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THIS ZINE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.

The finished product will be a collection of storygames centered around different aspects of the paranormal. The main idea for this project is to make something that looks like an actual zine about the paranormal from the 80s/90s, complete with advertisments! Each ad will lead to some thematically appropriate game from the ttrpg indie community (if you have a game that you would like me to include - feel free to reach out!).  Currently, there is one playable game included (with most of its layout done) - Cryptid Surge.

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You are investigative journalists writing for Uncanny Scholar - a magazine dedicated to examining the paranormal and things unknown to science. You have spent weeks researching, following new leads and interviewing witnesses about recent surge in cryptid sightings. Now, you all meet up back at the office to compare your findings and write up the newly discovered cryptids.

Cryptid Surge is a GM-less, collaborative storytelling game in which you tell horror stories about bizarre creatures you create from a random assortment of parts.



Updated 5 days ago
Published 14 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
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AuthorFred Bednarski
Tagscryptid, Horror, investigation, paranormal, storygame, supernatural

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Uncanny Scholar.pdf 1 MB

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this seems like a really really fun sort of story-telling ttrpg, with a competitive edge to keep it fresh. i like it a lot, thank you for making it!! i look forward to the updates!

Thanks! I am glad you like it.
I am working on updates as I type, I really want to make it look good :)