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Games for beginners

This page lists all “games for beginners,” with the ones currently accepting new players shown first. These games are run by “Mentors” — volunteers who are generously offering their time and expertise to help new users learn how Storium works.

If you're new around here, joining one of these games is a great way to learn the ropes. There’s no pressure or expectations, nor is there any long-term commitment. Just join up and play for as long as you need to!

Note: if you’re a free Storium user, these games do not count against your 3-game limit. So dive in!

There are currently no games for beginners that are accepting new players. New games may be added soon, and any of the games below may open up again in the future, so keep an eye out.

Rhodes' End

Rhodes’ End isn’t always the end of the road. Well, okay, so it might be for some of you, but for most, it’s just a quiet little diner in the middle of nowhere to grab a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and maybe get that weight off your chest by having a conversation with your fellow patrons or the staff.

So why don’t you stop by and take a break? Everyone needs to once in a while. Even the Jersey Devil, Bloody Mary, and the Phantom Prom Date.

Hosted and narrated by: Lillabet Fyre (Firebirdschild)

Started 03/24/17. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 8
Current number of characters: 10
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Stoffelophagus, Firebirdschild, macarena, Yekhus, Maggid, Found, Katdragon, Theactualfish, KarateStereo, Yattaman

License: Community License

On Dragon's Wings

Every year the young men and women of the High Valley gather for their khesgiin yos jayag - the rite of passage that marks their journey from child into adult. Unlike some other, lesser groups, this doesn’t involve fasting or a few days spent in the wilds but rather the most challenging, exciting task imaginable.

They must catch and ride a wild dragon.

The warm season came early this year and as such some of the young people were caught unawares when the khesgiin yos jayag was announced. Still, once the call is sounded there is no ignoring it: you must fly or fail.

Hosted and narrated by: Erin 🐝 (erindubitably)

Started 03/01/17. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 4
Current number of characters: 4
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: musetrax, Etymologies, BUProf, Alliandra

License: Community License

Storium 104: Monster of the Week 2

Coming soon to a TV near you: Monster of the Week! Follow a group of heroes as they travel the country, investigating horrible mysteries and fighting the creatures that exist under the bed and in the closet. They may be an unlikely group, but can their friendship survive the mission? Or will the mission be thrown by their incompatability? Find out on Monster of the Week!


Welcome to Storium 103! Don’t worry, this is not a class in a series, but just another beginner game. In this game you will play as a group of monster investigators to the tune of Supernatural, X-Files, and Buffy. Some of the writing styles will even reference cuts and other such TV references.

In the process of playing this game you will get an overview of how Storium works. In the full course you will learn:

-How to make a character
-How the various types of cards work, including neutral cards
-How challenges work, including special rules a narrator might add to challenges
-How to strategize and work challenges using the game and card rules of Storium
-How to ignore the game and let this be a collaborative writing experience.

Beginners be warned: Many Beginner games are more “drop in, drop out” allowing for you to get your feet wet and see if Storium is for you. While those games are good and have their place, I generally design mine to have a more direct story and a thought process to teach the players.

If you do not want to stick around for a full game, this may not be the game for you.

Hosted and narrated by: Tyler Smith (eliasswift)

Started 02/08/17. Scenes played: 2

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 5
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Morpheus, eliasswift, SpookyFox, Woodarm, nick_man_chong

License: Community License

Horsemen riding by and firing bows as foot soldiers attempt to attack them.

Defenders of Akakios (Game G)

This is a beginner game.

The small town of Akakios has always known peace–but with the rise of banditry in the area, it has found itself a target for raids in recent years. Now, though, things have become more serious–a local bandit lord has gathered an army, and intends to assault Akakios and take over. If he succeeds, he will make the town his seat of power and use it to strike out into the wider region.

Fortunate, then, that you–the citizens of Akakios and the wandering adventurers who have come at just the right time–are ready, willing, and able to fight.


“Defenders of Akakios” is a simple game taking place in a generic fantasy world. Characters can be any common fantasy race (Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Half-Orcs, etc.) and/or class (Commoner, Fighter, Wizard, Thief, Wizard, etc.). The story will tend towards combat/action situations, so for ease of use I recommend making characters who are able and willing to contribute to a fight in some way.

I have set this up to be able to complete in 3-4 scenes in order to teach some elements of the Storium systems to new players.

Though this is set up to run for a shorter time than other beginner games, standard beginner game rules apply. Come in, get the knowledge you need, and then if you’d like to leave and go on to other games, go on with my blessing.

That said, if you want to stay for the full thing, I think you’ll get the most benefit that way and have fun telling a little tale about saving a town from danger.

