More like the latter!
Recent community posts
This month I released BACHELORLOCK, a romance-flavored hack of my game CHORELOCK, for people who prefer dating demons to making demons do menial tasks. It's a simple 2 player game, and free!
I also released Catbox, a GM-less game where player characters all have a hidden agenda they must complete, and are all stuck together in one location (decided upon prior to gameplay). It has a lot of cool mechanics for keeping and revealing secrets that I'm very excited about!
a game about a house.
house is a game i wrote for the Not A Game Game Jam that is both a game and not really a game at all. It's a completely playable exploration/narrative game about exploring a house that you and your friends "build" on a sheet of paper, but the rulebook is also designed to function as a self-contained work of short fiction!
lately it's been bdg's playlist of 'castle chase music' (music with a dance beat that also sounds like someone is chasing you through a castle) https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6xNf5xfc0U9rNIJY2ssbu6
A game about getting demons to do your chores.
Chorelock can technically be a play-by-post, or played over a voice chat client, but it's ideally an in-person game that you play with the other person sitting in front of you. It's a two player game where one person plays as a warlock, and the other plays as demons they're summoning to try and bargain with to do their chores. Made for the Transferable Class Skills Jam!
My Very First Warlock was a traveling inventor/armchair demonologist named Tannis Kind who made a pact with a demon when he was a teenager, taught himself how to make magitech, and became basically a traveling coffee machine salesman. He sort of stumbled into an adventuring group that ended up looking for magical artifacts that belonged to the gods, to return them to the gods that had left them lying around a long time ago. He had been betrothed to the Fae King for quite some time prior to the campaign, but left the Feywild and subsequently lost three years of memory because (at least in our campaign) if you leave the Feywild without proper protection against it, you get a memory wipe. Which made for a fun campaign arc when our party had to travel into the Feywild and Tannis was hailed as the king's fiancee and members of the court immediately started trying to either get on his good side or poison him, and he had no idea what was happening. Also one time he made a guy clip through the floor so hard that the guy died.
Currently I play (in 5e) Tannis's brother Peregrine, an anthropologist who accidentally picked up a cursed talking sword that is trying to make him into an evil jock, and (in Shadowrun) Foxtrot Donowitz, a Jewish orc MMA fighter.
Record Collection was the jam that really got me Deep Into working on my own games, because I love love love music, and the idea of using it as a jumping-off point for TTRPG-making had somehow never occurred to me. Wide-open themes like that are what I have the most fun with...I would love to see a jam sort of the same as ReCo, but with favorite written works instead of music, maybe? That might just be the English major in me jumping out.