What is the RPG Pipeline and how to use it

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Masak Ayam [$3.00]

Masak Ayam [$3.00]:

Arise mighty Chicken! Escape the clutches of these Chefs who seek to transform you into delicious meals!

Masak Ayam is a short TTRPG about being a Chicken empowered with various Powers and attempting to escape a scrumptious fate. Assemble the Chickens, prep the kitchen, and get set to engage in this ridiculous and dramatic tale of escape. Will they make it free? Will they be caught and cooked? Or will their powers overcome them? It is up to you to discover this fate!

Requires: At least 2 people and a set of six-sided dice.

Included in this purchase is also a form-fillable Chicken (Character) Sheet pdf for your uses.

This is a RPGSEA game made for Chicken Jam 2020.
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.

Available here are free copies of Masak Ayam for those who are marginalized or in a financially difficult place. Additional copies will be added if needed and when you buy a copy of Masak Ayam.


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KinderCrox! [$2.50]

KinderCrox! [$2.50]:

I LEIK KNDERGATRN IT IS GODE!!!

MY TCHERE IS NISC.

I UES GNTL HANDS!

I UES KIND WERDS!!!

I MAEK MSTAK  :C

TCHR MAD!!!  :(

I AM MAD!!!! >:(

I EET TEESHR!!!!!!!!

KinderCrox! is a game about a crocodile's last day at kindergarten. 
In order to download this 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 game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Sometimes we just don't have the cash flow to buy a microgame.
I've been there, it's all g. 
Get a 12" x 18" glossy poster of the cutie on the cover mailed to you anywhere in North America. Each poster purchase comes with a digital download of the game and makes 5 community copies available for peeps who otherwise wouldn't be able to pay and play.

REMEMBER TO ADD YOUR ADDRESS

You should be able to update your information after purchasing the poster by revisiting the game's page, clicking the "download" button under the "You own this game" banner, and scrolling down to the "update information" button on the download page.
If this is causing you grief, email me at TinkerTaylorPublications@gmail.com with your order info and shipping address and I will mail you your poster!


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Malt Shop Adventures [Free]

Malt Shop Adventures [Free]: Milkshakes recommended but optional.


Malt Shop Adventures

Maudle Moot Heroes: Dire Lands [Free]

Maudle Moot Heroes: Dire Lands [Free]:

Your story has ended. The world has changed. It may have changed in impossible, terrifying ways, but that doesn’t matter. That story is over.

But maybe there’s still some loose ends to tie up. Not for the world, but for the characters you’ve followed, the ones you’ve played.

This is a game for saying goodbye to your player characters after a campaign. This is a game for epilogues.

This game was written for the Rhymerbrands jam. Check out the other games! https://itch.io/jam/rhymerbrands

The game is based on the Firebands framework, made famous by Mobile Suit Hero: Firebrands, a game by Meguey and D. Vincent Baker. However, this game requires no knowledge of Firebrands to play
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Predetermined [Free]

Predetermined [Free]: A professional wrestling Worldbuilding Game


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A Dark Hunt In Black Winter [Free]

A Dark Hunt In Black Winter [Free]:

Set in the 1840’s in the Canadian frontier wilderness, in this one sheet RPG the players each have a dark secret, which will come to haunt them. The Wild Hunt is coming, seeking vengeance in the dark of night. Can the players survive until dawn? Everything needed for play except for a pair of six sided dice in included.

I made this game for entry in the 'Haunted Hunting Jam,' to fit their theme of horror and hunting. I hope you enjoy!
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Gunship RPG: Core Rulebook [Free]

Gunship RPG: Core Rulebook [Free]:

Gunship is a Sci-Fi tabletop RPG set in a gritty world of guns, spaceships, robots, and cowboys. Technology is futuristic but grounded with a future-plausible approach to worldbuilding.

