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IMPORTANT: This is not the entire game! Buying this product will only get you the cards for Weird Stories. If you want the rulebook, click here.

Weird Stories is a one-shot, zero-prep, dice-less, and GM-less story-editing roleplaying game where players will tell stories similar to the films of David Lynch, novels by Haruki Murakami or Jeff VanderMeer, and the TV series Lost and The Twilight Zone. These stories have many more questions than answers, and remain shrouded in mystery throughout.

You know those books that are creepy thrillers two-thirds of the way through, and then the author turns on the lights and gives names and explanations to everything, and the last third is straight-up action? Nothing against those kinds of stories, but in Weird Stories, the lights never come on, and you never get a full explanation about what happened.

Weird Stories is capable of giving you a cryptic allegory, or a dreamy tale of illogic, or a nightmarish fantasy, or a hilarious fever dream, or straight-up horror. Any of these stories are able to hit us on a subconscious level and stick with us long after playing. 

Let’s get weird.

This is an ashcan version of Weird Stories. The game has already been tested over 100 times in the past few years. Still, elements of the game may change over time from player feedback. The PDF version of the game will always be updated.

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Adam N December 18, 2021 3:45 am UTC
Sounds like some folks are confused. I haven’t looked at this game yet - purchasing soon - but it is an RPG that has this set of cards that’s integral to play so you need the rule book to use the cards.

Does anyone know how many cards it comes with?
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Christopher L November 08, 2021 6:31 pm UTC
Som this could use a PDF with instructions. The cards seem a bit all over the place, and I'm not sure what goes in what order.
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Christopher L November 08, 2021 6:05 pm UTC
I just got mine. Trying to sort it out.
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Terje N October 28, 2021 8:25 pm UTC
Could you say something about the system / procedure for play?
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Derek H October 27, 2021 11:32 am UTC
This looks cool, but some examples or a preview would be appreciated.
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Andrew B October 27, 2021 1:50 pm UTC
I am intrigued as well. I second what Derek asked for. Id like to see the art.. do they convey modern or fantasy illustrations? So much to shift through before ordering a thirty dollar set of cards. Thanks in advance for your response.
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This title was added to our catalog on December 13, 2021.
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