Includes writing contribution by friend of the shop Ted Mallison!
Wish You Were Here is a compilation zine of various roleplaying games I designed during 2018 and released to my backers on Patreon. Most of the compiled games were published on the backs of postcards and mailed to recipients, with a few exceptions in short zine format. This will be the first time these games are collected in print.
Many of these games were written to be very short, a necessary evil to fit on the back of a postcard. In Wish You Were Here, each game is getting additional art, bonus content, and author's commentary to give readers a peek into how and why they were made the way they were.
When gearing up for this campaign, I realized I had put too much work on my plate, so I decided to get some other writers to help out. A very cool crew of guest designers are writing supplements to each of these games and are credited below!
Games included in Wish You Were Here:
- Peril - a gm-less philosophical debate game about the end of the earth for 3 players. Additional writing by myself.
- Kintsugi - a gm-less time-traveling rpg for 3 players. Additional writing by Noella Handley.
- Standoff - a gm-less western-themed hidden role game for 3+ players. Additional writing by D.G. Chapman.
- Snow & Cocoa - a Lasers & Feelings hack of kids avoiding responsibility on a snow day for 2+ players and a GM. Additional writing by Tyler Crumrine.
- Cur820 - a gm-less party game of found objects for 3+ players. Additional writing by Aaron King.
- 815 - a roleplaying game emulating the TV show LOST for 2+ players and a GM. Additional writing by Will Jobst.
- Time Capsule with a Demon Inside - a gm-less reflective storytelling game for 3+ players. Additional writing by Will Jobst.
- Cause & Effect - a sci-fi rpg of lost memories for 2+ players and a GM. Additional writing by Ash Cheshire.
- RUST - a gm-less summoning ritual for 3+ players where you listen to stoner metal and perform worship acts for an expanding pantheon you create. Additional writing by Theodore Mallison.