A downloadable zine

card / board / cutout

It's fun to play with paper, so we're taking pen-and-paper games back to basics! Grab some paper, some card, a gluestick or two, a big pair of sharp scissors, and get playing!

All proceeds go directly to the creators of this zine, and your support is a vote in support of the indie TTRPG scene!

Here's what you can find in this issue:

  • The Games We Play, a solo journaling roleplaying game using Tarot cards, about risking everything to get a single, almighty Wish
  • HyperHalfling's Lists #6, a random tables to help you build a convincing story out of an old business card
  • Family Value, a way to score and rank your family members and display your loved ones around your home and place of work
  • Games On (Business Card), a set of template business cards with quirky and memorable ideas on both sides
  • Die20!: Pink Floyd's "The Wall" (for TRPGs), a look at "the coward's cardboard", that staple of games, the Gamemaster's Screen
  • Instant Miniature!, crafty fun for all ages, and a super quick way to replace the miniatures you forgot to bring to tonight's game
  • Orizuru: a half-formed thing, a solo origami / journaling game about transforming into a beautiful bird
  • Motel 13, a solo journaling game using a deck of cards and exploring an edge-of-town motel and its guests
  • Exquisite Oracle, a collaborative worldbuilding game using a beautiful custom oracle deck that you can cut out and keep
  • Hoodwinked for Good: a Satire, a game about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, where your targets are drawn at random from a bowl
  • All the World's a Card Game, a card-based worldbuilding supplement exploring how societies and worlds change over time
  • Crocheted Adventurers Do a Dungeon Crawl, in which our favourite yarn-based heroes explore a dungeon made seemingly of cardboard

Games We Play is written by Andrew GrondinHyperHalfling's Lists #6 is written by Danielle StephensFamily Value is written and illustrated by Kelsey Smith. Games On (Business Card) is written and designed by Jane HermistonDie20!: Pink Floyd's "The Wall" (for TRPGs) is written by Julian KayInstant Miniature! is designed by Steve DeeOrizuru: a half-formed thing is written and illustrated by Marx ShepherdMotel 13 is written by Jonathan DerschExquisite Oracle is written by Richard Chompff, with art by Jane HermistonHoodwinked for Good: a Satire is written by Calvin JohnsAll the World's a Card Game is written by Alda YuanCrocheted Adventurers Do a Dungeon Crawl is created by Micah Reid. The editors are Calvin Johns, Taylor Daigneault, and Marx Shepherd. The layout designers are Facu Kaper, Craig Duffy, Calvin Johns, Richard Chompff, and Sen.H.H.S. Cover collage by Calvin Johns. This project was organised by Marx Shepherd.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Authorin*die zine
Tagsrpgs, zine


in*die zine - December 2021 24 MB
in*die zine - December 2021 - print instructions 68 kB

Install instructions

in*die zine December 2021 print instructions

Whilst future issues of in*die zine will have a print edition, this edition will not (for now). Instead, you can seize the punk aesthetic and Do It Yourself, in your own home (or at your workplace, which let’s face it, is much more punk).

There are three ways to achieve the desired effect, all of which require 16 pages of A4 or Letter-sized paper, depending on the settings of your printer. It can be Booklet, Automatic Double-Sided or Manual Double-Sided. This final option is explained, but the detail is very printer dependent, so your experience may vary.

You will need to print the single pages version of the zine, not the spreads version. This is important!

Booklet Format

Most modern printers and PDF readers will have a print option for “booklet”. If so, it’s very easy. You’ll just need to make sure that you’re capturing all pages, both sides and that you’re binding on the left. If your office has a really snazzy printer it might even staple it for you. Otherwise, just print and staple the left edge and leave in your local library.

Automatic Double-Sided

If your printer has automatic double-sided printing, this option is fairly straightforward. Your PDF reader or printer software will usually let you do multiple pages per side, so make sure the right paper size is selected, and then choose the Multiple option. You’ll want 2 pages per sheet. Paper should be in landscape mode, with pages in portrait (check the preview to make sure this is right).

You’ll also need to make sure that you print on both sides, and flip on the short edge, not the long edge.

The order of pages is important, so wherever there’s a “page range” button, put this in. Usually, this is comma-separated, so you’ll need this order:


(This is taken from boooks.org page order calculator.)

Print this, fold each sheet down the middle, put them all together and staple the left edge. Remember to give a copy to your best friend at a protest.

Manual Double-Sided

This is more difficult to do as it depends on the way your printer feeds paper. Usually most printers will come with a guide to show you how to do this if you select the double-sided option in the printer dialogue. You’ll need to do 2 pages per sheet, which is usually a PDF viewer print option.

You’ll need the same page order as for automatic double-sided printing. Follow the instructions carefully as per your printer. Again, you’ll need to flip on the short edge to make sure you get the pages portrait on the sheets.

This is tricky to achieve but punk as hell, and very satisfying if you get it right. You can make it even more punk by hole-punching the left edge and tying it together with a shoelace. Remember to casually leave it at a con table the next time you’re in a game convention.

90s Zine Method

You can, of course, print out all the pages, glue them back-to-back and photocopy them at your local newsagents. If you do this, you are embracing the spirit of punk, and I have no further instructions for you. (and if you don’t know how - here are some instructions on how to make a sticky, beautiful mess of a zine)

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