This week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we check out what is possibly the first ever silent roleplaying game. A silent RPG? Seems impossible, but that’s what Alice is Missing aims to be, with all the investigation, narrative and social interaction playing out over text messages. The game is also timed, has a custom soundtrack and designed to be played only once by a given group, adding to the intrigue and the feeling that this is an event as much as it is a game.
This episode, we also launch our new monthly segment, the Indie RPG Elevator Pitch, brought to you buy our friends over at Exalted Funeral. The first designer in our spotlight is Lucian Kahn (Dead Friend, Visigoths vs. Mall Goths), talking about their new project for ZineQuest 3, Hibernation Games: 5 Journaling RPGs for Solo Play.
We also chat about John’s RPG zine, Rocket to Russia, also on Kickstarter for ZineQuest 3.
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Despite being designed for in-person play, Alice is Missing has a Roll20 module, so you can play it now!
Hibernation Games: 5 Journaling RPGs for Solo Play is on Kickstarter right now!
John’s game, Rocket to Russia is also on Kickstarter right now!
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