A collection of storytelling games
that can be played anywhere.

The Pitch

If you were stranded on a deserted island with your friends, what games would you play? Board games like Monopoly or Scrabble can be fun for a week or two, but lose their appeal after a while. However, storytelling games never get old or stale because the ideas and adventures come from the players themselves, not the rules of the game.

Adventure Anywhere is a collection of storytelling games that can be played anywhere; no additional materials required. All you need are your friends, this book, and the desire for adventure! Designed for:

Families in libraries
Prisoners serving their sentence
Students after school
Patients on extended stays
Soldiers between missions

Why Storytelling?

Also called "Role-Playing Games", these games rely on imagination and collaboration more than they do on rules and points. Storytelling games allow players to create entire worlds and go on adventures like the Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, or Indiana Jones. Each game session can last 1-4 hours and is like the episode of an ongoing television show. The stories can go on for months or even years!

"Tabletop roleplaying is a deeply collaborative, face-to-face social activity that engages your imagination and gives you the opportunity to create your own characters, worlds, and stories. Because the outcomes are based on a combination of die rolls, decision-making, and improv roleplaying, every game session is unique." - UnpossibleJourneys

RPGs create a refuge for those going through difficult times. This is one of the reasons that RPGs are growing in popularity, especially in the military. These officers run a podcast where they answer questions and give advice to fellow veteren gamers. Another officer made this beautiful comic about playing games in a bunker while bombs fall. Even some correctional facilities have noticed how RPGs can improve morale and strengthen character.

"Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to activate our brains, and role-playing games do this incredibly well." - Lifehacker

"The combination of creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork that roleplaying games teach and encourage is a potent one. All three skills are of lifelong utility and importance, and gaming makes learning those skills fun." - Gnome Stew

The Book

Several storytelling games collected in a 200+ page softcover book. The games included usually require dice or cards but Adventure Anywhere modifies them to be playable with just the book itself. No dice, no problem! We're collecting a wide variety of games to ensure that there is something for everyone.

The Games

When most people think of Role-Playing games, they think of Dungeons and Dragons. And while D&D is a great game, there are many, many others that are just as fun, if not more so. This collection will feature a wide variety of games for all different kinds of players; silly games, games about fighting monsters, games about building a city, games about romance, and more!

Into the Odd

A streamlined fantasy game perfect for dungeon crawls or high adventure.

Doctor Magnethands

A notecard based game about saving the world from a crazy villain.

The Quiet Year

Struggle against the elements
to build a community.

Lasers and Feelings

Serve on the crew of the USS Raptor.
Fight aliens, shoot lasers, and have feelings!

Get a Copy

The book isn't ready yet, but it will be soon! We plan on running a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to design, edit, print, and ship the final product. Adventure Anywhere will be an incredible product for those who crave adventure, no matter where they are or what situation they're in.

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If you're a designer interested in donating your game, writing some GM advice, or creating example adventures:
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If you are/were a teacher, prisoner, soldier, administrator, etc. I would love to hear your ideas, opinions, or special requests to make sure this book is as useful to as many people as possible!
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