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What is Storium?

Storium.com by Protagonist Labs
“Storium is the online game that lets you and your friends tell stories together and play in imaginary worlds of your own creation.”
We are big fans!
At the moment, Storium is in Beta test.  (@Avalon read somewhere that there is a substantial software release coming up in November 2014, but it could just be a rumor.)
There is an explanatory video you can watch on the home page.
At the time of this writing, you can get access to Storium.com for a direct crowd funding donation of $10. The Kick-Starter campaign is over, but direct donation & rewards are still available. Click the PLAY NOW button on the home page.  There are also other donation and membership levels. You can upgrade your level even after donating the initial $10.  Players can come in for free if invited by a Narrator, but it is totally worth the $10 to get full access as a Narrator.
This is a lovely blog post from the Lead Designer & Head Writer about what he hopes Storium will become.
There are open games looking for players, or you can start a game and invite your friends.
This ourstorium web site is intended to be supplementary materials and has been developed in partnership by two Narrators and Players for our Stories.
Game mechanics may change on Storium and we’ll try to catch up on our advice and instructions here as things develop.
We also encourage participating on the Storium forums, feature suggestions, and of course Playing.

Our Storiums

We want you to know a little bit about each of us so you know who you are playing with. We believe in developing long term relationships with co-creators. We invite you to ‘Favorite’ us on Storium if you like what you are reading on this site or enjoy playing with us. We invite you to get to know us better by reading our bios on Storium and also read how we actually Narrate and Play in publicly available games.
The various links on this page will only work if you already have a login to Storium.com. Want to know a little more about Storium?

@avalon – Storium Profile

 Game Role        Status Lillith’s Notes
Quest on Temple Isle – a D&D style fantasy game  Narrator  Ended / Private This was my 1st experimental story as a Narrator designed to allow us to understand game mechanics. There was a lot of learning from this game. Some of us fell in love with Storium in the process. A lot of the material and information on this ourstorium web site came out of this learning experience. Gratitude to all the players who participated in the experiment.
Quest on Temple Isle  Narrator  Rebooting / Public  Some of the original players want to continue the story so I am in the process of rebooting this including summarizing and gently re-writing the story to date. This will be open to new character submissions in the not too far distant future. (LRA 7/20/14)
 Traveller: Misjump!  Osiror  Ongoing / Public  Really enjoying playing an alien creature in the Traveller Universe. Good examples between Osiror & Doc Gore of the early stages of writing for other characters.
 Traveller: Beltstrike!  Captain Cassidy Rydell Ongoing / Public Writing for others is all the way to the edge of the envelope here!
Writing the story and adding new characters as we go.
 Masquerade  Eleanor LaRue Ongoing / Public I feel like I have taken some real risks in how I play this character. I find this story very interesting. There are good examples of ‘writing for others’ happening in some my moves here. Update 8/24/2014: This story is progressing and developing in very interesting ways. Some erotic writing content in this story.

Loup-de-Lou Valentine @valloup – Storium Profile

 Game Role   Status Loup’s Notes
Traveller: Beltstrike!  Narrator Ongoing / Public This is my first Storium Narration. I’ve introduced a couple of experimental card types. The first is a goal card that specifically allows the player to write for another character. I broke this idea into two sub types flash backs for past tense writing that ties the bonds of a ships crew and a present tense card focusing on writing another character as coming to the aid of the card player’s character. So far so good with those.  Another experiment I’ve started playing with is an asset card that plays like a subplot. Once you’ve played the stack out and thoroughly integrated your quest for the asset into the narrative you receive the asset. I’ll report later on how this last experiment plays out.
Traveller: Misjump!  Doc Gore  Ongoing  This is my attempt to play a stodgy old aristocrat down on his luck and forced to work with the riffraff at the edge of the known galaxy.
Quest on Temple Isle  Jengwei Rebooting  Jengwei is a throw back to the days when the only games I played were high fantasy and the only characters Rangers. Lots of fun.
You probably noticed that we like to play together! We also like to play with others, and our respective band widths for play on Storium (and elsewhere) vary.