This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-03-01 06:00:00 to 2019-03-15 05:00:00. View 78 entries

RPGDF presents:

March of the Wizards! A game jam about the arcane, the heretical, the eldritch! Cast aside your compunctions and crack open those grimoires!

Keeping up the momentum from January's #ReCo2k19 & February's #FF2k19, we here at the RPG Design Friends are simply ecstatic to sally forth once again into game development with #WizJam2k19!

Our Jam Guide Lines are as follows:

  • Create a game (text, tabletop, video, or otherwise) about magic! If the word wizard is not to your liking, may we suggest the alternatives acolyte, witch, mage, or sorceress? Perhaps conjurer or esper or thaumaturge or summoner or evoker or psion? Pick something magical, something mystical! Break the chains of reality and allow yourself to become a conduit for power!
  • Don't make this about hiding magic or preserving the mundane. Fuck normal, be amazing! Become lightning and glitter and the dread clouds of darkness!


Want an extra challenge? Try meeting these completely optional goals!

  • Write a game about magic in a specific context, such as construction or revolution or entertainment.
  • Write a game with at least two different magical philosophies and approaches.
  • The Nora Blake Special: write a game that can be played with a single d6 passed between players.
  • And, of course, bonus points for every terrible pun you include.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to @ or DM me on Twitter at @NeitherNora!


This game jam is hosted by the RPG Design Friends as part of Twelve Months Twelve Jams (#12jam). We stand for inclusion, diversity, and community, and seek to foster game design that support those things. While this jam invites creators from all ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds to participate, we aim to amplify the voices of creators of color, black creators, and LGBT+ game designers of any and all experience levels.

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we breathe life into this city together
Summon Power & Daemons, Wage Against Fate!
2-4 players, witches traveling to reclaim their world from the Nothing
A GMless, prompt-based story game about the spells we cast together, and the words we use to weave our magic.
A TTRPG game of teen femmes casting spells with PSLs and hexing the patriarchy!
a two-player letter-writing game about fraught wizards.
magepunk fantasy of messy entanglements and arcane romance
Arcanademia: A Forged in the Dark Game
A one person RPG about garden magic
Grow up weird in a repressive magical society
A two-player boatrace helmed by celestial mages.
A PbtA tabletop roleplaying game of arcane research.
A game of ULTIMATE POWER and COLLATERAL DAMAGE
a solitaire LARP for the working-class witch or wizard
A Revolutionary Roleplaying Game
A venerable magician, alone in their secluded abode, muses upon mementos & memories...
A tabletop RPG about cleaning wizards
Break Down The Old Magic To Create Something New
the goddess loves you, save her!
wizards using spell components in all the wrong ways
A one page game about finding your magic.
A storytelling game of sorcerous apprentices and petty grudges
A storytelling game about a wizard and their familiar, for two players.
A Game of Magic & Loyalty In The Underworld
tiny playsets for a tiny RPG about magician's apprentices
witches and wizards in the rust belt
a solo LARP about a wizard shedding their skin and living their old life behind
A game of magic, healing and reconstruction.
A GMless mini-game about a familiar finding their perfect witchy partner.
A game for 4+ Players about restocking a wizard library.
a photo-taking LARP to discover hidden secrets
Three small games for freshman wizards
A game of statements for 2-4 players
1. Collect ingredients / 2. Craft magical products to sell / 3. ??? / 4. Profit
A Forged in the Dark game where wizards make do and the world makes way
A Game About Skating Wizards On a Competitive Skate Date
too many wizards, too many dice
A game about Wizards turned into Famliars and trying to get their bodies back.
An Objective Engines Game of Philosophy and Control
A Tiny Larp Game about making Potions, that fits in your wallet
A Zine About Writing the Words, and Discovering the Spell Within
Use your favorite book, or any random book you can find, to create a wizard
A GM-less game about wizard dogs.
Your best friend, The Mage, has gone missing in the night! Search an old arcade to discover where they've gone!
Interactive Fiction
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a game of acting on your convictions
a game of wordplay and wizardry
A game of clerics and the beings that bicker for their attention
a competitive game of magical law creation and argumentation
A game about a coven of witches trespassing into the strange world of humans.
A collaborative, GM-less story game about the magic of memory.
The target's a big one, the payoff immense. Use your wizardly might, construct an antiwizard.
A magical matchmaking game for 3-5 players!
A simple game about playing wizards with costly magic, trying to solve a problem
Wizardly chaos breaks out at local magical community college.
A game you play as you rewatch an episode of tv, movie, etc
A game about doing the impossible, community, and resisting the effects of colonization.
a solo rpg about unlocking your own magic
A slow burn, 2-player role-playing story game about two wizards who hate each other and want to kiss. #WizJam2k19
Summon your own familiar
A series of casual tabletop roleplaying games
Become a Napkin Witch! Create subtle spells, tiny wishes and small blessings.
TTRPG about magical creatures saving a cursed forest
A game about disaster wizards trying to teach aspiring stage magicians magic.
A story game about magical girls making the world better. Written for #WizJam2k19
Spells, Robes, and Dunks
A short game about creating something magical (and terrible).
A game about dysfunctional wizards saving the world
A microgame for 3-5 players used to build the foundation of a magic system.