[Planted: 17 February 2023 | Last tended: 18 October 2023]

Click this for an update of my status on Storium

Around mid-2023, I left to tend to a personal matter, but now that it’s blown over, I feel too disconnected to return. Most of my games have stalled, and my usual cohort of fellow players have left. I lack the stamina and interest to restart anything, so I’ll let my membership lapse come January 2024. I don’t know if this is goodbye. For now, perhaps.

Storium is a play-by-post collaborative writing platform which includes some game mechanics to support the direction of the story or the character’s decision-making process.

I love it and want to share it with more people, especially with writers who roleplay and roleplayers who write. Getting onboard can be a learning curve, and I want to make it easy for you to get a taste of what it’s all about.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you can poke around via my profile or the recently active games page to see what’s going on.


Storium 101

  1. Sign up for an account.
  2. Go through the Player Tutorial.
  3. Fill in your Profile.
  4. Change your Email and Notification Preferences. Daily Digest is nice and tidy.
  5. Add yourself to the Player Finder. Include your Pitch as well.
  6. Check out the list of Beginner Games or Open Games for something to join.
  7. Introduce yourself on the forum, or join the Slack chat.


Storium Status Quo

The first thing you need to know about Storium is that it doesn’t move very quickly. If you get into a game and start within the first week, that’s pretty fast. But often, there is a long wait and sometimes there isn’t much communication from the narrator/host. Games take a while to set up and cast, so patience is necessary.

If you think you might forget, make sure your email preferences are configured to help you check back in.

While you’re waiting, introduce yourself on the forum, or join the Slack chat.



For an introduction to Storium, check out my podcast episodes breaking down how the site works:

I was on the Storium Arc team of 2020-2021. Here are the podcast episodes I’ve made:

Here’s a highlight reel from most of the episodes above (contain game spoilers):



Others have written about Storium in more detail than I will cover on this page. Have fun exploring!

Here’s a wonderful add-on for your Firefox or Chrome browser that will let you customise various aspects of your Storium experience: