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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!

Golems and Trolls.

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Fantasy Game. For people who want to get on with it! Spell-casting, diplomacy and adventure.

Underlying story with a lot of scope for player story-telling.


This is intended to be a fast game, for players who want to get on with it. We will start as soon as we have some characters, and new players will be welcome to join as we go.

New players welcome - and as such, when I say it is fast, that is the broad aim, but we will go at the pace of the players. Have a go and I will guide you - or ask questions in the lobby (or PM me)

It is a fantasy theme in a unique game universe with no canon to worry about. Spell-casting, diplomacy and adventure. A proper story but not too serious with scope for humour.


The Land is called Pucia. Pronounced Puck-ia by the Birdfolk and Puce-ia by the Glass Golems. The Rubber Trolls call it Puke-ia.

After a time of uneasy peace, tensions have risen between the Glass Golems and the Rubber Trolls is on the verge of breaking out. As a player, you have the opportunity to shape huge amounts of the back story and the way magic works in this land.

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 01/06/22. Scenes played: 2

Target number of characters: 6
Current number of characters: 3
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Wyldspace, MrtnSaintMartin, Shards

License: Community License

The Curious Cases of Sigma19

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A sci/fi time travel adventure loosely based on the British TV series Doctor Who, without a need for canon knowledge.

The Doctor does not appear as a major character - this is a spin off story. You really do not need to know anything about the original.

This game will not start until at least the 2nd week in April, and is only open now so players can ask questions, start to build the story together, and get set up…


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zETK7aQhc_E


This is a fairly fast paced game*, played in a welcoming way to meet the needs of each player.

‘* Fast paced - there is likely to be a post most days. Each player will post about once a week - more if they wish.

If you think you might like to play, better to try out than miss out…


You play a member of an investigator team, looking into strange events and unravelling mysteries…

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 04/17/22. Scenes played: 2

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 8
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Grimpen, Crystalz_xoxo, Taheknier, NameNotInUse, Bexja, floppy305, Tilia, BingoBongoDingoDongo

License: Community License

What I did in the holidays.

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This game is for those who like to tell short stories.

It consists of little stories within a story. Modern day.


Use this game to learn the ropes and meet other players - you can put in one mini-story and go if you wish!


The usual assignments are filed as with every other year.
However, not quite as usual.
The first submitted is a rather impressive yarn.
So one by one, the students seek to out-do one another, as each successive submission becomes more embellished than the last.
By the time it comes to show-and-tell, imagination has totally run riot…

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 04/11/22. Scenes played: 1

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

Players so far: pinkdumpsterfire, IdkThrowThisAway, KarenK, strontium, UMHI

License: Host License

Return To Elf Mountain

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Twenty years ago Elf Mountain was taken.

Now it is time to take it back.

It was home to the purebred Sanate elves, and also their cousins, Mākai elves, commonly known as wood elves.

Within its heart was the Jinta crystal - huge, running the length of the mountain, solid on the outside but vibrant with liquid magma coursing through it.

While the Sanate elves attended it, it provided the natural energy for crops, creatures and peoples in the surrounding lands to do well and prosper.

Then the Garginoids invaded. Times before they had been repelled, but this time they were organised and determined. They seized the mountain, and forced most of the elves out.
They thought they could control the Jinta.

They could stifle it - but they could not fully control it.

The Sanate elves turned to stone as the Garginoids corrupted its power.
The Mākai elves, however, were able to escape and make homes elsewhere.

All over the land, crop yields were high, and deaths from disease increased. The sky just seemed a little greyer.

The Garginoids also suffered. They became unable to reproduce, and struggled to obtain enough food. Of course, they terrorised nearby villages for resources.

The average life span of a Garginoid is fifty years. So, now, twenty years later, it is reckoned safe to return. The elves have built themselves up and acquired some new friends. The Garginoids they calculate are now of reduced numbers, and advanced age…

However, the journey will not be easy. Where once there was harmony and justice, now there is suspicion and fear. Hard, even wicked rulers have replaced benign ones; and cruel creatures have moved into the region…

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 05/20/22. Scenes played: 1

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

Players so far: Zephyrus, Inuyasha, CrimsonKestrel, rvblack, cirno9zero

License: Community License

S/F: Merchant2 of vengeance

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Sci fi with no established canon.

Chat to me in the lobby if you like Star Wars or Doctor Who and I can direct you to those games!


I would want any player to tell me if I need to adjust to increase their access or inclusion.

About the story

A bold crew seek out injustice and deal with it beneath the radar and outside of the official agencies. They have a battle-ready spacecraft, and are joined with a huge merchant vessel which allows them to trade for funding and for cover.

Join them, as a tactician, specialist, investigator or merchant!

You are keen for adventure, and this ship offers the opportunity to get out there and explore the Universe.


Cypreece, a cyborg freedom fighter of some renown, is determined to seek out the wicked and corrupt where-ever he finds them.

And right now he has assembled a crew that is good at finding trouble… and sometimes getting out of it.

They have a powerful starship, and an assortment of fighter craft. But they are also now in tow with a very large cargo and passenger craft. This brings its problems, but also opportunities. Usually opportunities to find problems…

Officially you are after the rogue ships. But sometimes to really bring justice you need to go after the rogue lawyers, the corrupt politicians, the faces behind the faceless corporations….

Our heroes have their sights on space pirates… but also an exploitative corporate they have crossed swords with before…

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 01/08/22. Scenes played: 5

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

Players so far: MagicTurtle, Bexja, FireFoxTale, Inuyasha

License: Community License

and To think AI saw it on Mulberry Street!

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We are seeing what AI can do!

