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:

Download Rules

Scenario Guide used at PixelPop 2019 Demo:

Download Outline

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.

Thalassophobia

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

InVersus

InVersus is a frantic party game for 2 - 4 players being developed for a capstone project by a small group of UCSC students.

I’m working as Design lead and Co-producer on the project.

Scofflaws

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

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)

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 plenty  of different paths to explore.