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independent games & design by Nathan D. Paoletta
issue 11: Harvest | 20 pages

zine2018

zine2018

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 Available

January | Horizons

July | Courage

February | Isolation

August | Decadence

March I Emergence

September | Renewal

April | Passion

October | Failure

May | Gratitude

November | Harvest

June | Enervation

issue 11: Harvest | 20 pages

issue 11: Harvest | 20 pages

Harvest Season

Gathered & Stored

Strong Seeds

Fallow in the Field

Black Sun // Red Shift: a wrestling tournament to save the world

issue 10: Failure | 12 pages

issue 10: Failure | 12 pages

Spooky Season

Coping Mechanisms

Bitterness vs Motivation

Sunk Cost & Cutting Losses

Failing Forward: a push-your-luck game of making progress

issue 9: Renewal | 20 pages

issue 9: Renewal | 20 pages

A Deep Breath

Second Editions

10 Questions: Reflections on a Year of Change

Resurrection of the Essence Tree: A Board Game for 3-5 Players

issue 8: Decadence | 20 pages

issue 8: Decadence | 20 pages

Indulge a Little

Self-Care <-> Self-Indulgence

Bad Taste & Bad Art

Dumb Stuff (Do What Makes You Happy)

Suffer Them To Live: A Game of Indulgence and Pleasure

issue 7: Courage | 12 pages

issue 7: Courage | 12 pages

A Short Issue

Pushing Through

Dreams of Retirement

In Low Spirits

Blind Courage: A Push-Your-Luck Game for One

issue 6: Enervation | 24 pages

issue 6: Enervation | 24 pages

It’s Too Hot

Losing Interest, Staying Busy

Entropic Heat Death

Goals Checkin

Treasures of the Jungle: A Free-Form Choose Your Own Adventure Game

issue 5: Gratitude | 20 pages

issue 5: Gratitude | 20 pages

Indicia: Fortunes of the Past/Reflections of the Present/Warnings of the Future

Luck & Humility

Unexpected Fortune

Making Your Own Luck

Helpful Hands: A Situation-Framing Game

issue 4: April | 20 pages

issue 4: April | 20 pages

PassionoissesbO

Crushes I Have Known

Making Your Hobby Your Job

Investing in Others Passion

Heart, Mind Body

issue 3: Emergence | 28 pages

issue 3: Emergence | 28 pages

Finding New Interests

New or Novel?

Dreamation 2018

Wrestling & Larp

Chrysalis

issue 2: Isolation | 22 pages

issue 2: Isolation | 22 pages

Memoria: Three Winters

Lonely Strengths

No Mentors

Finding Sparks/Keeping Warm

Alone Together

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