Story Games

Story games are for people who love improvisation, freeform roleplay. We go on imaginary adventures in a lighthearted atmosphere with other friendly and creative people. Together we improvise stories from scratch, with no preparation. If you feel like stretching your creative muscles - come join us on one of our adventures!

How to Play

Brainstorm

We use a Story Template to guide us through the game. We brainstorm to establish the important elements of our adventure: interesting premise, goal, setting, non-player characters, challenges we may encounter.

Create Characters


Create the player characters, establish who they are, what abilities they have, their motivations and relationships.

Freeform 
Roleplay


Then we improvise the scenes of the adventure. The template contains a list of key plot points, we use them to guide our improv, strive to incorporate them into the story.

Tell a fun story


We win the game if we have created an interesting story that makes sense and resolves in an awesome and satisfying climax.

Game Master

One player becomes a Game Master (GM) - the narrator of our story. GM describes the world around the players, plays the role of non-player characters, decides what challenge the players will face next, and narrates the consequences of their actions.

Players take turns GMing scenes

Players take turns GMing. One player GMs a scene, we play through it, the next player GMs the next one. Each scene revolves around players trying to overcome the challenge established by the GM. The scene ends when the challenge is resolved.

Collaborative Storytelling


If the current GM has trouble figuring out what happens next, they can tap out and let someone else continue the story. When necessary, we can pause between the scenes for a quick brainstorm and figure things out together.

Create your Character

Copy this template, fill it, post it in the game chat:

**Name**: <Character’s Name>
**Description**: <Who are you? Appearance, occupation, personality, backstory.>
**Abilities**: <What can you do? Cool powers, special skills, useful items.>

You can use this list of cool abilities, motivations, and relationships for inspiration.

Rolling Dice

After you describe your approach to solving a challenge, roll a 20-sided die to determine the outcome. If you roll above the target number (set by the GM) - you succeed. Otherwise you suffer a negative consequence, setback, or a complication.

The target number represents your likelihood of success, it depends on the difficulty of the task, situation you’re in, and your approach to solving a challenge. GM sets lower target numbers for easier tasks and clever solutions, and higher numbers for difficult situations and risky actions. If you saw characters in a movie attempt something like this, would you expect it to work?

If your character is using an ability relevant to the task you’re attempting, you roll with advantage (roll two dice and take the best result). Type !roll in the chat for a regular roll, type !adv to roll with advantage.

To get the most out of our games, take a look at our guidelines.

Come play with us!

Come join our Discord server to find other people to play with.

Play Offline

To play offline, you need a print out the rules. You also need some 20-sided dice (ideally 2 per player, but 1 die for the group will do), and a print out of the blank-story-template to write down your ideas on.



Rolling Dice

After you describe your approach to solving a challenge, roll a 20-sided die to determine outcome. If you roll above the target number (set by the GM) - you succeed. Otherwise you suffer a negative consequence, setback, or a complication.

If your character is using an ability relevant to the task you’re attempting, you roll with advantage (roll two dice and take the best result).

Setting a target number

The target number represents your likelihood of success, it depends on the difficulty of the task, situation you’re in, and your approach to solving a challenge. GM sets lower target numbers for easier tasks and clever solutions, and higher numbers for difficult situations and risky actions.

If you saw characters in a movie attempt something like this, would you expect it to work?


Prompts App
A large collection of prompts that will help you to write or improvise adventures. Adventure ideas, antagonists, settings, challenges - everything you need!
Adventure Writer's Room
We are a group of GMs who meet in the discord voice chat, and challenge ourselves to improvise a one-shot adventure in 2 hours. Our goal is to have fun brainstorming ideas in a chill, lighthearted, no-pressure environment. We’re looking for some friendly and creative people to join us!
Mirage
A rules-light game for people who love storytelling, improvisation, and freeform roleplay. Go on imaginary adventures, play out fun stories in a lighthearted atmosphere with other friendly and creative people. Come play with us!
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