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The games listed on this page have been selected by volunteers from the community and are great examples of the storytelling that’s happening here on Storium. This list is updated every other week.
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“This story is a riveting, fun, interesting read. I could barely keep my eyes off it after starting. The fairytale take on the famous reality show is brilliant, as well as clever.”
“Follow a crew of tough-as-nails space pirates in their poker games, bar fights, and less-than-legal adventures! The players strike the perfect tone of gruff camaraderie and grim humor in a galaxy ravaged by war. The hard-bitten writing style is full of hilarious inner monologue, smart bits of world-building, and poignant glimpses of humanity beneath the characters’ hardened exteriors. Some lines will follow you for days.”
“If you steal a PC game from a haunted house, you pretty much get what you deserve. Mindlock follows the misadventures of a group of teens who take a “souvenir” from a creepy house and load it up on an vintage computer. What follows is a combination of “Jumangi” meets “Tron,” with the group being sucked into the game itself. Narrator @Willoz has assembled a truly creative cast who is constantly falling victim to emotion-driven monsters. An enjoyable read!”
“A delightfully dark trip down to magical Shreveport, Louisiana. Where magic is real, but only if you’ve got Kick. This story is an excellent example of a well-executed novella format game. Gritty characters with conflicting motivations make for a compelling read. One that makes you want to reach through your screen and throttle them, in the very best way possible. Like that game of Fiasco you always tell your friends about, Dirty, Filthy, No-Good Magic Trash is a rollicking ride you’ll remember for some time.”
“Five familiars are sent on a quest to find their missing masters. What sets this story apart is the excellent characterization of all the familiars. Each is unique and the players have obviously researched their animal’s physiology and behavior. The narrator keeps the story moving briskly as the familiars encounter and overcome trials in creative and yet thoroughly plausible ways. It all adds up to a very enjoyable story thus far!”
“Had I known about this Storium ahead of time, I would have submitted a character in a heartbeat! Bedrolls & Basements is a simple story about a group of kids enjoying a weekend sleepover to play a tabletop RPG. It’s not so much about the game itself, but rather the vibrant kids that play it. Each character has aspects that make them enjoyable to read. Grab your dice and a can of Coke, shoot back to the 80’s, and enjoy this fun adventure.”
“A semi-experimental effort that converts location-based roleplaying to Storium with unusual success, Whitecrest Memorial reads at first like an off-kilter medical drama that basks in a stock photo-style aesthetic, but soon becomes a much more harrowing and horror-filled tale. The writers work well together, and the heavy plot has enough kitsch to keep it charming. The first of 4 planned stories in this style (called Ծʂ☧), be on the lookout for future installments.”
“Silent War paints the picture of a supernatural conflict between the Guardians and the forces of Chaos. The reader is introduced to this hidden war through the recruitment and training of its newest warriors, a disparate group of high schoolers invited to enroll at Meridian Academy for the Gifted. With an interesting premise, complicated characters, and unique concepts, this story highlights some great Storium players and is one to keep an eye on.”
“SPQR details the dangerous game of politics in the Late Roman Republic, set around a handful of Roman citizens of every status, from plebeian to patrician and more. The narrator uses a unique system – Storium’s character cards in conjunction with dice rolls – to inject real strategy into this story. Reading along with the distinct characters is a real treat, and I walked away having learned about actual facets of Roman society. Fun for history buffs and accessible to those who aren’t.”
“This captivating urban fantasy reads like I pulled it off the shelf in the bookstore. The pervasive aura of mystery is livened by jabs of tongue-in-cheek humor (make sure you’re reading the challenge text, too), and the characters are vividly drawn. Kit and Ash are in many ways the perfect protagonists for a story like this one -- who better to discover and protect the “thin place” where worlds meet than those who already live in the margins?”