This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-10-30 19:00:00 to 2019-11-14 20:00:00. View 88 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
RECRUITING MEMBERS NOW!
like pokedex, but for cryptids, and fits onto a business card
Explore uncharted waters for the Monument.
15 minute TTRPG on a business card
A business-card sized RPG for four people who want to fight evil
A text based adventure / RPG game with a compact source code that fits on a business card.
Adventure
Play in browser
A solo microRPG. V0.1
The Highly Infectious Party Game
Is this the most irrelevant way to summon eldritch beings?
A prompt for more flavoursome networking interactions
The Demonic Office Battle Royale
A Business Card Jam game about your body changing in strange ways.
Try To See The Bigger Picture And Find Your Other Half
Be the best at businessing!
a system-agnostic modular ruleset for campaign games
a tiny game about literal sword dreams
The night is quiet and you are not alone
A collaborative storytelling game.
Protect Your Spirit Crystal From The Evil Yōma
A 1-card rhyme fighting game
All the ghosts must be counted! A business card sized party game for spooky people!
A new take on business cards. Designed for the #BusinessCardJam
Just a business card sized version of the classic game.
Print & Play PNP that fits in your wallet
A simple game of lighthearted frivolity.
a business card game.
Tall Tales - A game of truths and lies.
Make up a story about a flower's meaning / For BusinessCardJam
A business card game for pack rats.
a game of collected moments
A Micro-sized Space Adventure
A business card game about fated stories
A game about hidden messages.
A game about contemplating revenge in the face of apocalypse.
Your prickly grumpy fellows welcome you!
a microgame about connection, memories, and knowing each other.
listen to the ghosts
A game to create a spellbook, week by week
A schlocky storytelling business card-sized game about teens in a haunted mall
The world was wide, open, unknown but I carried a scrap of it in my pocket.
Wayfarer's Light is a small game about connecting people.
Business and Plus versions!
Pocket Sized RPG where you defend the underworld!
1 double-sided page, 4 games
A Very Complimentary Game
A series of tiny games I use as business cards
Pick your favourite snacks/fast-foods and battle all your friends!
A micro rpg about darkness and feelings.
Use your social media handle or email address to make a sigil
an epistolary game for two soldiers in a terrible war
a game of remembrance and longing
A business card game meant to replace giving actual flowers (but you can do that too!)
A business card RPG set in the Wasteland of Enchantment
Reunite the lost lovers with Rock-Paper-Scissors!
An icebreaker RPG
A business card game for magical queers
A tiny game about making a friend's small wishes come true.
a game of arts & crafts, and murder
A micro-rpg for card-carrying ambassadors of culture
100 business cards are printed. Will you make it out?
Etch your story into the stars, and then share it for everyone to see...
What have you brought before the God of Lost Things?
A business card RPG meant to share some sick beats
The best name buys drinks!
In this RPG you play as an explorer guided by your compass (card)! Created for #BusinessCardJam
Introspective business card about war, for 1 or 2 players.
A role-playing game for when you visit your local public library. Created for #BusinessCardJam
A business card RPG where you create items to put in a package to send to a mysterious recipient in need.
A business card sized rpg for business card collectors
Prepare your photo album. Find your fellow pet parent. Spazz. Profit.
This card is a wall.
flowers for the #businesscardjam
A game about memories and connection
The only fishing minigame you can play with a business card
A game to play at conferences & conventions to get to know people. Created for #BusinessCardJam
Draft of a business card sized game. Going to keep working on it!
A card game that you can play with business cards!
story game
a cat-drawing game that fits on a business card
A business card game about being a baby dragon with loot and minions.