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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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Texas Squirrel Trafficker $1.00

Texas Squirrel Trafficker: $1.00

Publisher: Ivanhoe Unbound

It was all going so well. As usual, a large group of you were moving across the border from Mexico to Texas, carrying much-needed prescription drugs for the uninsured poor. But then the border patrol ambushed your crew, and you were the only one who escaped. You made it to a border town, and all you can do is keep moving, get to your meet point. It's too late to go back now.

Oh, and you're a squirrel, and you're carrying the pills in a hollowed-out acorn.

 

This is a one-player tabletop RPG that's an unholy fusion of Golf Solitaire and Alone in the Ancient City.

You'll need a standard 52 card deck, a six-sided die, a writing utensil, and a lot of paper, maybe a little journal. You'll need a flat place where you can place at least 40 or so cards on the table. Poker chips might be helpful.

Texas Squirrel Trafficker
Price: $1.00


With These Hands We Will Destroy, With These Hands We Will Rebuild [Free]

With These Hands We Will Destroy, With These Hands We Will Rebuild [Free]:

Link to Inspiration Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHWdXIEcFNw

The two of you have worked hard your whole life, side by side, to improve the world around you. Perhaps you created an exo-skeleton to help workers. Perhaps you built a machine to save the world. All the way, you built a relationship. One that deepened with every hammer hit and flash of sparks. Now on the cusp of the dawn of a new era, you are betrayed. One will lose the other, and you will have to find a way to save the world from your own creation.

Inspired by the work of The Protomen, “Act II: The Father of Death”, With These Hands We Will Destroy, With These Hands We Will Rebuild will have you telling the story of people trying their best to create a better world only to watch their creation be used against them.


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Confidence of the Stars [Free]

Confidence of the Stars [Free]:

There are times where instead of looking to others, or to ourselves, we confide in the world around us, or in the stars high above.

Confidence of the Stars is made up of 2 games. Both are hacks of Takuma Okada's Alone Among the Stars.

✦ The Shooting Stars ✦

You are a tiny spark in a vast universe. One person among billions. On one planet among countless. Every now and then, a star falls and you make a wish.

✦ Confiding Alone ✦

You are a world filled with thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Not all of these are things you want to share with others. But there are other things you can confide in: the stars, a potted plant, a boulder, a lantern, etc.

Cover Image Credit: Photo by Austin Schmid on Unsplash
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FREELANCE [$1.00]

FREELANCE [$1.00]:

Do work. Get Paid.

An adversarial game of arguments, frustration, and ghosting for two players.

You are a freelancer who has done work for a client but you have not yet been paid, and the shifty little fuck keeps finding ways to dodge the issue. Your goal is to get paid or explode into a ball of impotent rage trying.
In order to download this argument you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this argument at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Part of the Community Copy Initiative

Each purchase of FREELANCE helps somebody who can't otherwise afford it grab a free copy. If you want the game but it's out of your budget - for whatever reason - please feel free to download one of the Community Copies.

If there are no Community Copies left and you still want the game but can't buy it, reach out to me on Twitter and I'll hook you up, no questions asked.


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SINNERMAN [Free]

SINNERMAN [Free]:

Inspired lightly by both Austin Walker + Jack de Quidt's The Tower, and Nina Simone's Sinnerman, this game uses a deck of cards. Most players play as a pantheon of gods, while one player takes on the role of the person interpreting their will. Designed for 3-6 players, but functional with 2 or more. 
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pieces [$3.00]

pieces [$3.00]:

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You are trapped.

Your pieces are your only resources.

Escape, or fall apart trying.

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pieces is a tabletop game for 3+ players that involves cutting up and taping back together paper dolls.  Requires paper, drawing utensils, scissors, tape, a 4-sided die, a deck of 52 cards (jokers removed), and a bag.

Interpret cards to create situations, vote on solutions, and sacrifice pieces of your body to solve problems. Cooperate with the other players to build a story as you destroy your original body and build yourself a new one.

Inspired by body horror media like Society (1989), The Thing (1982), Junji Ito's work, The Magnus Archives podcast, and Upgrade (2018), among others. It focuses on themes of sacrifice, control over your own body, and what makes you human.

