ROCK & ROLL is a musical role-playing game about making the band of your dreams with your friends and experiencing all the highs and lows of life on-stage and off. Write music, play gigs, grow your fanbase, and see the world — no musical talent required.
Successfully Kickstarted in February of 2019, the game was released almost a year later on a budget of $1200 USD. We ended production with a net profit of $60.
Designed in a single month, I set out to make a game that was simple to play and evoked the feelings of playing in a band. I designed the core systems, did the majority of the copy writing, and created the trailer for the Kickstarter, for which I wrote several songs.
I also wrote a balance-testing program that allowed me to quickly check and tweak numbers.
The game is built on a D6 system, and its mechanics (other than dice rolling) are completely original. The game offers a delightfully playful take on stats, mechanics for writing and playing songs, and alternate rules for playing the game while actually playing music (and while drinking).