JiffyCon East, November 9, 2013, Somerville, MA – and its related games

I just found out about Jiffycon and was reading up on the games to be shown there. I got very excited about going and then discovered I was giving a presentation at another conference so I can’t attend. But I do recommend it to you, and especially some of the fun games I discovered while reading about it.

Misspent Youth looks like fun. One player is The Authority and tries to screw the world up. The rest of the players are youthful punks (ages 12-17) trying to make the world a better place. Great concept, and the art is fun as well. There’s a free download and the author has put it up on Torrent sites as well, in true rebel fashion. You can also buy it at the main site (print and pdf versions together are $30).

My favorite game is Time & Temp, which feels a bit like a Paranoia game with time travel. The players are Temps (temporary workers) because people of less consequence leave less ripples in the time stream, and therefore less mess to clean up. The whole package is hilarious and deserves a read even if you are not going to play it. This one doesn’t have a free version, but the PDF only costs $2.99, so you can’t go wrong. The game also has an BCE Employee Handbook that is a lot of fun to read, as well as a piece on Synchronic Matter & the Ansari Anachronometer.

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About lostdelights

An old gamer flying his freak flag, I've been playing table-top role-playing games since 1978. I've been building my own system (Journeyman) since 1981.
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