Create the most complete tabletop Role-Playing Game you can in just 48 hours!
Anyone who has ever wanted to make their own tabletop RPG! Whether you're a seasoned RPG writer or even someone who has never heard of an RPG before, you're encouraged to participate.
Good question! In this case, it's just a finished tabletop RPG product that you could release into the wild. Something you could sell at a store or be proud to have on your bookshelf. Whatever an RPG means to you, make it the biggest, baddest, boldest version of that!
I've included a list of ideas in the below section to help get you started.
This is ultimately up to you as well, but I have a few recommendations:
If you're looking for ideas to get you going, I've included some here:
By no means are you limited to just the items presented above! What your Mega RPG contains is totally up to you!
Voting on entries is entirely done by the community!
Every person who submits an RPG to the jam (including any teammates/contributors) has the opportunity to vote on each entry. At the end of the voting period, itch.io will automatically tally all of the votes and rank each submission accordingly. The Top 10 will then be announced on the Community page. At that time, the full list of rankings will be made available on this page under the Results section.
Voting begins on September 29th at 10:00 PM (UTC) immediately after the jam deadline. Voting will remain open until October 21st at 1:00 PM (UTC) which is when itch.io will calculate the results.
The voting criteria is as follows:
Each entry will also automatically be given an overall score (based on their rankings in the above categories) when itch.io tabulates the results.
The theme is also chosen by the community! Round 3 of Theme Voting has started and you can cast your vote here. (You will need a Google account to use the voting form).
There will be four rounds of voting to determine the theme for the jam. During the first three rounds, you'll have the opportunity to vote on all of the themes that were suggested. The top 5 themes from each round will advance to the fourth and final round. The top voted theme from the final round will be the one used for the jam.
Below is the calendar of dates for each round of theme voting:
Details on when each round of Theme Voting starts will be posted both here and on the Community page. If you signed up for the jam, you'll be emailed a link to where you can vote each time a voting round starts.
The winning theme will be kept secret until ~5 minutes before the jam starts. When it is time for it to be revealed, the theme will be posted to the top of this page as well as the Community page.
Thanks for making it this far down the page and reading everything! I hope you enjoy the jam!