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The Console is home to characters from many games.

You will take your place among them. All of you go about your digital lives. When the Owner’s not around, you don’t have to follow your game's script. You can do whatever you want, go wherever you want.

That doesn’t mean life is worry-free. You can explore all the worlds in all the games, visit the Console’s various sections, and enjoy all the sights and sensations they have on offer.

But things need to be the way they should be when the Owner returns.

You have all the time in the world to rehearse your game’s script. You’re ready to play your part, as any good character would. But the same script gets boring quickly.

Adventure, have fun, and make the most of the world! Just clean up any messes before the Owner gets back.

The Game

Consoles & Controllers is a Powered by Charge storytelling game.

You and your friends can use it to tell stories about a variety of video game characters coming together to solve problems that threaten their universes.

This is a game about telling stories, so most of what you can do depends on your imagination. The Console and its games have different rules of physics than our world, so the sky is the limit. 

System: Charge (Forged in the Dark-derived)

Type: Stand-alone game

Genre: Metafiction, virtual world, fantasy, sci-fi, whimsical

Mechanics: Xd6 system, with success by result.

Intended Players: Game Master + 1-4 players. 

Supplies needed: Six-sided dice, character sheets.

Setup time: 5-30 minutes.

Session time: Variable, but 2-4 hours recommended.

License: CC-BY 4.0.

Included Bonuses: Coming soon.

Last Updated: March 2, 2022 (v 0.9)

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In order to download this tabletop RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Consoles and Controllers Rulebook 0.9.pdf 1 MB
Consoles and Controllers Inspire Jam Rulebook 1 MB

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Community Copies

Here are some free copies to commemorate the jams I made Consoles and Controllers for: the InspireJam and the Charge Creation Jam.

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OMG. This is awesome. This is like Wreck It Ralph, Reboot, and the old Captain Nintendo cartoon had a TTRPG baby. I absolutely love it. It is lighthearted enough to play with children without worry but could easily be geared toward something more serious with just a little work. Of course, people who are unfamiliar with video games (especially the retro experience this is going for) may have a little trouble, but with the success of Wreck It Ralph, I think most people will have enough of an idea to grasp it, even if they have never held a controller in their hands.