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In This World, It’s Time to Game

In This World is out! For playtesters anyway. If you signed up to playtest you should have gotten an email with a download link Friday night. If you don’t see it, and it’s not in your spam, drop me a comment below to make sure you get hooked up. If you signed up after Friday, […]

Ben Robbins | November 19th, 2022 |

Playtest In This World

My new game, In This World, is ready for outside playtesting. I’ve played it a bunch, made some tweaks and refinements, and now it’s ready for you: Playtest Sign-up for In This World It’s a very accessible game, probably more than any other game I’ve made. I think it would work great even for people […]

Ben Robbins | November 13th, 2022 | | 1 comment

Uncanny Valley Androids & Secret Sacred Laws

Just played two fantastic games of In This World, back-to-back, with Story Games Seattle veterans Ace and Joe. Yes, we played one game, and then got so excited we jumped right back in and played another. Why? Because after the first game, which got us chatting a mile a minute, Ace made a comment which […]

Ben Robbins | November 4th, 2022 | ,

In This World

Police carry badges… Dragons breathe fire… Nations have borders… In our world, things are a certain way. Sometimes ways we don’t even question. But In This World — the world we make together — things can be different. We can see how the world would turn out if we examined our assumptions… and maybe turned […]

Ben Robbins | November 1st, 2022 | | 1 comment

“That sparrow has seen some shit”

I had this idea for a game. Been kicking it around for ages, but couldn’t figure out how to make it into something you could actually *play*… until I had a breakthrough a few weeks ago. With that new wrinkle the rules wrote themselves, so I recruited some brave souls to try it out: First […]

Ben Robbins | October 22nd, 2022 | ,