skeinpack-315x232 Bhaloidam is a successfully Kickstarted and independently-published tabletop storytelling platform inspired in equal parts by Umberto Eco’s essays on semiotics, Organic Russian Formalism and Commedia dell’arte.

The name Bhaloidam is a modern portmanteau of three Proto-Indo-European words – bha meaning to tellloid meaning to play, and dam meaning the tribe. Using Bhaloidam’s individual brightly-colored and iconic game boards – called Lifewheels – to track your Influence upon a storyworld, spinners of stories can explore any setting, any theme, any genre, they choose.

The Bhaloidam handbook is freely available online and you can even download and print your own Lifewheels. High quality Skein packs are also available for sale in our online store.