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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 Flickr.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Lo-fi sci-fi micro RPG collection
an artefact-making game of Where's Wally defacement and surveillance weird horror
A GMless mini-zine game where you pit your troopers against alien invaders!
Samurai hunting cursed blades
Lo-Fi Hi-Fantasy RPG. Part of the 1400 plug-and-play micro-RPG series.
Monster hunters in the longest night
Sciencepunk agents at missions for the Queen
A one person RPG about garden magic
a space fantasy adventure game
Pirates pursuing fugitives from Davy Jones Locker
Washington Irving inspired microgame adapted from Jason Tocci's 24XX
Outlaw picking jobs in the weird west
Lo-Fi Hi-Fantasy RPG Dungeon Crawl. Part of the 1400 plug-and-play micro-RPG series.
Lo-Fi MECHA RPG
A collection of chess themed enemies for MÖRK BORG
The supernatural is real, and you are here to stop the monsters — an homage and goodbye to a 15-Season journey.
Adventures in a wild world filled with spirits and weird magic.
An rpg about morality and the written word told with a single pomegranate
A players guide to a dwarven culture.
A solo micro journaling game that fits on a bookmark.
Fantastical airships
a spear-and-sorcery hack of Best Left Buried, SotDL, and UVG
Adventures below the waves of a sunken earth.
a one-page cut-and-fold mini-zine with 2 co-op dice mechanics
A mini zine point crawl adventure for Mausritter.
Printable isometric sketchbook zines for drawing dungeons and other maps.
pick-your-path adventure mini-zine (print or read in browser)
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Collect fun, beverage-themed monsters in this cute tabletop game!
Make friends in a fantasy forest
A science fantasy TTRPG zine
RPG horror adventure mini zine
weird mythos investigation
a mini hexcrawl pocketmod
cosmic horror! kids' TV! millennial burnout!
poetic mini-zine fold-your-path-adventure game
a Honey Heist hack of Space-Fleet's finest on catastrophically criminal R&R
the end of a small, small world, told by those in it and the things they leave behind
A mini zine of setting agnostic spells
A ritual for ordinary sadness
Bookmark sized RPG that uses a book instead of dice.
mini-zine random monster generator
Three pretty monsters for pretty people.
True Fact: No-one was ever hurt by a little bit of body-snatching.
Do you need a cryptid for your TTRPG? The tables within may help guide your way, truth seeker.
Blood sports meet football
d6 starships microzine
A solo journaling game that fits on a business card
The mini-game for people who love tarot and know nothing about tarot
A Trophy Dark incursion of holiday dinners, horrible grandparents, and sticky sweet temptation
Role Playing
[EN] mini-zine-zini
Run in browser
A one page map/zine for BOLT RPG
A retrospective rpg about the year lived. To play on New Year's Eve.
A short, rules light single page RPG based on Honey Heist.
1 page mini zine for big-time crime
Scientists & Sorcerers is a hack of Lasers & Feelings.
Lo-Fi RPG about exploring the stars.
Micro RPG about being trapped in a TV hellscape
More illumination options for F20 role-playing games
Emiror
$2.99
The Blank Page RPG
Another look at races in F20 table-top role-playing games
a suite story game for one or more players
A game about thieving owls.
A fantasy RPG Mini-Zine about being imprisoned for life
A game about vehicles, training and saving the human race
One-Page DIY booklet
Another look at races in F20 table-top role-playing games
A Trophy Dark incursion for the Trophy Trifolds Jam.