Howdy folks! I recently listened to Friends at the Table play a rad game called Anamoly. As the itch.io page below says:
Anomaly is a Tarot based gmless storytelling game about a sinister organization investigating a supernatural anomaly.
With mechanics inspired by The Quiet Year by Avery Alder.
I don’t play a lot of indie table top games with real life friends, but this seems like it could be a fun play by post game for these forums! It is already turn based, and involves a lot of solo narration that can work well in a post based format. The game is best for 2-5 players.
So for now, let’s use this thread for 3 things.
- Anyone who’s interested, reply below saying as such, then we can see how many potential players we have.
- Ask questions about the process of playing. We can establish ground rules about expectations like post length and frequency. When we’re actually playing, I can do the rules refereeing and do the random card draws for everyone (if it makes people more comfortable I can abstain from playing and act only as a referee)
- Flag anything that you would not like to be part of this game. If you have a phobia of clowns, we can make sure none appear in the game. Anything at all you’d rather just not come up. There’s no need to explain your reasoning at all, just flag a topic you don’t want included and it will not be. If you would prefer you can use this Google form to do this anonymously. You can also flag things mid play, even in response to something that has been introduced. These boundaries are important and must be respected for everyone to have a good time.
Any other questions comments or whatever are welcome even if you’re unsure if you want to/can take part! Hopefully this can be a fun game experience for folks to play and read.
Currently our players are:
CulturalSnowCrash, creditinthestr8world, Blackie62, mundanesoul and SuperBiasedMan
(not set in stone yet if any adjustments need to be made here before we start proper )
And also, some flags to make sure do not feature in the game:
- “Onscreen” queer-bashing or racist violence
Of course all the forum’s usual rules apply, and this list may be updated further (I’ll post clearly if/when this happens)