Monthly Archives: October 2015

IF Comp 2015: Second Story

Second Story (Fred Snyder) is a cat-burglar game. Jane Swift, a former thief turned straight, is brought out of retirement when hoods kidnap her brother and demand one last job of her: locate and steal the only surviving print of a … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Kane County

Kane County (Michael Sterling & Tia Orisney) is a game about surviving in the high desert of southwestern Utah. Your car breaks down, and you have to get back to civilisation (or at least somewhere where rescue is a reasonable prospect). This … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Questor’s Quest

Questor’s Quest (Mark Stahl) is a retro fantasy treasure-hunt game. You’re some generic dude in a generic fantasy forest, looking for treasures because adventurers want treasures. This is not the kind of thing that holds a lot of inherent interest for … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Cape

Cape (Bruno Dias) is a near-future superhero origin story. The protagonist is at the margins of society: a foreign national without much in the way of local family or friends, living in an impoverished inner city under encroaching police powers, and … Continue reading

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CYOA Structures: Windhammer 2015

The Windhammer Prize is an annual competition for gamebooks – which, in this context, means pen-and-paper state-tracking CYOA. I’m not going to review every entry – just a smattering of the more interesting ones. The event’s rules require that entries include quite … Continue reading

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