This is a page providing a summary blurb for each game in my backlog. The first game, in italics, is my most recent release, available to $3 patrons. All other games are available to $10 or greater patrons. At the bottom of the page is a summary of my current large project that I’m developing. This project will be the subject of many of the Patreon’s sneak peeks and development notes.
If you are a $3 backer, click here to access the most recent game download!
If you are a $10 backer, click here to access all the game downloads!
If you back my Patreon in August, you can get several dollars off of my Kickstarter for Worlds Without Harmony! You should go check that out!
Bootstrapping: A 2-player card-based story game about the accidental creation of a sentient AI and its path to omnipotence, as seen through its interactions with humanity. It is a game about Values, teaching, and the impact of nurture versus nature. It will take 1 to 2 hours.
Fyre Festival (Dialect Backdrop): A custom Backdrop for Dialect, about if the storms isolating the influencers trapped at Fyre Festival had gone on a lot longer. A chaotic, social-media-fueled extravaganza of mania and desperation. Also includes a link to the new Worlds Without Harmony Preview Document!
The City of Vice And Virtue, The Lotus, The Blind: Extra content for Legend of the Elements! A full oneshot scenario and two sub-playbooks produced for the French translation of the game!
In The Court Of The Poison King: A GMless game about backstabbing and struggling for power while the Romans bear ever closer. A 4 player print-and-play card game that takes about thirty minutes. A companion game to Diadem, starring Mithradates VI, the Poison King.
Blood/Lust: A 2-player game of gothic horror and romance, about a vampire and a human who fall in love (or lust). An intimate and inevitably tragic game, Blood/Lust is about temptation, indulgence, sex,death, and transgression. Content Warnings: Death, Sex, Seduction/Manipulation, Food/Hunger, Domination
Won’t You Be My Valentine, You Lovely Monster: A Monsterhearts scenario for 4 players about a school dance. Also comes with a basic guide to writing Monsterhearts scenarios!
Endure, Persist, Remember: A GMless Hanukkah game about members of a fictional Culture telling the stories of their people. Played with a dreidel (or a top and d4). For 2+ players, this game takes around 10 minutes for a round. It makes a great party game, and is an easy intro for new roleplayers.
The Quiet Tower: A GMless game of hubris and creative differences. The Builders were gripped by a vision most grand: a colossal tower, spearing the sky. Their vision will not come to pass. They may get close, but this is a game of them falling away from each other, and bringing the tower down with them, until the debris lies all around them. Played with a large piece of paper, a Jenga tower, and 1 or more players.
Into The Woods: This is a LARP to be played while hiking, either solo or with up to two other people. It is a game of finding story in the things that catch your eye, using your imagination and desire for narrative to get you to hone in on the things around you and concentrate on the nature around you.
Remember Us.: Created for Game Chef 2018, this surreal horror game involves weighing rice and snuffing out tealights in a dark room to tell the story of an expedition to a strange land that never came back. It explores lost stories and the allure of the dangerous unknown. A GMless game for 3-4 players over 2 hours.
no yelling in ikea: Created with my partner Rebecca Gold, this was my submission to 2018’s 200 Word RPG Competition. It is a LARP about a couple having a veiled fight in IKEA that you play at an actual IKEA. Do not bother the employees please. An unformatted version of the game is available online, but that’s a lot less fun.
TITAN/child: TITAN/child is a game about the struggle between a handful of fated children and an ancient alien mind for control of the alien body, a towering colossus and the only weapon to stop invaders from space from destroying the Earth. It is a game for 2 players. Content Warning: This game contains violence perpetrated by and against children in a dramatic context.
Diadem: This is a GMless game about a succession crisis in the Roman Empire. It fits on the front and back of a single page, and is about desperation, fear, ambition, and petty squabbling and maneuvering in a time when only unity can save the Empire. Though historical, no prior knowledge of Rome necessary! Loosely inspired by Ben Lehman's Amidst Endless Quiet.
Current Large Project
Worlds Without Harmony: A game about societal ideological conflict and the people caught between them. Each game of Worlds Without Harmony revolves around a Tension, a specific question without a single answer. The most fleshed-out Tension currently is Natural vs Industrial, exploring the question of how civilization should preserve the world without needing to sacrifice progress.
The game is played with cards and string, literally cutting and tying bonds between Factions as Liminals (individuals questioning their own answer to the Tension) move between them.
This game is currently on Kickstarter at www.worldswithoutharmony.com!