Submissions open from 2019-03-01 06:00:00 to 2019-04-01 04:59:59
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Welcome to the first Roll To Craft Jam! 
Do you like tabletop games? Weird ones? Emotional ones? Character-driven ones? Crunchy and filled with math? Any and all? Well this is the jam for you! Let's make some games!

The indie tabletop gaming scene has been bursting with wonderful, amazing, creative, genius ideas in the past few years. However, there has been a severe lack of tabletop game jams! To that end, this is the Roll To Craft Tabletop Game Jam!

Hosted by the crew of the actual play podcast Roll To Breathe, this jam will be going on all through March 2019. Encouraging people all over the world to sit down and put together some fun, cool, new tabletop stuff! From PBTA hacks, to art games, to homebrew content! With Roll To Craft we want to encourage a fun, chill, relaxed atmosphere for anyone to come and flex their creative muscles to make a tabletop game about anything they want! Let's have fun and make some games!

During the jam, we'll have an official discord channel for anyone looking for input, ideas, or community! There's a lot of really cool, friendly people in here! Come hang out.

Roll To Breathe is an actual play tabletop rpg podcast, meaning that we play tabletop games for folks to listen to! We're going on our second year anniversary and we wanted to do something special! We also have a youtube channel where we've recorded our play-throughs of games like Quiet Year, Oddity High, and Final Bid.
When you submit your game you'll have the option to choose if you'd like us to play your game! We'll record us playing your game and upload the play-through to youtube for everyone to see what your game is like! Nothing shows what a game is made of quite like people playing it, and we love to play these games! 

  • Games must be submitted before the end of March
  • Use any tools, resources, and assets you are legally allowed to use
  • Your game does not need to be finished, only in a playable state
  • You may work alone or in teams

It can be hard to come up with something from nothing, so we're including an entirely optional theme for the jam! That theme is....


Take this theme and chop and screw it and look at it in all different kinds of ways to get some interesting ideas for games!

Q: Can I make a....
A: Yes! When you see "game" on this page, that's just a quick substitute for "any kind of tabletop content you make" So it might be a whole game, but it might also be a homebrew book for the game Fellowship! As long as you're making some tabletop game stuff, then you're in!

Q: I've been working on this game for a while, does it count?
A: If you're finishing up, or continuing to work on a game you've been working on for a while that's totally cool! The goal of the jam is to just work on a project! The only thing that isn't allowed is to submit something you finished a few months ago. We want new stuff! If you feel like your game is "too finished" at the time of the jam, use your best judgement, we trust you!

Q: I'm nervous about opting-in to letting you all record playing my game, I dont want to get my feelings hurt...
A: Please don't feel like you have to opt-in! But also, all of us on the RtB crew are creatives and we would never say anything intentionally hurtful about someone else's hard work! (unless that work was intentionally hurtful) 

Q:What systems are allowed?
A: Anything! You can hack any system you want! Or build your own. 

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Do you consider a bunch of very funny people playing your game a prize? No? Well then! There's no prize, the jam is just for casual fun and to give you that motivation and positive pressure to finish making a thing in a month! The real prize is the friends we make along the way.

Roll To Breathe/Game Jam Discord
Simple World - A base for PBTA hacking 
How To Hack Apocalypse World, an article on hacking
Concentric Game Design by Vincent Baker, co-creator of Apocalypse World
The Big Three, followed by, The Power 19 two articles on questions to ask yourself about your game
Stop, Hack, and Roll ad podcast about hacking & game design
Roll To Breathe - Podcast
Roll To Breathe - Twitter
Roll To Breathe - Patreon