I love creative role-playing design competitions, like the One Page Dungeon Contest. They’re a great way to push the creative envelope and get work out there for the world to see. I’ve just finished work on my gnome-tastic RPG of subterranean mayhem for the 1KM1KT 24 Hour RPG Competition.
Of course, a competition like this one calls for some out of the box thinking because, as was the case in this years competition, the box was literally and figuratively rather small…
This One Has Gnomes.
My submission this year is called Claustrophobia! It’s a nice little RPG using pools of six sided dice to enact gnome mayhem as the players journey to the centre of the Earth on board the HMS Keeton, a scratch built nuclear submarine (subterrene?) with an obnoxious Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will probably be more of a hindrance than a help.
You can download the entry version here: Claustrophobia! (Larger file and poorer grammar)
You can download the most recent, working version here: Claustrophobia! (Smaller and not optimised for printing)
Calling Play Testers!
I’m pretty confident about the game, so confident in fact that I’d like to offer a refined version off Drive Thru RPG sometime later this year. So I’m calling for play testers. Play the game and tell me what you think right here in the comments and I’ll add your name to the finished version under the play tester credits. I’ll also send a free copy of the PDF to the email address you leave along with your comment. Play testing will run until the end of July and so you’ll need to get your comments in before August. You can also send comments via the site’s contact page, just be sure to leave an email address.