Tag: roleplaying

200 Word RPG 2018

This is a yearly contest for roleplaying games which…well, it does what it says on the tin. I’ve had a few ideas over the last few years but this is the first one I’ve written and submitted. Note that entries are submitted in plaintext, so there’s no fancy formatting below.

Seekers of the Light

You are chosen to lead Mothkind to salvation in the Holy Light: find a safe path to the Moon free of tongue, beak and web.

Choose Moth type:

1 – GOAT MOTH. Tiny but dignified. +1 MAJESTY, +1 FLUTTERY
2 – BOGONG MOTH. Big and surprising. +1 FLUTTERY, +1 TENACITY
3 – CLOTHES MOTH. Learned and fearless. +1 MYSTERY, +1 TENACITY
4 – ATLAS MOTH. Huge. +1 TENACITY, +1 MAJESTY
5 – DEATH’S-HEAD MOTH. Frightening and loud. +1 MYSTERY, +1 MAJESTY
6 – PEPPERED MOTH. Wise and sneaky. +1 MYSTERY, +1 FLUTTERY

Stats are 0 or +1 as above; add +1 to one.

Your first obstacle is convincing your mates to let you go.

Take turns; tell your story, then roll D6 plus stat:

MAJESTY – dealings with moths, friendly insects
MYSTERY – non-insect knowledge
TENACITY – braving danger head-on
FLUTTERY – fleeing or evading

Record the result:

1-4 – obstacle persists. Pass obstacle to the next player.
5+ – bypass the obstacle. Create new obstacle for the next player.

Keep a running total of all rolls; when it equals or exceeds 10 x the number of players, you all perish before finding the Moon. Describe what legend of your attempt survives for Mothkind.

DUNGEON CRAWL (Late Night Games Night edition)

Ben finishes off the first, short season of Late Night Games Night by reuniting with Richard McKenzie for one night only to bring back DUNGEON CRAWL, the underground critical hit impro show, last seen on the big stage at PAX Aus! With Ben as Dungeon Master and Richard as monster-in-chief, watch as a band of talented improvisers and comedians fight, sneak or maybe dance their way through a monster-filled adventure where nothing is certain but danger and hilarity…

Featuring guest performers Amanda BuckleyBri Williams and more to be confirmed soon!

Ben McKenzie’s Late Night Games Night: Bring Your Own Book

Ben McKenzie loves games! Card games, board games, roleplaying games…you name it. So when his overseas trip during the comedy festival was cancelled, he decided to gather a few of his favourite comedians together to play – and you’re invited! For six nights only over the Easter and second festival weekends, Ben and guests will play games from his collection while bantering about comedy, games and whatever else comes up. Perhaps you’ll find your next favourite comedian – or learn a game you’ll want to add to your next games night!

Watch this space for guest announcements; the featured game for this show will be Bring Your Own Book. (Audience members are encouraged to bring their own books!)

Ben McKenzie’s Late Night Games Night: Snake Oil

Ben McKenzie loves games! Card games, board games, roleplaying games…you name it. So when his overseas trip during the comedy festival was cancelled, he decided to gather a few of his favourite comedians together to play – and you’re invited! For six nights only over the Easter and second festival weekends, Ben and guests will play games from his collection while bantering about comedy, games and whatever else comes up. Perhaps you’ll find your next favourite comedian – or learn a game you’ll want to add to your next games night!

Watch this space for guest announcements; the featured game for this show will be Snake Oil.

Ben McKenzie’s Late Night Games Night: Billionaire Banshee

Ben McKenzie loves games! Card games, board games, roleplaying games…you name it. So when his overseas trip during the comedy festival was cancelled, he decided to gather a few of his favourite comedians together to play – and you’re invited! For six nights only over the Easter and second festival weekends, Ben and guests will play games from his collection while bantering about comedy, games and whatever else comes up. Perhaps you’ll find your next favourite comedian – or learn a game you’ll want to add to your next games night!

Watch this space for guest announcements; the featured game for this show will be Billionaire Banshee.