This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-10-30 19:00:00 to 2019-11-14 20:00:00. View 87 entries

RPGs don't have to be book-length in order to be compelling game experiences. In fact, they don't even have to be page-length. This is a jam for making games that can fit onto a business card. Business cards are often exchanged by game designers (and others) as a social ritual, but many end up lost or recycled without ever being used beyond the moment of exchange. What would it look like to try and make that experience more story-shaped, or even to embrace the transient nature of a business card as a part of gameplay?

Rules:
- Your game should fit onto a business card, either single or double sided.

Optional challenges:
- Make a game where part of gameplay involves damaging or destroying the business card.
- Make a game where everyone possessing a copy of the card is a player in one giant game.
- Use your game as your business card.

FAQ
- Can I submit multiple entries?
Absolutely!

- Can it be a hack of another game?
Go for it! Keeping in the spirit of the jam, the business card version should play as a stand-alone game.

- Is there a specific dimension I need to follow?
Business cards come in all shapes an sizes (we're not going to decide what is or is not a business card,) so use your best judgement on whether it could be easily tucked into a wallet or pocket. The optional template below uses a standard American-sized business card (approx 2" x 3.5")

Tools:
- Adobe Illustrator/InDesign Template. For those that use Illustrator or InDesign, here's a free template you can use to create your own print-and-play version of your game for sharing up here on itch (or anywhere.) Here's an example of how the finished product looks.

Inspiration:





This game jam is hosted by Naomi B. (@adanarama / beatingthebinary.itch.io) with co-hosts Star West (@starkingwest / starwest.itch.io) and Nick S. (@storytellernick)


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a solo journal writing game of a vampire & their human lover
A game to create a spellbook, week by week
Explore uncharted waters for the Monument.
a tiny game about literal sword dreams
step two: don't panic
A series of tiny games I use as business cards
a system-agnostic modular ruleset for campaign games
All the ghosts must be counted! A business card sized party game for spooky people!
A simple game of lighthearted frivolity.
A business card game for magical queers
A collaborative storytelling game.
A micro rpg about darkness and feelings.
Use your social media handle or email address to make a sigil
Your prickly grumpy fellows welcome you!
a game of remembrance and longing
A Very Complimentary Game
a business card game for very important demons.
A text based adventure / RPG game with a compact source code that fits on a business card.
Adventure
Play in browser
A business-card sized RPG for four people who want to fight evil
a game of collected moments
a cat-drawing game that fits on a business card
A business card game for pack rats.
15 minute TTRPG on a business card
A business card game about fated stories
A business card game meant to replace giving actual flowers (but you can do that too!)
A business card RPG meant to share some sick beats
Pocket Sized RPG where you defend the underworld!
Is this the most irrelevant way to summon eldritch beings?
Prepare your photo album. Find your fellow pet parent. Spazz. Profit.
The night is quiet and you are not alone
A Business Card Jam game about your body changing in strange ways.
a microgame about connection, memories, and knowing each other.
Wayfarer's Light is a small game about connecting people.
A business card RPG set in the Wasteland of Enchantment
Pick your favourite snacks/fast-foods and battle all your friends!
Print & Play PNP that fits in your wallet
A game about hidden messages.
The Demonic Office Battle Royale
A 1-card rhyme fighting game
Be the best at businessing!
An icebreaker RPG
Contemplating revenge in the face of apocalypse.
A business card RPG where you create items to put in a package to send to a mysterious recipient in need.
Make up a story about a flower's meaning / For BusinessCardJam
Just a business card sized version of the classic game.
1 double-sided page, 4 games
The Highly Infectious Party Game
The best name buys drinks!
Etch your story into the stars, and then share it for everyone to see...
Try To See The Bigger Picture And Find Your Other Half
Protect Your Spirit Crystal From The Evil Yōma
A prompt for more flavoursome networking interactions
Reunite the lost lovers with Rock-Paper-Scissors!
A tiny game about making a friend's small wishes come true.
100 business cards are printed. Will you make it out?
A schlocky storytelling business card-sized game about teens in a haunted mall
A micro-rpg for card-carrying ambassadors of culture
A role-playing game for when you visit your local public library. Created for #BusinessCardJam
The world was wide, open, unknown but I carried a scrap of it in my pocket.
What have you brought before the God of Lost Things?
In this RPG you play as an explorer guided by your compass (card)! Created for #BusinessCardJam
Tall Tales - A game of truths and lies.
Introspective business card about war, for 1 or 2 players.
This card is a wall.
A business card sized rpg for business card collectors
A game about memories and connection
A Solo Micro RPG. v1.0
pick flowers, let time pass, tell stories. 1+ players, requires flowers kept in a vase
listen to the ghosts
A business card game about being a baby dragon with loot and minions.
like pokedex, but for cryptids, and fits onto a business card
A game to play at conferences & conventions to get to know people. Created for #BusinessCardJam
The only fishing minigame you can play with a business card
a game of arts & crafts, and murder
A Micro-sized Space Adventure
a duet writing game of ritual, intimacy, and distance
A card game that you can play with business cards!
story game
A new take on business cards. Designed for the #BusinessCardJam