A downloadable game
An optimistic person might call this place a town. It has a name, a gas station, a few stores. It just doesn’t have many people. Which makes these other losers still hanging around here important. The same few people are your co-workers, your neighbors, your dating prospects, the folks you run into everywhere.
Whether you like them or not, they know you. Or at least they think they do. They know about all the stupid things you’ve done, and they won’t let you forget it. Nobody gets a clean slate here. But maybe you can shake off your reputation and become something new.
Unincorporated is a collaborative, mostly-GMless story game for 3-5 players who take on the roles of ordinary people caught up in petty dramas, long-held grudges, intense friendships, and hopeless love affairs, all while trying to shake off the weight of expectations.
Players have described individual game sessions as "The best Northern Exposure episode they never made," and "The Hangover, written by Nora Ephron."
It’s designed to be played in 1-4 episodic sessions, with no prep and a quick, easy setup. Create character history and setting details by answering a few questions, pick a starting Problem, and try to solve it.
Gameplay uses PbtA-style 2d6 +stat dice rolls. Your stats are Jock, Nerd, Prep, and Goth. You can change your dice results or your reputation -- or even add a new stat -- by spending tokens, which you earn by choosing to fail or add complications.
Unincorporated © 2020 by Bethany Harvey, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This game uses mechanics inspired by several game systems, including Apocalypse World (and its many, many descendants), Dream Askew, Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars, Lasers & Feelings, and FATE Accelerated. And those are just the ones I meant to steal from; I'm sure there are others.
Current Version: 0.3.1
This is a playtest version, so expect some typos.
It's Pay What You Want while in development. Paying any amount gets you all future updates, including the final version.
If you play it, please let me know what did/didn't work so I can improve it. And add a song or two to the Spotify playlist!
|Updated||1 day ago|
|Tags||Dice, GM-Less, modern, Narrative, Slice Of Life, story-game, tabletop|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution_ShareAlike v4.0 International|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Links||Twitter, YouTube, Soundtrack|
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Version 0.3.16 days ago
- Unincorporated, version 0.338 days ago
- Some ebook improvements99 days ago
- Google Drive version caught up to the othersDec 28, 2019
- Unincorporated version 0.2Dec 23, 2019
- Character/Player Reference SheetOct 02, 2019
- Google Drive version, and improved epubSep 30, 2019
- Unincorporated v0.1Sep 29, 2019
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