Benefits of using Gunship in your roleplaying games:

  • The complete rules are freely available in both pdf and web form (gunshipsrd.com)
  • Combat in Gunship is designed to be engaging by minimizing the down-time between player turns
  • Gunship is setting-agnostic and can work well for a variety of Sci-Fi campaigns
  • The game has plenty of options for character customization
  •  An automated character sheet is available from the Gunship website and this character sheet is maintained first-party by the same people who developed the game
  • Gunship uses a d20 as a resolution mechanic, so the rules will feel familiar to anyone who's previously played 3.5, Pathfinder, 5E, or countless other RPG systems
Note: this is the free version of the Core Rulebook and the pdf does not contain art/illustrations. The illustrated version is exclusive to the Gunship Kickstarter.
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A Torch in the Dark [$10.00]

A Torch in the Dark [$10.00]:

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The People's Revolution has overthrown the nobles of the realm. The last emperor died cursing the land and all who deposed him. Now the only coin that is left lies buried with the undead lords beneath the capital. Delve into the dungeon, twice-kill the dead kings, and redistribute their wealth.

A Single Player RPG Forged in the Dark

Using a single-player variation of John Harper's Blades in the Dark rules, players generate characters with unique backgrounds and vices, and use their actions and limited resources to overcome difficult encounters, and push their luck to delve deeper and deeper into a randomly generated dungeon. When your pack is full of broken crowns and demon bones you return above ground to the imperial capitol for downtime where your character can recover, indulge their vice, and craft items and incantations to fuel their next delve.

If you succumb to your wounds you die.

If you become corrupted by diabolism and the wealth of the dungeon you die.

If your last torch burns out in the middle of the pitch black dungeon you die!

The only way to live is to kill the ghoulish nobility in their crypts, take their wealth as your own, and survive to delve again.

For the realm! For the people! For the Revolution!

  • Players: 1
  • Playtime: 45 minutes per session
  • Requirements: 6 six-sided dice and something to write with. A character sheet, reference sheet, and random tables are provided with the game.
Cover photo by Linus Sandvide on Unsplash

Music For Killing Dead Lords

Early Access

This game is currently in early access. While it is in early access it has a discounted price. It is fully playable and will be getting regular updates in the future. If you play or read the game I want to hear from you!
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:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Each purchase of this game creates a community copy. These copies of A Torch in the Dark are for people experiencing financial hardships and cannot afford the game. If you would like to check out A Torch in the Dark and lack the funds to do so, these copies are for you. Please take one.

Delivery Quest [Free]

Delivery Quest [Free]:

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Delivery Quest is a one page tabletop role playing game for 2-5 players and a Game Master, celebrating unsung heroes of the modern era: delivery people!

Players select their roles and customise their vehicle. The GM, or Postmaster, creates a wacky adventure for them either using the pre-set options or their imagination. Will the intrepid workers encounter aliens, politicians, or zombies? Will they battle through a snowstorm or a rave? Will they ever find out what's lurking in the glove compartment?

Delivery Quest is a pay what you feel game, but if you do wish to donate I'll be giving all proceeds to Opening Doors London, a charity that helps support older LGBTQ+ people who are experiencing isolation.  Find out more about the project here: https://www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/

Delivery Quest is inspired by John Harper's excellent TTRPG Lasers and Feelings, and is published with his kind permission and support. Find Lasers and Feelings here: http://onesevendesign.com/lasers_and_feelings_rpg.pdf

You Are Quarantined With Adam Driver And He Is Insisting On Reading You His New Script [Free]

You Are Quarantined With Adam Driver And He Is Insisting On Reading You His New Script [Free]:

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Amid a global crisis, you have been quarantined inside your home with Adam Driver, the actor. The circumstances behind how you were locked in your home with Adam Driver are unimportant for the purposes of this game, but you may want to think about them in your free time.

 Adam Driver has not been idle during this time of isolation, and has written several scripts he is insisting you hear. Having nothing better to do, you decide to let him read them to you. Adam Driver has said he is looking forward to hearing your feedback, and you’re excited to discuss heady themes, symbolism, political, and philosophical concepts with the famous actor, Adam Driver.  There is one catch. Adam Driver is very very sensitive to critique, and while you value his work, you are concerned that your attempts to help him find his ideas and voice will be received as attacks, or that Adam Driver will respond with overt defensiveness. This would be bad, as you have to live alongside Adam Driver for the foreseeable future, and you don’t want to deny the world his work. 

To play this game, you will need a twenty sided dice, some paper, and a strong mental image of the actor, Adam Driver.

