News and announcements from 1KM1KT. If you would like us to post a news story, please send it to use using our submission form!
1KM1KT Monkey Hangout #1 is now available on YouTube!
It’s the product of supermonkey, Rob Lang, who’s also the brains behind The Free RPG Blog. Featuring 1KM1KT activists Chainsaw “Jason” Aardvark, Emmett O’Brian, Jeremy “JK” Mosher, Jonathan Lavellee, and Mike Hunt.
Streamed live on Dec 1, 2013
A free pencil and paper RPG Q&A with Chainsaw “Jason” Aardvark, Emmett O’Brian, Jeremy “JK” Mosher, Jonathan Lavellee, Mike Hunt (on the chat) and Rob Lang.
We talk about our favourite RPGs and what we would like to see them do more often (or less often), name check our RPG heroes and spread some free RPG love.
Check out the forum thread here
Heya, this is your darling psychopathic submission sitter Evil1 reporting in. I have seen some people on rpglab saying they have submitted rpgs here and i have checked my box to no avail
So i will flat out say this: I am online EVERY DAY and my yahoo client alerts me to ALL new mail inside my inbox folder. BUT now i am setting up a filter (cross your fingers…) that will send ALL emails that have the word RPG in the subject to my inbox instead of into the spam folder. Hopefully with this new filter in my yahoo you will no longer have to cry like a baby to my pal keeton. Aaron is austrailian and i forgot who else is also on the role of adding your submissions but i know that its about time i helped a bit.
1km1kt itself is sort of a inactive place at the moment, but hopefully when summer starts we will start seeing more people and more submissions! I myself can be contacted @ my email/yahoo messenger robbiemackmeed(at)yahoo.com
I look forward to posting your submissions, guys!
Comments are now open for the games and submissions on this site! You can now post your thoughts, reviews, etc. about the game submissions directly under the game’s intro page.
If you have an opinion or a suggestion on this, please post a comment below or email me.
I’ve gotten emails from some of our readers who have noticed that we’ve been a little slow getting the latest submissions on the site. That’s mostly my fault, but I’m here to tell you that there’s a good reason! You may not have noticed, but 1KM1KT has recently undergone a major change in it’s structure. It’s been a long road, but we’ve finally put everything in place.
We’ve recoded and reworked the site to make it faster and easier to navigate and have finally installed some software that will allow some of members of our community to moderate the submission and approval process. We’re hoping the additional manpower will speed things up and keep this site running smoothly. If you’re interested in the job, please let me know.
With that in mind, if you’re waiting to see your work posted please give us a little more time. We’re hoping to have everything caught up in the next few days.
Thanks for your patience and support!
The makers of 1KM1KT are proud to present the launch of our sister website, RPG Laboratory!
1KM1KT is all about free RPG games. We publish them online, we promote them, and we even have a forum for developers to chat back and forth. This is great, but we’ve come to realize that we’re really missing out on one of the coolest aspects of role playing – development.
RPG Laboratory is geared specifically for this aspect of gaming. So much so we felt a new site was in order (plus it gets old looking at that same orc picture day in and day out).
With RPG Laboratory, you own and maintain your own section of the website where you can write campaign material, flesh out game mechanics, or talk about your project. It’s yours to work on and yours to control with as little or as much assistance as you want.
Role playing games are for sharing. A lot of people have already invented the wheel, and the same is true with RPGs. RPG Laboratory is based on the open source philosophy quickly becoming popular in the software industry that promotes idea sharing and community improvement. Unless you’re planning to make a profit, the work you find on RPG Laboratory is OK to use in your own creation. It can be modified to suit your needs or used as-is.
One of the things that’s made 1KM1KT so popular is that we don’t charge for anything. The same goes with RPG Laboratory. Show your support for 1KM1KT and sign up for an account now. We need as much feedback as possible, so please let us know what you think.
To all of the 1KM1KT visitors and subscribers:
This message is intended to inform our visitors that we are based in the Dallas, Fort Worth area of Texas and are currently expecting some involvement with hurricane Rita over the next few days. Although we are not anticipating power outages or things of that nature, they are certainly a possiblity. If you notice any problems with the site rest assured that we are monitoring the situation and any problems will be resolved as quickly as possible.
Wish us luck, and send your good thoughts out to our evacuee friends from Houston as well as the already uprooted Katrina refugees. Remember you too can help, and every little bit is important.
1KM1KT has been hosting a lot of independent RPG contests lately and we’re really enjoying it. The contests we’ve hosted are inspiring authors to get up and get writing and are really pushing RPG authors to develop their potential.
With that in mind, this is the official announcement that 1KM1KT is open to hosting your RPG contest or project. We want to hear about anything and everything you have in mind to get people motivated and more involved in the hobby. Check out our submissions page for details, and send us your ideas today.
Today I checked the 1KM1KT mailbox like I do every morning (yes, all the e-mails are read by the monkeys at 1KM1KT) and found the following:
My name is Kevin Scott of UKG Publishing; we have today completed and signed a contract with Joe Prince to publish his role-play game Piledrivers and Powerbombs. We now own the copyright to this game. We would therefore be grateful if you can remove the above free download from your website. Should you wish to replace this item with a link to the E-version of this product we can provide a link to a paid download.
We thank you for your co-operation in this matter and should you wish to contact us, please just reply to this email. Should we have written to the wrong email address please either forward a copy of this email intact to the correct person, or reply with the responsible persons email address. You can of course also phone us on +44 1723 XXXXXX we are based in the UK
Naturally, this type of e-mail has mixed emotions for me. On the one hand, I’m thrilled that one of our members has made the leap from RPG enthusiast to published author, and it makes me happy to think that maybe our site contributed to their success in some small way. On the other hand, We’re always sad to have to take down our precious online RPG content – especially when it’s something we’ve really enjoyed.
I guess for now we’ll have to continue to settle for the idea that we’re doing our job of getting the word out there for RPG authors. That said I’d like to take this opportunity to salute all of the members of 1KM1KT, both past a present, who have had the gumption to get out there and take their work to a higher level.
I was reading through some blogs late last night and stumbled on an article on boingboing.net about RPGNow and how cool they are for selling their roleplaying games in downloadable .pdf version online. The article went on to call the project “brilliant” and “the smartest digital publishing venture I’ve seen so far.” Naturally, when I read about it I said to myself, “1KM1KT’s been doing that for a while now – and we do it for free!” So I sent in a submission to the popular blog and lo and behold, they think we’re cool too. Check out the full article, and be sure to leave a comment and let boingboing know you’re a 1KM1KT fan too.
So I’ve noticed there have been lots of hits to our website coming out of Canada lately. Since I’ve never been to Canada, hopefully someone out there can give me an idea of what the roleplaying scene is like! Seriously, how is the rpg industry up there? Are there lots of players? What about independent and corporate publishers? What are the favorite games? What’s big in Canada lately that I don’t know about? Drop me a line and let me know what you think.