When you talk about the defining aspects of a role playing game, the common topics are things like a level up system, loot, or stat based combat. One thing that is often missing from role playing games is the ability to actually play the role of a character however you desire. Sure, there are plenty of RPGs that allow you to really role play, but for the most part the genre has come to be defined by level ups and loot more than true role playing. Consortium is an indie role playing game that focuses squarely on narrative, giving you a role in story with the ability to affect the way things unfold. The first installment in a planned trilogy, Consortium is a game with grand ambition on a limited budget, and that ambition shines through at every turn.