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EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE IS ABOUT TO GET WEIRD

YOU started to see THEM.

YOU did not know what to do. THEY seemed to know more. YOU tried to talk. It failed. YOU tried to scream. But everyone just thought you were insane.

Then THEY started consuming.

You have to show everyone, save your friends, your familly, yes, even the dickheads from PTA.

I've had a weird night ok

I dreamed that the world was ending in nuclear fire and nobody seemed to care. That horror stayed with me, but, y'know, nuclear fire is just a bit too real, so i made a game about creepy cute horrors ending the world instead.

Sue me.

A surreal GMless Game

Where you try to convince made up people that they're about to get eaten

This game doesn't use magic, instead you use your brain to imagine what happens when some horrors from beyond the stars that seem to only bother you start causing trouble.

YOU and THEM collaborate to create a weird story of conspiracy and suspicion with a lil' help from random trials.

Play with 2-7 seven person of questionable honor and be nice to each other.

Created as an entry of the JAM FOR KNUTH

Certified 100% birdless (but you knew that, since birds aren't real)

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Authorcuratrix-ribston
GenreRole Playing
TagsHorror, single-page, Tabletop role-playing game

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Thematically it is extremely interesting, but actually trying to decode how the game works just makes it seem like it simply doesn't and won't work. The goal is stated... but how you succeed or fail to convince people THEY are coming isn't explained. All of the players are split between YOU and THEM, but that means there is no one to convince of anything, because YOU all know THEY are coming/real. THEY aren't required by the rules to be honest about any questions YOU ask THEM, so doing so is pointless as a means of gathering information on weaknesses.

Hmm, I dunno... I am just really at a loss how to play this. There was that brief moment of thinking it sounded really neat, and then it just failed to actually be anything. On the bright side, it was in a bundle of TTRPGs for Trans Rights in Texas, so it still did something even if I couldn't figure out how the hell anyone could do anything with it. Honestly more than a lot of games could say I guess.

If anyone knows of somewhere to see how this is supposed to work being put into practice I guess let me know, I am really curious.

i mean how do you convince people inreal life?

maybe they'll pretend to go along with you

maybe they won't

tbf though this is more of a lyric game than an actual game

you shouldn't think in terms of the mechanics and more letting the book take you over in some kind of paranoid fever dream

The game is great, it focuses on very interesting topics, I would like it to be in Spanish

heck, if anyone feels like translating it, they totes can (as long as they link this page ofc)

i've tried translating it to french but the turns of phrases are harder to recreate and even less clear, i find