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If you are interested in a physical copy of pieces, let me know either here or on Twitter (@thefatalst)! If there is enough interest, I may do a run of printed booklets with paper doll sheets included.
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.

If you are unable to buy pieces, take one of these community copies!

Every $3 spent on pieces adds one copy to the community pool.

Tentacular Spectacular [$1.00]

Tentacular Spectacular [$1.00]:

You are agents of a hyperdimensional entity of unimaginable horror and majesty—Her Tentacled Ladyship. Your duty is to use your tentacles, ancient magic, alien technology, and unspeakable appearance to ensure that the path is clear for Her Tentacled Ladyship to enter this reality and begin her million-year reign.

At the end of a game of Tentacular Spectacular, you should have created a Tome of Her Tentacled Ladyship, a gospel of extracosmic horror.

To see the tomes that players of Tentacular Spectacular have created during their games, visit bit.ly/TS-tomes.
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:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Each copy of Tentacular Spectacular that 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 Tentacular Spectacular at the price listed, please claim one of these free copies for the community.


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Our Slimy Home [$1.00]

Our Slimy Home [$1.00]:

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Congratulations on your new dungeon! This is the first step towards responsible ownership and a career of leading minions. Things are pretty quiet now, so you better take advantage of the peace to remodel, expand, and make plans.

Our Slimy Home is a world building and map drawing game centered around building a dungeon, populating it, and exploring the relationships found inside. Each player has their own Dungeon Lord sheet, which will have unique prompts, project slots, and space for notes. During play they will explore the lives and relationships of the residents, build partnerships with locals, work on plans for the future, and fend off unwanted visitors.

This game is currently unfinished and in a beta state.

Writing by Taylor Hubler

Art by C. C. Alexander, Taylor Hubler, Carl Salbacka, and Chandra Wimmer
In order to download this Storytelling Game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Festival of Deep Winter [$1.00]

The Festival of Deep Winter [$1.00]:

The Festival of Deep Winter is storytelling game about collaboratively creating a winter festival, and exploring it through shared vignettes. The game plays 2 - 6 people and plays in about 45 minutes.

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The Festival of Deep Winter comes at the coldest time of year when the nights are long and the snow piled high. We come together to share warmth and connection. When winter bears down on us, we have friends and family to keep us warm.

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Background photo by Raisa Milova on Unsplash

Cover and other images by Tessa Figueroa
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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Cobwebs ^

Cobwebs: Click here to view Cobwebs

A neo-noir RPG of reluctant investigators, human horror, & uncovered conspiracies. FFO Limetown, Mind Mgmt, & The X-Files. - [currently $4,598 (66%) of $7,000 goal]


Cobwebs -- Kicktraq Mini

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Tyranny: Forever $1.00

Tyranny: Forever: $1.00

Publisher: Ivanhoe Unbound

A Game of Surreal Revolution Against Dreamlike Oppressors

Made with the Resistance Toolbox, as seen in Spire

If I don't see tomorrow then it must be black... --"Sacrifice," Front 242

They're human. You know that much. They have human desires and needs. And human cruelty. But they change constantly. What year is it? 1793. 1848. 1936. 1932. 2018. 2064. 3124.... Where are you? The United States, France, China, the Lunar Colonies, Alpha Centauri... Sometimes they look human, sometimes less so. But they're still human; never forget that. They're not monsters by nature: They made a choice to be this way. They are the Authority.

Who are you? Well, your name and personality remain the same over time, even if other things don't. You have that much.

Your future selves and the locusts with the faces of human children assure you that after tomorrow, it will be too late. Tomorrow you will be declared illegal because of your body shape, skin color, beliefs, heritage, choice in lovers...  It's time to fight back. Otherwise, you'll be facing tyranny, forever.

Assuming your fellow revolutionaries don't stab you in the back.

