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


  • 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


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 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 This way I'll be able to assemble the Anthology once the jam is over. 


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, or Twitter at @LulaVampiro; or post in the Big Bad Con Discord server’s #bigbadjam channel!


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 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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one for sorrow, two for mirth
A ttrpg of tricksters, lessons & desires.
A tabletop RPG rewriting the roles of women in folklore, fairy tales and mythology.
A tabletop RPG about a goose, and the townsfolk it terrorizes.
A GMless duet TTRPG about communication and trauma
and the Accounts of the Changeling Child whom was brought crosst the Veil
Journey into the Dreaming Forest
A Saturday-morning cartoon style RPG featuring legendary women from around the world.
A short conversational game for two players about telling your kids it's time to flee.
A Belonging Outside Belonging game in the fantastical Scandinavian woods
Two player social deduction game
Can you best the mountain troll(s) in a game of chance in time to complete your quest?
A TTRPG of Demigods, for 3–6-ish players
GM-less TTRPG about unlikely heroes bringing magic back to the world
a game about the tyranny of magic and how we escape its cage
Play As A Folklore Oddity!
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
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.
A Three Little Pigs meets Princess Mononoke game, in which you play through the combat and story at the same time.
and the twists and turns of how we seal our fates, as this way or -- another
Jewish Liches resist against Lawful Good Paladins
save sun's daughter from the land of the dead
A game of hard travel and hard decisions.