A Noir-Lovecraftian RPG

Tabletop Game

Thalassophobia is a pen and paper tabletop RPG where the GM takes on the role of an otherworldly creature known as The Suit. The Suit commands a horde of skulking monsters that creep around the rainy streets of Bay City. Can a small party of unlikely allies triumph over The Suit or will paranoia tear them asunder?

This game is for (4-5) people including the GM. You need at least (6) D6s, paper/pencils, (4) envelopes, and a pair of scissors.

If this sounds interesting to you, feel free to download it and play it with your friends! It can get somewhat complex though and requires a little set-up, so I’d recommend reading through the rules ahead of time. 

Complete Rules:

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Scenario Guide used at PixelPop 2019 Demo:

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Portfolio

Here’s some examples of my work. Some of it was done for class projects, some was done on my own, and some are a combination of the two.

Scofflaws

A unique 4-6 player party card game about deception, anonymity, suspicion, and cheating.

The Woodsman

A noir style twine game about a murder. There’s a twist though. You control both the killer and the detective.  While a single playthrough might be quick with 200+ unique screens, 19,000+ words, and 20+ endings there’s a lot of different paths to explore. 

Keep It Together

An abstract puzzle platformer in which you must tear off your limbs to progress. This was a joint project between Max Cronce, Jake O’Neill, and Ethan Chong. Aside from trying out some level design this was also intended to get across a certain tone without using words.

Design Videos

Level Design Analysis Videos (New Shovel Knight Video Up)

Thalassophobia

Thalassophobia is an experimental tabletop RPG where the GM is the primary antagonist of the party. I made itover the course of four weeks in a class. It’s free to download & play.