the words

the words is a GM-less card game about dark magic and martial arts in gritty downtown city streets, with mutants, madness, crime-fighting, and inner demons made manifest. There has been quite a bit of positive feedback on the design, as well as helpful tips on where to take it from here, if I do go forward with it.

This was submitted as an entry to GameChef 2012 — a yearly “Iron Chef”-like competition in short-form game design, generally centered around RPGs. You can learn more on the GameChef site.


You can find a PDF of the entry here if you’d like to see the draft I submitted for the contest. As it is still a game in progress, feedback is very welcome. If you give it a try, let me know how it goes.