So, Ropecon at the end of July: I'm thinking of messing with the ancient order of things and going as a food grill proprietor instead of games salesman. My grilled sandwiches are the best in protestant Europe, modestly speaking, so I figure that this'll be a nice change of pace; I'm especially happy about the thought that even the most hardcore rpg fanatic probably won't feel the need to get bitchy to a food vendor, even if their sandwiches are bad wrong fun and don't involve a Game Master.
Of course I'll be selling some roleplaying games on the side (free sandwich for every 25 € rpg purchase!), too, and I'm thinking of a Happy Meal style tie-in deal: buy my Three Animals Sandwich Menu, and you'll get a small roleplaying game on the side. I have some prospects cooking in this regard, but in case I'm ignoring something obvious, do you have any ideas? I'm looking for a game that is either available under an open license or that the author is willing to let us use for this under a non-existent licencing fee; I'm pretty confident that I can find some quite acceptable games for this without having to pay for the licence. Perhaps the rights-owner might consider this sort of thing as free advertising for their game, who knows. I'm shooting for a total of 200 or so tie-in pieces of 2-4 different varieties, so I'll probably end up making these on an office printer, and therefore larger games are pretty much out of the running; I'm trying to keep my expenses under 1 € per copy here. (Of course if somebody has excess copies of their cheapo game in hand and want to mail them to us, that's good, too.)
My current thinking revolves around Fables of Camelot
and perhaps some sort of D&D lite spin-off that I might write myself based on my new campaign. I might also do something with Solar System, if I'm reduced to writing my own tie-in. I'd be surprised if I can't find other exciting alternatives, though, what with the free games scene having been so active through the last couple of years.