TTRPG Reading Club
A monthly guided reading club to learn new tabletop roleplaying games so you can feel empowered to create for them
At the start of every month, the Storytelling Collective team will announce a tabletop roleplaying game system we'll be studying over the next few weeks
All participants will receive a worksheet, prompts, and questions to guide their reading
In collaboration with the StoCo team, a facilitator with expertise on that month's game system will host Zoom calls and online discussions throughout the month
Participants will be part of an online community where they can ask questions and share thoughts about that month's ttRPG
Toward the end of the month, participants will receive writing prompts to put their new knowledge into practice!
You'll get worksheets with guided reading questions, live calls with expert facilitators, and access to a private community where you can ask questions and share thoughts
Enroll in the monthly membership to get the most of Bookwyrms, or drop in for a month!
Call of Cthulhu Starter Set & Gateways to Terror Supplement
Your membership includes a multitude of resources to aid in your ttRPG writing and development
Learn directly from experts — sometimes even those who helped make the games!
Get free or discounted copies of the ttRPG books we'll be reading
Study with fellow ttRPG creators who are learning alongside you
Here's what we'll be reading over the next few months!
|March||Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Starter Set||Paul Fricker|
|April||Pathfinder 2nd Edition Core Rulebook||Grady Wang|
|May||Blades in the Dark||Pam Punzalan|
|June||Starfinder Core Rulebook||Alison Cybe|
|August||World of Darkness||Alison Cybe|
More games TBA! Want to pitch your game as a Bookwyrms read? Email Hello@StorytellingCollective.com.
Facilitator - Call of Cthulhu
Paul Fricker (he/him) is a freelance writer and games designer. In partnership with Mike Mason, Paul is best known for writing and revising the latest edition of Chaosium’s award-winning RPG, Call of Cthulhu. Over the years he has participated in the creation and development of numerous scenarios and campaigns, beginning with “Gatsby and the Great Race,” back in 2005. At the time of writing, Paul has one scenario on the Miskatonic Repository, the Gold best-seller Full Fathom Five, with more planned.
Paul is also one of the hosts of the horror and gaming podcast, The Good Friends of Jackson Elias. He often can be found on Twitter (@paulfricker), where he endeavors to focus on the important topics in life; gaming, music, and food.
Facilitator - Pathfinder
Grady Wang (he/him) is a writer, filmmaker, and cat enthusiast best known as co-founder of The Gallant Goblin, a TTRPG YouTube channel. Grady is active in the Pathfinder creative community and, through the Gallant Goblin, produces how-to videos on learning the game. He is also an avid writer; DMs Guild credits include the platinum bestselling The Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kill Bhaal Vol. 1, which was written during the Summer 2020 RPG Writer Workshop. He's been a returning champion on D&D's Design Dash and is a contributing instructor to Storytelling Collective's Write Your First Adventure program.
Facilitator - Starfinder & World of Darkness
Alison Cybe (they/them) is an award-nominated fantasy and horror author with multiple books and short story publications under their belt.
They work as a freelance writer for tabletop RPG publishers, where credits include fiction for Green Ronin, Onyx Path Publishing, and Paizo, and adventures created for Call of Cthulhu, Starfinder, World of Darkness, Star Trek Adventures and many more!
Recent work includes the comedy fantasy novel Realms of Valeron by Dreamsphere Books, with contributions to other works including Phantasmagoria magazine, Soteira Press, HellBound Books, the multi-award winning NoSleep Podcast, and “Black Rainbow” — a horror anthology with LGBTQIA themes written by LGBTQIA authors and allies.
They have a degree in Film & Media with a minor in sociology and media. Alison is non-binary and their pronouns are they/them. They were born in Scotland and currently live in England, where they are co-manager of a large gaming club. Alison has written extensively on inclusion and positive representation within the gaming community, in particular with relation to LGBTQ+ and transgender visibility, in several gaming publications and blogs.
They are also the manager of the gaming website www.cybeswebsite.com in which they write articles, editorials and reviews. Their interests include Celtic mythology, transhumanism, garage kits, and pet rats.
Facilitator - Mörk Borg
Chris Bissette (they/he) is an ENnie-nominated musician and designer of over 20 games. Their journaling RPG The Wretched was one of Tabletop Gaming Magazine's "Best Games of 2020," spawning hundreds of games based on its Wretched & Alone engine. Freelance writing includes The Gauntlet and Onyx Path Publishing, among others. Learn more at LootTheRoom.uk.