A downloadable game

Advanced Let's Play Pretend 2nd Edition is a business-card-sized, quick-start setup to help an experienced (or at least open-minded) game moderator introduce new people to the hobby, as per the OnRamp Jam rules by The Indie Game Reading Club. Please leave a comment or ping me via Pretendo Games if you decide to run this, print this, hack this, or demand of me, "Is this some kind of joke?"

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
AuthorJason Tocci
GenreRole Playing
Tagsbusiness-card, microgame


ALPP2e Revised 61 kB

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This is perfect. It’s like a reminder of how to play pretend like children do. (Also known as ‘I spent Tuesday playing the role of the maybe-evil-queen and at least three unnamed NPCs and reminding the kids which things they didn’t know as their characters. Kids are excellent LARPers when someone is there to remind them of the rules in use.)

Thanks so much! This is indeed basically how I run games for my kid, except with dice, and 5 minutes of mandatory dice sorting beforehand, by her decree. 

I told them that I’m going to teach them how to use dice to make playing more fair for when someone is trying to be sneaky or tricky or whatever. The oldest tends to want to run right over the younger ones and say that he figures out whatever plan that they have and basically wins everything.  🤦🏼‍♀️

I genuinely love this. It's hard for me to imagine a more distilled version of what TTRPGs are. This is as elemental as it gets.


Thank you so much!


Voici une traduction en français : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c_bo_EOTSDwyZXckgt4vcR3U8pWUTla4/view?usp=drive...

I love this! May I also recommend similar projects from myself and another? I love stuffing my wallet with these.

Thank you! And please, recommend away!



Oh wow, I really dig these! Feels like I kind of reinvented the wheel now that I've seen Instant RPG, but let's go with "great minds think alike." :) 

It is the latter for sure! The RPS mechanic is gaining popularity in a bunch of places without cross-pollination, like some zeitgeist thingamy!