This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-04-13 05:00:00 to 2019-06-01 04:59:59. View 32 entries

This is the Big Bad Game Jam! 

Let's make games inspired by and about FOLK TALES & FABLES! We can play them at Big Bad Con, a tabletop and live action gaming convention featuring fantastic games and even better company- happening in Oakland, CA October 10th - 13th, 2019!

Important Details:

Submissions Open: April 13th, 2019
Submissions Due: May 31st, 2019

Rules:

  • Be inspired by fables, folk tales and fairy tales
  • Follow BBC community standards (no hate, discrimination or harassment will be tolerated, though games addressing or exploring these in a serious and respectful way are allowed)
  • Make any kind of game you like- ttrpg, larp, video game, journaling, etc

Anthology

After the jam closes, games creators who have opted to include will be collected into an Anthology and sold, with proceeds going towards our scholarship and sponsorship funds—which will help us bring folks to the convention! Including your game in the Anthology is optional and you can still offer your game for sale on Itch.io and other platforms.

If you want to add your game to the Anthology, once you submit it on Itch, can you also email a pdf to itch@bigbadcon.com? This way I'll be able to assemble the Anthology once the jam is over. 

Resources

Big Bad Jam has retained James Mendez Hodes as your cultural consultant! 

Mendez is on call to help jam participants portray diverse identities and sensitive topics in their games. Got questions about research, respect, or representation? Not sure where to start with a historical, cultural, or religious topic you’re interested in, but don’t know well? Want someone to look over your game? Contact Mendez via email at lula.vampiro at gmail dot com, Mastodon at @lula@scream.supply, or Twitter at @LulaVampiro; or post in the Big Bad Con Discord server’s #bigbadjam channel!

Community

Want to talk about this jam! Use the #bigbadjam hashtag or head to our Discord server!


This jam is organized by DC, Jenn & Nathan- if you have any questions, feel free to email Itch@BigBadCon.com or @ us on Twitter @DungeonCommandr @JennMartin80 and @NathanBlack.

Big Bad Con is a volunteer-run non-profit 501c3 corporation comprised of wonderful volunteers, staff, GMs, and players.

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A ttrpg of tricksters, lessons & desires.
A GMless duet TTRPG about communication and trauma
one for sorrow, two for mirth
and the Accounts of the Changeling Child whom was brought crosst the Veil
A tabletop RPG rewriting the roles of women in folklore, fairy tales and mythology.
A short conversational game for two players about telling your kids it's time to flee.
A tabletop RPG about a goose, and the townsfolk it terrorizes.
A TTRPG of Demigods, for 3–6-ish players
A Saturday-morning cartoon style RPG featuring legendary women from around the world.
Jewish liches resist against lawful good paladins.
Play As A Folklore Oddity!
Can you best the mountain troll(s) in a game of chance in time to complete your quest?
GM-less TTRPG about unlikely heroes bringing magic back to the world
A PbtA game set in the fantastical Scandinavian woods of Astrid Lindgren's Ronja, the Robber's Daughter.
a game about the tyranny of magic and how we escape its cage
A freeform RPG about a (formerly) captured selkie and their family deciding whether the selkie should return to the sea.
A Game of Spontaneous Draconic Companionship
Two player social deduction game
In five days, the Floating Hotel will reach the sea. Can you collect your precious things before then?
A legacy game of storytelling and the search for the truth of tales
a fairy tale from shifting points of view
This game is very much inspired by Greek Myth, in particular stories about epic hunt and divine punishment.
and the twists and turns of how we seal our fates, as this way or -- another
A Three Little Pigs meets Princess Mononoke game, in which you play through the combat and story at the same time.
save sun's daughter from the land of the dead
A game of hard travel and hard decisions.