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A love letter to research
Big update today - my new TTRPG, Outliers, is now available!
Outliers is a solo TTRPG about working as a research assistant for a lab that is anything but average. It's a game of absurd comedy, inspired by works like Welcome to Night Vale and Gravity Falls.
I designed Outliers as the creator-in-residence with the Far Horizons CoOp! The entire team was incredible:
In Outliers, you play as a research assistant trying to do their job in an absurd environment. You’ll journal daily happenings in your lab notebook and try to get more funding before the study is shut down.
Outliers is my love letter to research, and my experiment in merging two of the biggest areas of my life. Each prompt is inspired by real work I've done as a research assistant over the years. Playing this game provides a behind-the-scenes of what lab research is actually like - once you strip away the absurdism, you’re left with an accurate picture of what a research assistant does. There’s even a list of definitions to explain lab terminology (thanks Travis Hill for double-checking those!).
You can pick up a copy at itchio and DriveThruRPG! Only digital copies are available right now, but we’ll be releasing a physical version later this year - I’ll be sure to announce when those are out.
As always, thank you for all of the support. I’ll have more announcements coming soon!
~ Sam Leigh