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[Monthly Monster] February – The Mind of God

The Mind of God PDF file

Continuing my effort to make a game about a weird D&D monster for every month of 2018, The Mind of God is a silly game I made about playing hollyphants, winged elephant messengers from god, dealing with an increasingly forgetful and confused god’s commands.

[Monthly Monster] The Unbroken Circle

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The Unbroken Circle is a game I wrote about githzerai journeying across the endless planes seeking a new home for their people.

Sophie’s Pokemon Game!

This is a card based Pokemon RPG I made for my daughter’s birthday several years ago. At the time, I never got around to writing the actual rules down. Recently my kids remembered this game’s existence and became really excited by it, which was enough to convince me to rite up some extremely sketchy rules explanation. You can probably figure out how to play from what is given.

Cards

Rules

Mystery Town

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Mystery Town is a simple little freeform game I made for my daughter’s 9th birthday, inspired by Gravity Falls, Thimbleweed Park, Maniac Mansion and other funny, weird, mysterious fiction that she and I enjoy together.

(Mechanically, it’s a straightforward hack of A Town With Pep! by Epistolary Richard, which is itself derived from Swords without Master by Epidiah Ravachol.)

The Imposters anthology

My microgame LOVEINT has been expanded and revised to be included in The Imposters anthology, currently on Kickstarer. If you like any of my games, or any weird little games about conspiracies and paranoia, then you should consider backing it.

Silent Film Larp

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For my wife’s birthday this year, I created a silent film larp, where the players are part of a failing movie company during the silent film era. And in the process of playing, you actually create your own silent movie, the “original” lost version of a more recent, more popular movie we’re all familiar with. You can see our “premake” of The Little Mermaid here.

You’ll need these cards to play.

[Actual Play] So Now You’re a Time Traveler

The Party of One podcast played So No You’re a Time Traveler, my two page time travel game.

[Actual Play] Tricks and Treats

The Weekly Affirmations YouTube channel played Tricks and Treats (my Halloween Lasers and Feelings hack) and it was weird and funny like a comic book by Jhonen Vasquez.

[Actual Plays] The Devil John Moulton

I decided that I should keep track of places where my games have been discussed or played online. So here are some places where I have seen my game, The Devil, John Moulton, played or talked about in some way:

Actual Play
Liberation Industries has a 4 part series of play in podcast form: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four.

Once Upon a Game has a two part playthrough on YouTube.

Fictive Fantasies played a game and recorded it in text form.

Discussion
Following their playthrough, Liberation Industries had some thoughts on the game.

2 GMs 1 Mic podcast mentioned Devil John as one of their favorite games of the week.

Roo Sack Gamers podcast talked about playing Devil John with me at Origins and said some nice things about the experience.

The Divided House and other stories

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The Divided House and other stories is a game I wrote for Giacomo Vicenzi’s Spooky Design Contest 2016. It’s a loose, freeform narrative game, inspired by “Tlon, Uqbar, Orbus Tertius”, The Twilight Zone, House of Leaves, Archipelago III and the board game Power Grid.