I've written some RPG software (see http://hardcorenarrativist.org/sections/software), but the two programs I'm most proud of are:
* Lyre, a program to show images and maps, and play audio while you narrate (in person around a table): http://hardcorenarrativist.org/lyre/
* NARROWS, a program to run diceless, ruleless RPGs online, in writing. A cross between TTRPGs and Choose You Own Adventure books: http://hardcorenarrativist.org/narrows/
Unfortunately, both are erver-side webapps so you need technical knowledge (and a server) to install them 😕
@hardcorenarrativist Cool stuff, HN. Would you be interested in talking about how to mod Narrows to run The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, which is diceless and mostly ruleless but does have a small coin-based mechanic to govern interruptions?
@jameswallis I'm open to the idea at least! 😃 However, I have the impression that NARROWS might be a bad match for it, because there is the assumption of a central narrator.
As in, there is a list of chapters (written by the narrator) and the rest of the players simply "respond" to the chapter so that the narrator can write the next one.
You could hack around it but it sounds ugly and it will probably not work well 😢
Or is there a way to play TEAoBM with a central narrator?
@jameswallis I seem to recall someone else on dice.camp talked about a system he was making, that _maybe_ was more open/flexible than NARROWS. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the author or the system, but it's maybe possible to find him by asking around in here?
@hardcorenarrativist Ah, didn't realise Narrows worked that way. All the versions of Munchausen that I've done are GM-less; it's possible someone's done it another way but if so I've not seen it.
@hardcorenarrativist Still, it sounds like a nice engine. I'll think about it and see if I can come up with a way to use it for something else.
@jameswallis BTW, I'm happy to create an account for you on my server if you want to give it a try.
And I'd be super happy to be a player if you decide to try it out 😀
@hardcorenarrativist Many thanks for the offer--my summer is insanely busy alas, I have literally no free time (writing two books and trying to launch two new publishing ventures) but come the colder, quieter months I may be in touch again.
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