Hot-Blooded/Cool-Headed Lovers [$4.00]

Hot-Blooded/Cool-Headed Lovers [$4.00]:

You are lovers, comrades-at-arms bound by romance and tragedy.

One of you runs hot—filled with passion and force.

The other runs cold—stoic and level-headed.

Without each other, you would have perished long ago. 

You're on one last case together.

Can you keep each other in check?

Hot-Blooded/Cool-Headed Lovers is a game for two players plus a GM, about a pair of heroes with vastly different personalities and ideals brought together by duty, peerless skill, and love, as they attempt to get to the bottom of a mysterious conflict together while reining in the worst parts of each other's nature. 
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4 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 Hot-Blooded/Cool-Headed Lovers purchased adds one copy to the community pool for those who can't afford one at the listed price at this time. If you can't spare the coin to buy this game at the moment, please claim one of these free copies for the community. Also feel free to take advantage of this community pool if you are a person of colour, queer, disabled, a national of the Global South, or a member of any marginalized community. 


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Dirty Town Quickstarter Zine [$3.00]

Dirty Town Quickstarter Zine [$3.00]:

This is the Quickstarter version of Dirty Town, a sucessfully funded #Zinequest2 Kickstarter campaign. Wait, you don't know what Dirty Town is?

Dirty Town is a cooperative diceless RPG about the corny adventures of Pigeons. Get ready to negotiate with your fellow sparrows, deal with nasty rats, angry cats, evil seagulls and face many more dangers in Dirty Town !

Have you ever wondered what your favourite movie's storyline would be like if the main characters were Pigeons? Of course not, but don't be corny about it. Imagine you could transform The Lords of the Rings into The Feathership of the Wing and play as a Flock of Pigeons travelling throughout Birdgard (which is actually Dirty Town) to destroy The Feather. AMAIZEing, right!?

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Dirty Town Quickstarter Zine contains:

  • Instructions to build your own Dirty Town Quickstarter Zine
  • A6 zine with 8 pages
  • Rules of the game
  • 1 ready to play adventure
  • Character sheets 
  • 20 corny Abilities
  • 20 aMAIZEing Items
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Please feel free to leave your inKERNELible feedback in the comments below. Help us build the corniest Dirty Town possible!

BACKERS & LATE PLEDGES

The content of this listing is free for every member of the flock (Backers). If you want to get a copy of the full game of Dirty Town, please send us an email and we'll send you a survey to fill out your Late Pledge with a discount of 3$ due to supporting Dirty Town Quickstarter Zine!

Thank you for supporting Dirty Town the corniest RPG ever made!

Croo, crooo!
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:

The Crimson Spire [Free]

The Crimson Spire [Free]:

Enter your dreams and ascend an alien and haunted tower. Reach the top and be granted great power. Falter, and you will not wake from this nightmare.

The Crimson Spire is a micro RPG designed to be played between 2-4 players and a GM in one session. Players will create their Dreamers, and seek a great boon from the Spire's rule, the Crimson Queen. While the halls are strange and terrifying, Dreamers can use the power of dreams to complete unbelievable feats, all while fueling a growing nightmare. Play to find out if you can ascend the Spire, or be trapped to forever walk its halls.
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Eyes and Hands v2. [Free]

Eyes and Hands v2. [Free]:

Eyes and Hands is a game about fighting the existential Threat to humanity while piloting larger-than-life, broken Mecha in imperfect synchronicity with your copilot.

Eyes and Hands uses a system called HOLD to simulate the difficulty of two not-quite-compatible Pilots trying to become one.

Featuring 7 different Mecha bodies.

Originally published in 2019, this updated version includes significant rule fixes and some improvements to Mecha.
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Work/Life/Work/Life Balance [Free]

Work/Life/Work/Life Balance [Free]:

Work/Life/Work/Life Balance is about being talented, powerful, well-liked, and desperately overworked. You've got to juggle your responsibilities as a hero with the ones you have as a human being.

WLWL is a non-competitive, no-GM story game played with a d10 and a deck of cards for 1-4 players.
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Captain's Log [Free]

Captain's Log [Free]:

An epistolary game of starship explorers for 1 or more players.

