Crossroads done

17 October, 2011

Crossroads, a “short story” scenario to be run at Danish convention Fastaval in 2012, is pretty much done. There are still two playtests happening in October, but unless they throw up big issues, it’s a wrap. 24 pages comic book sized, of which half are the player characters and bonus cards. Inside is black and white without illustrations and there’s a colour cover. I’ve been trying to write shorter convention scenarios over the years, and I think this is a really good format and length, for both the facilitator and the players. You can probably read it on the bus on your way to the convention and still be able to comfortably facilitate it without problems.

Crossroads back and front covers


  1. Cool. What is a story game scenario?

    • Exactly what it says…I tend to call my kind of roleplaying games for story games these days: so, a roleplaying scenario but not as you know it (perhaps – one of my playtesters said it felt very much like a Jeep-form game. Who would have thought?)

      I guess it could have been called a game outright, but because it comes with with four pre-baked player characters and it’s a for a convention, then the Danish tradition is to call it a “scenario”.

      It’s all very confusing.

      • Frederik, I forgot to ask: is it confusing? Would it make more sense and simply call it a “story game”?

  2. Hi,

    Apologies for the off-topic comment, but I couldn’t find a contact email for you.

    I’ve recently put out an ebook of my writing, called ‘The New Death and others’. It’s mostly short stories, with some obvious gamer-interest material. For example I have a story inspired by OD&D elves, as well as poems which retell Robert E Howard’s King Kull story ‘The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune’ and HP Lovecraft’s ‘Under the Pyramids’.

    I was wondering if you’d be interested in doing a review on your blog.

    If so, please let me know your email, and what file format is easiest for you, and I’ll send you a free copy. You can email me (news@apolitical.info) or reply to this thread.

    You can download a sample from the ebook’s page on Smashwords:


    I’ll also link to your review from my blog.


    • James, thanks for the offer, but I’m not very interested in poems, so I don’t think I’m your man for reviewing it.

  3. I am still very willing to run a playtest, so if you need more feedback (don’t we always), you can reach me through the information found at http://kukabuksilah.wordpress.com/about/

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