Happy Birthday to Me

I’ll be away this weekend for birthday celebrations. If you buy a Parsely hardcover from my online store, you'll have to wait until Tuesday Sept. 10th for the PDF. Don't want to wait? Purchase both and I'll refund the cost of the PDF when I return. Thanks and see ya soon!



I’ll be at Pax East in Boston March 29-30-31 with copies of Parsely, InSpectres and Lacuna; as well as Skully pins and patches. I may even have a new game for play testing (don’t hold your breath though). Look for me at the Burning Wheel booth with this crew…


Howdy, folks.

Just a quick update to let you know that the free Parsely PDF that many have received is missing page 19 (!). The error has been fixed. Parsers who bought the digital version have the correct file. Let me know if you have any issues (er, that I’m equipped to deal with).


- Jared

PAX Unplugged

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PAX UNPLUGGED 2018: I’m signing books at Burning Wheel (booth #2232 in the Exhibitor’s Hall). I’m also running Pumpkin Town and Jungle Adventure the Saturday night, December 1st, so drop in and say hello! No need to sign up, just head to RPG HQ at any time during the game session and join the fun!

Pumpkin Town

It’s Halloween, the only time that human children can visit the weird world of Pumpkin Town. Can you make it back home with a bag full of goodies?

Jungle Adventure

After surviving a crash landing in the jungle, a daring archaeologist sets out to retrieve a legendary treasure.


GenCon 2018: The Best Four Hours in Gaming!

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

I'll also be signing books at Burning Wheel (#2150) before the event and running the merch table for the D20 Burlesque Nerdlesque Extravaganza 2018!  Note: I will not be performing. Sorry.

- Jared

The job was simple: deliver a package to the reclusive resident of a mysterious mansion. But all is not as it seems....


Dangertown Beatdown

It’s 1987. Detectives Jack Slade and Jetta Chang must take down a crime boss and restore law and order.


Parsely Coming Soon!

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



Lots o' Loot


"We loot the bodies!"

...but what do they find? Lots o' Loot is a compendium of 170 magical weapons, clothing, gear, plants, critters and curses to drive your players insane with delight...or just insane.

48 pages PDF—only $5

By Jared A. Sorensen and John Wick

The Long Con

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...!