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Passport is a game I wrote with Toby Strauss. It’s a play-by-postal story game. Posting it now because Nick Golding posted his Love Letters and I remembered hey, we made a thing! Passport You will need: 2 or more players 1 small notebook (a moleskin cahier is perfect) Stamps and envelopes We are going on […]

Can’t Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me

As we all know, the collective for “clown” is “a horror of clowns.” Last month, I wrote “Can’t Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me” for Trilemma Games’ Patreon-sponsored blog. You can find it here for free to use and enjoy in your games. It’s a deviously clownish adventure about a town that suffers from dangerous insomnia after […]

Mosaic Sampler Hat

Mosaic Sampler Hat I published the Mosaic Sampler Hat on Knit Picks Independent Designers Program in 2010, and recently re-published it on  

Owl Drink to That

FAQ for Owl Drink to That Crochet Pattern Owl Drink to That is a crochet pattern for a cute little wine bottle bag, easy and fast to make, using the popular Crocodile Stitch and crocheting in the round. It uses about 1 skein (100 grams) of worsted-weight yarn, plus 20-30 yards of black and two other contrasting […]

Baby Bestiary vol 2

I contributed the Pseudodragon entry in the Baby Bestiary, vol. 2! (Print | PDF) This was such a fun project to work on! Metal Weave Games posted asking for last-minute contributors after a couple of theirs backed out, and I jumped at the chance. I love pseudodragons, and had a lot of fun researching old monster manuals […]

TimeWatch: Book of Changing Years

I contributed the zombie events to the Book of Changing Years by Pelgrane Press. My entries are in the agent log for “Engineer Pritesh.” I had a ton of fun writing both this timeline, as well as the adventure that formed its inspiration. Now that Timewatch is officially out, I may use the SRD to publish it !

Threadbare RPG

It’s hard to believe I failed to update this page for Threadbare during my Kickstarter, but there you go. Threadbare is a role-playing game about being a broken toy in a post-apocalyptic broken world. It funded in under 24 hours and ultimately raised over $11,000, with 7 stretch goals. It’s pretty much my main project for […]

Mx. Universe

Earlier this year, a couple of editors put out a call for submissions to their small anthology of LGBT-written/themed games. A friend of mine did some brainstorming and wrote Mx. Universe, a live action role-playing game about being non-binary and getting fashion policed. There was a small prize pool for certain categories, and I’m pleased to […]

Mythics in Spaaace!

I contributed the 3-part campaign Mythics in Spaaace! for David Schirduan’s Mythic Mortals RPG about big fights and overpowered mythical beings. It was a lot of fun to write and playtest, and I made up a pretty solid structure for the adventure.

Golem’s Complex – Santicore 2014

In 2014, I participated in the Secret Santicore swap. My dungeon the Golem Spa (or Golem Complex as it was printed) was an interesting take on an ancient underground assembly lab for a gigantic metal golem… and its female companion. I wrote about it a bit here when it was released in early 2015. You can download […]

Ruins of Byron’s World

A while back, I backed Elegy for a Dead World on Kickstarter, and it’s already a very rich world of writing prompts! Here is my first story, The Ruins of Byron’s World. I stuck pretty close to the writing prompt and didn’t skip ahead to see what was coming next, so my story is a somewhat predictable […]

Exploring the Kingdom

Inspired by the GameChef 2015 theme and ingredients. This is a competitive physical game for one or more players. You will need: A note-taking device (notebook or cell phone with notepad app) A path or trail in a natural space (woods, wetlands, park, lake, field) Optional, but useful: A field guide Take a walk or run, […]

Night’s Black Agents Adventure: Day of the Wehrwolf

Pelgrane Press ran the Dracula Dossier kickstarter. As one of the stretch goals, I was hired to write a scenario for Night’s Black Agents, called  Day of the Wehrwolf. Interestingly, the scenario is a standalone module– something you can play independent of the Dracula conspiracy. October, 2015: Day of the Wehrwolf is now available for Kickstarter backers in […]

