I'm looking for alpha playtesters to play my game with me over Skype. Final Hour of a Storied Age
is a GM-less no-prep game designed to produce epic fantasy stories in the vein of The Lord of the Rings
, The Wheel of Time
, or The Sword of Truth
. The mechanics facilitate experiencing a collaboratively created story without placing high-pressure “on the spot” creative demands on any single player. Guided by the mechanics, each player writes IAWA-oracle-style evocative sentences that are combined together to create a central plot arc that is then played out by the players, similar to the way an author starts with an outline and fleshes it out to create a full novel.
If you'd like to get a feel for the game, I've posted AP recordings on my podcast
and text AP reports on my blog
(a playtest with the current mechanics is chronicled here
). If you'd like to help me out but don't want to commit to Skype gaming, I'd appreciate feedback on the current version of the rules over in my praxis thread
. Also, if there are any other designers reading who want to work out “I'll playtest yours with you if you playtest mine with me” arrangements, I'll be happy to do that.
If anyone is interested, post or whisper here, or e-mail me at email@example.com.