links for 2011-07-17

  • "In order to play this game, you must be a teenage girl who is a witch. If you are not these things already, you must become them before playing."
    (tags: games)
  • "Perfect, Unrevised is a game about criminals within a Dystopian society. It’s about what makes them tick, the crimes they commit, the goals they strive for, and the persecution they may well face.
    You’ll like this game if: you want to fight the man (but understand that it might hurt), you adore the rebel spirit, you like intensely antagonistic games, you want to tell stories about mindfucking hypnotists, you want to tell stories about secret societies, you want a rigidly-structured game."
    (tags: games)
  • "In Ribbon Drive, we collectively create a story about a road trip. We do this in the comfort of a living room, over the course of 3-5 hours. We each create a character, one of the people going on this road trip. These characters are our individual jobs; each of us will roleplay one character’s decisions and actions. We’ll share the responsibility of narrating the obstacles and scenery that comes up all around us. Ribbon Drive creates stories about letting go on the open road, and we all work to both further and complicate this agenda during the game."
  • "Monsterhearts is a game based on the Apocalypse World engine. As you may have gathered already, it’s about teenage monsters playing with one another’s hearts and bodies. It borrows heavily from Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, The Craft, Ginger Snaps and Jennifer’s Body. It’s sexy and messy and ugly."
    (tags: Games)
  • "InSpectres is a game about the burgeoning supernatural investigation and elimination market. Start a company and try to stay afloat long enough to cash in those sweet, sweet stock options."
  • "In Ribbon Drive, we collectively create a story about a road trip. We do this in the comfort of a living room, over the course of 3-5 hours. We each create a character, one of the people going on this road trip. These characters are our individual jobs; each of us will roleplay one character’s decisions and actions. We’ll share the responsibility of narrating the obstacles and scenery that comes up all around us. Ribbon Drive creates stories about letting go on the open road, and we all work to both further and complicate this agenda during the game."

    "Our ultimate goal is to create a thought-provoking, meaningful experience. We let the music guide us. We let the road throw us curves. As our characters, we rethink our attachment to the future."

  • "'De Profundis ~ Letters from the Abyss' is an internet group dedicated to the epistolary role-playing game of the same name.
    The idea of the game is for the players to correspond with each other though physical letters written by their fictional characters, based on the Cthulhu Mythos stories of H.P. Lovecraft."
  • "The Dreaming Crucible is a storytelling game for three players, about a troubled adolescent and their adventures in a dreamlike but deadly world of Faerie. This boy or girl will travel to that world carrying the wounds of this world, and there face the worst of their pain and fear. One player takes the role of the Hero or Heroine, and the other two will portray the Light and Dark forces of Faerie,  in the form of a Companion and Nemesis respectively, who help or hinder the Heroine as she faces terrible Peril.  As she progresses on her journey her very soul will be tried in the fires of transformation, but her actions will transform Faerie in turn."