Worlds of Wordplay released

By on 5 February 2013

A full Narrative roleplaying game by Graham Spearing with four mini-settings known as Themes, by various authors.

Wordplay is very easy to play and has been designed to be played with any created setting or genre that you wish to explore.

The game features the following:

  • Free flowing character creation, allowing a player to describe their alterego in the game and use those descriptions as Traits (which are then split between Body, Mind and Soul categories)
  • A dice building game. Describe what your character is doing and make use of as many advantages as you can to build as large a hand or pool of dice as possible.
  • Roll your dice and count up your successes and the highest total wins, only the dice that land on the table count!
  • Create goals for your character and drive them forward to succeed.

Instead of numerous complicated rules, Wordplay provides story telling opportunities that are translated into dice for your characters. The game is meant to be rules light, open and encourages players to give vivid descriptions that build a shared, character focused, story. Wordplay requires traditional six sided dice to play and many of them!

The book contains:

  • The Wordplay Core system by Graham Spearing.
  • The Cold Crusade by Mark Galeotti
  • Infinite War by Newt Newport
  • Keep Portland Weird by Charles Green
  • The Drowned Lands by Paul Mitchener

284 Pages in a US Trade format (6 x 9 ) in pdf and soft cover.

For more information about the game please visit

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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