This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-10-05 22:00:00 to 2018-10-07 22:00:00. View results

This year's theme is...


~ The sun is dead ~


Scenario


As your character delves deeper into the depths of the internet, you encounter a tabletop RPG jam!


If you dare to proceed


  1. Prepare to craft a comprehensive tabletop Role-Playing Game in 48 hours with no more than 200 words.
  2. Check back here when the Jam starts to find out the theme. The Final Round of Theme Voting has ended.
  3. Follow the rules below.
  4. Have fun!

 

Determining initiative


  • The Jam starts on Friday, October 5th at 10:00 PM (UTC) and lasts until Sunday, October 7th at 10:00 PM (UTC).
  • The theme for the Jam will be posted ~5 minutes before the start time.
  • Voting begins immediately after the Jam deadline and lasts until Sunday, October 28th at 10:00 PM (UTC).

 

Rules for this encounter


  • Your Micro-RPG must attempt to include:
    • A set of game rules that help to facilitate role-play.
    • A setting or location that your game takes place in.
    • A story or starting scenario for your game.
  • Your submission must be no longer than 200 words and must be uploaded as a .txt file.
  • The title of your entry does not count against this 200 word limit.
  • All design and writing must be done during the 48-hour period the Jam takes place in.
  • Your game must be playable in a tabletop setting. Live Action Role Playing (LARP) games are not allowed.
  • Entries may be developed as an individual or a group. However, only participating itch.io accounts may vote on other games.
  • Only 1 entry may be submitted per person/group.
  • Word count will be determined using stolksdorf's word-counter

 

Player's guide


  • It is highly encouraged (but not required) that you incorporate the theme for the Jam into your entry.
  • Your Micro-RPG should allow for genuine role-play while providing game mechanics that players can actually engage with. It should not be a board game with a loose plot or a storytelling game that accidentally has some dice in it.
  • While you are free to customize the page for your game as you like, the game rules themselves should not be posted or displayed anywhere outside of the .txt file. This is so that formatting does not play a role in judging your entry.

 

Claiming victory


  • You can rate entries based on their use of:
    • Mechanics
    • Setting (or Location)
    • Story (or Starting Scenario)
    • Theme
  • At the end of the voting period, an Overall rating will be given to each entry based on the average of these scores.
  • Only individuals or groups who enter their Micro-RPG into the Jam may vote on other entries.
  • If you do make a submission, please take the time to play, rate, and leave feedback on other games. 

 

Adventure notes


All submissions
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Windows (1)
macOS (1)
Linux (2)
Android (1)

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Explore the dark remnants of ancient Earth
A Sci-Fi Tabletop Micro-RPG
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A 200 Word Sci-fi RPG where resources matter more than anything.
A new ice age and eternal darkness dooms humanity and small groups attempt to save what they can.
A micro rpg set in deep space.
A tiny RPG in a world with a shattered sun
Fight for humanity's freedom from itself below the Earth's surface.
A micro-RPG in a dying future.
A micro RPG about returning to Earth, at long last. Made for the microRPG Jam, 2018.
200 word post apocalyptic survival rpg
Micro-RPG Jam Entry 2018
2018 Micro-RPG Jam Entry
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Arctic survival during endless night.
A Micro RPG about an Eclipse and Frightened Cavemen
Entry for the Micro-rpg game jam
Murder in the Pantheon
Your paper is gone, but you're still reporters.
From dust we came, to dust we will return. Long will the cold night reign.
A micro-RPG about university and the genealogy of knowledge
Entry for the micro RPG jam
A game where players have 8 minutes to prepare for a post-apocalyptic world of chaos.
Witness the cycle anew as you journey to restore the Sun!
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Persuade the rulers of the frozen wasteland that is earth to fund your homemade rocket.
Role Playing
A tabletop RPG about submarines.
When evil prepares to eat the sun, what would you do to stop it
The sun is dead. The world is freezing. You have nothing left but snow, desperation, and what little heat remains.
A GM-less RPG inspired by Neil Gaiman and Chinese mythology
​Frost and darkness engulf the world... and the hearts of men...
...and you have 40 minutes to bring it back!
What will you do for warmth?
Cult leaders bringing hope to their followers through sacred texts.
Role Playing
Build a spaceship to escape your death, share your past along the way.
A game about usurping the sun
A Micro-RPG Jam Entry for the Sun Is Dead Theme
Fast Freight and Reclamation in a cold, dead, solar system
A 200 Word Micro RPG. Stars as mythic heros in strange seas.
Created for the micro-rpg jam. Everyones been turned into horrible monsters and is competing for the ultimate honor!
Find the Chalice of Humanity to become the savior of all. But can you do it without extinguishing all light?
200 word micro-rpg - Seekers in Darkness
A micro-rpg where time is relative.
Survive in a land with no sun, one day at a time.
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Assemble your Squadron, fly into the S.U.N., and blow it all to hell.
RolePlaying Game about finding your way out of a mess.
Escape a doomed planet before it is consumed by a dying star.
A 200 word RPG of hidden cards and courtly intrigue
Role Playing
Experience the same darkness your characters must endure.
Find a world worth dying for
200 word RPG about how a people survive when the sun has died.
Role Playing
A game about the nightmares of bureaucracy in space.
Someone's gotta restart the sun, why not you?
your dying from the darkness and need to find a cure
They were the only hope you had, and now they're dead.
Survival / Exploration / Horror/ Micro RPG
200 word game for the Jam
The sun is gone and something has taken it's place.
A 200 Word Micro RPG
When your resources are limited, what can you do to survive?
You and your team need a new home, but where?
Role Playing
To stop the creatures of light, we destroyed the sun.
A game about democracy and losing friends
Try to remember....
A MicroRPG about cults of personality.
Interactive Fiction