This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-11-01 04:00:00 to 2020-01-01 04:59:59. View 63 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.
be a giant. jump between strange planets and stars. help the tiny people you meet along the way.
A sci-fi slice-of-life RPG set on a massive interstellar passenger ship
a game about things breaking in space
A game of robot girlfriends across the battefield
A GMless 2 player game to be played sitting next to your partner.
a solitary journey for one savior
A roleplaying game of romance, honesty, togetherness, and music.
a digital dating-horror game for people who love the moon a little too much
A single player RPG about first contact
Her emotions are stars. We are a constellation.
A three player GMless diceless storytelling TTRPG about finding home
Research the other side of a wormhole at the edge of space, trying to survive.
A solo RPG about the life and death of a constellation
The crew of a spaceship negotiate intimacy and learn to live together in this GMless sci-fi RPG
Play outcasts, renegades and misfits living in the belly of a space station, in the shadow of a more prosperous society
What's left of my heart is made of gold
An epistolary game for three players
conversations long forgotten, long unread
A story game of making connections between doomed worlds
an inevitable solo feverdream
a two-player epistolary Spindlewheel game of love, loneliness and loss in deep space
A storytelling game about the last leg of a long haul space mission.
Can love conquer all?
A ritual to remember how far you've come
A Tiny Tasty TTRPG
an asynchronous correspondence horror game about loneliness for two spacefarers
A space horror letter writing RPG for a solitary player
An RPG about space and inevitability
a starlit fantasy role-playing game supplement
A single player game where you escape an exploding space station
A Tarot-engine RPG going back and forth in time during and after the galactic war.
Two RPG microgames about inevitability and the stars
A game to play alone when you're sad
hallucinogenic fear and yearning on the dark side of the moon
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 journaling star sector generator using Conway's Game of Life
A single-player game to explore your connection to a place you've never known
a melancholic story game for two
A gm-less diceless PbtA rpg about post-humans deciding the fate of their dying universe.
A sci-fi TTRPG about isolation, hope, and endings
A crew of stellar drifters  have a meal between jobs
a roleplaying game about being lost in space
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
together, somewhere far away, just for a moment
Learn from experiences. Form new connections. Accrue trauma. Wipe your memory.
a journey for 2+ players
A game about identity and working with others.
A love-story/exploratory survival TTRPG for solo or duo play.
What would you do if your spaceship was falling apart around you?
A short, prompt-driven story game about trauma, identity, and finding humanity's home on Mars
A negotiation game between alien polities.
You are the planets of a star system. What happens over the system's 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 short TTRPG about envisioning and celebrating a peaceful life
3 player epistolary mech ttrpg
Fight for peace and hope, and weild the SPACE SABER in this Space Epic RPG