Record Collection is a game jam where we challenge you to make a game that is based on, inspired by, or an interpretation of a music album! Simply pick an album, listen to it, and then make a game that evokes it.
Our Jam Guide Lines are as folllows:
I have been playing around with mechanics for a narrative card game since about August but never got anything to click. I came across this game jam while listening to Avril Lavigne's song I'm With You and something clicked.
This game was a blast to design and I'm unusually happy with how it turned out. It includes straightforward rules, doesn't require a GM or prep time, and includes 154 cards I designed, wrote, and illustrated myself.
Right now you can buy the print-and-play version; within the week I will be updating with a digital version to be used in Roll20 or Tabletop Simulator.
We were just a small town. Ordinary. Boring even.
Then the Incident changed everything . . .
I’m With You is a roleplaying game for 2-5 players lasting for 1.5 to 3 hours. Play focuses on relationships in a small town and how one pivotal event changed everything.
You do not need a GM or prep time; the game's unique card system will generate story prompts as you go.
Together you create a story of interconnected lives and drama similar to ensemble-cast movies like Crash or Love Actually. At the end of the game, your characters must face each other and decide if they deal with the Incident's fall out alone, of if I’m With You.
Either choice will change your character's life forever.
A quick update (since I'm too wired to sleep immediately) to say we played v5.0 on twitch.tv/actualplay. You can find a VOD here if you want to watch. We ended up doing a session 0 since everyone got into world creation. I'm excited for what everyone designed. There is also a lot of me explaining rules since creation is designed to intro many of the mechanics.
We'll be continuing play at a time in the future. Still working out schedules, but in the meantime I'll be streaming the GM side of session 0—campaign prep—on Twitch at twitch.tv/casskay. Day and time for that is also TBD, but will probably be a Sunday in the next few weeks.