This section is so I can copy and paste when someone asks me for a bio or profile:"Aaron Lim is a designer of tabletop games and games educator based in Malaysia. His work ranges from board and card games to story games and tabletop RPGs. Most of his work is self-published at ehronlime.itch.io and crowdfunded through Kickstarter."This section is just for you reading this profile:"He is also often insufferable about committing to comedic bits with poor payoffs. He likes including puns and very bad attempts at wordplay in his games. You can find most of his game output on itch.io or his newsletter and most of his pun output on Twitter (links below)."
Some Cool Games I Made:
Spectres of Brocken
A GM-less storygame about trainee pilots meeting at an academy, and then again years later as ace pilots in a pivotal conflict. Successfully Kickstarted a full digital and physical edition in 2022.
An Altogether Different River
A GM-less storygame about a town changing through time, through the lens of residents who left and returned and those that remained.
Successfully Kickstarted a physical edition during ZineQuest 3 in 2021.
Game A Month 2020 Pack
An collection of 14+ RPGs and storygames made for my Game a Month project in 2020.
An anthology of 3 games about home and going away (How to Say Goodbye, Ithaca in the Cards, and Far From Home).
Ithaca in the Cards
A blackjack-based GM-less storygame about doomed travelers on a perilous journey home.
Student Protectors of Malaysia
A PbtA/FitD-based RPG about teen superheroes juggling superheroics with preparing for their SPM exams.
Other Cool Things I've Done:
I was a guest on this episode of the Beacon of Creation podcast, designing Magic: The Gathering cards under a strict time limit
I was a guest on this episode of the Party of One podcast, playing Ithaca in the Cards
I was a guest on another episode of the Draw Your Dice podcast, talking about Spectres of Brocken
I have a microgame called Timeline Restoration Speedrun 4231 in the Anyone's Game: Opening Moves anthology
I gave a talk at Freeplay 2020 on the design of my game Far From Home.
I wrote a piece about Blaseball for the New Rules anthology.
I was a guest panelist on this episode of the Jianghu Hustle podcast, talking about my wuxia inspired game Four Swords.
I was a guest on this episode of the Draw Your Dice podcast, talking about the games in Homebound and Student Protectors of Malaysia.
I used to run a podcast and blog called The Action Points Podcast