What is this? Highway Styxty-One is a game written by Marx Shepherd of Blue Golem Games. The rules are provided here for testing and critique. Please don't steal my ideas or I'll haunt your dreams. This is a story game about a bus. There's a driver, and there are passengers. The passengers are dead. To … Continue reading Highway Styxty-One
My latest story game is Orizuru: a half-formed thing, released as part of Takuma Okada's Jumbled Up July 2k19 game jam on itch.io. You can get Orizuru for free or nominal donation at itch.io or at DriveThruRPG.com. Origami Paper Crane Crane Cover image: Derivative of “Origami Paper Crane Crane” (retrieved from Max Pixel, no image credit provided), … Continue reading Orizuru: a half-formed thing
Just a short note today, but one I'm pretty stoked to make. My first shortform two-player tabletop story game, A Loud Noise in a Quiet Place, has just gone live on itch.io! A Loud Noise in a Quiet Place is a story game about temporary hearing loss. It's a condition to which I'm subject from … Continue reading A Loud Noise in a Quiet Place
What is this? Marginalia is a card game underpinning a story game about how society marginalises groups. Comfort & Safety The story game element might be uncomfortable to play. If you think you're going to find it hard, don't add the story game elements. The card game, which I know as Blob, is pretty fun … Continue reading Marginalia
In which I discuss the probability of Progress, Progress Moves and Challenge Rank in the context of Scene Challenges.
In which I discuss basic probability in Ironsworn RPG, and the "fail forward" principle in games in general.
In which Kilda is made to break the news of Rhian's death to her niece, Nadira, who violently turns on her.
In which Kilda, imprisoned by Talan's son Vigo and guarded by a Broken, forages for herbs for Rhian to sicken the raiders.
A story game about robots sent to observe colonies in the human diaspora, using a deck of cards, and for up to four players.
In which Kilda tries to persuade Talan to accept the help of Rhian, and is thrown into isolation for her trouble.