Tyranny: Forever
Price: $1.00


Dress-Up Helix Panic! $1.00

Dress-Up Helix Panic!: $1.00

Publisher: Ivanhoe Unbound

Before the Collapse, fashion was everything, hailed as the center of the Great Peace. Even now, with Earth's population decimated by the Hater's Plague, if a human attempts to attack another human, the funkobots will still intervene, so it's easier to hit the runway. Shit, what happened to the sequins on this tactical vest?

a game of fashion battles after the apocalypse

Dress-Up Helix Panic!
Price: $1.00


Breakfast Cult [$14.95]

Breakfast Cult [$14.95]:



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In the Weird Age of the late 21st century, the newly-discovered occult sciences are changing the world. If you want to learn them, Occultar Academy is the place to go. In this secluded island school, talented students from all over the world can learn sorcery and occultech under the Foundation's watchful eye.

...But they won't tell you everything.

Occult science is great, but there are risks. Behind the scenes, in the labs beneath the school, they're researching the dangerous secrets of outer science. The Forbidden Sections beneath the library hide secrets once lost to history, from forgotten occultech to the existence of the Ancient Ones. If the wrong person finds them, it could mean the end of the world.

Breakfast Cult is a Fate Accelerated TTRPG about cosmic horror mysteries and high school drama. Play students at the world's best occult school as they solve mysteries, uncover the terrible secrets of the Ancient Ones, and try to find which of their classmates is conspiring against them before it's too late!

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Peer Pressure: A rules primer and example mystery. Name your own price!

Game Over: A major expansion pack that adds some cool technology, Factions, a bunch of new pregen characters and encounters, and digital-themed Ancient Ones!

Sweet Shub And Hella Thotep: An expansion pack that adds some Cthulhu Mythos to Occultar with an alternate setting, new pregen characters and encounters, and some Great Old Ones!

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.47 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Neon Midnight [Free]

Neon Midnight [Free]:

Neon Midnight is a Powered-by-the-Apolocalypse mod intended to create quick 80’s-style horror-themed games. At a certain point in the game, the clock will hit Midnight, and a random monster appears - each with their own abilities and victory conditions.

Neon Midnight is inspired by Betrayal at House on the Hill and large amounts of ‘80s movies I watched on TNT growing up. This game was is a part of AlphaFerg's The Big 52 project where he designs one games each week for the entirety of 2020. To see more, check out his profile.

Neon Girl picture courtesy of Victoria_Borodinova via Pixabay.


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Behemoth and Killer [Free]

Behemoth and Killer [Free]:

In a fight to the death, all that matters is the blade in your hand.  There is only winning or dying. There is nothing in between. 

Behemoth and Killer is a lyric fighting game, written in the legacy of Monster Hunter and Horizon Zero Dawn. It is about fighting monsters bigger and more dangerous and yourself, it is also about protecting yourself and weighing the cost of your actions.

It is inspired both by lyric games and by the ORS. It works for one or more players and require an oracle deck and ten or more 6-sided die. 
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The Kalachuchi Will Bloom Again. [Free]

The Kalachuchi Will Bloom Again. [Free]:

Recovery: it’s anything but easy. It takes time, it takes work. But it is possible. Things get better, and you get better. The best time to start is now, in the present. Take the first step towards genuine growth. Your journey starts today.

This was a very personal game for me to write, and I just wanted to share it with you all. I do not mean to speak for all people living with bipolar, to talk over anyone going through something right now, or to invalidate anyone’s struggles. Instead, I would like to give the following message: You are seen, you are loved and you are valid. It gets better. I believe in you. Keep on fighting and growing and changing.
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TEEN SLEUTHS [Free]

TEEN SLEUTHS [Free]:

You are TEENS at East West High School. Spooky, unexplained stuff is happening and you want to get to the bottom of it! Pick your setting, make some teens, and head out with your kooky crew to solve a paranormal mystery.

This is a one page collaborative storytelling tabletop roleplaying game you can play with zero prep . Because of the simple rules and short start time, this game is ideal for picking up for a one-shot game with your regular crew, or introducing RPGs to new friends. This game uses John Harper's Lasers and Feelings structure with some added gems.

