No Pen, No what?


“No Pen, No Paper” is a beginner-friendly alternative to traditional pen and paper games. The game’s system is deep and versatile with only few fixed cornerstones, giving users lots of freedom over the content. Despite its range of editing features, the game remains very accessible to everyone who just wants to play a quick round. That is because we entrust all the heavy calculations to the magnificent machines that were just made for that job, your smart phones and PCs. Players are left with throwing dice and ideas around for how in the world to defeat that dragon, now...

Players

Join a game session in order to create and manage your characters. Keep track of all of your character's skills, stats, inventory, what-have-ya. Prompt your game master to execute skill checks or use items. Look up everything that happened to you in the log.

Game Masters

Manage the course of the story by progressing through plot points. Handle player characters and NPCs: process their skill checks, item uses and confrontations, grant them XP or cause effects on them. You are in full control over your pen and paper sessions.

Creators

(This is not part of the game, yet!)
Create your own NPCs, adventure books, even whole universes including skills, quirks, stats, everything! Is weight a thing? Do HP replenish? How much damage does a laser pistol do? Who's the boss? You shape the world!

Get it for Android

"No Pen, No Paper" is available as open beta in the Play Store. We strive to always keep this version up-to-date and compatible with our server infrastructure.

To the Play Store
Get it for Android
Get it for Windows

Get it for Windows

Please note: This is a beta version of a game still in development. Support for any downloadable version can and will be dropped without notice.

Download

How to Host a Session?

Once we will be closing in on a final version of the game, "No Pen, No Paper" will of course come with comprehensive in-game tutorials and a super intuitive UI. Until then we decided to overcomplicate the process of mastering a play session just so you would have to read some informational material before you can get started. There you go!

Download Game Master's Guide
How to Host a Session?
What's in the box??

What's in the box??

"No Pen, No Paper" includes handpicked universes for your adventures to take place in.

The first one is a classical fantasy universe called “The Golden Chronicles”, telling the story of its inhabitants – the Fey, the K’thar, and the Lynx. The provided adventure book within is called “Distortion”. It deals with topics such as systemic racism, alteration of the public perception, guilt, and forgiveness. While in structure it resembles usual starter-adventures, the narrative turns away from the more common black and white scheme. A simple quest turns out to be much more complex and blurred than previously assumed.

The whole story (pdf)

Who does that?

Tom Schildhauer

Tom Schildhauer

Lead, System & UI Programming

Kurt Rexrodt

Kurt Rexrodt

World Design

Hanna Steinhauer

Hanna Steinhauer

Story Design

Jan David Wasem

Jan David Wasem

Network Programming

Elena Oesterling

Elena Oesterling

Artwork

Mathis Oster

Mathis Oster

UI & Sound