Press Start & Game On! Everybody games. With the different levels of gaming, from tabletop to card games to video games (mobile, console or PC), there’s a level of gaming in all our lives. Gaming touches us in ways both positive and negative.
We, the editors at Press Start & Game on are here for this of us who feel like you needed a guest pass into the gaming world. Were you ever told you couldn’t be a gamer? Told that it wasn’t for you? We’re here to say that games and game culture are open for everyone.
Here’s to us and the gaming world.
BEHOLDER is a journal of people, places, and things described in fantastic and captivating ways. Inspired by the storytellers and bards of antiquity, the world building of J.R.R. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Jordan, Margaret Atwood, George R.R. Martin, Cixin Liu, Brandon Sanderson, and of course, Gary Gygax, as well as classic role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons™ and White Wolf™, we seek to showcase narrative descriptions that bring imagined worlds to life. Our goal is to publish work not only from well-known authors, but also game masters and players whose story telling talents have largely been hidden from the public eye.
BEHOLDER welcomes submissions from any interested party, be they best-selling author, accomplished poet, veteran RPG game master, or experienced player. Descriptions should be relatively brief (no more than 250 words), focus on sensory detail, and avoid unnecessary exposition. Imagine yourself describing a scene, an object, a person, or an effect to a group of rapt listeners. How would you use language to construct a believable experience?