TEEN SLEUTHS includes character creation, setting creation, rules for conflict resolution with dice mechanics, and a table to roll on for the GM to make a quick adventure prompt. It doesn't include GM advice since it's a single sheet of paper, but I believe in you.
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Nibiru Roleplaying Game [$24.30]

Nibiru Roleplaying Game [$24.30]:

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Remember Your Past. Secure Your Future

Nibiru is a Science Fiction Roleplaying Game of Lost Memories. Players take on the role of Vagabonds: amnesiacs lost in a massive space station, home to millions, where stories of drama and struggle are written on a daily basis.

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The Nibiru Corebook features...

  • An introduction to the Skyless World, and to human history on the third Flicker.
  • Three fully detailed chapters with sample settlements and maps, for the known regions of Antumbra, Penumbra and Umbra, and a massive world map designed to track your journeys across the vastness of the Skyless World.
  • The innovative MEMOs System, which builds your character as you unearth and write their lost Memories, rewarding your creativity.
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  • Revelations give extra dimensions to your writing. From rewarding you for writing in rhyme or creating expansive story arcs, to concocting poisons made of your worst memories and "storing" moments of your past into objects, Revelations take the MEMOs System to a whole other level. 
  • A deep and detailed bestiary of creatures and AIs to populate the Skyless World with, full of interesting details and engaging storyhooks. 
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  • An origin story for your group to start off right from the get go, serving as an introduction to the weird world of Nibiru.
  • And much more!
You only need the corebook and a handful of regular four sided dice to play Nibiru.

Copyright Araukana Media LTD 2020. All rights reserved.
Buy Now$27.00 USD or more
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $27 USD. You will get access to the following files:


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Dress-Up Helix Panic! [Free]

Dress-Up Helix Panic! [Free]:

Before the Collapse, fashion was everything, hailed as the center of the Great Peace. Even now, with Earth's population decimated by the Hater's Plague, if a human attempts to attack another human, the funkobots will still intervene, so it's easier to hit the runway. Shit, what happened to the sequins on this tactical vest?

a game of fashion battles after the apocalypse
Download or claim$3.00 $0.00 USD or more
Click download now to get access to the following files:


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Era d10 Fundamentals - a £1 guide to the Rule Set ^

Era d10 Fundamentals - a £1 guide to the Rule Set: Click here to view Era d10 Fundamentals - a £1 guide to the Rule Set

A cut down, printable rules booklet which features the essence of what you need to play any of our Era d10 games! - [currently £115 (38%) of £300 goal]


Era d10 Fundamentals - a £1 guide to the Rule Set -- Kicktraq Mini

CALLED to SERVE - INCREASINGLY POWERFUL MIRACLE POWERS [Free]

CALLED to SERVE - INCREASINGLY POWERFUL MIRACLE POWERS [Free]:

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The Role-Playing Game

Forge your own path with increasingly powerful miracle-powers as a missionary for your favorite Utah-based proseltyzers. Remember to discuss your groups’ terms of safe play prior to beginning. This game uses one d20 and requires a GM.

This product contains adult themes.

A simple system for a complex world. As a missionary you have been granted powers to perform miracles, small at first, but increasing in power with each success. As you walk among the people, draped in warm earth-toned textiles, arms outspread as if to say, I welcome you all - you perform miracles for the church, bringing back to the fold all those poor suckers who thought none of this priesthood shit was true.

That is, until you are caught off guard by fate, by temptation.

Will your streak of miracles last, on your way to a triumphant healing and reuiniting of this weary world? Or will you get caught with your pants down?

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Mormon Church (Exterior)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1959 - 1971. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e9-0c27-d471-e040-e00a180654d7

Monday, 27 January 2020

Grim Gears $4.99

Grim Gears: $4.99

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Publisher: Stormforge Productions

Grim Gears is a dark fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Himinil. Players explore the world while hunting monsters and avoiding being hunted themselves. It is a game about witches and magic, clockwork and airships, and a struggle between chaos and law.

Features:

  • Random monster generation.
  • Unique dark fantasy spells and magic systems.
  • Soft magic witch class.
  • Witch hunting
  • Alchemy
  • Optional rules such as random advancement and fortifications.
  • Random weapon and armor generation.
  • Three regions in a unique world.
  • Air ship rules.
This is the free version of Grim Gears. While it is still being tweaked and polished, a finalised version of the game will be created. This will have unique art by Kent Willmeth, more plentiful and detailed realms, and further GM tools to run the game.



