A downloadable zine

The most powerful edition of the in*die zine yet!

Our theme this time is POWER in all its forms. Can you corrupt power? Absolutely, corrupt power! We dedicate articles, games, and supplements to power and powers in all their various forms.

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:

  • In Poems and Songs for Yon Adventure, add a conlang rebel anthem to your game!
  • In Jane Reviews: Testament!, read our review of the latest roleplaying game from King James Publishing, The Old Testament.
  • In Design Dive: Power in Horror, learn about the design decisions behind the Locus horror roleplaying game.
  • In Power in the Metagame, reflect on the power dynamics between the GM and other players.
  • In How to Feel Powerful, read about power fantasies and how they make you, the player, feel powerful.
  • In Unionize, the RPG, organise a workforce and start your own union. Fictional, of course, unless...?
  • In No Witches Just Superheroes, play superheroes at the time of witches, and don't let the bastards grind you down.
  • In Yet Another Crocheted Adventure, see how our plucky (sigh) adventurers deal with making camp.
  • In #SixMoves: Power Edition, get some more PbtA moves built around different kinds of power.
  • In Hidden Within Walls, draw two maps of the same town, with one representing its power, and the other its strength.
  • In Cheeky Robot Experiment, play an exasperated scientist trying to make a passive-aggressive robot do even the smallest task.
  • In HyperHalfling's Lists #4, get some items (tangible and intangible) with which to wield power.
  • In Die20! IV: Powergaming Is F***ing Awesome, Actually, try to understand why minmaxing and powergaming are actually pretty fun, and one way to express yourself creatively.

#SixMoves - Power Edition is written by Logan Timmins. Cheeky Robot Experiment is written by Dave Seidman Joria. Design Dive: Power in Horror is written by Jack Milton, with art from Locus. Die20! IV: Powergaming is F***ing Awesome, Actually is written by Julian K. Hidden Within Walls is written by Chloe. How to Feel Powerful is written by C.M. Ruebsaat. HyperHalfling's Lists #4: Items With Which To Wield Power is written by Danielle Stephens, with art by angela quidam. Jane Reviews: Testament! is written by Jane Hermiston, with art by Jane Hermiston, and sensitivity reading by Mitchell Salmon. No Witches Just Superheroes is written by angela quidam, with art by Hérisson and Alain Garcia. Poems and Songs for Yon Adventure is written and scored by Sen.H.H.S.. Power in the Metagame is written by Zoha Khokar, with art by Georgie Bats. Unionize, the RPG is written by Brian Shourd and Andrew Grondin. Yet Another Crocheted Adventure is created by Micah Reid. The editors were Taylor Daigneault, Marx Shepherd, Zoha Khokar, and Alda Yuan. This project was organised by Marx Shepherd, Nynphaiel, Jane Hermiston, Nico Santiago, Craig Duffy, and Calvin Johns. Layout and graphic design by Calvin Johns, Craig Duffy, angela quidam, and Richard Chompff. Cover collage by Craig Duffy.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
Authorin*die zine
GenreRole Playing
Average sessionA few seconds


indie zine June 2021 34 MB
Print instructions 70 kB

Install instructions

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 15 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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