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Storia: The Land Next Door

Game NameStoria: The Land Next Door
Game SystemCypher
ThemeFantasy, Imagination
FlavourFun, Adventure
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No Thank You, Evil!Welcome to Storia: The Land Next Door, a world peopled by fantastical new friends who help you save the day against the forces of evil. You always had a suspicion that it was there; the monsters under the bed, the world inside the closet, or the strange things behind the bookshelf, not to mention what lay beyond the window. Being a kid is hard and itís critical to nurture a proper imagination as this is clearly the most important thing that one loses when they grow up. Like when dad came home to the full-scale mural you drew on the walls with the rainbow-colored Sharpe marker set that you found on the counter. Or when you turned the tub into an actual pirate ship by stopping up all the drains and leaving the water on full blast. Or that time you gave the dog a mohawk. Remember when you spent an entire weekend digging up the backyard looking for trolls?

Sometimes parents donít have much of an imagination and the best solution they can come up with is to send you to your room. Well, under the bed has always been a scary place so the tendency is to leap from floor to bed, or vice versa. But on this particular evening, your companion, what many have called your imaginary friend, has alerted you to troubling news: their friend Woodlynn, the Bee Queen of Into the Closet needs your help! Her best friend, Niffle, has gotten lost in DragonSnot Falls, and she needs your help finding him.

While you've been inside your closet before, this is your first venture Into the Closet. Your companion seems convinced that you were looking entirely in the wrong place when you were scouring the backyard for trolls. You have several tasks ahead of you. First, you must describe your child self. Next, you need to depict your companion. There are some sample creatures, but really the stars are the limit, so see what you can come up with and we'll figure out how to apply it to the game mechanics. After that Iíll need you to elaborating on key features such as your bed, your bookshelf, your closet, and your windowtalk about your room a bit and what it is that you imagine you discover when you follow your companion into the closet to search for Niffle. Also, whatís a Niffle? Whoís a Woodlynn? And whatís the story on those DragonSnot Falls? This is a collaborative story, so we will be trying to weave imaginations together to create a narrative. Lastly, when you finally do enter Into the Closet, you will transform into your imaginary self. This will need to be illustrated both narratively and by way of more information in creation stationgame mechanics.


 
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1) The rulebook can be purchased Here in print or pdf format.

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Curious if there's a way you wanted non-sheet information presented? Companion, room info, etc?
Character Info:Name: What's your Kid name and Imaginary name? e.g., Felix Somerset aka Fonjo Bastion
Description of Child Self (kid): Who you are in the outside world?
Companion: How do you imagine your companion? Try to bridge both worlds, for example: Felix's fat orange tabby, Truffle, was always following him around, drinking from his cups and nesting in his clothes and bedding. As they went Into the Closet, Truffle turned into a mighty winged red drake who was nearly too fat to fly, but he could belch flaming furballs.
Room Details (home): Talk about your Closet, Bookshelf, Bed, Window.
Description of Imaginary Self: Who/what you become when you enter Storia?

Character Sheet: I'll help with this if you need it. Just try to get a feel for it. There will be time to sort it all out in the game forum.


3) So this says Cyper system, which it is, but it's a kid's game that actually acts as an intro to Cypher. So if people don't know how to play Cypher, this will be an incredible way to learn.

And we may end up segueing into other, more adult settings.

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Just curious (maybe I missed it): do you have a deadline?
Thanks for your inquiry!

The tentative deadline is going to be January 31st. This may be extended if necessary.
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Posting interest!

This seems like it could be some silly fun, and sometimes that's exactly what an adult brain needs!
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I'm hoping for a healthy mix of silly and serious. This is based on a kids game, but it is a great intro into the Cypher system, which I will be shifting into eventually.
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This sounds kinda fun! I've seen the system before at the local game shop, but never looked into it. No promises, as I'd need the rulebook first, but a definitive maybe.
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The rulebook can be purchased Here in print or pdf format.
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Curious if there's a way you wanted non-sheet information presented? Companion, room info, etc?
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Name: What's your Kid name and Imaginary name? e.g., Felix Somerset aka Fonjo Bastion
Description of Child Self (kid): Who you are in the outside world?
Companion: How do you imagine your companion? Try to bridge both worlds, for example: Felix's fat orange tabby, Truffle, was always following him around, drinking from his cups and nesting in his clothes and bedding. As they went Into the Closet, Truffle turned into a mighty winged red drake who was nearly too fat to fly, but he could belch flaming furballs.
Room Details (home): Talk about your Closet, Bookshelf, Bed, Window.
Description of Imaginary Self: Who/what you become when you enter Storia?

Character Sheet: I'll help with this if you need it. Just try to get a feel for it. There will be time to sort it all out in the game forum.
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Thank you for that!

Also, how do you stand on other entertainment material being used as inspiration for character ideas in the game?

For example, I had a notion to base my child's imaginary self on a very famous X-men character, who utilizes the tiger claws (snikt snikt), but with some young child misunderstanding - such as being called 'Wolfarine', and having a candy stick in the mouth (rather than a cigar, since his dad told him it was candy), etc.

Or would you prefer more original ideas?
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I would say you should choose between Fighter and Superhero, then refine the flavor of your character concept. You also have to select an adjective, so do you want your Fighter/Superhero to be Fast, Super Strong, Powerful, Smart, etc.?

But no, I don't mind riffing off of pop culture. It's actually accounted for in the Rulebook.
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Looks great so far!
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Thanks!

Are you okay with me making the back pack into same thing, just pouchesI Gotchyer Pouches?
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That seems reasonable.
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