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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.

Base Raiders: Renegades

Please read the full description before doing anything. Its long, but it might really help get those creative juices going.

Last year a huge object appeared in orbit, a mystery to all, within 18 hours and 13 minutes from when the object appeared every Hero and Villain vanished from the face of the earth, and just as mysteriously as the object appeared it too vanished. The long protectors of earth and those who fought them were all gone. After a few weeks without their return the event was called Ragnarok as it was the end of an era, fear was widespread, governments prepared for an invasion that never came, after months all returned to normal, until a few former sidekicks and henchmen came forward.

Called Tell Alls wanting their time to shine they revealed that most superhumans were just people, lucky people mostly made by accident. By explaining this the Tell Alls revealed that the Superhumans had bases hidden throughout the world just waiting to be found. At first they were just seen as rumor, people lying for their own gain, until a few amateurs stumbled on a few bases, and instead of hoarding it all for themselves decided to sell it and benefit the world, thus the DIY Superpower movement was born, encouraging people to self-empower and experiment on themselves, even some have gone further into raiding bases for secrets, power, money, or overall excitement. The governments of the world did what they could to stifle the movement, but in doing so just drove them into the shadows.

You chose to become a Base Raider whether it was your want to get rich or make a difference. Now heroes and villains are rising, and New Arcadia has become a place of rising stars, new types of Heroes and Villains. Are you ones that will try to step in and fill the big shoes left behind by the Ideal, or are you just trying to get by.

Hosted and narrated by: Chris Flagel (DominionChris)

Started 12/09/17. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 7
Current number of characters: 5
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Fontaine111, Inmenti, Drakkirion, Chav, MusicalFrost

License: Community License

Beginners Game: Village of the Dammed I

Beginners Game: Village of the Dammed I

Bishops Boulton is a sleepy village in the county of Somerset, England. Lying on the banks of White Oak Lake and surrounded by farm land, it is home to about 2000 inhabitants, and boasts a village shop, a pub and a doctors surgery. To a casual observer, it looks like a small slice of tranquil English idyll.

But the older villagers know the secret of White Oak Lake - the drowned village of Mapstone that lies beneath it’s placid waters. When mysterious apparitions and unexplained happenings plague Bishops Boulton, it’s time to investigate exactly what was going on when the River Elver was dammed and the lake was created over sixty years ago…

Hosted and narrated by: Chris Lewis (Ceekayell)

Started 11/26/17. Scenes played: 1

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

Players so far: Annasald, Elegant, zosime, GeorgiaStorm, Cocolamoco, Elite, MadiDragon21, wallflower

License: Community License

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

Defenders of Akakios (Game I)

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 11/17/17. Scenes played: 2

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

Players so far: Catalynata, DrDudette, NickArrow, NateMore, BL1SS

License: Community License

Under stormy, ominous skies, a brilliant sunset frames a jagged cliff topped by a lighthouse. Nearer by, a rocky beach shelters an abandoned rowboat. Further out to see, a tall masted ship sets out for the horizon.

Ancient Bubbles

The Village by the Sea is too beautiful not to fall in love with, too magnetic to be anything but a tourist trap. Over the decades, the struggling colony became a town of wealth and industry. Now, Easterbrook College pulls in more out of town students to its vaunted halls than locals. The descendants of the Founding families seek to maintain the picturesque reputation, the “small town charm,” and the quiet obedience to the weight of custom. But underneath, the Village struggles with itself and the secrets contained within it. Its growth into a bustling community of size conceals a horrible truth: it was built on the darkest magic imaginable.

It is the Bubbles Festival - a week long festival steeped in tradition as the first Festival was held 200 years ago. Many are drawn to this festival and this year’s event is extra special as it is the bicentennial and the town council wants it to be a celebration no one will ever forget, even if it becomes something no one will want to remember.


Welcome to Ancient Bubbles. This is a basic, beginners’ game (for Storium Players just starting and with very few games under their belts) where people can come learn the ropes of working with the card mechanics, hosts, narrators, and other players . This will be a short story (2 - 3 scenes) designed to give you a “taste” of what Storium has to offer.

Each player will create a character. Your Nature card sets your basic place/character type. Your Strengths and Weaknesses should be personality traits. And the Subplot should be your set character goal for completing your character’s personal arc within the story.

Please note - this is an ALL Ages Storium, which means you will want to watch language and adult themes when posting (please keep your posts PG to PG-13).

Have questions? Come talk to me in the Open Lobby!

Hosted and narrated by: Jojo s (docwho2100)

Started 11/22/17. Scenes played: 2

Target number of characters: 6
Current number of characters: 8
Submissions pending: 4

Players so far: docwho2100, HammerHorn, Firanai, Flitz, livlavluv, EmeraldAl, ashleyrose, drzachary

License: Community License

image source: Diego Rodriguez
Horsemen riding by and firing bows as foot soldiers attempt to attack them.

Defenders of Akakios (Game H)

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 11/06/17. Scenes played: 1

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

Players so far: Muttchops, dessio, daKillerWhale, Kayla79, Mythican

License: Community License

Centurions- A Game for Beginners

Centurions- A Game for Beginners

“This world, our world, is like an island. One island in a sea of possibilities. That sea… can take us anywhere. Almost anywhere. That is an edge to each World I call the Barrier. The person who crosses the Barrier gains ultimate power over energy and matter. I mean to cross that barrier and not you or anyone from the Stronghold is going to stop me.” – Professor Prometheus

Last night when you went to sleep you were a completely normal person. When you open your eyes, you find yourself in an incredibly sophisticated “station” in an astral sea that exists between dimensions. The signs here seem to indicate you are not the first; that other human and nonhuman explorers have lived here and left suddenly and without reason. They left evidence of what they called this place – the Stronghold.

