A downloadable game

The Oracle is a tool for storytelling. Use it to replace the Game Master (GM) in a role-playing game, for solo play, or to facilitate fiction writing. All you need is 3 six-sided dice (a pair in one color and a single in a contrasting color) and a table from the rules to play. 

The Oracle clearly owes a debt of inspiration to the Mythic GM Emulator, by Tana Pigeon. I objected to the convoluted design and (IMO) sexist art in that work, so I went about making something similar for my own purposes. None of Tana's text was used and the odds, dice, terms, etc. are all pretty different.  However the results in the events table are pretty similar, as is the overall concept of how the oracle table works. So, credit where credit is due.

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Really enjoyed the oracle, but the author's name is Tana, Tom's her deadname. Hopefully you could correct that detail :)

Fixed. Thank you! I didn't know.

Also, while I fixed it in the description, I don't really know protocol in these instances. Since print editions will still say Tom, should I indicate that too somehow? 

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I don't know either! Maybe you could reupload the file if that's easy to do, or write a disclaimer if it isn't? I'm not informed myself and didn't intend to act preachy. I think not knowing is not surprising seeing how the original GME books carry that name. I didn't know myself until I looked at her more recent stuff! 

The file doesn’t mention her name. Just the description above. I think. Now I need to check. 

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Very neat and handy! Thank you!

Nice conversion of Mythic to d6's.
The pocketmod looks good, too.

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Thanks. It fits perfectly in a small Moleskine for playing anywhere. :)

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Wow! This thing is clever. Glad to find you again outside of G+ and Twitter. Keep up the good work Ray!

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Very cool, Ray. Formatting bug though -- the Events table entries are truncated.

Oh good lord! Thank you. Should be fixed now.