Random Inc presents a Phenomenon Labs games convention

Phenopocalypse 2012

Phenopocalypse 2012

Other games

Story games à la carte

Brought to you by Oliver Granger new designer star, Stu Barrow & Jacinta Thomler

Four different games. Cast your vote and we'll run the games you are most interested in. This could mean each session has three different games running or the same game played three times or there's only one or two games running.

These games have no pre-ordained story; players drive the game, creating backstories and bouncing off each other. The GM will be the player's safety net: helping the players feel free to experiment; pausing and ending scenes when required; resolving disagreements and confusions; etc.

Pilgrims of the Flying Temple

A slapstick fantasy storytelling game about helping people and getting into trouble. Players take turns to write a sentence in a collective story. 



A game of powerful ambition and poor impulse control. Players take turns either setting up or resolving scenes involving their character, effortlessly building a story that spins wildly out-of-hand.



You’re at rock bottom. Boxing is what you do when you’re no good at anything else. Players take turns running their character through a scene, whether it’s a boxing match or a visit to an ailing mentor, that reflects their fighter trying to overcome their personal shortcomings and achieve success in a brutal, gritty setting.


A Flower for Mara

Improvisational play about death, loss, grief and hope. Players portray the immediate family of Mara, a woman who has died unexpectedly, during the first year after her death. Play revolves around distinct scenes that focus on each players' character, giving a little snapshot of that character's life, and four free-for-all family dinners, one for each season.


A Flower for Mara is a Jeepform http://jeepen.org/dict/, using Bleed

Pheno ratings
Characterisation 3 (Pilgrims) to 5 (Flowers) Genre 1 (mostly chosen by players) Rules knowledge 1
Story/plot 5 Seriousness
1 (Pilgrims),
2 (Fiasco),
4 (Contenders),
5 (Flowers)
Adult content
G (Pilgrims) PG, M, MA, (depending on players,
Contenders & Fiasco)
R (Flowers)