Waters Rising

A D&D 5th edition combat encounter for Tier 3 characters. At the final confrontation with the Arch-sorcerer Esunell the Blue(Ess OO nel), the party must disrupt his ritual to create the Chaos Knife! Credits Stephanie Bryant is a writer, game designer, bassist, knitter, and scrum master for Roll20. You can also find her on twitter: […]

Threadbare RPG

Threadbare is a role-playing game about being a broken toy in a post-apocalyptic broken world. It funded on Kickstarter in under 24 hours and ultimately raised over $11,000, with 7 stretch goals. It’s available on DriveThruRPG and Indie Press Revolution. I participate in Bits & Mortar, so if you buy a  hard copy at a con […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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.