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

How We Designed Dead Planet

Stop Worrying About Layout Software

A Small Rant About Investigation in RPGs

Survive, Solve, or Save: Pick Two

Top 20 Twitter Bots for D&D

All My Articles

January 27, 2019 - Building Custom Backgrounds for Mothership

January 23, 2019 - My First Shootout

January 21, 2019 - Stop Worrying About Layout Software

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 Archive [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 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 - Removing Agency in Horror Games

April 17, 2017 - 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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