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Hobomancer Labor Day Sale!

You might not think of hobos as playing a role in the labor movement, but the original meaning of the word “hobo” was “one who travels to work.” This differentiated them from tramps (who travelled but did not work) and bums (who neither travelled nor worked). There was even a hobo union--the Tourist Union #63--founded in part to distinguish hobos looking for honest work from run-of-the-mill vagrants. Many hobos were also members of more traditional unions (especially the International Workers of the World). When workers went on strike, it was common for workers (hobo or not) to hop a train and “boom” into town, showing support for their fellow workers and swelling the strike’s numbers so that jailing every striker would be prohibitively expensive for the local government. To celebrate the role that hobos played in the labor movement, we’re offering 25% off the Ennie Award-winning Hobomancer RPG, the Hobomancer Companion, and Suicide’s Run: A Tale of the Hobomancers PDFs from now until September 12. 

The First Ever Game of Hobomancer

Every game starts out as an idea. And before that idea is ready to be turned into a book and published, it has to be tested. That’s why the Hex Games staff gathered together in Nashville back in May 2010, during the Great Tennessee Flood, and played the first ever game of Hobomancer (2013 ENnie Silver Award winner Best Electronic Product). Fortunately they recorded the game session, and it is now available for download, absolutely free of charge.

When this game session took place there had been some general conversation and brainstorming about Hobomancer, but nothing was set in stone. As you listen, you can hear key concepts of the game being invented during play. You can also hear six people having a lot of fun.

Leighton Connor ran the game, and Josh Burnett, Ian Engle, Steve Johnson, Carter Newton, and Jason Whisman played in it.

Ride the rails. Have more fun!

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July 26th, 2013
I'm really glad I got this and listened to it. It was like being in the room for that amazing inaugural game of Hobomancer. It was even more fun to listen to it while reading the preview of Hobomancer available on this site. Vengeance is sweet, [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 24, 2013.