The As If Collective is a network of roleplayers, gamers, GMs, Game Designers, artists and neophiles interested in exploring and contributing to experimental applications of narrative engineering. Every month I do 2-4 Releases: each is a minigame, a subsystem, an adventure, a table/chart, a form/sheet, or a web-based tool which will be of interest to Roleplayers, Storygamers and Interactive Fictioneers. As a member of the Collective, you get early access to all of these works in both draft and final form, with the added knowledge that you helped make them happen.
The interstellar destination below was created using the DayTrippers Planet Generation rules (now in beta testing). Click here to generate another one.
STELLAR SYSTEM ARANAH A Yellow Star the size of Sol with 11 planets in orbit.
ARANAH IX TYPE: Small Rock Planet GRAVITY: 0.14 G ATMOSPHERE: Nitrogen/Oxygen with heavy gases, Propane, Butane PRESSURE: 1.12 Earth atmospheres WATER: Arid rock/desert world, very little standing water CLIMATE: Frozen solid; ice & rock PRECIP DL: 0 BIOSPHERE: Biotoxins in atmosphere
Hot on the tail of the core rules, the first two adventure modules for DayTrippers are now available on RPGnow.com: "Less Little" and "Vidome 123".
Less Little is an introductory module for 1-2 players. The tone is dreamlike and humorous with some mildly adult situations, and the plot is firmly guided. This module is recommended for beginning players and campaigns with a whimsical touch.
Calling all DayTrippers! The DayTrippers core rules set is now available on RPGnow and Scribd. All The Realities await you!
"In some sun-bleached barn outside Sacramento, CA circa 2099, a group of physicists, shady g-men, grad-students, tourists and an array of amateur explorers and nü-gonzo-revivalist writer-dudes gather around a collection of strange vehicles that resemble lunar landers. Each is painted a garish colour and prepped to "slip" into a crazy new plane of existence."
The DayTrippers core rules have been collected into a "source document" which is available in text-only format to facilitate reuse and derivation. These Source Rules are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (Cc By 3.0)
Inspired by a post by Ben Lehman, "TELL ME THAT'S A LIE" is a one-page storygame for two people, which uses the flip of a coin to tell a story in three acts. Available in PDF format on RPGnow.com, it's my shortest game yet!
If you're interested in running oldschool characters in a PbtA system, or using PbtA moves in a d100-based game, you need a way to convert stats and moves between the two systems. Here is my 1d100 to PbtA Stats conversion table...