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Game Chef 2012 Announced

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

The annual game design contest Game Chef is having its 2012 incarnation surprisingly soon. According to the current Master Chef Jonathan Walton, the contest is planned to be held in The Forge, which is slated for hibernation  in early June, which might explain the unusually early schedule.

I’ll post an update when the actual dates are announced. It’s hard to say if I am able to participate myself, since the busy life of an exchange student might prove hard for me find time to write anything. But I’m really exited to read what other people come up with.

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Categories: Game Chef

Storytelling Card Game Revisited

March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Even if I didn’t manage to come up with anything for GC2011, I have decided to recycle the storytelling mechanic I initially described in a previous post. Since then, I have done some revisions with the rules. I also decided to go for really simple rules with less emphasis on roleplaying and more on storytelling, in order to broaden the possible audience of the game. This game might actually even work as a drinking game 🙂

The basic concept is still the same: Everyone narrates a story together by taking turns. There are still a few things that I haven’t figured out, such as do I want to have a clear setting or go with a universal storytelling game. There’s also the ending clause which I’m not sure about yet, since we haven’t had the opportunity to test this out properly.

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Categories: Game Design, RPGs