Price: $4.99

Custodians of the Galaxy $5.00

Custodians of the Galaxy: $5.00

Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing

Custodians of the Galaxy is a stand alone RPG system originally published on Roll20.net

In Custodians of the Galaxy, you and your players will take the helm and try to rescue a Sci Fi TV show which is in production hell. The scripts have been deemed total garbage and you and your cast need to do an emergency rewrite. The costumes, props, and set pieces have all been created. But what on earth will the story be? Will the characters strain credibility with overwrought dialogue and outlandish tropes and lose the audience? Or will their sensitive portrayals and heroic exploits keep the audience riveted? This is not a dungeon crawl. The main rule is "would this make great television?"

Key Gameplay Mechanics

  • You can write for anyone, not just your own character. So, you can say “The guards are conveniently not looking my way”
  • You can also write for the whole scene. So, you could say “Just then, the cops come through the front door.”
  • The more advantage you try to write for yourself the more difficult the dice roll required.
  • The TV character you are writing for, your Custodian, has a Modus Operandi which defines what works for them. It’s their schtick and their “powers”. IE: Lost Girl with Psychic Powers, Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder, Operator with a Particular Set of Skills.
  • Your Custodian has terrible stats, but they have a pool of Daring Dice which are like advantage dice in D&D. So, you can choose when to be awesome and how much so.
  • You will also have “Canned Tropes” such as Slow Mo Bullet Dodge, Wire Fighting Technique, Slow Walk, Knuckle Cracking, Blood is the New Black, Nobody Here but Us Birds, and Unlikely CPR.
Custodians of the Galaxy was originally published on Roll20.net and the pdf of the rulebook is made available here on Drivethru RPG. Custodians was first developed as a tabletop RPG so the rulebook for sale here (which is the Roll20 rulebook) adapts easily to the table.

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Price: $5.00

GOBLINAUTS: Goblins in Space (playtest) [$5.00]

GOBLINAUTS: Goblins in Space [$5.00]:

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To get away from those oppressive talls, we left Earth. Left behind all the horrible shit humans and the rest did to each other, all the violence and hate.

Many discussions were had. Everyone agreed the moon was too close. We were farther along than others, technologically, but they weren’t that far behind. If we were that close, it’d be only a matter of decades, at most, before we’d once again struggle with their boots on our necks. Especially in the shadow of the Earth itself. Nah, the Moon was definitely too close.

Mars was a contentious point. We were fairly certain we could settle it, several of our brightest minds already had the tech needed to begin, but that megalomaniacal fascist billionaire already had his eyes on turning Mars into a space slave colony… oh, sorry, it was indentured servitude. If not decades, only a century or more would see us once again in conflict with those terrible capitalists. No, Mars, too… was too close.

The Belt was the only place we could see to settle. So to the belt we went. In giant secret ships, almost every Goblin left the Earth and its terrible denizens behind.

Two-hundred years we’ve been here, on our own. Two hundred years of peace. Now they come knockin', once again, but I’ll be damned if we are gonna give up ground twice. We ain’t gonna let them push us out, and we aren't going to let them treat us like they used too.

Any questions you have are going into this Q&A, which will also help inform me of what I should focus on next in development! Feel free to ask Questions in the comments here, or on twitter :)

Goblinauts, as an idea, formed and created in only 3 days, it started as a fun and quick throw away idea for the GoblinWeek2020 Jam. However, as I built it, I found more I wanted to add, until it's slowly, or rather-very quickly, became a labor of love.  17 pages of content and counting!

In the last 3 days I have worked to create a fun and straight forward, pbta style game that as is, is comparatively light but completely playable.

