This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-11-01 08:00:00 to 2020-12-30 22:00:00. View 78 entries

This is a game jam for making analog games, like tabletop RPGs, in the wonderful format of a mini zine!

Great! So what is a mini zine?
Basically, it's any kind of small booklet that is easy to print out and assemble at home and that you can easily carry around in your pocket or wallet. Most mini zine templates are based on a single sheet of paper that you can fold into a small booklet with 8 pages. However, there are lots of variants, and in this jam we love them all!

The rules
To participate in this jam, you should write a game that fits in some kind of mini zine.

When I say game, I mean it can be a new analog game such as an RPG, a card game or a board game or whatever. It can also be a hack built on an existing game, or an adventure, a collection of random tables, a dungeon, a playbook or pretty much anything game-related you can think of, as long as you don't infringe on someone else's intellectual property. And when I say mini-zine, well, see above.

Previously published games are allowed, as long as they are made as some sort of mini-zine. Multiple submissions are fine as well. If your game requires extraneous materials such as cards, a board, character sheets or something like that, they don't have to fit in the zine as well, but if the entire game is small and portable, you're doing it right!

Don't submit any racist, ableist, classist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise shitty material – I will remove submissions that fail this test, and I will not engage in debate about it.

If you want to, you can try to incorporate one or more of the optional themes in your game!

Optional themes – oooh, what are those?

It's just a semi-random list of themes you can use to kick-start your creativity if you're like me and work better under constraints. Feel free to interpret these as loosely as you want, and to pick none, one or several of them to try to incorporate in your game! Again, these are completely optional and submissions that don't use them are just as valid!

The themes for this year's edition of the jam are:
Darkness, Symphony, Water, Owls and Patterns

Jam cover image by Marcela Faé / Felipe Tofani on (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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12 short lo-fi sci-fi RPGs
an artefact-making game of Where's Wally defacement and surveillance weird horror
A collection of chess themed enemies for MÖRK BORG
A GMless mini-zine game where you pit your troopers against alien invaders!
Lo-Fi Hi-Fantasy RPG. Part of the 1400 plug-and-play micro-RPG series.
Washington Irving inspired microgame adapted from Jason Tocci's 24XX
24XX hack about samurai hunting cursed blades
Scientists & Sorcerers is a hack of Lasers & Feelings.
a space fantasy adventure game
Make friends in a fantasy forest
Fantasy adventures in a wild world filled with spirits and weird magic.
a spear-and-sorcery hack of Best Left Buried, SotDL, and UVG
pick-your-path adventure mini-zine (print or read in browser)
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Bookmark sized RPG that uses a book instead of dice.
24XX hack about scientists using steam, electricity, alchemy and bioengineering
A solo micro journaling game that fits on a bookmark.
A tabletop adventure in the form of a minizine
Fantastical airships
A mini zine point crawl adventure for Mausritter.
A merchant comes to you in the wastes...
Adventures below the waves of a sunken earth.
Lo-Fi Hi-Fantasy RPG Dungeon Crawl. Part of the 1400 plug-and-play micro-RPG series.
A one person RPG about garden magic
weird mythos investigation
Printable isometric sketchbook zines for drawing dungeons and other maps.
An rpg about morality and the written word told with a single pomegranate
Monsters are real, and you are here to stop them—an homage and goodbye to a 15-year journey.
24XX hack about outlaw jobs in the weird west -
24XX hack about monster hunters on the longest night
A minizine adventure for tabletop adventure games
a one-page cut-and-fold mini-zine with 2 co-op dice mechanics
poetic mini-zine fold-your-path-adventure game
RPG horror adventure mini zine
mini-zine random monster generator
Lo-Fi RPG about exploring the stars.
24XX hack about pirates pursuing fugitives from Davy Jones Locker
A science fantasy TTRPG zine
a Honey Heist hack of Space-Fleet's finest on catastrophically criminal R&R
Three pretty monsters for pretty people.
A ritual for ordinary sadness
the end of a small, small world, told by those in it and the things they leave behind
True Fact: No-one was ever hurt by a little bit of body-snatching.
A players guide to a dwarven culture.
cosmic horror! kids' TV! millennial burnout!
a mini hexcrawl pocketmod
A Trophy Dark incursion of holiday dinners, horrible grandparents, and sticky sweet temptation
Role Playing
A Trophy Dark incursion for the Trophy Trifolds Jam.
You stalk a wretched thing through the wastes...
A mini zine of setting agnostic spells
Do you need a cryptid for your TTRPG? The tables within may help guide your way, truth seeker.
d6 starships microzine
The Blank Page RPG
A solo minizine for fallen heroes
A solo journaling game that fits on a business card
A one page map/zine for BOLT RPG
A retrospective rpg about the year lived. To play on New Year's Eve.
The mini-game for people who love tarot and know nothing about tarot
A short, rules light single page RPG based on Honey Heist.
1 page mini zine for big-time crime
Micro RPG about being trapped in a TV hellscape
Blood sports meet football
2-player rpg about the greatest love in the universe
More illumination options for F20 role-playing games
A weary being tells you a tale...
Role Playing
Will you survive the scalding sands?
Another look at races in F20 table-top role-playing games
a suite story game for one or more players
Stuck in a zombie town. Tell your stories and win with your teammates.
[EN] mini-zine-zini
Run in browser
A fantasy RPG Mini-Zine about being imprisoned for life
A game about thieving owls.
A game about vehicles, training and saving the human race
Look beside you, drifter, and a home shall arise...
Collect fun, beverage-themed monsters in this cute tabletop game!
One-Page DIY booklet
Another look at races in F20 table-top role-playing games