New School Revolution

The Bone Box Chant

NSR games have

  • A GM
  • A Weird Setting
  • A Living World


  • Rules Light
  • Deadly

and focus on

  • Emergent Narrative
  • External Interaction
  • Exploration

And thats basically it! Inclusive. No purity tests, no rules requirements, no us vs them, just a brief list of stuff to help find games that match your taste. Think of this(with maybe the exception of the GM requirement) as a series of Venn Diagrams. The more you hit the more people will agree with your categorization.

So what’s the point of this? Games like Mothership, World of Dungeons, Troika, and Into the Odd have almost nothing in common if you just look at the mechanics. But drop someone who enjoys any one of those into a game of the other and they’ll probably have a good time. The games all share a perspective. The term NSR is useful in that it describes a style of play…

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