Octo is eight 1-page RPGs bundled together zine-style.
Each issue of Octo follows a particular theme. Each game has a different author. Each game may be rough around the edges.
Octo is analog.
There is only the version you can hold in your hands. It will have imperfections and misaligned pages. You’ll be able to write in the margins. One of your friends will probably spill coffee on it. There is no digital edition. There is no PDF. There is no eBook. Octo is analog.
There are only 200 copies of each issue of Octo.
Once they are gone, they are gone. More will not be printed.
To get Octo, you have to give to someone else.
You cannot buy Octo. You can only be given a copy. You will be given a copy if you donate to selected charities.
Octo: Games Of Spring will release early March 2013.
Here’s who is contributing so far, and a bit about what they’re writing.
- Filamena Young – “It’s a memory game where you lie to your friends and tell the best Fish Story.”
- Tracy Barnett – *undisclosed*
- Niki Hammond – “You’re an eternal energy–waking up, living, dying, and waking again. How will the decisions you make in this life affect you in the next?”
- Jackson Tegu – *undisclosed*
- Renee Knipe – “Can a headstrong princess and a know-it-all wolf wrest their kingdom from the hoary grip of the Winter Folk? Play and find out!”
- Hannah Vietmeier – “The Nymph’s Favors: A Pastoral Poem for Three Characters is about identity, flirtation, rivalry, and authorship. The poem begins as the first shoots of spring emerge from beneath the melting snow.”
- Robert Bruce – “A hibernating bear awakens to a changed world and a rumbling stomach. A cat with an eyepatch shows her the ropes. Bear remembers in glowing detail the glorious past.”
- Ross Cowman – “What it would feel like, to leave the Earth forever, and start a new life on a distant world? In Life on Mars we explore life in the first Martian settlement.”