I ran this game before with the OLD AI.

The NEW AI is a BIG advance - let’s see how much we can rely on AI to write out moves!

The theme is Dr Seuss - we are trying to have really minimal content, lots of reference to colours (and Dr Seuss creatures and objects) so we can see how the AI responds to the content we do put in.

Hosted by: Bexja (Bexja)

Rotating narration

Started 04/28/22. Scenes played: 1

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

Players so far: floppy305, Bexja, QueenBigfoot, BingoBongoDingoDongo, CaptainParty, StefanSalvatore

License: Community License

School for Scorchery

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Dragon and sorcery game - fun but serious.

No established canon to worry about. Drop in any time.


Characters are be student spell-users learning their art, and in particular how to handle their dragons at a specialist University!

The University usually takes students in their mid-teens but no real age limits on characters.

Read the opening scene for more info!

I would want any player to tell me if I need to adjust to increase their access or inclusion.

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 12/28/21. Scenes played: 5

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 13
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Jaspericorn, RavenclawWrites, shadette, Bexja, drunkbunny, BonnieBennett, TheMasters, Percabeth, CaralineForbes, StefanSalvatore, Davina, LizzieSaltzman, Majesty

License: Community License

Court of the Ambassador

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A freeform game of diplomacy and conflict (and trade) with a D&D feel. Not huge focus on magic and monsters. Lots of scope for character development and story steering

No established external canon to worry about - the narrator will tell you all you need to know as you go.

I would want any player to tell me if I need to adjust to increase their access or inclusion.


Headlines

This game focuses on diplomatic problem solving and advancement, set in a medieval fantasy world. It is set for three scenes but there may be sequels. This is to focus on the initial game being completed without losing momentum, but with the option for enthusiasts to continue.
It would suit people who enjoy writing about conflict resolution, diplomacy and (small p) politics. In other words, running a government and steering a people, alongside personal character development.

The game will not start until there is a core of players who have a track record or known to the narrator so we have the best chance of the game being seen through to the end.

About the story:

Your character is part of a diplomatic team with an unusual and engaging brief.

Your home land (Vitriol) has signed a treaty with an overseas country (Laskia), making a port town and some surrounding land in that continent sovereign territory of Vitriol. This is to enable efficient trade between the two peoples.
This brings a whole portfolio of opportunities and problems - not lease managing conflicting interests and possible resentment from locals. There is of course plenty of politics, as individuals and groups try to pursue their own interests.

Game world:

The game world is medieval / fantasy. Magic exists but is not over very significant importance.

Game style:

Political, diplomatic drama, with an expectation of plotting and advantage seeking.

Expect a succession of challenges for your characters as various people or groups wish to protect their interests. Drama is likely to compound and build.

The game is likely to be fairly fast paced with a lot to read - but less frequent posters will be made welcome.

New players will be encouraged by the narrator.

About the narrator and players:

There will be a lot of scope to bring your own ideas to the table. The narrator will drip-feed core information about the game world so you will not have to read lots of source material in advance.

Players are asked to communicate weekly so we know you are still playing. As players have different speeds you do not need to worry about “posting in order” or waiting for everyone to post.
Players are asked to be respectful to one another and patient if there are differences of opinion or style.

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 02/24/22. Scenes played: 4

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

Players so far: MagicTurtle, Magrigal, Naves35

License: Community License

Games listed below this spot are full and are not currently accepting new players. They may open up again in the future, so keep an eye out.

Taproom.

This game is to drop in, drop out as you wish.

It consists of challenges and short adventures.
Timeless but with a medieval/magical feel. Characters can be from any era or setting.


This game is intended to be accessible and beneficial to players who are new to Storium. Players can join the story any time; and by the same token make an exit when they want to focus on other stories.

As well as a game, a great place to hang out and chat in character! Maybe meet other players to form a group for a game.

The Taproom.

None could really say how they got there. Some were not sure how long they had been.

They were from all walks of life. All periods of time. Many from Earth, but some were from … further afield.

Returning to whence they came was desirable - but for now, the refreshment was pleasant, the company was changeable and the challenges were … diverting. Though some seemed a little dangerous.

All they knew was in their old life - a life which now seemed so distant - they had opened a particular book or curio, and found themselves drawn into this … world.


I would want any player to tell me if I need to adjust to increase their access or inclusion.

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 12/01/21. Scenes played: 6

Target number of characters: 4
Current number of characters: 1
Submissions pending: 1

Players so far: IdkThrowThisAway

License: Community License

image source: BlazeTheMonkey

Orientation

Re-opened for 1-2 more characters. We have just started the second scene, but that’s when the characters arrive at college, so the story is just beginning…


Saturday, 31st August 2019

It’s the last weekend before your first year of university. Classes start on Tuesday, so you have three days to say goodbye to your family and friends, leave familiar places behind, settle into your dorm or housing, and get to know your new neighbours.

You’ve got an eventful few days ahead of you.


Orientation is a barebones Storium for beginners in three scenes. It will focus on developing characters and their interactions within the Storium system.

Scene 1: Leaving home - show the life your character is leaving behind.
Scene 2: Moving in - meeting the roommates/neighbours.
Scene 3: Orientation - the first official scheduled event of your university career.

Make as simple or as complex a character as you like; we’ll learn more as we play. (Although please make sure your bio is at least a paragraph of 80-100 words.)

Hosted and narrated by: Mysterious Stranger (Furare)

Started 04/19/22. Scenes played: 2

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 6
Submissions pending: 1

Players so far: PrincetDime, Taheknier, HeadInTheClouds, Bunnymom, AndieBegins, Aviara

License: Community License

image source: via Pixabay

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