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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!

TheCornerNotTurned.

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All submissions welcome - but really we could now do with someone to stumble into The Street.

𝕵𝖚𝖘𝖙 𝖕𝖆𝖘𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖕𝖔𝖘𝖙 𝖇𝖔𝖝, 𝖆𝖋𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖍𝖊𝖉𝖌𝖊

𝖎𝖘 𝖆 𝖘𝖒𝖆𝖑𝖑 𝖙𝖚𝖗𝖓𝖎𝖓𝖌.

𝖄𝖔𝖚 𝖕𝖗𝖔𝖇𝖆𝖇𝖑𝖞 𝖓𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖗 𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖎𝖈𝖊𝖉 𝖎𝖙

𝖆𝖘 𝖞𝖔𝖚 𝖜𝖆𝖑𝖐𝖊𝖉 𝖕𝖆𝖘𝖙.

𝕹𝖔 𝖔𝖓𝖊 𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖗 𝖉𝖔𝖊𝖘.

𝕹𝖊𝖝𝖙 𝖙𝖎𝖒𝖊 𝖞𝖔𝖚 𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖊,

𝖌𝖑𝖆𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝖔𝖚𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖈𝖔𝖗𝖓𝖊𝖗 𝖔𝖋 𝖞𝖔𝖚𝖗 𝖊𝖞𝖊.

𝖄𝖔𝖚 𝖜𝖎𝖑𝖑 𝖘𝖊𝖊 𝖆 𝖑𝖎𝖓𝖊 𝖔𝖋 𝖍𝖊𝖉𝖌𝖊, 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖓 𝖆 𝖋𝖊𝖜 𝖍𝖔𝖚𝖘𝖊𝖘

𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖐 𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖋𝖗𝖔𝖒 𝖆𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗 𝖊𝖗𝖆.

𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖗𝖊𝖘𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖓𝖙 𝖔𝖋 𝖊𝖆𝖈𝖍 𝖔𝖓𝖊 𝖍𝖆𝖘 𝖆 𝖘𝖙𝖔𝖗𝖞 𝖙𝖔 𝖙𝖊𝖑𝖑.

This story is constructed for just one scene. We can have all the usual enthusiasm of building our characters and starting the game, and tell our tale in one scene.
Of course, if things go well we can add in a second or even a third scene.

Hosted by: Bexja (Bexja)

Rotating narration

Started 11/23/21. Scenes played: 1

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

Players so far: Jazzpericorn, CaptainParty, brotherpuck, Latte1, Bexja

License: Community License

Taproom.

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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.

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 12/01/21. Scenes played: 1

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

Players so far: BlazeTheMonkey, Karamei, PeetTheSockMan, ashley2559, MoonLit42

License: Community License

Santa Claus and the Zombie Apocalypse

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A fun, festive game with an international feel, and zombies, allowing players to explore their inner elf.

Last year, Santa went missing, and had to be rescued. He is resilient, but it hit him hard…

Still, maybe that is for the best. He is a tougher Santa, more ready for problems now. And this year, the world has problems to spare….

Can our heroes ensure Zombies do not ruin Christmas?


It will be a light (apart from undead swarms), fun, fast game for a lot of players.
We will start in first week or so of December.

Our game will see our characters preparing for Christmas. Each “day” in the game will be covered over 1-3 days in real life - its ok if players do not get to post that often.

We will not do much over the actual Christmas eve and Christmas day - though players will be welcome to post! And we will finish some time before New Year, if all goes to plan.

You will learn new things you never knew about the traditions and inner workings of Santa’s Lapland kingdom!

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 12/01/21. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 3
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Nophux, DrGoose, MoonLit42

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.

Departure

It is 2421. A spaceship is leaving Earth on its way to a colony on the other side of the galaxy. You are on that ship, leaving the planet for a new home or a new adventure.

Why?


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

Scene 1: Past - Why did the characters decide to leave Earth?
Scene 2: Present - The characters board the ship and meet one another.
Scene 3: Future - What will the new colony be like? What do the characters hope for?


Make as simple or as complex a character as you like; we’ll learn more as we play.

Hosted and narrated by: Mysterious Stranger (Furare)

Started 11/12/21. Scenes played: 2

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

Players so far: Elemelons, Blobber, ilmaine, BlazeTheMonkey, ThornedRose, Blxebxrd101

License: Community License

Taproom

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.

