Thursday, 11 June 2020


Extra-planar travel is not without consequence: upon returning from other planes of reality, individuals will find the world they once knew has altered in some way... sometimes subtly, but sometimes significantly.

Public domain image.

This concept is inspired by two tropes in pop culture, one well-established, the other on its fringes: the butterfly of doom and the Mandela Effect.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020


This is a summary of the second session of the discord "voice chat" game of PARIAH. Have a look at the previous session summary or indeed some of the posts collected under the label pariah or even visit if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

The game is run as an open table: this week, one of the previous week's players was unable to attend but we were joined by another, so everything evened out!

Modification of original image by Jaan Van Eeden

Weather is clear

After leaving the fishing village - and after a bruising encounter with apparent avatars of the spirit of the sea - the small pariah band continued their journey along the beach: Witheringly-Footed-in-the-Point, Fox-through-the-Spring and the two youngsters ("Boy" and "Girl") were joined by a young woman of the village, Antelope.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020


You can listen to this post being read aloud on anchor at the following link:

Last night we concluded the fourth session of a discord "voice chat" game of PARIAH, and it occurred to me that maybe a brief summary of the sessions would offer some value. Have a look at some of the posts collected under the label pariah or visit if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

Starting regional maps, 6 miles per hex.

The players begin with a map of the region their characters have entered: the map is assumed to be a mental one, representing a combination of rumour and what they have glimpsed from the peaks of mountains.

PARIAH is now available to buy

PARIAH — the old school, psychedelic, proto-neolithic animist RPG zine funded through Kickstarter's ZINEQUEST 2 — is now available to buy.

You can pick up a PDF copy from Drive Thru RPG...

...print-on-demand will be available from the end of August. Drive Thru RPG should also include a full PDF preview.

Alternatively, consider obtaining a copy from

If you are low on funds, free community copies will be available on from the end of August. Hopefully we'll have also worked out how to ship physical copies from itch by then too!

This was all made possible by the efforts of the 331 backers, soon to be immortalised on this site!