Tod Foley

Words & Worlds

Now available from As If Books:

Pocket Things

Pocket Things is a silly little storygame for people with pockets, and things in them. Guest appearances by Chuck Norris possible, but not guaranteed. NOW AVAILABLE AT: DrivethruRPG

DayTrippers Core Rules

Inspired by the surrealistic science fiction of Moebius, Moorcock, Rucker, Weinbaum, Heinlein, Vance, and other masters of weirdness, the DayTrippers system can be used for either "GM-Lite" collaborative play or heavily-prepped campaigns. The system uses d6s...

DayTrippers GameMasters Guide

Get ready for the next level of Auteur GameMastering: an infinite variety of surreal science fiction tales are waiting to emerge at your table. Psychic Content. Oracular Prep. Narrative Resolution. Vertical Control. High Bleed. You've played like this...

Luminarium One: Dark Evasion

How far would you go to get what you want? Pursuing the justice they desire, three desperate people from very different backgrounds find themselves on dark paths of their own making. As their lives become mysteriously intertwined... » Rogue spy Trevor McVee,...

Vidome 123 – a DayTrippers Adventure

Drir is a planet of poisonous swirling mists and intense humidity. Wisps and dark clouds of blue and green gases drift casually about without mixing, like oil and water, creating layers of shadow and subtle motion as far as the eye can see in all directions....

Watch the World Die

Watch the World Die is a collaborative narrative game allowing any number of players to create their own custom apocalypse. There are no winners, and everybody loses. Get ready to ruin everything. Are you planning a post-apocalyptic campaign? WTWD can help...

DayTrippers Open-Source Rules

Released under Creative Commons, this is an open-source version of the DayTrippers RPG rules for customization. NOW AVAILABLE AT: DrivethruRPG

UnNatural – A CORE World of Supernatural Adventure

Monsters, ghosts and demons are all real. You know this, because you kill them. Most people have no idea any of this is going on, and you like it that way. Let them sleep peacefully. You're the exception. The oddball. The watcher. The hunter. Fortunately,...


In the late 23rd century, the planet Bogg was discovered quite by accident when a hypershunt failed to reach its intended destination and a group of 3,000 human colonists was stranded there without any means of returning to Earth – a planet they have long...

CORE Micro – Built to be Hacked

CORE MICRO is a hybrid roleplaying game engine: it uses traditional RPG concepts & narrativist techniques for character-driven emergent story. The design focuses on simplicity, speed, and improvization. Everything is on the same scale. All actions use a...

Under the As If imprint, I write, edit and publish fiction (mostly of the speculative variety) and games (mostly of the roleplaying variety).


Original Content

Fiction, nonfiction, technical articles, website content and marketing copy for the small and weird

Editorial Services

Proofreading, Copy Editing, Line Editing and Developmental Editing for works of fiction


Information Architecture

Organization of content for optimal concision and understanding, on the web or in print

Publishing Services

Preparation of your manuscript for publication in both print and electronic formats

Game Consultation

In-depth analysis and suggestions for improvement of game rules and organization


Concise and comprehensive manuals and guides for your software or group activity

As If Websites

A surreal science-fiction reality-hopping roleplaying game

A directory of indie RPGs and storygames

A collaborative anthology set in a fractopian world

A vision of the future, not utopian or dystopian, but fractured

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Random Testimonial:

“Tod’s efforts on my two-book ‘Luminarium’ series went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did his line edits fix my clunky verbiage, but his critique of plot points, repetition, and character arcs will make my books a much, much better read for those who pick them up.”

— Rick Rosenkranz
Sometimes I Write About Writing

Far Above the World – a CORE-based Orbital Odyssey

It's your rookie mission to space. What could possibly go wrong? FAR ABOVE THE WORLD is a one-shot roleplaying adventure by Tod Foley, free for all patrons and members of the As If Collective. Join up at to receive this and other CORE downloads.

FRAGMENTS 1: Handjobs for Satan and Other Weird Tales

The latest release from As If Books! "Handjobs for Satan and Other Weird Tales" is the first book in Shawn Koch's "Fragments" series of bizarro anthologies, and we're proud to bring it to you! Here's the back cover blurb... THE UNIVERSE IS SHATTERING, mind by mind....

What is the CORE RPG System

What is the CORE RPG System

Come with us into the weeds of CORE History on LegendsOfTabletop, featuring such topics as CORE Design Philosophy, Hybrid Systems, Universal Mechanics, Minimal Scales, Experiential Narrativism, Emergent Story, Psychic Content, Fruitful Voids, Horizontal versus...

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