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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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“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?”
“This game honors the writings of Joel Rosenberg and Andre Norton by following the adventures of a group of college students transported into a fantasy setting by their mysterious Professor/Dungeon Master. The writing and characterization in the game are of the highest quality. Everyday, I eagerly head over to catch up on all the latest exploits of the group. This story truly highlights all the best Storium has to offer, a fun concept, relatable characters and a plot that makes you want to just keep reading.”
“If you’d like a modern retelling of Red Riding Hood that isn’t too beholden to the original story, read this. It is a stellar character piece between the narrator and single player. With not a lot of challenges presented, that leads to a more nuanced back and forth conversation. Urban fantasy, fairytale pastiche, romance, and surprisingly shocking horror all add up to a game that is hard to put down once you start reading.”
“Begun in 1890 by Miss Brinley, there is an institute where children who have had some kind of connection to the supernatural are sent when their families are unable to care for them. After WWI, a group of young men returned from the front with stories and scars of a different kind. The story begins with the meeting of the soldiers and children and spins off into a mysterious collection of events from a floating girl to a seance, will the two groups be able to come together and help each other?”
“Recently revived from hiatus, Across the Ages is a game which truly earns the label of ‘epic’. Spanning thousands of years, the story takes readers on a journey with the Abdal people, from meager beginnings as a nomadic tribe of hunter-gatherers, to their current position as colonizers of foreign lands. Each scene leaps forward another century, showing the growth and development of humanity in all of its beauty and pain.”