A Penny for My Thoughts

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A Penny for My Thoughts is a role-playing game by Paul Tevis, published by Evil Hat Productions in 2009.


A Penny for My Thoughts is a storytelling game involving amnesiac characters who ask leading questions of each other to find out their histories.[1]: 425 

Publication history[edit]

Paul Tevis released his game, A Penny for My Thoughts, in the summer of 2009 through Evil Hat Productions.[1]: 425  According to Tevis, the game grew out of his entry into the Game Chef 2007 competition.[2]


Shannon Appelcline describes A Penny for My Thoughts as "the sort of storytelling game that Hogshead Publishing had been producing in its 'New Style' line a decade before".[1]: 425  Wired called the game "very clever".[3]

A Penny for My Thoughts won the 2009 Indie RPG Awards for Most Innovative Game.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  2. ^ "Paultevis.com - A Penny for My Thoughts". Archived from the original on 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  3. ^ Harrison, Michael (11 April 2011). "Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple Tells a Story Worth Playing". Wired.
  4. ^ "Indie RPG Awards".