The 200 Word RPG Contest didn’t start out as a contest, but simply as a fun exercise to force me to finish a game I was working on at the time. However, a lot of people picked up on it, and jumped right in. Soon, I had over 150 submissions! It was so incredible to see the amazing games that people came up with. I highly encourage you to read as many as you can, winners or no. The original prompt for the contest was:
“Design a Tabletop RPG, Setting, Hack, Expansion,
or whatever in 200 words or less.”
The challenge took shape sometime in the first months of 2015 on Google+, and in April 2015 seven judges (Joe Banner, Rickard Elimää, As If = Tod Foley, Keith Mageau, Marshall Miller, Kat Murphy, and David Schirduan) declared 29 finalists and three winning entries.