While playable, I am not done with the game yet, and anyone who gets in at the ground floor, here, will help fund the work needed and allow me to dedicate some additional time to tightening and expanding the game in the following ways:

  • Add Art. As an artist and as a sci-fi and goblin fanatic, I look forward to including so much art for this game, unfortunately at the moment, almost all my time has been dedicated to paying work. Sales on this will help to give me some breathing room to work on the game.
  • Enhance Layout. I have so many Ideas for the layout, to improve and tighten it up. I'm still fairly new to indesign and layout, but I know with a lil extra time and elbow grease I can get something really cool and thematic.
  • Expand Rules. Expand on the currently simple and direct Community mechanics, add some special moves for the Goblins, and just really tighten and expand on the game.
It is exceptionally likely that as the game fleshes out, I'll be increasing the price to reflect the content and work that goes into improvements, so getting in early gets you access to the game at a cheaper price point then it may be down the line.
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Each copy of Space Goblins 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 Space Goblins priced as listed, please claim one of these free copies for the community.
If you previously claimed a community copy and for any reason you decide you'd like to pay for it (which please know that this isn't something you have to do, community copies are there for you to claim and keep), use this option and I'll drop an extra community copy into the pile to replace the one you claimed and help someone else check out the game!

Under The Jellicle Moon [Free]

Under The Jellicle Moon [Free]:

It's time for the annual meeting of Cats, where a choice is to be made, but you and a loved one have snuck away for a little romance under the Jellicle Moon. A free form tabletop game where the mechanic is poetry. Inspired in parts by the movie Cats, the TS Elliot poem The Naming of Cats, and strangely enough Yoko Ono's Grapefruit. 
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What Price Glory [Free]

What Price Glory [Free]:

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What Price Glory. It is December 1916, in the recovering fortified town of Verdun, France. You and other members of the French Infantry have finally repelled the Imperial German Army after 11 months of tense fighting. Now you are enjoying a brief respite, but elsewhere in France, the Great War rages on.  When you are called upon, will you rejoin the fighting? What Price Glory was inspired by the 1924 play of the same name, by Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson.

What Price Glory is a card based, GM-less, table top role playing game, based on the For The Queen SRD, for 2 to 6 players. Using the card prompts, answer the questions in character, pass the card to another play, or X-Card the question and move on to the next. When you finally come to the last card, answer the question of whether you will rejoin the fighting.

One Particular Harbor [$10.00]

One Particular Harbor [$10.00]:

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THE ISLES OF CARCATOU HAVE NO OWNER...

Merfolk, sailors, and pirates creating messy entanglements while fighting with their allies and falling in love with their enemies all as they try to claim or preserve the independence of a remote chain of islands in the middle of the sea.

One Particular Harbor is based on the amazing Mobile Frame Zero: Firebrands by Vincent and Meguey Baker.

Choose your faction - the merfolk, noble guardians who can trade their fins for legs at their whim, the pirates who treat the islands as a place of rest and tentative peace between voyages, or the Royal Navy who seek to claim the island in the name of their queen - and play out your story; fighting (and flirting) to determine the fate of the islands.

One Particular Harbor consists of eleven minigames and requires no materials other than the downloaded PDF and a coin to toss. It is GMless and requires no prep and can be played as a one shot for groups of 3-5 players.

One Particular Harbor utilizes the X,N, and O cards as safety tools - as outlined in the TTRPG Safety Toolkit by Lauren Bryant-Monk and Kienna Shaw.

If you like this game, please tell me about it on Twitter!
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave [$7.00]

You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave [$7.00]:

You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave is a game for 3+ people, and a surreal horror-flavored hack of Mobile Frame Zero: Firebrands by Meguey & Vincent Baker. It is also a loving homage to The Shining, NanQuest, and the songs of the 70s and 80s that I grew up listening to.

Play as a Guest, Staff member, or living Anomaly at the Hotel California, the first and only hotel to exist outside of time and space! Create messy entanglements — ally with monsters, or backstab your friends! Inject the surreal and horrific into everyday life! Solve mysteries! Have strange dreams! Chase someone with a knife! Burn it all to the ground!

Additional questions about your stay at the Hotel California may be addressed to their official website
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:


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Sleuths??!? (Beta) [Free]

Sleuths??!? (Beta) [Free]:

A two player mystery solving game that is very serious. (It's not very serious)

Play through scenes, try and solve mysteries while also being rad, doing unusual things, and learning about yourself and your partner. Incorporate Truths you uncover through the investigation. Deal with Twists (like how real aliens might be involved, or how one of you is actually three raccoons in a trench coat)!

