in the Indie RPG Awards: Most Innovative Game
  • Silver Medalist in the IGDN Indie Groundbreaker Awards: Most Innovative Game
  • Nominated for the ENnie Awards: Product of the Year, Best Game, Best Rules, and Best E-book
  • Official selection for the Boston Festival of Indie Games Tabletop Showcase

The fallout from this has really been amazing over the past month, with sales of Ten Candles climbing, as well as support for this Patreon. Things are headed in a positive direction, that's for sure. My biggest enemy has been the fact that no one knows who I am. I am an untested game designer, and buying something from an untested designer is a bit of a gamble. Thankfully, people have taken a chance on me, like all of you, and have allowed me to start working on some truly wild stuff.



I am so damn happy to report that I have written the final word of Ten Candles for quite a while. I have completed the Fiction companion as well as the Campaign variant, which were the last pieces needed to get the deluxe hardcover editions out to backers. These final pieces are with the editor now. Once they are done, I can send them off to the printer and put this project behind me to work on what's next!