Failure Tolerated is a blog by Sean McCoy, co-founder of Tuesday Knight Games, co-designer of Two Rooms and a Boom, and designer of Mothership. He also does a weekly podcast about boardgaming, and occasionally writes horror fiction. You can support this blog by donating here.

My Top Five Articles

A Small Rant About Investigation in RPGs

Survive, Solve, or Save: Pick Two

Urban Geomorphs for Cyberpunk Games

Build a Dungeon, Level Up

Simple Poison Rules for Old School Games

All My Articles

January 20, 2019 - Painless Character Creation for a Painful Game

January 14, 2019 - Why Setting High Stakes Matters

December 27, 2018 - How to Create a Criminal

December 17, 2018 - Rey Burtnolds Debriefing Communicades: Session Report [Mothership]

December 13, 2018 - A Small Rant about Investigation in RPGs

December 7, 2018 - Better Crits for Mothership

December 6, 2018 - Carousing & Stress in Mothership

November 9, 2018 - Critical Hit Tables for Mothership

October 12, 2018 - The End of G+ and an OSR Guide For The Perplexed

August 31, 2018 - Divine Right: Minaria as a D&D Setting

August 22, 2018 - Yanovich’s Inauguration: Session Report [Insurgency]

August 14, 2018 - Prisoners of Hecate Balaam: Session Report [Mothership]

August 7, 2018 - Notes from Gen Con 2018

July 29, 2018 - How We Designed Dead Planet

July 10, 2018 - Screaming on the Alexis: Session Report [Mothership]

June 22, 2018 - Mothership PDF Now On DriveThruRPG

June 5, 2018 - Fire in Hyperspace: Session Report [Mothership]

May 15, 2018 - Escape from Banquo IV: Session Report [Mothership]

May 8, 2018 - Build a Dungeon, Level Up

May 1, 2018 - Crash Landing on Banquo IV: Session Report [Mothership]

April 23, 2018 - Can We Make This an Image? Designing Better Tables

April 17, 2018 - The Connecticut Job: Session Report [Heist]

April 8, 2018 - Mothership: Ship Creation Sheet

March 27, 2018 - Lessons I Learned Designing the Mothership Character Sheet

March 21, 2018 - The Golden Barge: Session Report [LotFP]

March 7, 2018 - Brendan’s Twenty Rules Questions

March 5, 2018 - The Hall of Sweet Mourning

March 1, 2018 - Designing Heartbreaker, My Tactical Card Game

February 26, 2018 - Urban Geomorphs for Cyberpunk Games

February 25, 2018 - Equipment As Prestige Classes

February 24, 2018 - Designing a Character Sheet for Castlevania

February 22, 2018 - Node Based Dungeon Design in Fighting Fantasy

February 21, 2018 - Simple Poison Rules for Old School Games

February 20, 2018 - My House Rules for Weapons in OD&D

February 14, 2018 - From Fighting Fantasy to Troika!

January 23, 2018 - I’ve Got Some Art in Megadungeon Issue 2

January 8, 2018 - Heist: A Smash & Grab RPG

December 21, 2017 - Isaac’s Basement

December 19, 2017 - Battletech: HPS-222 HOPSCOTCH

December 18, 2017 - Battletech: FAL-5A FALSTAFF

December 14, 2017 - What Do The Monsters Want?

December 13, 2017 - d20 Quick Cleric Religions

December 11, 2017 - Running a Siege Against the Keep on the Borderlands

December 5, 2017 - Building Better Magical Components

December 4, 2017 - My Infatuation with 2D Maps

December 1, 2017 - What Are the Guards Doing?

November 28, 2017 - How to Make Treasure Interesting

September 11, 2017 - B/X/R/X: Ape, White

September 7, 2017 - B/X/R/X: Acolyte

September 4, 2017 - B/X/R/X: Remixing the Best Monster Manual

August 22, 2017 - The First Time We Played Mothership

August 21, 2017 - Mistakes We Made at Gen Con 50

July 7, 2017 - My ENnies 2018 Judge Application

June 26, 2017 - Top 20 Twitter Bots for D&D

June 6, 2017 - Survive, Solve, or Save: Pick Two

May 19, 2017 - The Secret of Saving Throws: Removing Agency in Horror Games

April 17, 2017 - Video: A Primer on Publishing Boardgames

March 10, 2017 - Why Buc-ee’s Made Their Bathrooms Their Core Business Offering

February 24, 2017 - Why We Tolerate Failure



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