One of the best things about functioning as a Co-Op is that it is a bunch of different people who are equally excited to see the work come to fruition. So there are plenty of lovely people online, talking about the final work being released to the wild, as it were.
That also means that there are many other people who are just as keen as I am to get the word out, to share their excitement, and talk about what it took to get the book done.
As the follow-up to my previous post, I thought I’d share some of their enthusiasm with you! I’m going to include a number of tweets on different aspects of the work. I highly recommend reading the rest of the twitter threads.
So: San Jenaro Co-Op presents The Short Games Digest Volume 2! A collection of more than 20 short role-playing games in a mix of genres and settings. Out now! on DriveThruRPG.
What’s in the book?
Firstly, here’s @BasiliskOnline, one of the stellar artists who has worked on all the Co-Op’s work and contributed more wonderful art to Volume 2:
Like the Short Games Digest Vol 1 by @sanjenarocoop? Well Vol 2 is JUST around the corner! What’s in it?— BasiliskOnline🦎 (@BasiliskOnline) September 1, 2019
In CHAIN OF WORDS by @secretsofvtm you manipulate the world around you using words to cast spells. Use the right lexicon & fill your Grimoire w/ new vocabulary!” (art by me) pic.twitter.com/7pUhg3qoI0
Next is Generic Angst, who is one of the game designers who is now a regular contributor:
The @sanjenarocoop Small Games Digest Volume 2 came out today. I wrote two of the TWENTY ONE games that are in this two hundred page book. Ten bucks! That’s bonkers.— genericangst (@angsthuman) September 9, 2019
I’m here to tell you about my two games.#SanJenaroCoop #RPG #DnD https://t.co/7hjoevDwyz pic.twitter.com/grn0anEsP0
By far the most comprehensive thread was from James Barton, otherwise known as the Undead Author Society. (More about him below.)
Alright, alright, #ttrpg folks, #horror fans, #cat lovers, and Tony Hawk look alikes, lets get down to business! The Second Digest has 21 games! And I’m going to go over why each is awesome! (and tag their creator where I can) @sanjenarocoop https://t.co/SXRLElZlw4— Undead Author Society (@realjamesbarton) September 9, 2019
What’s so great about this co-op anyway?
But perhaps you’re wondering why should you care whether the Co-Op succeeds. What’s so different or cool about this thing you keep blathering about?
You mean apart from allowing indie game designers a shot at publishing a game? Apart from the fact that it is based on profit-sharing and the idea of creators owning their own labour? Apart from giving creating a collective where everyone is rooting for their joint success, because everyone succeeds when you succeed together?
Or were you thinking more about the mentorship side of things, where people have the opportunity to learn from others? Not just about the design of your own games, but more broadly with the different aspects of the business that you need to become successful?
Apart from that? Well, let’s give the words over to Olivia Hill, whose Discord served as the place where this all began:
Okay! San Jenaro Co-Op’s Short Games Digest Volume 2 is NOW OUT! 21 games for $10! 100% profit-sharing! You want to support indie creators and see some awesome experimental shit? Let’s get this to #1 on DrivethruRPG today! Help?#SanJenaroCoOp #BuyIndieArt https://t.co/R1OxjpG2hN— OLIVIA ☭ HILL (@machineiv) September 10, 2019
All of which is meant to say: support a bunch of really cool people who are involved in an important endeavour and support this site at the same time. Everyone wins!
For more information about the Co-Op and everything we’re doing, you can follow the announcements via the official twitter account at @sanjenarocoop.
Oh yeah, and don’t forget to get your copy of Volume 2 now!