A downloadable game

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The Station is a GMless worldbuilding game where players take turn answering prompts about a train, a station and the people. The Station explores how places shape people and people shape places in the vein of i'm sorry did you say street magic by Caro Asercion and The Quiet Year, by Avery Alder.

The Station uses no dice. It uses playing cards, paper (such as index cards) and points.  The game is A6, fully illustrated and laid-out, and is 16 pages long. Play time is adjusted by setting the number of Train Progress cards required to begin resolution or by changing the size of the deck. Draw cards and answer questions to build a world. The prompts are genre-agnostic and you will have plenty of opportunities to ask your own questions of the table. When your time is up, collaborate to bring the game to a close in a bitter-sweet resolution. Spend points to resolve the stories of some of the characters you have collaborated on and bring your time together to a close.

The Station zine and prompt cards are illustrated by Shannon Kao. Risograph scans, printed by Neighbourhood Press, will be added as they become available.

The Station was crowdfunded for #ZiMo.

It is included in this ZiMo article by Chase Carter and C. A. Berlitz's InThe News.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
Tagsausrpg, collaborative, GM-Less, Narrative, station, Story Rich, Trains, worldbuilding, zimo
Average sessionA few hours
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer


Buy Now$12.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Colour Prompt Cards 1 MB
The Station Colour Single Pages 7 MB
The Station Colour Spreads 7 MB


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I had the pleasure of playing this game for the first time (but hopefully not the last!) this weekend.  It was very easy to pick up and play, no complicated mechanics to get in the way of the storytelling :-) This game would be a really good intro to collaborative storytelling for folks who are new to TTRPGs, but also offers plenty of scope for interesting narratives for more seasoned players.  Highly recommend!