CAPTAIN'S LOG tells the tale of a Vessel and the Crew that calls it home: as it charts a course through a galaxy of strange and diverse anomalies in the name of exploration; all through the medium of the Crew's personal logs.

Player(s) take on the role of storytellers — akin to the writers and producers behind shows like Star Trek or Babylon 5 — developing and bringing to life the voice of this Vessel's Crew as they reflect on each Episode of their adventure.

Best played via Email or Discord.
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The Moon Wants Me To Leave You [$1.99]

The Moon Wants Me To Leave You [$1.99]:

One of you is Shifting, taking terrible shape under the moon and frightened about what it means for you and the one you love.

One of you is Suspicious, seeing more and more troubling things around you at night and worried that the town you're in will eat you up and tear your love apart.

You have come together to talk things through and figure out what comes next.

It is a full moon.

I am so sorry. 
In order to download this date you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this date at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Each copy of The Moon Wants Me To Leave You purchased adds one copy to the community pool for those who can't afford one at the listed price at this time. If you can't spare the coin to buy this game at the moment, please claim one of these free copies for the community. Also feel free to take advantage of this community pool if you are a person of colour, queer, disabled, a national of the Global South, or a member of any marginalized community. 


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Tinoli Me Tangere! [$7.00]

Tinoli Me Tangere! [$7.00]:

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Lucrezia Banaag y Barrion is a radiant flower of womanhood, perfect in absolutely all aspects. The only child of Senor Bienvenido Banaag and the apple of her father’s eye, she manages Bienvenido’s affairs with deft, steely hands wrapped within silk gloves, and an indomitable will beneath soft words and bright eyes.

She is also wealthy, landed, and gracious to her friends. Her favor could make or break your career or ambitions, could uplift you and your own to great heights. All you have to do is fight for the right part of the chicken in her tinolang manok.

This is TINOLI ME TANGERE!, a game about social climbing for tinolang manok in the 1800s. It's a little different from FIREBRANDS, the game that this is a hack of. The objective is to creative a hilarious, bombastic period piece about a bunch of scrappy, ambitious social climbers fighting over who gets to sit at the table of a woman with means, and the people - some kind-hearted, others snobbish - who seek to block them. Lean into the telenovena vibes, with its melodrama and its sheer over-the-topness. Squabble. bicker, simper, upstage each other, hate each other as passionately as you love each other. You want that chicken breast, and by hook or by crook, you intend to get it.

Requires 5-6 players, and a way to track tokens if you can't use them at the moment. Props optional: teleserye level drama advised.

This game is proud to be #RPGSEA, submitted for the #RPGSEA-grown Chicken Jam of 2020. Each purchase puts another community copy for this in the bag!
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:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Each copy that you buy of Tinoli Me Tangere! lets someone else grab a copy of this game for free. If your budget doesn't allow you to get this game for yourself, please claim one of these  free copies for the community.

We Became Seabirds [Free]

We Became Seabirds [Free]:

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A seabird is a kind of bird. A seabird is also the incarnated soul of a dead individual, traditionally a sailor. The space between these two concepts is what you get to explore in this game. Set sail on cars in crowded streets, feast upon the trash generously laid out by unthinking humans. Cheat, steal, fight and argue, and now and again reminisce about the past that slowly fades behind you. Let the sea envelop you and embrace transfiguration. Be the most bird you can be, and forget about the rest.

We Became Seabirds requires no GM, can hold 6 or more players, and takes anywhere up to 4 or 5 hours of your time. Designed after the template of Mobile Frame Zero: Firebrands, it features 10 minigames that birds can engage in, concentrated on themes of adventure, solitude, surrealism and complicated togetherness. In the end, it is an exercise in embodying what people sometimes hope a bird can be, and how a bird might live a life absent any genuine purpose.

Trapped [ITA/ENG] [Free]

Trapped [ITA/ENG] [Free]:

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TRAPPED

TRAPPED ENGLISH

You are in a coma.  And in this time of loss you are visited by an ethereal being.

The being appears as the person you have loved the most in your life.  The being is here to answer your questions.  But is it truly here to help you?   To guide you?  Is it Divine Mercy?  Or is it an Angel of Damnation?

Will you follow it up the light?