There’s something really special about the feeling of completing a game. :-)

I will accept 5 players for this game mostly on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you see that there are already 5 players in the application pool but would like to join the game, please message me to let me know of your interest. I will do my best to periodically start up additional versions of this game and get new players in, or to invite new players if players drop from this.

Hosted and narrated by: Robert Mohr (Matjaza)

Started 02/01/17. Scenes played: 5

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 4
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Syndarin, Skirata, intellikat, peach

License: Community License

Twice Upon a Time (FoE edition)

Twice Upon a Time (FoE edition)

The Premise

Something has gone terribly wrong in Far Far Away, the land where all fairy tales take place. Happily ever afters are being re-written, true loves are separated, clever tricksters are no longer quite as bright as they used to be.

You know that something is wrong. It happened to you, too. And now you want to fix it.

Characters

Your character should be a classic fairy tale/folk tale character. Think Grimm, Perrault and Andersen, not Disney. I will be pretty strict about this so feel free to PM me before submitting your character concept. In addition, something should have gone wrong in your particular tale (Cinderella may have never gone to the ball, Sleeping Beauty might still be asleep, etc.)

I’m a huge fan of taking fairy tale motifs and twisting them, so have fun with that. In this fairy tale, princesses are quite capable of saving themselves, thank you very much. :-)

Well known characters may get assets peculiar to that character (for example: Jack might get magic beans).

I’ve given you some starter ideas but feel free to create your own cards.

I’ve set the speed to one scene per week, but am happy to go faster.

Hosted and narrated by: Meg Doughty Anderson (Greymalkin)

Started 01/18/17. Scenes played: 9

Target number of characters: 6
Current number of characters: 6
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Melandria, Melieth, Torirat, StoicMarshmallow, ladygreyeyes, vlalekat

License: Community License

Horsemen riding by and firing bows as foot soldiers attempt to attack them.

Defenders of Akakios (Game F)

This is a beginner game.

The small town of Akakios has always known peace–but with the rise of banditry in the area, it has found itself a target for raids in recent years. Now, though, things have become more serious–a local bandit lord has gathered an army, and intends to assault Akakios and take over. If he succeeds, he will make the town his seat of power and use it to strike out into the wider region.

Fortunate, then, that you–the citizens of Akakios and the wandering adventurers who have come at just the right time–are ready, willing, and able to fight.


“Defenders of Akakios” is a simple game taking place in a generic fantasy world. Characters can be any common fantasy race (Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Half-Orcs, etc.) and/or class (Commoner, Fighter, Wizard, Thief, Wizard, etc.). The story will tend towards combat/action situations, so for ease of use I recommend making characters who are able and willing to contribute to a fight in some way.

I have set this up to be able to complete in 3-4 scenes in order to teach some elements of the Storium systems to new players.

Though this is set up to run for a shorter time than other beginner games, standard beginner game rules apply. Come in, get the knowledge you need, and then if you’d like to leave and go on to other games, go on with my blessing.

That said, if you want to stay for the full thing, I think you’ll get the most benefit that way and have fun telling a little tale about saving a town from danger.

There’s something really special about the feeling of completing a game. :-)

I will accept 5 players for this game mostly on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you see that there are already 5 players in the application pool but would like to join the game, please message me to let me know of your interest. I will do my best to periodically start up additional versions of this game and get new players in, or to invite new players if players drop from this.

Hosted and narrated by: Robert Mohr (Matjaza)

Started 01/13/17. Scenes played: 4

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 4
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: StevenMLong, Sense, SilentJustice, h0rseradish

License: Community License

Horsemen riding by and firing bows as foot soldiers attempt to attack them.

Defenders of Akakios (Game E)

This is a beginner game.

The small town of Akakios has always known peace–but with the rise of banditry in the area, it has found itself a target for raids in recent years. Now, though, things have become more serious–a local bandit lord has gathered an army, and intends to assault Akakios and take over. If he succeeds, he will make the town his seat of power and use it to strike out into the wider region.

Fortunate, then, that you–the citizens of Akakios and the wandering adventurers who have come at just the right time–are ready, willing, and able to fight.


“Defenders of Akakios” is a simple game taking place in a generic fantasy world. Characters can be any common fantasy race (Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Half-Orcs, etc.) and/or class (Commoner, Fighter, Wizard, Thief, Wizard, etc.). The story will tend towards combat/action situations, so for ease of use I recommend making characters who are able and willing to contribute to a fight in some way.

I have set this up to be able to complete in 3-4 scenes in order to teach some elements of the Storium systems to new players.