Meant to be a chill, goofy game to play with a friend.

Things you need: a 20-sided dice, a friend, and either paper/pencil or a digital tabletop. Also maybe some wit.
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Make the library smile [Free]

Make the library smile [Free]:

In this game, you wander the New Archives finding components for a pattern. Alone or together with your companions, you identify the components needed, describe where you find them, and finally execute the pattern (and hope you don't destroy the world in the process).

Materials needed: 4D6, pen, paper (or digital equivalents)

This is a fangame for the podcast Friends at the Table. The concepts of pattern magic and the New Archives might not make a lot of sense without listening to the podcast (specifically the Hieron seasons), but you can probably still play the game. If the concepts make you curious, give it a listen, I think you might like it.


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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Goblins in Shadow [$5.00]

Goblins in Shadow [$5.00]:

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GOBLINS IN SHADOW is a roleplaying game about goblin resistance and revolution in an age of elven oppression. It’s a world of clockwork and magic, of smoke and shadow. Players will take on the roles of a cell of goblin revolutionaries, working to undermine the elves and humans who have conquered their homeland and built an empire on its corpse. They’ll advance their goals by taking on scores, missions that gather sympathy for their cause or take direct action against their oppressors, ending in a final attempt to assassinate one of the elven ministers ruling the city. To do that, they’ll need to avoid being caught by the Watch or the Hounds, the elite special police of the city; they’ll also need to balance their obligations to the various factions of the city, as well as their own personal obligations.

The rule of elves will be broken by goblins in shadow.

CONTENT WARNINGS:

  • Expected: death or dying; systemic oppression; body horror (each goblin starts play with a body part that is either modified or replaced with a prosthetic or elven body part, voluntarily or not at the player’s discretion); classism; weapons
  • Possible: Physical or verbal abuse; excessive violence; hostages and kidnapping; blood; animal cruelty or death; drug use; guns; smoking
GOBLINS IN SHADOW is currently in Early Access, meaning it's a fully-playable game right now but needs work to achieve its final form. When you buy GOBLINS IN SHADOW you're helping me continue development on this concept in the future, and you'll be able to help by providing feedback on your experiences with the game. When the full game is released you'll probably get some kind of reward or reduced price on the final product as well.

GOBLINS IN SHADOW was written for #goblinweek2020.

This work is based on World of Blades by Duamn Figueroa, which in turn is based on Blades in the Dark (found at http://www.bladesinthedark.com/), product of One Seven Design, developed and authored by John Harper, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Blades in the Dark™ is a trademark of One Seven Design. The Forged in the Dark Logo is © One Seven Design, and is used with permission.
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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Each copy of Goblins in Shadow that you buy helps someone else get a free copy of the game if their budget doesn't enable them to pay the listed price. If you're unable to budget for a copy of Goblins in Shadow priced as listed, please claim one of these free copies for the community.

Maps and Legends (playtest) [Free]

Maps and Legends [Free]:

Maps and Legends is a map-drawing game created for the Record Collection Jam 2020 and is inspired by the R.E.M. album Fables of the Reconstruction. Taking place during a year of the town's mayoral election, players describe a small town, the people living in it, and the changes that happen over that year.

The game works best with 3-5 players and will take around 2-4 hours to play. Players will need a deck of cards, a sheet of paper, and some pens or pencils.

Maps and Legends is strongly inspired by Avery Alder's The Quiet Year. It is currently at Version 0.1 and I hope to continue to make improvements and add more to the game.
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Yes, but... No, and... [$1.00]

Yes, but... No, and... [$1.00]:

The Yes, but... No, and... dice system is a Universal System for Role Playing Games. It’s a fun cooperative game with predictable rules, but unpredictable outcomes. Players are playing as characters they create in an open, interactive, responsive shared world that they help create. It is suitable for any character in any setting and is appropriate for most ages. 

The game is rules lite and comes with it’s own dice.This system is designed to be a simple and streamlined narrative driven experience that you can pick up and play in a matter of minutes.
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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