Squaring the Circle: Designing a|state Second Edition

A panel where mōrgue and Gregor will take you through the secrets behind (re)designing the cult classic RPG a|state that was first launched at Conpulsion 2004. Now an exciting new edition has been successfully funded in 2021 on Kickstarter and is due for publication in 2022. Hear how this edition of a|state brings a new, hopeful approach to the much-loved Forged in the Dark ruleset. Your ability to Care counts as much as your ability to Fight.

The panel will be live streamed on the Geas Twitch channel: https://twitch.tv/GEASLive
on Saturday, 9 April, 2022, at
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 11 am BST (UTC +1)
🇳🇿 10 pm NZST (UTC +12)

The event will also feature a live Q&A with the panellists via the Twitch chat.

a|state Second Edition

Kickstarter promo video of a|state Second Edition.

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonhodgsonmaptiles2/a-state-rpg-second-edition

The Panellists

Morgan Davie (He/Him)

Portrait of Morgan Davie, aka mōrgue, one of the guests on the panel, holding 
a copy of the D&D 5e Monster Manual.

Morgan Davie, aka mōrgue, is a Kiwi game designer and podcaster living in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. He founded Edinburgh’s long-running Open Roleplaying Community and received the Banquo Award at Conpulsion 2004, before it was called the Banquo Award. In recent years he’s worked on the Doctor Who RPG for Cubicle 7, designed multi-award winning school resource Game of Awesome, and now he’s very excited to be working on the second edition of a|state.

Web Site: http://taleturn.com/
Twitter: @Taleturn

Gregor Hutton (He/Him)

Portrait of Gregor Hutton, one of the panellists for the event.
Gregor Hutton

Gregor is a games designer and illustrator living in Edinburgh. He worked on the original a|state game line in the early 2000s and collaborated with its creators Malcolm Craig and Paul Bourne on other RPGs and indie publishing endeavours. Gregor’s probably most known for his game 3:16. Carnage Amongst The Stars. He’s one of the system designers for the Second Edition of a|state published by Falkirk’s Handiwork Games. Gregor received the Banquo Award at Conpulsion in 2015.

Web Site: GregorHutton.com
Twitter: @gregorhutton

You can stream the event live on the Geas Twitch Channel, https://twitch.tv/GEASLive. Viewers can also take part in a live Q&A with the panellists via the Twitch chat. During the event, we will be collecting donations for our partner charity, Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts. You can read more information about the charity on the Charity page.