Though this is set up to run for a shorter time than other beginner games, standard beginner game rules apply. Come in, get the knowledge you need, and then if you’d like to leave and go on to other games, go on with my blessing.

That said, if you want to stay for the full thing, I think you’ll get the most benefit that way and have fun telling a little tale about saving a town from danger.

There’s something really special about the feeling of completing a game. :-)

I will accept 5 players for this game mostly on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you see that there are already 5 players in the application pool but would like to join the game, please message me to let me know of your interest. I will do my best to periodically start up additional versions of this game and get new players in, or to invite new players if players drop from this.

Hosted and narrated by: Robert Mohr (Matjaza)

Started 01/12/17. Scenes played: 4

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 5
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: thebrownchef, Reynard, Valestein, FloatingCommaStingingThistle, arigon

License: Community License

The Wedding Quest

Remember your adventuring days?

You did it all! Rescuing various royal heirs from sundry scheming wizards– slaying nefarious creatures, some of them fire-breathing, many of them mysteriously carrying valuable items on their person– listening to the mumbled words of gray-bearded men and mysterious black-clad women– through dwarf caves, elven forests, and sinister ruins, you followed adventure wherever it led. And on every perilous quest, your band of fellow adventurers went with you.

None were as enthusiastic, as determined, or as happy-go-lucky in the face of danger as Ada. She’s the sweetest tiefling this side of the Seven Hells, and you can’t even count the number of horrific injuries that she’s healed for you.

That was years ago. The life of an adventurer can be exhausting, not to mention tough on the knees. Over time, the party members began drifting away. Most of you haven’t seen each other for a long time, though some of you occasionally meet up for drinks to reminisce about the old days.

This spring, for the first time in a long time, the old band is getting back together. Ada is getting married– and like Baator you’re going to miss it!

…even if you’re starting to remember something else from the old days: Ada always had the worst luck. Defeated enemies follow her around like bad pennies, and it looks as if the more things change, the more they stay the same.

This wedding might be headed toward something worse than embarrassing speeches and drunk uncles. Time to stretch those adventuring muscles– Ada’s special day will be one to remember.

Hosted and narrated by: Chip (JackOfTheLighter)

Started 01/11/17. Scenes played: 3

Target number of characters: 6
Current number of characters: 6
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: DHanzo, Vornaskotti, Marmey, SiniH, Basil_Bottletop, h0rseradish

License: Community License

The Caravan Passes

Down on your luck? Bored with your humdrum life? In need of an escape?

There is an answer: join one of our caravans and head out west! A whole new life awaits you, rife with promise and opportunity. You just have to get there first.

Ah, but even that can be an adventure. It’s all in how you look at things.

Do battle with rare and interesting diseases! Ford rivers once thought impossible to cross! Hunt your own food, like true adventurers, or face food spoilage and famine with a smile! Face off against bandits or wild beasts and send them home bleeding!

So if your present existence is dull or uncomfortable, this could be for you. Just try not to end up another badly carved grave marker by the side of the trail…

Hosted and narrated by: Theresa (Furare)

Started 01/09/17. Scenes played: 5

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 5
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Veldrin, Pennblade, GlobalSinge, Yekhus, MaesterKupo

License: Community License

Storium 103: Monster of the Week

Coming soon to a TV near you: Monster of the Week! Follow a group of heroes as they travel the country, investigating horrible mysteries and fighting the creatures that exist under the bed and in the closet. They may be an unlikely group, but can their friendship survive the mission? Or will the mission be thrown by their incompatability? Find out on Monster of the Week!


Welcome to Storium 103! Don’t worry, this is not a class in a series, but just another beginner game. In this game you will play as a group of monster investigators to the tune of Supernatural, X-Files, and Buffy. Some of the writing styles will even reference cuts and other such TV references.

In the process of playing this game you will get an overview of how Storium works. In the full course you will learn:

-How to make a character
-How the various types of cards work, including neutral cards
-How challenges work, including special rules a narrator might add to challenges
-How to strategize and work challenges using the game and card rules of Storium
-How to ignore the game and let this be a collaborative writing experience.

Beginners be warned: Many Beginner games are more “drop in, drop out” allowing for you to get your feet wet and see if Storium is for you. While those games are good and have their place, I generally design mine to have a more direct story and a thought process to teach the players.

If you do not want to stick around for a full game, this may not be the game for you.

Hosted and narrated by: Tyler Smith (eliasswift)

Started 01/01/17. Scenes played: 6

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 6
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: rmalena, eliasswift, Syndarin, Lackadaisical

License: Community License

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