Mist-Robed Gate

A cinematic storytelling game in which players determine the natures and conflicts of characters and factions within a world of their own devising, via scene framing and of course, the knife ritual.

Excerpt: 

When changing loyalties, making decisions, and revealing secret knowledge about your character doesn't solve problems, you can pick a fight using the knife on the table. The Knife Ritual is concerned with the giving and receiving of threats. In the story, it means that a character does an act of emotional violence to someone else. The knife starts the game on the table, and when it's on the table, anyone may pick it up in order to start the ritual. The Knife Ritual has four states of escalation, and you can tell which state the knife is in by looking at it.

Author: 
Shreyas Sampat
Game Type: 
Roleplaying Game, Collaborative Story
Crunch: 
2 - Focus/Imagination
Players: 
4-12
GM?: 
No
Free?: 
Yes