Trapped: "a terrifying experience for 2 player!"

Trapped is a two-player story game with live-action role-playing elements: "The game requires no dice, and requires a room which can be darkened for some scenes.  The use of a torch/flashlight is necessary as is a musical device/player".

Also included:

Imprisoned Written by: Tobie Abad
Imprisoned is an expansion book for Trapped with four variants offered to play the story game with more than two players.    The expansion explores the idea of multiple patients, or angels, or even family members adding to the scene.

IN TRAPPOLA ITALIANO

Sei in coma. 
In questo momento di smarrimento vieni affiancato da un essere etereo che è li per rispondere alle tue domande e aiutarti, ha la figura della persona che più amate nella vita reale. Vi fiderete di lei? La seguirete fino alla Luce? Già perché egli potrebbe essere la Misericordia Diviana oppure l'Angelo della Morte!

Seguirete l'Angelo nella Luce?

So, there is a plague on. [$0.00]

So, there is a plague on. [$0.00]:

If you’re already bored of this pandemic (or very concerned and looking for a distraction) and you like RPGs, have you considered an RPG about a plague? This print at home tabletop RPG is easy to just pick up and play and allows you to take action in a medieval world plagued by, well, a plague, without ever having to leave your home! Exist within a realm where the four humours theory of medicine is alive and well - as ineffective as it is - and try to keep your humours balanced while dealing with the chaos and problems that arise when there’s a plague on. Inspired by games such as Blades in the Dark by John Harper, Ironsworn by Shawn Tomkin, and Apocalypse World by Lumpley Games, but this pamphlet is all you need to get started right away. Here’s to hoping we can all find the humour in this situation.

Leggings availiable at; https://www.redbubble.com/shop/p/46178759.7DWO7
Download or claim$4.27 $0.00 USD or more
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Called in the Ring [Free]

Called in the Ring [Free]:

Two people enter the ring, but only one can walk away with the Championship Belt.  YOU are going to be that winner and you'll do anything to get that belt, even if it means working with your opponent.

Called in the Ring is a two-player roleplaying game in which each player takes on one of two roles - the Jobber, doomed to lose every match, or the reigning Champion. Will you struggle against each other to win the favor of the crowd, or will you work together to put on an incredible show? Anything is possible, so long as you keep track of your heat.

This game is a submission to Pro Wrestling Game Slam 2K20. Thanks to Jeff Stormer for hosting this jam - be sure to check out other entries!
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This Is My Final Recording [$2.00]

This Is My Final Recording [$2.00]:

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You are part of the Mount Qaf Exploitation Project. Months ago, your corporate backers discovered something marvelous. Something miraculous. A method to tunnel into another realm, into the legendary Mount Qaf, the barrier between the worlds of man and djinn. An opportunity to connect with another species! To leapfrog our understanding of metaphysics! History! Ourselves! A thing with unlimited potential to advance the human condition!

Naturally, you started doing horribly unethical science experiments and bickering over funding. This will probably kill you, and it’ll probably suck, but that isn’t important.

What is important is this: When they pick over the ruins of this horrorshow, you will have named the creatures gnawing at your bones.

This Is My Final Recording is a rules-light game that aims to create the apocalyptic logs so common in video games and found footage media. You play the employees of the Mount Qaf Exploitation Project as your capitalistic over-reach results in terrible and unknown creatures that try to murder you. It is designed to be easily playable through the restrictions of social distancing guidelines, with letters, emails, and text communications all valid modes of play.

My logo was made by DadasDesigns.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Hey,

These free copies are for those who don't want to stretch their budget on the base game. Additionally, due to the Coronavirus outbreak at time of release, I've added fifty community copies for those cooped up at home and looking for entertainment.

As the game sells, more Community copies will be added to the pile.

Spacetime [Free]

Spacetime [Free]:

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Spacetime is a parody storygame inspired by sci-fi cartoon series like Futurama and Final Space: the players collaborate to create episodic stories of space adventure by portraying a cast of eccentric characters who get caught in challenging situations that are often of their own making. The game mechanics are deliberately simple and focus on the problems faced by the characters in each episode, rather then on the characters’ own successes and failures, though those do still determine the pacing of the plot.

