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You are a hero.

Well, not yet, you’re not. But you can be, and if all goes well, you will be.

You will come into your powers, live out your mundane life, face your nemesis, and fight crime in your city as your heroic alter-ego - all of these moments leading up to the decision of whether or not you will take the mask and dedicate your life to being a superhero.

Every hero has an origin story. This is yours.


Origin Story is a Wretched and Alone game about a would be superhero and their journey to becoming a fully realized hero as they master their powers, protect their city, and showdown with their nemesis. 

It is played with a wooden block tower and deck of cards through a series of prompt based turns. During play you will keep a record of your heroic exploits in the city, meet heroic allies, and create your origin comic - all leading up to the moment when you either face defeat at the hands of your nemesis or take the mask and become the true hero your city needs. 


This work is based on The Wretched (found at http://loottheroom.itch.io/wretched), product of Chris Bissette and Loot The Room, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).


A limited amount of printed Origin Story zines are available in my Ko-Fi Shop!

If you like this game, please tell me about it on Twitter!


Want to play Origin Story but don't have a wooden block tower? 

Speak the Sky created a dice based alternative that can be found in a twitter thread here!


Buy Now$7.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Origin Story.pdf 24 MB
Origin Story Plain Text.pdf 181 kB

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I'm so glad I bought the physical version! Thank you so much for the extras! This is gonna be so fun to play with my friends!


Absolutely amazing journaling game! Very helpful as a fiction writer who loves writing superhero stories :)