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Smoke and Mirrors Games


Maker of small press and independent Role Playing Games and amusements

 

 

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Smoke and Mirrors Games


Maker of small press and independent Role Playing Games and amusements

 

 

Role Playing Games

Let’s come to agreement on a couple of things:

1) I like games; you like games;

2) But we are busy people with less time to play games than we would like.

3) When we get a new game we want it to be genuinely new, not just a goofy renaming of elves or a slight change in a couple of formulas.

If we are in agreement, then I have some games you will be interested in. 

 

 

FLYING SAUCER BLUES IS A BALANCED BLEND OF TWO THINGS: FLYING SAUCER BASED ALIENS AND STUPIDITY.

Available for download 

Cartomancy is an RPG from an alternate universe where Gary Gygax was obsessed with playing cards instead of polyhedral dice.

Kickstarting Now

Ascension a fantasy of mankind trapped between the battles of dragons and gods. 

Play-testing spring 2015

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Playtesters


Do you want to play free games and shape the future of gaming?

Playtesters


Do you want to play free games and shape the future of gaming?

We are trying to take games off the beaten path while bringing back something that many modern games have lost. Needless to say, trying to balance two big tasks like that involves stumbling along the way. We are hoping that you will be there to catch us. 

We need people who are interested in just reading through our products, as well as full gaming groups willing to play campaigns. We need people who will tenderly try out some fledgling alpha-test mechanics and people who will push a polished beta-test copy to the limits. You don’t have to be an expert on games; you just have to like playing them.   

We are currently looking for play-testers for: 

  • Cartomancy: A fast and flexible card based RPG. So simple that you can deal your first scene an hour from now but with unlimited possibilities. 
  • Toytastrophe: A stand-alone variant of the Cartomancy system that allows for fast 2-player war games using your own toy collection.
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Who are We?


Who are We?


Daniel Warmke

writing lead

 

Has spent his life as a teacher, soldier, and father. Now he is looking to try something hard. 

Jesse Parrotti

Graphics Lead

Jesse is an illustrator and designer based in San Francisco. Originally from Ohio, he now spends his days making drawings for money and fun, and his nights making music for only fun.

Jason Rose

Business lead

Jason has built model airplanes, role played and loved table top gaming since an early age; he also has a Master’s degree in Finance and was a police officer for a time, but what really excited him about working with his good friend Daniel Warmke is hitting him with a ball peen hammer if doesn’t get his work done on time.