The PDF containing all 12 Parsely games is now available as a 272-page (!!!) interactive PDF.
Get it at http://www.memento-mori.com/parsely!
I'm hosting two of my Parsely games at GenCon on Saturday from 3-5pm. SAVE the date, then RUN on down to the Union Station Grand Hall SE for a LOAD of fun.
Parsely games are inspired by the text-adventures of the 1980s—but no computer is required! We'll play Spooky Manor and explore a gothic mansion full of scary secrets. Then, we'll travel back in time to 1987 to take down a sinister crime boss in Dangertown Beatdown!
It’s 1987. Detectives Jack Slade and Jetta Chang must take down a crime boss and restore law and order.
Parsely Hardcover and PDF: August 2018
Relive the glory days of floppy disks, dot-matrix printers and 128K RAM with this collection of party games inspired by the text-adventures of the 1980s.
As the parser, you’ll take on the role of a computer game with a limited vocabulary. One by one, the players will give you commands like GO NORTH, LIGHT LAMP or GET SWORD, which you’ll follow to the best of your ability. There’s no limit to the number of people that can play and no limit to the fun you’ll have. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to unplug from your computer and plug into Parsely!
Written and designed by Jared A. Sorensen
Foreword by Peter Adkison
Featuring art from: Jordan Worley, Rebekie Bennington, Manning L. Krull, Alice K. Hansmann, Ariel ZB, Lukas Wong-Achorn, Todd James, “Calamity” Jon Morris, Keith Senkowski, Alexey Andreyev, Sam Araya
After a too-long hiatus, I'm returning to Indy for GenCon's 50th anniversary. Find me at Burning Wheel (Booth #2051) in the dealer's hall. Friday night I'm running ACTION CASTLE III! Saturday night I'll be attending D20's Nerdlesque Extravaganza 2017! and helping at the merch table. Sunday afternoon I'm appearing on a panel about indie RPGs. So come on down!
After a historically long absence from game conventions, I'll be attending GenCon 50 in Indianapolis as a special panelist with Mssrs. Tweet, Wallis, Edwards and Crane. Can't wait!
There's also a fair-to-good chance I'll be at Big Bad Con this October in the Bay Area. I'm a stretch goal! Check out their Kickstarter campaign for details.
More news on the horizon...!
Silent as ghosts, the shadow operatives wage a never-ending war against the xenomorphs.
Just uploaded two new character stocks/classes for free under the Torchbearer Sagas license!
EDIT: Also made a PDF of all the Specialists!
Memento Mori Theatricks turns 20 years old this year!* I've been hard at work on an exciting new project. Details to come in the next few months, so stay tuned! Let's just say it's been a long time coming and I have some incredible people involved. Cross your fingers!
Also, be sure to check out the soon-to-be-ending Kickstarter for Middarmark by Thor Olavsrud and BWHQ. I helped out a bit in the development, so go me! It's a super-cool setting book for the Torchbearer RPG. And if you're in the mood for some sci-fi goodness, ask your local planetarium/science center to host SPACE STATION: THE FULLDOME EXPERIENCE!
*I forget the exact date. It originally started in 1996 as a LARP group but that ended when I left Maine to go to San Francisco. I started working on my own game design ideas shortly after arriving in SF, hence the January celebration. According to the Internet Wayback Machine, Memento-Mori.com went online in December, 1998.
I worked with my pal Joe Barry to develop the back story and characters for this mega dungeon and wrote the script for this video! Ah, memories.
I'm running my Parsely game "Space Station" inside the dome at the Charles Hayden Planetarium in Boston. Check out http://thefulldomeblog.com/ for information about this April 21st event!