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A New Plan and A New Fellowship

I’ve got a new plan. Possibly even plans within plans. If you read my blog, or have listened to me talk for more than three minutes, you already know that I think GMless games are great. I think people sitting down and creating things together — spontaneously building on each others’ ideas — is good […]

Ben Robbins | July 8th, 2024 | , | 8 comments

Nova Takes The Shot

Follow, the Rebellion. Epilogue, Tanner. He stands on the balcony, overlooking the city, pleased that his new, reprogrammed AIs will now serve humanity. We’ve won our rebellion against the AI by replacing them with new better AI, just as he hoped. Flawless techbro victory! Epilogue, Nova. The acolyte of the Voidsun looks down the scope […]

Ben Robbins | July 5th, 2024 | , | 2 comments

Follow Neue Questen

German-speaking Follow players, today is your lucky day. Plotbunny Games, who did the translation of Follow, have released a bunch of brand new quests. Are these destined to be released in English too? I have it on good authority that they just might. And if that is something you’d like to see, let Plotbunny know […]

Ben Robbins | March 5th, 2024 | ,

“Was ist eure nächste Queste?”

Plotbunny has translated Follow into German and the crowdfunding launch is underway right now! Andrea Rick is managing the project, and I’ve been very impressed with her attention to detail and her desire to make sure the translation captures the experience of the original game. It’s nearly half-funded, so if you’re a German-speaker who wants […]

Ben Robbins | October 8th, 2023 | ,

Follow In German

Want to play Follow with your German-speaking friends? The good news is a translation is in the works, courtesy of Plotbunny Games. Nächstes Crowdfunding: Follow von Ben Robbins! Work on the translation has already been underway and there’s going to be a crowdfunding campaign, so if you’re interested keep an eye on their website!

Ben Robbins | September 2nd, 2023 | ,

Quest: Escape the Haunted House!

They said this old house was haunted, but we didn’t listen. Now we have to escape. Our flashlights are flickering, there’s no coverage, the floorboards are creaking, and the wind is howling through the trees… The Haunting is a spooky Halloween quest for Follow, ready for you to download and play right now: We took […]

Ben Robbins | October 26th, 2021 | | 4 comments

“If it weren’t for those darn kids..!”

It’s the spooky season, so I’ve been taking a break from other projects to put together a fittingly Halloween quest for Follow: Escape the Haunted House! They told us the old Harker Manor was haunted, but we didn’t listen. Now our flashlights are flickering, the floorboards are creaking and… what was that noise?!?? Probably just […]

Ben Robbins | October 19th, 2021 | | 2 comments

Follow Invades Spain

Did you know Follow was popular in Spain? I did not! El Refugio is absolutely knocking it out of the park promoting their new Spanish translation of Follow. As an added bonus, I give you the most adorable animated intro to Follow I’ve ever seen: I don’t even know what the narrator is saying and […]

Ben Robbins | February 21st, 2021 | , | 1 comment

It Was A Monster Mash

You know how some ideas sound terrible on paper, but in the moment they work perfectly? Amazingly, even? That was this game. Our original game plan fell through, so Andy, Marc, Caroline and I switched to an off-the-cuff game of Follow. Marc had been wanting to play ghosts driving people out of their haunted house. […]

Ben Robbins | October 20th, 2019 | , ,

The Teeth Sneak Up On You In Follow

Follow fakes you out by looking super light and chill. You just free-play scenes and everything is great! So easy! But the teeth hide in the challenge resolution. The odds of succeeding at each challenge is based on two entirely separate things: whether the characters are happy about what the fellowship is doing and whether […]

Ben Robbins | June 9th, 2019 |

The Flipside of the Quest

Print-conscious players have asked me why Follow quests take up two pages. Couldn’t I have jammed all that stuff onto a single sheet? First off: no, it’s pretty dense as it is. But more importantly, I wouldn’t even if I could. Quests are intentionally laid out so that you have to hide the first section […]

Ben Robbins | May 8th, 2019 |

The Fall and Rise (and Fall) of Antal

Intense game of Follow at Story Games Seattle. We played the Rebellion question, but our fellowship was nowhere near equipped to overthrow the new nobles, House Jakab, that had ousted our traditional rulers, the beloved House of Antal. Character creation led to a wonderfully complex interpersonal web: “My mother was a nanny for the nobles, […]

Ben Robbins | February 19th, 2018 | , , ,

Hot Off the Presses

What am I doing this weekend? Here’s a hint: Books are here. Shipping has begun. There’s always something magical about holding a finished product in your hand. Magical, but not quite as magical as hearing about people having a great time playing the game. That is still the best.

Ben Robbins | August 4th, 2017 | | 2 comments

Follow Is Ready for You

I am happy to report that Follow is done and released into the wild. If you’re a backer or pre-ordererer you should have already received your new download link. Everyone else: you can buy the PDF right now. Do you love that cover? I love that cover. It’s the gorgeous work of Al Lukehart. She […]

Ben Robbins | July 2nd, 2017 |