A downloadable zine

2021's first edition of the in*die zine!

Our theme this time is GENDER—norms, expectations, feels. Get four intriguing games, two interesting supplements for your table, one epic photocomic, and d66 sets of pronouns for your characters. Smash the patriarchy and deconstruct gender!

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 Die20! III: Revenge of the Cis, read about how RPGs lock us down to a single category and identity, and how and why we might want to rethink that.
  • In Seven Rituals for Divination, reflect on experiences of and relationships with gender.
  • In d66 Pronouns, roll to find some innovative character pronouns.
  • In Social Deconstruction, explore the social construction of gender by making and breaking your own gender system.
  • In HyperHalfling's Lists, meet a selection of non-binary persons who may populate your game space.
  • In Songs and Poems for Yon Adventures, find a song that is definitely not a thinly veiled reference to how gender expression is taught to us.
  • In There's a reason Knights have Shining Armour, babe, explore the themes of gender dysphoria through the disconnect of a person's values and the expectations of their knightly order
  • In For The King: A Chess RPG, play An RPG of struggle, duty, and rebellion on a 8x8 chessboard.
  • In Crocheted Adventurers, meet a new character in this ongoing yarn.

Credits: Die20! III: Revenge of the Cis is written by Julian K, with art by Nynphaiel. Seven Rituals for Divination is written by Nynphaiel. d66 Pronouns is written by Georgie Bats. Social Deconstruction – A Gender Norm Generation Game is written by Alda Yuan. HyperHalfling's Lists #3 is written by Danielle Stephens, with sensitivity reading by Jane Hermiston. Songs and Poems for Yon Adventures is written and scored by Sen.H.H.S, with art by angela quidam. There's a reason Knights have Shining Armour, babe is written by Richard Chompff, with art by NynphaielFor The King: A Chess RPG is written by Dave Seidman Joria. Crocheted Adventurers is created by Micah Reid. The editors were Jane Hermiston, Marx Shepherd and Nynphaiel. This project was organised by Marx Shepherd. Layout and graphic design by Craig Duffy and Nynphaiel. Cover art collage by Nynphaiel.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
Authorin*die zine
GenreRole Playing


indie zine March 2021 (singles) 19 MB
Print instructions 68 kB

Install instructions

in*die zine 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 14 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.

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