Wish You Were Hereis a compilation zine of various roleplaying games I designed during 2018 and released to my backers onPatreon. Most of the compiled games were published on the backs of postcards and mailed to recipients, with a few exceptions in short zine format. This will be the first time these games are collected in print.
Many of these games were written to be very short, a necessary evil to fit on the back of a postcard. InWish You Were Here, each game is getting additional art, bonus content, and author's commentary to give readers a peek into how and why they were made the way they were.
When gearing up for this campaign, I realized I had put too much work on my plate, so I decided to get some other writers to help out. A very cool crew of guest designers are writing supplements to each of these games and are credited below!
Games included inWish You Were Here:
Peril- a gm-less philosophical debate game about the end of the earth for 3 players. Additional writing bymyself.
Kintsugi- a gm-less time-traveling rpg for 3 players. Additional writing byNoella Handley.
Standoff- a gm-less western-themed hidden role game for 3+ players. Additional writing byD.G. Chapman.
Snow & Cocoa- aLasers & Feelingshack of kids avoiding responsibility on a snow day for 2+ players and a GM. Additional writing byTyler Crumrine.
Cur820- a gm-less party game of found objects for 3+ players. Additional writing byAaron King.
815- a roleplaying game emulating the TV showLOSTfor 2+ players and a GM. Additional writing byWill Jobst.
Time Capsule with a Demon Inside- a gm-less reflective storytelling game for 3+ players. Additional writing byWill Jobst.
Cause & Effect- a sci-fi rpg of lost memories for 2+ players and a GM. Additional writing byAsh Cheshire.
RUST- a gm-less summoning ritual for 3+ players where you listen to stoner metal and perform worship acts for an expanding pantheon you create. Additional writing byTheodore Mallison.