Welcome to my Freelancer Web Site

rjcurrie News

Welcome, one and all, to The Not So Amazing Adventurers Of Rod Currie: Freelancer. As you might guess, I am Rod Currie and this is the web site for my activities as a freelancer. While I am particularly focused on the game industry, I am also willing to take on writing and editing jobs in other fields.

I may expand more upon this welcome in the future, but for now, hello, welcome, and feel free to look around and comment on anything that interests you. Oh, and if you’d like to hire me, that would be cool too.

Have fun.

Gaming Conventions and Me

rjcurrie Conventions, News

I have been attending major gaming conventions for over 30 years and creating and GMing role-playing scenarios at them for nearly 20 years. Gaming conventions are my major connection to the game industry. It’s through those conventions that I grew interested in game design and working in the game industry.

You can read about my convention roleplaying events at supersquadamerica.com.

In this category of posts, I plan to discuss the conventions I attend.

Word Nerds Blind Playtest

rjcurrie News, Word Nerds

I am now entering blind playtesting on Word Nerds and in addition to physical prototypes of the game, I have decided to make a print and play version available as well for playtesting.

What is a blind playtest? It’s a playtest where the players learn and play the game solely from the rulebook. It’s great, not only for making sure that the rulebook is in good shape, but also for fine tuning the game.

What is print and play? Print and play versions of games that you can print out on your own printer and play. More information about print and play games can be found here.

Below is a summary of the contents of the print and play version along with a button for downloading it. Following that is a feedback forum that anyone who has playtested  Word Nerds can use to let me know how your playtest sessions went and what you think of the game.

Note: The Word Nerds blind playtest is over. The print and play version that was attached here is no longer available. It was a very old version. Future posts should clarify the current state of this game.