This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-11-01 04:00:00 to 2020-01-01 04:59:59. View 62 entries

Our emotions are stars; we are constellations.

Ad Astra Jam is a tabletop RPG jam about feels in space, focusing on the emotional aspect of outer space in all its many forms.

Submissions open from November 1st to December 14th December 31st.

Rules

  • Write a tabletop or other physical/analog RPG game
    • Includes standalone games, hacks, modules, supplements 
    • Any length of game is accepted
    • Provide a text-only or screen-reader friendly version (use this tool to check)
    • Multiple submissions welcome, and you can also resubmit already created/submitted games to this jam
  • Whatever you make must center around the theme of feels/emotions in space, and your interpretations of the terms
    • Feels/emotions can include love, loss, happiness, sadness, anticipation, excitement, fear, and more
    • Space can include astronauts, spaceships, planets, constellations, stars, galaxies, black holes, aliens, and more
    • Feels/emotions in space can include feelings towards some aspect of space, feelings between entities happening in space, emotionally intense situations in space, and more
  • No games with bigotry or promotion of hatred towards marginalized groups 
    • E.g. sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism
  • Have fun and be safe!
    • Make sure to take care of yourself
    • Keep safety and communication tools in mind during your design (we highly recommend referencing the TTRPG Safety Toolkit created by Kienna Shaw and Lauren Bryant-Monk (@jl_nicegirl))
    • Have warnings and precautions for your game (both on its main page and in the game itself) if it includes any material that may be considered adult or sensitive

This jam is hosted by Kienna Shaw (@KiennaS on Twitter/kiennas.itch.io), Dylan Grinder (@Anarisis on Twitter/anarisis.itch.io), and Death by Mage (@DeathByMage on Twitter/deathbymage.itch.io). If there's any questions about this jam, feel free to contact them!


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Explore the secrets of Mars on the scientific mission Project Galileo.
a two-player epistolary Spindlewheel game of love, loneliness and loss in deep space
be a giant. jump between strange planets and stars. help the tiny people you meet along the way.
a game about things breaking in space
A single-player game to explore your connection to a place you've never known
a digital dating-horror game for people who love the moon a little too much
A GMless 2 player game to be played sitting next to your partner.
A sci-fi slice-of-life RPG set on a massive interstellar passenger ship
a solitary journey for one savior
Play outcasts, renegades and misfits living in the belly of a space station, in the shadow of a more prosperous society
A three player GMless diceless storytelling TTRPG about finding home
Her emotions are stars. We are a constellation.
conversations long forgotten, long unread
A single player RPG about first contact
an inevitable solo feverdream
robot girlfriends across the battefield
A roleplaying game of romance, honesty, togetherness, and music.
Two RPG microgames about inevitability and the stars
An epistolary game for three players
Research the other side of a wormhole at the edge of space, trying to survive.
Can love conquer all?
A storytelling game about the last leg of a long haul space mission.
What's left of my heart is made of gold
The crew of a spaceship negotiate intimacy and learn to live together in this GMless sci-fi RPG
A solo RPG about the life and death of a constellation
A story game of making connections between doomed worlds
A game to play alone when you're sad
A single player game where you escape an exploding space station
an asynchronous correspondence horror game about loneliness for two spacefarers
A Tarot-engine RPG going back and forth in time during and after the galactic war.
A 2 player game about the relationship between the inhabitant of a satellite and their contact planetside.
An RPG set in the vast emptiness of space.
A roleplaying game about rebuilding a spacecraft alongside once-bitter enemies.
A ritual to remember how far you've come
a starlit fantasy role-playing game supplement
hallucinogenic fear and yearning on the dark side of the moon
A space horror letter writing RPG for a solitary player
A game about identity and working with others.
A gm-less diceless PbtA rpg about post-humans deciding the fate of their dying universe.
A Tiny Tasty TTRPG
A crew of stellar drifters  have a meal between jobs
A journaling star sector generator using Conway's Game of Life
An RPG about space and inevitability
a melancholic story game for two
A sci-fi TTRPG about isolation, hope, and endings
Seven isolated, forgotten, cursed space stations described in brief ready to be added to any game
a cooperative letter writing and Tarot collection game for two players
What would you do if your spaceship was falling apart around you?
A negotiation game between alien polities.
Learn from experiences. Form new connections. Accrue trauma. Wipe your memory.
A love-story/exploratory survival TTRPG for solo or duo play.
A short, prompt-driven story game about trauma, identity, and finding humanity's home on Mars
You are the planets of a star system. What happens over the system's life?
A short TTRPG about envisioning and celebrating a peaceful life
Stranded with your companion AI you must discuss emotions for both of you to continue on!
the stars are alive with the sound of music.
a journey for 2+ players
a roleplaying game about being lost in space
Fight for peace and hope, and weild the SPACE SABER in this Space Epic RPG
3 player epistolary mech ttrpg