I documented some of my recent experiments in reverse-engineering the Print Gocco, a Japanese DIY printmaking tool from the 1970s. You can read about it here: https://www.nobadmemories.com/blog/2022/05/printmaking-as-play/ #theWorkshop
My #troika backgrounds are now live on the Unwinnable.com website: https://unwinnable.com/2022/05/12/troika-backgrounds/
There was something about the book saying you should balance the fun, not the numbers, when creating Troika backgrounds that really resonated with me and look where I am now.
@h the rules are simpler then they seem, if you know any of the "hand making" card games like rummy you can pick it up quickly.
Mahjong Handle 97 3/6
magazine screenshot (1991) https://archive.org/details/MSX-FAN_1991-05_Tokuma_Shoten_Intermedia_JP/page/n127/mode/2up?view=theater
hi I'm brian and I have written exactly one (1) #ttrpg thing, a set of 6 #troika backgrounds for unwinnable.com's April 2022 issue (https://unwinnable.com/2022/04/15/unwinnable-monthly-april-1872/) and posting this #introduction is a small victory over parts of my brain!
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