Storium is a wonderful and unique online storytelling game that allows players to create a story through a series of scenes, reacting to obstacles and people as you come across them. It’s played with 3 people, with one person playing as the Narrator, and the other 2 playing as the characters.
The Narrator chooses the world that the story is set in (with choices such as ‘occult pulp horror’, ‘medical drama’ and ‘cyberpunk’), then starts each scene, using cards to give the players challenges to overcome. The players will then try to overcome these challenges as they see fit, progressing the story in fun and interesting ways.
There are a few more rules, but it’s remarkably easy to pick up and only limited by your imagination. Storium is a fun and fluid way of storytelling, with players reacting to each other and no-one being fully in control, it can lead to some VERY interesting stories.
Our attempt was an occult pop horror called ‘The Badgers of Doom‘, they’re black, they’re white, and they bite! Coming soon to cinemas near you!
Watch the YouTube video that explains things in more detail HERE
Sign up for the Alpha HERE
UPDATE: Alpha Sign-ups are now closed, but you can now get immediate access to the Beta by backing Storium over at the new Storium Kickstarter page.
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This sounds amazing and I can’t wait to be able to try it. I don”t think I’ve heard of anything like it before.
I this this sounds fantastic!
this looks amazing!
I will totally try this out yo, you have my support!
It sounds super fun, so looking forward to it. I love free roleplaying in the form of writing. One suggestion though: Maybe make it also work without a ‘game leader’, as in just let two or more people write roleplays together. As in, player A creates a ‘roleplay’ where he invites player B to join him. In this roleplay, they simply kickstart from a plot they’ve decided earlier (maybe through some mail service on the site) and now they simply roleplay against each other alone – aka write short or long fictions facing each other and let their characters interact with each other. I think this would allow people more freedom, as they could litteraly come up with any plot (lame high school romance, sci-fi battles, vampire meets a werewolf etc) and play along with it. Also, if they’d be able to get some sort of notifications whenever someone in their roleplay has posted something in the roleplay would be cool. :) Really excited for this, hope it works out!
This sounds like the most amazing thing. You see, while my friends do tabletop RPG, they never invite me (except on special occasions). The problem is: I work fulltime, they’re studying at uni. Things are different.
The last time I played in an online rpg was in 2008 with a friend. Playing with total strangers sounds amazing (if that is what it’s going to be). And it sounds like a thing that even a working person like me can do. When this comes to kickstarter I’ll definitely back it!
Sounds amazing, cannot wait to try it!
Reminds me of Quests from 4chan’s /tg/ board. It’s very similar, actually. I’ll look into this!
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