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Gazetteer: A Gygaxian Storygame

Gazetteer: A Gygaxian Storygame

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Gazetteer is what happens when you hold OSR crowdsourcing, sometimes called "Gygaxian democracy" in one hand, new-fangled online Storygaming in the other, and scream “NOW KISS”.  It is a game of map-detailing and collaborative storymaking, functioning by means of questions and answers.  It is led by a facilitator who is required to talk like a pompous blowhard of an explorer throughout.  For the players, it is a game of creative writing - and specifically, writing about being dragged by a ridiculous boss into misadventure in pursuit of new horizons and material for his travelogues.

Game prep for a given run-through is half an hour; the entirety of the rules and guidelines, advice and examples, is fifteen pages.  For the players, prep is reading or listening to about a page worth of text.  No character creation, no fiddly bits.

Like its mechanical predecessors, Doomed Pilgrim and Atop A Lonely Tower, it is engineered to be playable on Facebook, on Discord, or via other social media; Gazetteer itself is also built to be playable in-person.  Played online, it requires a small group of interested players, a middling crowd of casual "I'll throw a little bit in here" visitors, or (often) some mix of both.

You should grab and read it immediately.

 
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This title was added to our catalog on March 02, 2019.
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Amagi Games
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