Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Patches and illustrations based on Alfred Valley's psychedelic-xerox adventure zine "Thousand Empty Light"

Alfred Valley's single player tabletop RPG "Thousand Empty Light": 
Written throughout as an in-game corporate document, the zine takes the core game’s rules and builds a procedure for playing single handedly. It is a 36 page survival horror adventure, short story and universal solo toolkit all wrapped up into one.

The adventure casts the player in the role of a lamplighter hired by the HAZMOS service corporation. Their job? Enter an abandoned underwater tunnel on an uninhabited planet alone and restore power and light to each section. As they proceed, the player will discover that things aren’t quite what they seem.

This is an experiment in tabletop adventure design, requiring a healthy amount of interpretation from the player (a digital example play document is also provided). 
You can buy the digital file or download a simplified PDF of the "psychedelic-xerox adventure zine," but the great patches are sold out:

Here are illustrations based on two playthroughs: