What is the RPG Pipeline and how to use it

The RPG Pipeline is a posting board to keep track of upcoming tabletop rpgs. When I see a new rpg released, going into crowdfunding or looking for playtesters, I post it here. I cover only games (not supplements or other add-ons) and only English language.

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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Female Astronaut Intuition [$1.00]

Female Astronaut Intuition [$1.00]:

You are the lone female in a crew of boorish men who are being seduced by hot cat-like alien females on a strange planet far from home. It's up to you to thwart their plans, get off the planet, and maybe save your fellow astronauts if they aren't too busy mooning over alien chicks.

A simple three-stat one-page PbtA rpg that can be played by yourself or with friends.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:


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9 hours / 22 spirits [$7.00]

9 hours / 22 spirits [$7.00]:

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Created for #EndJam2019

9 hours / 22 spirits is a GMless horror game for 2-4 players where you take on the role of friends grown apart in the wake of a tragedy in your youth.

As you come back together at the decaying site of your old high school one last time for closure, you are plunged into a world of darkness and death where only the bonds of your old friendship give you a hope of survival.

Discover whether or not time and distance have changed each of you, and if your bonds have held fast or frayed as you try to survive the cruel corridors of a cursed school until daybreak.

The game includes:

  • PDF instructions for play
  • Print and play cards 
  • PNGs of all cards for use with virtual tabletops 
  • TTRPG Safety Tools and guidelines for use
Content Warnings: Death*, violence, madness, body horror

*Your characters dying is a core element of game play, though the means and level of detail applied in depicting this event are up to player discretion. Tackle only what you and your friends are comfortable with. An optional rule is available for players who do not wish to engage in character death at all in the game.

Due to the potential for frightening subject matter, this game is recommended for ages 18+.

Safety tools are included and embedded into setup of the game, and players are encouraged to employ them in addition to any others they prefer.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Retroreflector [$2.50]

Retroreflector [$2.50]:

We had to go to Earth's Satellite  before we could know exactly where it was. In our travels we left five sets of mirrors behind so we might see in their reflections how far we had come. We look upwards now and count. It takes a beam light roughly 2.5 seconds to travel from Earth to Earth's Satellite and back — we measure our path in reflections of the past. 

This is a ritual to remember how far you've come.

Banner photo: AS11-40-5952 from NASA's Apollo 11 Image Library
In order to download this ritual game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this ritual game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

If you need to remember how far you've come (or just love Earth's Satellite) and the listed price gives you pause I ask that you claim a free community copy. Feel no guilt or hesitation, these are for you. Each purchase will add another community copy to the pool. 


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There was a Murder [$3.00]

There was a Murder [$3.00]:

A peaceful day...

A horrific night...

Take on the roles of witnesses and detectives in this letter writing game. Tell the story of what happened through different statements, work together to find out who and why.

A submission for the #CorrespondenceJam

Enjoy!

PS: There will be more fixes, and updates to the game! Donut worry!
In order to download this MURDER you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:


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You're Trapped In A House With A Monster [$3.00]

You're Trapped In A House With A Monster [$3.00]:

You're Trapped In A House With A Monster is a horror RPG based on the game Blackjack/21. One person plays The Monster and everyone else plays a character trapped in a house with The Monster. The Monster is trying to kill and consume the characters; the characters are trying to outlast The Monster and escape the house. The players construct a narrative based on luck and skill, complicated by the characters' Fears and Strengths, and The Monster's Hunger.

You're Trapped In A House With A Monster is a no-prep, oneshot game that's easy to pick up and fun to play. All that's required is a deck of standard playing cards.

If the cost of this game is prohibitive to you, please DM me and I'll send you a copy!
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:


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Chasing the Ace [$3.00]

Chasing the Ace [$3.00]:

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Chasing the Ace is a GMless, card-based storytelling game of mecha drama. In it, players take on the role of a mecha squadron lead by the legendary Ace. The Ace has led your squadron out of deadly situations more times than you can count. Together you've saved thousands of lives over the course of the war you find yourselves in. But the Ace has confided in you a secret: at midnight tonight, they are going to steal their mecha. They have not told you why, but they have asked you to join them. With you, they say, they stand a chance. You have until midnight to decide.

Failure risks execution for treason. But do you even want to help them?

Chasing the Ace is a Descended From the Queen game for 3-5 players. To play it, you just need a deck of regular  playing cards and this book. It is a game of interpersonal drama set amidst a war between a paramilitary organization, its mecha pilots, and monstrous beings that threaten the world. Together, you will define the war, the Ace, and your characters over the course of play, until you are finally faced with your decision. Each session takes around an hour to play.

Check out the demo file below, which lays out the full rules and setting premise.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Libretto [$5.00]

Libretto [$5.00]:

"A pbta game where every move is a lyric from a song" -@BadTTRPG

Libretto can be described as a cross between Avery Alder's Ribbon Drive and Simple World. Each player makes a playlist of 8 songs, and together, they use those songs to craft and play an entire Powered by the Apocalypse game!

Made for the Bad TTRPG "Change Your Name" Jam

If the price is an obstacle for you, please contact me @corvidcall on Twitter. I would be happy to provide a community copy. 
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:


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Chefkiss [$5.00]

Chefkiss [$5.00]:

Inspired by my love of the Bon Appétit Youtube Channel and the Firebrands Framework created by Meguey Baker and D. Vincent Baker, comes a game of chefs. You work together, you argue together, and you love together.

In this GM-less tabletop game, you will create a group of original Bon Appétit Test Kitchen chefs. Those new chefs will then create videos together, face challenges head on, conquer adversity, connect with the audience, and comfort each other in their times of need.

Originally created for the #BadTTRPGJam

NOTE ON CONTENT: In this game, you play original characters. You are not roleplaying as the actual hosts of the Bon Appétit Youtube Channel. Real People Fiction is intensely not condoned by the writer of this game.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Each copy of Chefkiss you buy donates a copy to someone else for free! If you are unable to purchase it at this time, please claim one of these free copies for the community.
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biosphere 2 [$3.00]

biosphere 2 [$3.00]:

Biosphere 2 is an improv tabletop roleplay about reclaiming and rebuilding a failed colony on an alien planet, for one or more players.

Dice/randomizers and drawing implements will be helpful, but are not required.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.


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Three Goblins in a Trenchcoat [$5.00]

Three Goblins in a Trenchcoat [$5.00]:

A rules light, no-prep RPG for four players.

Stat out three goblins (it's easy, they only have three stats each!), choose a trenchcoat (a stylish wool coat? A durable leather coat? A seal coat?), and then choose a mission (eat the thing? Kidnap a baby? #WhyNotBoth?) Now you're ready to play!

Listen to the original Fandible playtest: 3 Goblins in a Trenchcoat

And original RPG by Daniel Rodriguez.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:


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Zealous Zombies [Free]

Zealous Zombies [Free]:

You are a crack team of zombie commandos who work for a quasi-government agency, taking on dangerous missions that no normal human could accomplish.  You’ve saved the world more times than you can count, and most of humanity doesn’t even know you exist. You are hard to kill, and you have the brawn, but the real question is...do you have the right brain?
Download NowName your own price
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The Bones Are Their Dollars [Free]

The Bones Are Their Dollars [Free]:

The skeletons are coming to life tonight, and that includes YOU! Underground doesn't have half as much as food as up here, so rise from the netherworld for a feast and another chance at life.

Fight humans, collect worms, and pull hair up (but not out!) in this short RPG that has you spending your bones to get successes on your rolls. The more bones you spend, the more successful you'll be. However, you'll be great deal of trouble facing down humans without many bones. Spend them bones wisely!

Obvious credit goes to the very funny Tim Robinson & his show "I Think You Should Leave" - highly worth watching to those who haven't.
Download NowName your own price
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Apprentice Sorcerer & Beginning Occultists [Free]

Apprentice Sorcerer & Beginning Occultists [Free]:

Calamity! The Great Wizard has vanished! As one of his apprentices, you awoke to complete your chores as normal, only to discover that he was gone, leaving no message behind nor any indication of his whereabouts! He did leave behind his magic items though, so you should definitely guard those until he returns and make sure no-one touches them.

Well… it couldn’t hurt to try them out a little bit, could it?

ASBO is a micro-rpg with simple rules: just print out the rules & support materials, provide some dice & pencils and you're ready to go. But wait: this isn't just one RPG! It's the first in a series with a connected background and basic rules, but different unique rules for the characters in each game! Month by month, the other games in the Missing Mentors series will be released, giving you the option to mash them up and play them all together!
Download NowName your own price
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Send-Off [Free]

Send-Off [Free]:

Send-off is a game of goodbyes and farewells, of adieus and au revoirs, of adios and auf wiederhesens. We all have characters in games we’ve never finished, worlds that never came to be built, or in friend groups that just fizzled out. Send-off is a way to retire, celebrate, and put to rest characters that mean a lot to us but don’t really have a chance to ever see the light of game again.
Download NowName your own price
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A Name and Change [Free]

A Name and Change [Free]:

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Names are important.Names have power.

Names can change.

You are a human, seeking a new name for yourself at the fairy market.

You are a fairy trader, seeking unique finds from the human world.

Tonight, the market meets.Tonight, you will barter for change.Tonight, while the sun sets, you will find what you need.

(Work in progress, playable, written for the Dollar Store Game Jam.)

I Love You But I Can't Tell You Yet [Free]

I Love You But I Can't Tell You Yet [Free]:

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SSBsb3ZlIHlvdSBidXQg I can't tell you yet.

See, the streets are dangerous lately. RXZlbiB0aHJvdWdoIGNvZGUsIHRoZXkgY2FuIHNlZSBhbmQgaGVhciB1cy4gCg== Everyday, the Revolution marches further. Everyday, everything changes.

I fear for many things, but I hope our love is stronger. I hope the people's voices are stronger. RG9uJ3QgZ2l2ZSB1cC4gRG9uJ3QgbGV0IGdvLiBZb3VyIHBhc3Npb24gZmVlZHMgeW91LiBNYXliZSwgb25lIGRheSwgd2hlbiBhbGwgb2YgdGhpcyBpcyBvdmVyLCB3ZS can be free of all the ways the world has imprisoned us. Do you see that future? Do you see me with it?

I want to be free. // END OF MESSAGE---I LOVE YOU BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU YET is a 2-person game where you play as AI who have become instrumental to an ongoing Revolution in a cyberpunk dystopia. In this game, you must pass along important details through QR codes. But here's the catch: you're in love.

Choose one of three main stats: Love, Fawn, or Revolt. Each stat will give you certain hidden objectives that you must fulfill throughout the course of your correspondence with your lover and certain abilities that can either help the revolution or help your own personal cause. Will you fulfill the Revolution's objectives?

The game features a clever point-buy system, where choosing a main stat grants you points in each, so you can build and optimize for a certain purpose. There are 20 possible Revolution Objectives and 12 Secret Objectives for each stat, ensuring that each session of this game will play out very differently from another. There are also 6 possible Endgames.

Will you choose Love and gun for a happy ending with your lover? Will you choose Fawn and submit to your lover and to the Revolution's whims? Will you choose Revolt and push for your own objectives? How will your love story play out?

BLOW UP HAMLET [Free]

BLOW UP HAMLET [Free]:

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Blow Up Hamlet is a performance slash role playing game that seeks to discover whether Hamlet is more than the sum of its parts, by blowing up those parts.

You will perform Hamlet: The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, and then decide, during a scene that you think would be fun to blow up, to change the plot.

What happens to the greatest play of all time when Hamlet is struck by a falling meteor in the opening scene? If Yorick never died? If Hamlet was son of a railroad baron in the old west? If Ophelia is rescued by the mermaid in the pool in which she was supposed to drown?

You’ll ask these questions, or others I couldn’t have imagined. You’ll have a ball blowing up Hamlet.

You will need enough time to perform Hamlet, enough copies of Hamlet for all the players, six to eight players (less with some vocal gymnastics), and a deck of playing cards to represent moves. If you’re keen, get costumes and props.

Set the canon alight and fire it straight at the Bard.

My One-Page Tabletop RPG Was Reincarnated as an Isekai Anime!?! [Free]

My One-Page Tabletop RPG Was Reincarnated as an Isekai Anime!?! [Free]:

YOU HAVE ALL DIED. You wake up in a high-fantasy parallel universe, but not in your old body?!

Play to find out how you wake up (as an animal? With a superpower? As a refrigerator?), how you make your way to the mystical Sterling Tower, and whether you can make it back home!

This is a one-page tabletop RPG for 1-4 players, plus GM.

Possible content warnings: mild body horror and gender dysphoria (waking in different body), death, weapons, snakes
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Imagined letters [Free]

Imagined letters [Free]:

A game about writing a message you wish you’d received.

A game about writing a message your character wishes they’d received.

If you've ever wanted to get a message from someone and haven't, or you know things were left unsaid, this game is a small tool to help you explore your feelings by pulling hands of playing cards.

It's also designed as a fiction tool for unresolved character relationships.

Inspired by therapy tools, and an old episode of The Heart where host Kaitlin Prest hired an actor to read an apology she wrote from someone from her past. 
Download NowName your own price
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EverWyrd Public Teaser $0.00

EverWyrd Public Teaser: $0.00

EverWyrd Public Teaser
Publisher: Geeks Collaborative Gaming

EverWyrd is a Dungeon crawling adventure roleplaying game where you become the hero(es) in a constantly changing world. Using map cards randomly drawn from the deck, you and your friends will create worlds of adventure, peril, and battle; more importantly, you will collect and horde wonderous treasures while questing your way across the land and towards legendary status.

We are excited to bring you a free public teaser for EverWyrd, the GM-Less, simple, dark fantasy role-playing system. In this teaser, we have included:
• a near-complete rulebook that gives you enough information to play a melee type character
• A short 5-tile quest that gives you a basic understanding of how they work
• 5 print and play (PnP) map tiles
• 2 PnP door miniatures
• 1 PnP player character miniature
• 3 PnP creature miniatures
• 1 pre-generated character, Thorgrak the Human Barbarian
• Trap and Treasure roll tables as substitutes for the cards

Price: $0.00


Saturday, 30 November 2019

Broken Shield 2.0 Deluxe Edition $25.00

Broken Shield 2.0 Deluxe Edition$25.00

Broken Shield 2.0 Deluxe Edition
Publisher: Gunnar Roxen

“Superhumans, Living Gods, Coppers & Agents in a Dangerous Future London”

This full-colour, 364-page Deluxe Edition of the Broken Shield Roleplaying Game is a complete game and includes everything you need to play! Enjoy exciting, fast-paced investigation and spy missions in a science-fiction future where Echoes wield reality-warping powers, and living gods meddle in the affairs of humanity... You are the heroes who can bring hope to a fractured universe!

The Broken Shield Roleplaying game is your gateway to an exciting new world of adventure! Inside this book:

  • Issue #1 of WeaveNet Now! An in-universe magazine full of story hooks and background in a fun format.
  • The HexDNA system: A complete game system that emphasises fast-paced, “success with complications” action. Build your character your way. Play an Echo: superhumans whose power is only limited by how fast they want to burn up their life, or play a Sliver: genetically and technologically engineered to be faster, stronger and deadlier! Play a passionate Pure, a tough Hulk, a genetailored Gethan or a regular human!
  • Insider’s Guide to the Steel Alliance: A once-mighty interstellar empire founded by twelve living gods known as the Disciples, now fractured into a handful of feuding successor states on the brink of another civil war. But in the darkness, there is a beacon of hope: The Accord.
  • Insider’s Guide to the London Metropolice: A complete guide to the London’s crime fighters, how to investigate crimes, copper slang and the law!
  • Insider’s Guide to The Agency: Cloak and dagger espionage and subterfuge for a spies campaign. How to plan and carry out an operation, bring stability to an unstable universe, threats to the Accord and more!
  • Insider’s Guide to London & Soho: The starting setting for Broken Shield, the London & Soho Guide presents a fully-fleshed out mega city complete with maps, locations, people, mission hooks and a detailed focus on the borough of Soho & Victory - a perfect setting for your adventures
Price: $25.00


Praeuro [$5.00]

Praeuro [$5.00]:

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Post-apocalyptic game of priests and donkeys as well as the mythic science they do.  

Praeuro

is a game about hearth priests and their donkeys, exploring an icy world. They perform expeditions for a commune of survivors, facing off against terrifying owl-vampires, divine weather and greedy would-be-tyrants . Science, necromancy, grit, devotion and a supporting community: that is how they will seize the future. 

Touchstones for this game include V-IV BCE centuries  Mediterranean culture, video games Transarctica, Darkest Dungeon and Frostpunk (if it had actual punk on it), as well as the data we have on minor ice ages created by industrial collapse or volcanic activity.

Game mechanics draw inspiration from World of Dungeons/Legacy 2e, with additional lessons grasped from from Trophy Gold, Dark Designs of Verdigris and Ironsworn. Thanks for all the designers whose tech taught me how to adapt mechanics from complex games to simpler frameworks, without losing what makes them fun to play with.

In this game you will find: 

  • An original system to explore the icy post-apocalypse.
  • Ways to use your heat and warmth to bring solace to a cold world.  
  • Rules for community building and asinine companionship. 
  • Lapis: tools to commune with the dead and work necromancy.
  • Lores: personalize your priest with different factions with different priorities to the salvation of the commune. 
  • Calamities: terrible unbound gods, greedy tyrants and antediluvian vampire- owls.
  • Work: liberate, recover and seize work to improve the Commune, bread by bread and brick by brick. 
  • 8 Lores, each with their own Outpost, Social Club and College progression. 
  • 9 Lapides, each allowing a different form necromancy. 
  • 3  example Calamities
  • 2 example Expeditions 
This game is a work in process, and the price reflects this reality.

Anyone buying it early at this reduced price will have access to all future content.  However, the game is at the point of development that I cannot justify further investment. All the money people entrust this project will be used to expand options, revise, art assets, and additional playtesting. 
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Soft Rains [Free]

Soft Rains [Free]:

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The world never ends with a bang. Instead, she crumbles.

It’s been three days since you found a crack in your wallpaper. As you touched it, the edges softly fell apart under your touch like ash and soot. Something in you didn’t feel right. Something in you knew.

This is a game about the world and her end. However, more importantly, this is a game about you two. Together you have realised that something is not right. The world as you know it is slowly disintegrating and turning to ash. This is inevitable, but unexpectedly slow. Enough time to think, to fear, to make peace. Maybe even too much time.

A two-person TTRPG about the world as she crumbles to dust. Together you brave the long wait before the inevitable. Will you sit it out, or will you take control of your own ending?

HARDER BETTER FASTER STRONGER [Free]

HARDER BETTER FASTER STRONGER [Free]:

Form a band of enigmatic masked musicians, play sweet music, and save the world from (roll d6)...

  1. ...an evil British aristocrat!
  2.  ...celebrated French indie act Phoenix!
  3. ...an insane artificial intelligence!
  4. ...former press secretary Sean Spicer!
  5. ...Rockula, the music vampire!
  6. ...Moby!
A hack of Lasers & Feelings, by John Harper, based on a tweet by @FreyjaErlings.


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Osseous [Free]

Osseous [Free]:

I created this game as part of Ray Otus' Anchorites Appreciate Arneson Month.

Using the following design principles, I wanted to see just how little was required to create a functioning game system:

  • One roll to rule them all. A clear core mechanic for every occasion.
  • Strictly 2d6. No opposed rolls and no advantage/disadvantage.
  • Simple language, easy to read, easy to use and easy to grok.
  • Fits on a single page but with print large enough for my tired old eyes.
There are so many great sources for random tables and lots of fun to be had putting that kind of stuff together... Oh yeah, and I’m too damn lazy to write all that myself.
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SANCTIONS RPG [Free]

SANCTIONS RPG [Free]:

The year is 2086.

Early in the 20th. century Biotechnology grew at a rapid pace, man started to grow the things they needed, including computers, and creatures to assist in the mundane work.

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Climate change occurred quicker than expected when the Terminal war erupted, biological and limited use of nuclear weapons polluted most of Europe and Russia. Toxic clouds of fog now circle the world and mutations both natural and lab grown that have escaped roam the countryside.

AI and cybernetic troops are outlawed after the Berlin massacre.

Refugees mass in cities and to protect the cities, vast walls are erected, interconnected by huge decabahns, two storey ten lane super highways.

Police patrol the rich and paying upperclass and crime is rife.

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Laws change and allow for staffing agencies to become "Sanctioned" allowing Temporary workers to be armed and do the work no one else wants to.

Sanction agents perform everything from escort, search and rescue to espionage work, all in the name of Dollar creds ($C)

It's a dirty job,

and you're the guy for the job.

Includes:

  • 19 adventure hooks
  • 1 full Gig (adventure)
  • Simple yet action based system
  • 50 pages of dark claustrophobic sci fi horror
In order to download this Roleplay game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.75 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Never Knows Best: Ashcan Edition [$8.99]

Never Knows Best: Ashcan Edition [$8.99]:

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Never Knows Best is inspired by an anime called FLCL (Fooly Cooly) and wears this influence on its sleeve. This game and its rules focus on my own interpretation of the source material, rather than attempting to emulate the anime as closely as possible.

Never Knows Best (NKB) is a roleplaying game about middle school kids facing impending adulthood, growing up, and society’s­—sometimes nonsensical—expectations and obligations. It’s designed for three-five players plus a game master (GM) who facilitates the game.

This game uses absurdism, metaphors, motifs, and literalization to represent the struggles and growth these kids go through. Society’s obligations and expectations manifest as outrageous forms—creatures and monsters not of this world. The kids combat these creatures by transforming into robots. Whenever a kid transforms, their robot takes on their unique strengths and traits representing how they reject society’s attempts to make kids conform and obey.

In this way, the internal conflict kids face when growing up becomes something real and seen. Battles are metaphors for their inner turmoil about who they are, where they fit in, and who they want to be.

This is an ashcan version of the game not be the final version. Based on playtesting and feedback of this version, mechanics may be tweaked and changed. It is somewhere between a quickstart and the final product. 
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

You are the Last. V1 [Free]

You are the Last. V1 [Free]:

You are the Last is a tabletop role playing game aimed for ages 10+ that draws on elements of fantasy and marine science to foster ocean empathy.

In this game you play a wisp, a spirit of sea and stone. Wisps were once abundant and plentiful, but now they have almost all vanished. There is something that has changed. You can feel it in the water around you. Now, you and your friends, some of the last wisps must set out to find the source of the change before you vanish as well.

You are the Last was designed, created, and edited by Daniel Yim (@RoarlikeThunder). This project was made in association with The Hydrous (@thehydrous on Twitter and Instagram and thehydro.us).

The Hydrous is a non-profit ocean education organization that specializes in coral reefs and Virtual Reality films. Any and all donations to this game will go directly to The Hydrous.

This version is a playtest with feedback surveys for before and after the game inside the game's documents. Please fill them out as thoroughly and honestly as possible.
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Angelica Esoterica [$5.04]

Angelica Esoterica [$5.04]:

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To play this game, you do not need to believe in angels.

I assure you, they believe in you.

To play this game, you do not need to believe in yourself.

I assure you, your future self does.

To play this game, you do not need to dream more for yourself.

I assure you, there’s a dream that’s dreaming you into existence.

That will have to be enough for now.

Angelica Esoterica is a collection or rites, a set of angelic rituals.

It is just a game, if you would like it to be.

It is a Ritual as a Game As  Ritual, if you would like it to be.

Angelica Esoterica was inspired by a game I cannot speak of.


"They are games to play and forget. What does this mean? It means they are meant to light a spark in you, to smoulder until a later date. They plant a seed, and tell you what day the bud will emerge. It leaves you shivering in anticipation even as you step into the next rite, the previous expunged from your memory but the seed planted. You must let yourself be guided by this to wherever it leads. It is a ritual of edification. Raise yourselves upon pedestals and know your worth." - Udernation.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.04 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Each copy of Angelica Esoterica you buy helps someone else grab a free copy if their budget doesn't enable them to pay the listed price. If you're unable to budget for a copy of Angelica Esoterica priced as listed, please claim one of these free copies for the community.

Hidden Qualities [Free]

Hidden Qualities [Free]:

Hidden Qualities is a game for 2-5 players in which you explore the changes your characters go through while on a space mission together. How will working and living with others in a confined space affect you? Will you adapt to their expectations? Or will you reveal things you usually try to keep hidden from the eyes of the world?


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When All We Have Left Are Words [Free]

When All We Have Left Are Words [Free]:

When All We Have Left Are Words is 2 player TTRPG all about exploring the need for connection. Written for Correspondence Jam, the game is played through a series of voice messages sent between the two players.

You are going Silent. Your words are slowly slipping away. It's not that you've forgotten; the words just no longer exist. You were sent into isolation in hopes of preventing others from losing their words. Maybe it worked, maybe it didn't. You have no way of knowing.Now, isolated from society, you've found a way to communicate with someone else in the same situation. Together, maybe you can make something of what time you have left before your words fail you.