Restless: Holiday Palette

Restless: A Very Special Holiday Horror This is a palette for J. Walton‘s game Restless (PDF). This palette is, in essence, a pre-defined apocalypse to use to tell your stories. Non-Survivors: The non-survivors are Santa’s Elves, driven mad with obsessive toy-making. They have broken free of the Workshop, overthrown their tyrannical master, and are now turning all the […]

200-word Game: Escape Pod One Launching

Download as PDF.  日本でのダウンロード (Download in Japanese). Translation by Django.  Español (in nanoludoteca: el titulo es Cápsula de Escape Uno). Translation by Juan Manuel Avila. September, 2015 Update: I wrote a blog post for Contessa about the process of designing a quick game! Winner of the 200 Word Challenge.  Developer Statement: I woke up after a bad dream and decided […]

Tiny Dragons/Epyllion Hack

This is a hack to use the solo Tiny Dragons RPG and Epyllion together. Your entire Epyllion group must agree to the Tiny Dragon off-table game. Note: Tiny Dragons is a solo game. Epyllion is a group game. This hack attempts to reconcile the two games so you can play them with the same character. Character Sheet Conversion: Epyllion […]

200-word RPG Supplement: Moon Mage Compendium Class

download as PDF. Developer Statement: I ran an Epyllion campaign in 2014 for some friends of mine and their daughter. When the campaign ended, we picked up Dungeon World and decided to play it in Dragonia, but thousands of years later. Most magic is the human kind, but when our heroes encountered a dragon, we started […]

Are You Sheriff Dullard? A Mafia Hack

Last year, for my 39th birthday party, I threw a “Red and Wild” birthday party, inspired by To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. In the movie, Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo are drag queens who get stranded in middle America, where they teach others to let their freak flags fly. The movie is beautiful and […]

Investigate a Scene: A Dungeon World Hack

InvestigateaScene When you investigate a mystery, rolll+…. A Dungeon World and Gumshoe hack to add mystery investigation stories to your Dungeon World games.

TimeWatch Adventures!

Hannibal Crossing the Alps (2/4/14) TimeWatch has detected an anomaly in the continuum! It doesn’t sound too serious, but we’re pretty sure Hannibal wasn’t riding a triceratops over the mountains. Can your team fix it, rookie? Recruitment Drive (3/15/14) “Beware the Ides of March! No, I’m serious, guys– March 15th is, like, seriously a bad-luck day.” […]

30 Day Worldbuilder

MagicalWorldBuilder for printing out at home or reading on a computer ePub for use with many fine ereader devices MOBI for use with Kindles and MobiPocket software. In October, 2004, I posted 30 days of world-building exercises to theNaNoWriMo discussion forums. These are short, 15-minute exercises that can help you make crucial decisions about your world, […]

Glass of Sands

The Glass of Sand An island for Inverse World which I will release here just as soon as my players are done messing with it!

The Musketgears

MusketgearsRPG  v. 1.0 This is The Musketgears, a steampunk RPG  set in mid-19th century France, during the reign of Emperor Napoleon III. The players take the roles of Codenames: Athos, Aramis, Porthos, and D’artagnan, the espionage successors to the original Musketeers. Now dedicated to protecting the weak and ushering in the Republique, the Musketgears are a […]

Night of the Barrel

Night_of_the_Barrel Story game that fits on a beverage coaster in which you play a beer conspiring against other beers. Submit playtest feedback here!

d3Core Microgame

d3Core “Crunchy” RPG game that fits on a quarter piece of paper and uses one d3 or df. Submit playtest feedback here.

Kings and Queens

KingsandQueens A deck building game for 2-4 players, ages 10 and up. One game lasts 15-20 minutes. Materials: 2 decks of cards with the same backs. Object: To purchase the most queens before the end of the game.

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