You are visiting friends or family and must stay in a tiny guest house on their property. The guest house is haunted. What do you do? Sidhe Shed is a short solo journaling game about encountering one of the Fair Folk while staying in a guest house. It’s available as an in-browser experience or in […]
with 6 game hacks to play out the story of Pablo Escobear, the legendary black bear who ate up to 40 pounds of cocaine in the Appalachian mountains in 1985. We have some of your favorite “bear and pretzels” games, an original solo RPG, and a Fate one-shot.
I wrote the Fathom and the Knights of Callisto settings for Heroic Dark Deluxe. In The Knights of Callisto, you’re a mecha pilot facing down against giant monsters living on one of Jupiter’s moons. Excellent anime-esque heroic struggle! In Fathom, you play an aquatic person (mermaids!) whose minor conflicts with land-dwellers pale in comparison to […]
A D&D 5th edition combat encounter for Tier 3 characters, available in the Collective Encounters Vol. 3 on DMsGuild. 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 […]
This is a short game for several players about non-verbal communication and literal electrical resistance. Written with Toby Strauss and available in the Love & Resistance anthology of games.
Buzz and Fly is a Lasers & Feelings hack where you play a bee in a beehive. You can download it right here, for free. It’s CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US. I started writing it at the end of June, 2020, set it aside while taking care of some travel and family stuff, and finished writing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Download as PDF. (Download in Japanese). Translation by Django. Â Español (in nanoludoteca: el titulo es Cápsula de Escape Uno). Translation by Juan Manuel Avila. Winner of the 200 Word Challenge. Developer Statement: I woke up after a bad dream and decided it would make an interesting game. I wrote during my lunch break, and […]
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 […]
InvestigateaScene When you investigate a mystery, rolll+…. A Dungeon World and Gumshoe hack to add mystery investigation stories to your Dungeon World games.
The Glass of Sand An island for Inverse World.
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 […]
Night_of_the_Barrel Story game that fits on a beverage coaster in which you play a beer conspiring against other beers.
d3Core Crunchy RPG game that fits on a quarter piece of paper and uses one d3 or df.
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.