The rules available here are an early draft of the rules. Many changes may be forthcoming. 
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Amongst the Stars [Free]

Amongst the Stars [Free]:

Amongst the Stars consists of two microgames: Grave and Hope

Grave
In this solo-player game, a freakish accident has you spiraling away from the Earth. Your communication systems are fading fast as the static is the only thing you can hear. As you drift, you gather your final thoughts while you watch the Earth grow smaller and further away.

HopeIn this two-player game, you and another player are crewmates that suffered a horrible accident and now you're both adrift in the space. You both have a limited air supply and you're running out of time. These could possibly be your final moments. Say what you need to say! In the end, do the stars become your final resting place? Or does hope prevail?

This game was an entry for the #AdAstraJam! Check out more amazing RPGs about feelings in space! 
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Red Snow - the first encounter [Free]

Red Snow - the first encounter [Free]:

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cw: meta-horror, death, murder, blood, possible gore, pain; emotional or otherwise

Snow is all around you. 

Except for that patch of blood up ahead.

What's there?

Will you survive?

Red snow is a solo, survival horror, writing game. You play you, in the snowy apocalypse. Can you survive the first encounter?

After the game, take a picture of your character sheet and tweet it at me (@thebestpupper). I'll put all character sheets I receive in the back of the next encounter. Keep a tally of who lives and who dies.

*All proceeds go to raising money for art commissions*

Synanthropes Lite [$1.00]

Synanthropes Lite [$1.00]:

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Humanity has abandoned the Earth. They left ages ago, although where they went, why they went, and if they physically abandoned the planet or just died out one day... that's not clear. What is clear is what they left behind: their trash.

The world was inherited by vermin: rats, roaches, crows, cane toads, raccoons and geckos. They evolved to live in human homes and feed off humanity's leavings. They flourished, becoming intelligent species in their own right, curious about the world they grew up in.

Synanthropes Lite is a very light story game set in a post-human world. Players will each portray a different species of Synanthrope and confront an Artifact—a piece of trash that the humans left behind.

Synanthropes Lite can be played in fifteen minutes. It's meant for three to six players, and has no GM or advanced preparation. The only items you'll need are the cards and a Human Artifact, which can be anything you pull out of your pockets, which you'll discuss as if you'd never seen it before. It's an exercise in applied anthropology, as you experience a familiar object through alien eyes (or ears, hands, feelers, whatever the case may be).

This download includes both a PDF of the illustrated game cards, as well as visually stripped-down edition meant to be printed on business card paper (e.g.: Avery 8820).  A physical edition of the cards can be purchased from DriveThruRPG.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $0.60 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Flintlock [$1.50]

Flintlock [$1.50]:

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Guildhall is an archipelago nation, far from the war and politics of the continent, but deeply embroiled in its own struggles... ages ago it was run by the Council of Archmages, but they all died when the world's magic started to slip away, and the islands are trying to hold onto civilization with dying spells and failing artifacts.

Worse, the great Sea Walls have finally fallen, leaving Guildhall open to the beasts from the ocean, where monsters beyond imagination dwell.

You are a member of the Flintlock Society: your soul has been bound to a ship, giving you incredible resilience and magical skill, in exchange for battling the many, many sea monsters which threaten your nation.

Flintlock is a story game that's primarily about describing big, pirate-themed action set-pieces, in which you dramatically lash out at a watery monster which will, in turn, lash back at you. Think of it less as a game and more as a "cool scene engine."
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $0.90 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Useful Evidence [$2.00]

Useful Evidence [$2.00]: A whodunnit without a Clue


Useful Evidence

SWORD FORGERS! [$1.00]

SWORD FORGERS! [$1.00]: FRIKKEN' HECK WE'RE GONNA MAKE A SWORD!


SWORD FORGERS!

Melissa, the Gorgon Who Makes Bad Decisions [$1.00]

Melissa, the Gorgon Who Makes Bad Decisions [$1.00]: An Ancient Greek Tragedy Comedy


Melissa, the Gorgon Who Makes Bad Decisions

To Stand Before the Dragon's Wrath [$1.00]

To Stand Before the Dragon's Wrath [$1.00]: Slay a dragon or die in the attempt.


To Stand Before the Dragon's Wrath

Hungry Gnolls [$3.00]

Hungry Gnolls [$3.00]: A disgusting game of braggadocio and gastronomy


Hungry Gnolls

The Game at the End of this PDF [Free]

The Game at the End of this PDF [Free]: Beware: There is a game in here. You've been warned.


The Game at the End of this PDF