a jam jar full of gaming dice, with a spilled die and a teatowel beside it

Create your own short sharp adventure!

Kia ora koutou!

Yesterday you learned about our game bundles and our spotlight for day two of KiwiRPG week is another all-week event.

The KiwiRPG 20 minute adventure jam is open now, and anyone can join in! You don’t have to be from Aotearoa or part of the KiwiRPG community to enter.

What better way to celebrate game than to making more games?

It could be a game system, an encounter, a full adventure module, a little map, a tricksy trap or anything else you can think of.

The important thing is that the finished work should take about twenty minutes to play.

It may take a little longer than that to make, but everybody only has a week so nobody expects perfection. And we definitely don’t want it to be long.

Organiser Sean Murphy chose the 20 minute time constraint because, “I reckoned we needed something that didn’t demand too much time if we wanted people to make it within the week and most things worth doing can be done in 20 minutes.”

“The best time to start was yesterday and the second best time is right now. Sit down and write into a word document or scrawl on a blank piece of paper until you have created something. Doesn’t matter if it sucks, the next one will be better.”

From It's Alway's Sunny in Philadephia - the gang on stage in various costumes
Photo credit: Patrick McElhenney/FX

So just jump in! This is the perfect chance to test an idea or just have a go and make something.

And remember you can fit a lot in twenty minutes – about the play time of a modern sitcom or animation episode. We challenged Sean to share a favorite the shows just how much fun and story that can be.”I think It’s Always Sunny is probably the gold standard for this kind of short length storytelling,” he said,  “so I’ll nominate “The Nightman Cometh” for this one.”

And if you want to take that as inspiration, well, nobody can stop you.

Get into it!

You can sign up for the jam and submit games at the game jam page on itch.io and share your progress, struggles, and support on the KiwiRPG Discord throughout the week.

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