The Stronghold itself is an organic space station located in the void between universes – possessed of a powerful though non-speaking AI that is capable of at least reading thoughts, equipped with a viewer that can look out like a camera lens onto any scene on any World, and with somehow the ability to teleport you anywhere in existence.

You aren’t quite you anymore either. You think the same, but your body is different. Different and powerful. Possessed of abilities beyond that of mortal man you possibly aren’t quite even human anymore and you certainly have the ability to bend the laws of physics.

You also aren’t the only ones to have come here. There was a scientist here before you and in his journals you have found that he has become a powerful being now known as Professor Prometheus and that he has discovered a way to become a God – and destroy all you have ever known or loved in the process.

You are now a Centurion, possessed of the only means of stopping the power mad Professor Prometheus, and judging by his last note it looks like you don’t have much time to do it.

Hosted and narrated by: Chris Flagel (DominionChris)

Started 11/06/17. Scenes played: 1

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

Players so far: DominionChris, Muttchops, Firanai, Oasis, Loreley, Catalynata, dangerkittyn, crunzo

License: Community License

The Isle of Dragons

Dragons have not been seen in the Kingdom of Haruvia for more than a thousand years. Once they were the pride of the country, as deadly as they were beautiful and tame to only a select few. The Elkai, dragon riders that died out along with their mounts.

A few short days ago a ragged man, half blind and starving stumbled into the country’s capital Rothia. From his razed mind bubbled many things, most useless, but peculiar of all were his ramblings of dragons.

Dragons, he said, he’d seen one and followed it to where it nested to an island far off in the East. There he claimed lay not one, but hundreds of stones the color of jewels. Dragon’s eggs not yet hatched.

Many dismissed this as the ramblings of the mad, but among these naysayers, even more ears were pricking in hope. Only a few days later people were leaving in search of this Isle, warriors, pirates and Nobles, there was no distinguishing these explorers who traveled with a common goal.

Will you find the Isle of Dragons?

Hosted and narrated by: Chris Flagel (DominionChris)

Started 10/24/17. Scenes played: 2

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

Players so far: ladyindigo, Bellomy, mogwaii, lexxie, GenericMan

License: Community License

The Return

The Return

For centuries the Realm had been at peace, protected by the Elephant King, his Knights, and the Wizards of the Realm, then they came. Thirty years ago the Interlopers came out of the north, over the Northern Mountains, long thought uncrossable the interlopers proved otherwise in their sky ships. The Interlopers were originally greeted as friends, but to the Interlopers they saw it as opportunity and over the course of five years annexed most of the lands of the Realm. When the Elephant King found out he demanded for them to leave, but by then the Interlopers were already entrenched in forts. The war for the Kingdom had begun.

The Elephant King and his Knights fought across the realm, and though they won almost every battle they participated in, they could not win the war, the Interlopers burned villages to the ground and massacred the mages they came across. After three years the Elephant King surrendered to protect his people. He was allowed to keep the throne, but had no real power, that belonged to the Interlopers. After ten years he abdicated to his daughter Ashurna.

To ensure their position the Interlopers built castles, influenced the young and destroyed much of the Realm’s magical knowledge. Now the Interlopers have mostly withdrawn, rumor has it they’re fighting each other in their homeland, though a few knights and a legion of troops remain.

Now is the time to take back the Realm, to restore power to the throne, to restore the knights, and the wizards.

Hosted and narrated by: Chris Flagel (DominionChris)

Started 10/17/17. Scenes played: 2

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

Players so far: BirdieMonteio, dafatskin, lirena_2000, TheSoulessThought, boredomisme

License: Community License

image source: wwarby on Flickr

Scourge of the High Seas

Shanties, treasure and adventure on the high seas… could a pirate’s life be for you?

If you’re contemplating this exciting career change, the “good” ship Scourge of the Seas is recruiting now! Captain Jolly Roger and his crew will show you the ropes in this new in-depth on the job training course. Become the fearsome marauder you were born to be! Unlock your diabolical potential today, scurvy dogs!

Hosted and narrated by: Mysterious Stranger (Furare)

Started 10/11/17. Scenes played: 3

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

Players so far: Disaster, Wiecket, UncrownedKing, mega, Elyan

License: Community License

Weird West: The Train Job

The Weird West is a dangerous place for anyone, be them orc, elf, or anything in between. Criminal gangs rob and kill for a living, and the law can’t do much out in the middle of nowhere. That’s where mercenaries like you come in.

Mercenary is a strong word, to be fair. You’re more like private security. The Go’ruk firm has provided skilled protection for people, places, and things for almost a decade now, and they’ve got the reputation to hold their own in the competitive market of hired guns.

Your small group of ragtag gungslingers has been working for Go’ruk for a little while now, and have been given a pretty high ranking job: Protect a travelling train from anyone who wants to rob it.

So, do you think you’re up for it?

Hosted and narrated by: Tyler Smith (eliasswift)

Started 10/02/17. Scenes played: 3

Target number of characters: 6
Current number of characters: 4
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: usufruct, pedanther, Kaylynn, Zinc

License: Community License

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