independent games & design by Nathan D. Paoletta
issue 1: Horizons | 24 pages



zine2018 is a monthly zine project. Each issue explores a central theme through my personal lens, as I try to focus and explore issues, ideas and problems in and around my life. zine2018 is a personal project that, hopefully, helps others navigate this year as well.

In each issue, you can reasonably expect: personal and introspective essays, thematic writing, visual and graphic art, collage and mashups, old work re-interpreted, reviews and analysis of other things out in the world, bitter regrets, hot takes, and interactive fiction activities (dare I say: games) for you and your friends.

zine2018 is funded by my Patreon. Patrons receive each monthly issue as it comes out; that issue then goes on sale to the public in the following month.  Thanks for checking it out.

Issues Now Available

January | Horizons

February | Isolation

March I Emergence

April | Passion

issue 1: Horizons | 24 pages

issue 1: Horizons | 24 pages

Doing Something New

Letting Things Go

Finding New Goals

Failures & Victories

Grace & Clarity

The Apprentice's Ascent

issue 2: Isolation | 22 pages

issue 2: Isolation | 22 pages

Memoria: Three Winters

Lonely Strengths

No Mentors

Finding Sparks/Keeping Warm

Alone Together

issue 3: Emergence | 28 pages

issue 3: Emergence | 28 pages

Finding New Interests

New or Novel?

Dreamation 2018

Wrestling & Larp


issue 4: April | 20 pages

issue 4: April | 20 pages


Crushes I Have Known

Making Your Hobby Your Job

Investing in Others Passion

Heart, Mind Body