Tag Archive for my games

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.

[Actual Play] The Devil, John Moulton, again

The Liberation Industries podcast is doing a second playthrough of The Devil, John Moulton. So far there are two parts posted:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[Actual Play] Deathtrap Dungeon

Some folks on Facebook tried (and eventually failed) to complete my Parsely game, Deathtrap Dungeon

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] Death Takes a Holiday

At the Bearded Quail blog, they discussed their experiences playing the (original version of) Death Takes a Holiday.

[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.

Tricks and Treats!

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Tricks and Treats is a simple little hack I made of John Harper’s Lasers and Feelings. You play Halloween-ish creatures that are horrifying but also somehow cute and/or loveable. The one night a year you can interact with others without problem is on Halloween night. But something is threatening to ruin your one pleasing day a year! You’ll have to do something to put a stop to that.

Star Level 10!

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Star Level 10 is a simple little freeform larp I wrote in collaboration with my daughter Madeline. It was initially created for the 2016 Golden Cobra Challenge.

It’s a heartwarming tale about being dead, and about the pain of stepping on a d4.