Sometimes you want to just sit down and tell a story with friends. A real collaborative one with all sorts of twists and turns as you go. That's what Base allows you to do. It's a collaborative storytelling RPG that's up on Kickstarter now that uses cards to quickly and efficiently generate random elements and characters for you and your group.
From the campaign:
So what exactly is BASE? BASE is a collaborative, storytelling role-playing game for 2-7 players. In a storytelling RPG, you come together with your friends to tell a particular story, with each player in charge of a character that is integral to the function of the story.
At the beginning of a game of BASE, the players draw cards in order to randomly determine the setting of the story you are about to tell. These story elements are somewhat general, which leaves room for you, the players, to fill in the gaps and create a unique setting. The same concept of randomization also applies to creating your character, the predicaments they will become entangled in, and the actions they will take in order to solve those predicaments.
This all makes for an RPG that is quickly generated and quickly played, but still entertaining while giving the players a chance to flex their creative muscles. And if your particular group wants to take a little more time to really get into the details that’s totally fine, too. BASE will give you the framework to tell those stories!
Essentially, BASE is a *nearly* infinite one-shot story generator.
The campaign's just up and over its funding goal with still 25 days to go.