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#AprilTTRPGMaker

11. Shoutout an underloved creator.

It's always surprised me that you (or, at least, I) don't hear more people mentioning Sarah Newton. Maybe people sing her praises in places I don't frequent. I mean, they must. Her work has won Ennies, after all. But her name isn't dropped in conversations as often as I'd expect. (Can you, for example, name her Ennie-winning game?)

Her Monsters & Magic is still unique among retro-clones, in that it is the only one that immediately motivated me to want to play it.

And, looking at her list of credits now, I hadn't realized she had a hand in a bunch of titles I recognize.
I knew her from Mindjammer, Starblazer Adventure, Legends of Anglerre and a lot of other Fate work, and I think in Fate circles she's appreciated. But yes, shout out definitely earned!

@wordman Sarah Newton is an absolute treasure. Anglerre and Mindjammer are amazing pieces of work.

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Might be I'm not into OSR at all, but this designer sounds intriguing! I'll be inspecting further for sure :)

@Giacomo - Much of her work isn't OSR; it spans a few systems, notably Fate Core.

And, no doubt there are any number of mouthbreathing jacklegs who will line up to tell you Monsters & Magic isn’t “really” OSR as well.

Au, here is your comment in context! It looked very weird in Mastodon. Time to choose just one platform.