The setting: Coffeyton, Kansas. It’s a small town and you’d rather not still be here. High school is a memory, perhaps near, perhaps far. But you never got out. It’s fine you suppose. Not the life you expected but not a disaster most of the time. It’s just hollow feeling. Empty. Like you missed an invite to a party. Silly thought really. Those friends who did go off to school, who went elsewhere don’t seem much happier when they come back to visit. It’s just that the days and months and years have no real shape. Without the rhythms of school, it’s hard to compartmentalize how much time has really passed. Like that song you heard, the new one? It’s six years old. How can it be six years old? You heard it when your car was new (new to you) and, well, damn, that was six years ago.
It’s summer. Which means it’s sticky instead of frigid. Lots of storms in the summer and even when they don’t come, there’s always that electrical feel in the air, a thrumming tension. It’s the type of feeling you get in a bar right before a fight breaks out but day after day. It’s better some if a storm rolls through. Then everything feels somewhat normal for a bit before it builds again.
“Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.” ― D.T. Suzuki
Welcome to The Unmarked! Our new collaborative storytelling RPG starring Julian Murdoch, Karla Andrich, Sean Sands and Shawn Andrich. The game is expertly run by Ironwall Games' Rob Daviau and it uses a unique Tarot Card mechanic to replace the dice rolls we'd usually see to add some randomness to the story. We'll be releasing a new episode every two weeks with the March edition coming out back to back. This will be an ongoing series with episodes running through to this winter.
The cool part is we're also releasing video versions which include the Tarot card pulls, our players and shots of the map to provide a little context for the town of Coffeyton.
Big thanks to our Patreon subscribers for making this possible!