Machineries of Joy

Machineries of Joy is a fanzine for roleplaying games.

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy.
He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.

William Blake


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Issue 1 was Black Dog Dérive, a collaborative scenario for STALKER: The SciFi Roleplaying Game from Burger Games.

It is freely available as a desktop PDF here.


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Issue 2
is dedicated to the Nørwegian Surreal. Games such as Draug, Itras By and The Society of Dreamers use cards, prompts and other improvisational techniques to transfer preconscious content from those playing to an emergent story.

This issue includes contributions from:

Colin Beaver
Elizabeth Lovegrove
Jeanette McCulloch
John Rose
Matthijs Holter
Ole Peder Giæver
Ralph Lovegrove
Steve Dempsey
Tore Nielsen

Here is the PDF:

Nørwegian Surreal