Hosted and narrated by: Bexja (Bexja)

Started 11/09/21. Scenes played: 4

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

Players so far: sleepyrune, Blackmoon, _larkling_, PeetTheSockMan, xX_Fayte_Xx

License: Community License

The Emperor's Cast-offs

Comedy

This game is presented as a chance for people new to Storium to get to grips with things and ask questions, as they find their way to additional games. You might see this to the end, or it would be acceptable to leave once you are established.
I will have less internet access for the coming week - I will respond to you, but my typing may be erratic and short as I am using a portable device.


So now we are all in trouble.

The Emperor had new clothes. Take the old ones to the incinerator, he said. Such sad rags should not be associated with me.

So his footman did take them down to the incinerator.

Except at the incinerator, they said that would be a waste. Take them to the Royal Housekeeper to make them into blankets for the widows and orphans of the city.

So the incinerator sweeper did just that and went to the Housekeepers assistant.

But the Housekeeper’s assistant had a better idea. Those clothes would not make good blankets, and they are worth more intact. So sell them, and the money can be used to buy more, better things for the poor.

So they were taken to the Mistress of the Robes, who sold them to a supplier for a bag of gold.

That supplier sold them on to another merchant, who took them out of town, seeking a great price from the nobility.

Now the Emperor has nothing to wear for the banquet tonight. So he has sent his messenger to the incinerator, charged with being sure to run and get there before it is too late. On pain of death.

As I say, now we are all in trouble.

Hosted by: Bexja (Bexja)

Rotating narration

Started 11/05/21. Scenes played: 2

Target number of characters: 3
Current number of characters: 7
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Blackmoon, Alenta, Latte1, FaeWitch, Winn, PeetTheSockMan

License: Community License

Dauntless

Dauntless

In the 22nd century, humanity ventures into deep space in search of knowledge — and power. Space is vast and humans aren’t the first to explore it but thousands of planets and stars have yet to be claimed and humanity intends to make a home for itself among the stars. Meet the deep-space starship Dauntless and her crew, embarking on a new mission of exploration beyond the colonial boundary…

A game run to get you started on Storium…

Hosted by: Bexja (Bexja)

Rotating narration

Started 10/18/21. Scenes played: 4

Target number of characters: 3
Current number of characters: 4
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Latte1, thewillowstorm, Bexja, Blackmoon

License: Community License

image source: Sweetie187 on Flickr

Menace Beach

Menci Beach is a small port town along the coast of a beautiful ocean. Fisherman, sailors, shipwrights, carpenters, and all manner of people live in this town that thrives on the sea.

But there are dangers from the ocean as well. Storms, waves, pirates, and the many dangerous creatures that can come up from the waves like sea wolves and flying rays.

But of all the things Mencians fear most, the Kraken is the creature of their nightmares.

And there have been reports that it is awake again.

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This story is a town defense story where players will play as inhabitants of Menci, as various threats threaten the town until perhaps the Kraken might arrive.

This is a simple beginner game that will have 4 scenes and I hope to finish it quickly.

Hosted and narrated by: Zachary Ruffing (Rattannah)

Started 09/24/21. Scenes played: 2

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

Players so far: xX_Del_Xx, NeverWolf, PeetTheSockMan, Rattannah

License: Community License

Dimensional Freefall --- a Dr Who game

A time travel adventure loosely based on the British TV series Doctor Who, without a need for canon knowledge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zETK7aQhc_E

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

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


Leaders from across the galaxy are planning to build a taskforce to take the fight to the daleks for once and for all.

Peace at any cost? Is any price worth paying for peace? What is going to far? And if you create a force that can drive out the greatest threat, how do you prevent that becoming the threat once the evil it was designed to counter is gone?

Even as these decisions are grappled with, democracy is under threat in unexpected ways, and there are other troubling developments….

Hosted by: Bexja (Bexja)

Rotating narration

Started 04/16/21. Scenes played: 13

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 10
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Crystalz_xoxo, Grimpen, Bexja, Rosem, rhinotime, MrScript, Jazzper, Beaun777

License: Community License

A legion of superheroes flies out from the skyline to do battle with a a titanic, helmeted foe.

The City Needs You! [Beginner Game]

The world has plenty of superheroes looking to defend it from the likes of Mechanon and the Slug. You’ve chosen to focus your heroic efforts on this one city. It’s your home, and you want to protect it from street scum, corrupt officials, supervillains, natural disasters, weird menaces, and other dangers.

{This is a “Beginner Game”. Please only apply if you are new to Storium or feel you still need to learn more about how Storium games work.}

Hosted and narrated by: StoryShtick

Started 02/10/21. Scenes played: 3

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

Players so far: ProxyBlack, AnnieChan, Atlas29, Grimstooth, 7Mia7, Jaspericorn

License: Community License w/ Creative Commons

image source: Hero Games

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