Now past its early proof-of-concept stage, the game consists of 8 playsheets for the Leads of the story, plus a Director's sheet to provide just a little bit more guidance for running the game and also to act as a simple record sheet. The game still needs extensive play testing to balance it, however, so expect further updates and revisions as time goes on.

If you're playing at home using online platforms, then may I also offer this spreadsheet? Just make a copy and share it with your friends, remembering to give them editing privileges; delete the parts you don't need and enjoy the game!

Blaster Paladins [Free]

Blaster Paladins [Free]:

You are the Blaster Paladins, members of a military Order of cyber-enhanced warriors committed to protecting the downtrodden of the City, punishing the unrighteous, the mutant, and the monster, and blowing shit up (not necessarily in that order). Blaster Paladins swear binding oaths that guide their actions. And every single one looks like they were drawn by Rob Liefeld in the 90s.

The City is an endless metropolis of steel, glass, and neon. Huge towers, each housing whole neighbourhoods, soar into the smog-saturated sky, and ancient tunnels and abandoned sewers dive like roots into the toxic soil. Criminals prey on the desperate. Grotesque mutants hunt in packs through the shadows. Someone needs to protect the innocent. And somewhere along the line, the Blaster Paladins decided it would be them.

The Order of Blaster Paladins is overseen by Mother Clergy, a vast hivemind of former Paladins and legendary heroes that dispenses rulings, gives orders, and grants permission to the Blaster Paladins to break their oaths if the situation calls for it. Because, you know, all the best moral codes are flexible.

Go where Mother Clergy sends you. Judge and execute the criminals. And keep your oaths (mostly).

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CW: Violence, mutation, cops.

Blaster Paladins is a submission to #BotCollabJam created by Mitchell Salmon based on a Tweet by the RPG Bot (@laserfeelings). In this game players take on high-intensity missions to bring "peace" and "order" to the City that you have decided is yours to protect. You have two stats, Blasters and Paladin. Roll above Blasters to enact violence, destroy things, act under pressure, and bring righteous judgement on criminals and monsters. Roll above Paladin to use your rank and position in society to your advantage, influence people into doing what you say, and convince people you’re doing the right thing when they doubt you.

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 GM required
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 Cyber cops, criminals, and mutants

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Dystopian mega city

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 Cooperate with friends

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 Roll dice to find out what happens

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Development Roadmap

This game is currently in a plain-text form, and is available at a pay-what-you-want price while I work on the layout and graphic design. During this time, feedback is especially welcome! The price will be updated to a fixed point once layout is complete and uploaded.

All documents are in plain-text Microsoft Word format.

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I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the majority of my work takes place. I pay respects to elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. 

Subway Runners [$3.00]

Subway Runners [$3.00]:

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Life is tough for the cash-strapped in Pociopolis. Ever since the secret to immortality was discovered, nobody retires anymore! With all the steady jobs taken and no sign of any new ones opening up, there’s only one sure way to make some quick cash: sign up as a Subway Runner and work for the Metro Authority to hunt monsters and repair subway lines below the city.

SUBWAY RUNNERS is a Forged in the Dark game of gig economy adventures designed from the ground up to be played online by folks who are responsibly practicing social isolation. It uses online tools to quickly create random characters, gigs, and adventure details so players can get the ball rolling quickly.

What's Cool About Subway Runners?

I'm thrilled you asked!

We Got Wild with Random Generators!

You can make a character by going to perchance.org/subwayrunners, get them a gig by going to perchance.org/subwayrunnersgig, and get all the details you need for their adventure by going to perchance.org/runsubwayrunners! You're basically already playing. Also, each page has a Print File button on the bottom to save your runner's promotions as a PDF for posterity of future adventures!

Forged in the Dark with a Twist!

Like other Forged in the Dark games, you leverage your actions to take risky actions, get stressed and catch traumas, and do fun stuff to get promotions. Unlike any other Forged in the Dark game we know of, your list of actions is totally different from your fellow runners! You never know the trauma you're gonna get, from "rude" to "romantic"! Both your experience triggers and your benefits for doing them change from runner to runner and game to game! And if you don't like the runner you got, another file is just a click away.

Designed with Social Isolation In Mind!

A lot of folks are staying home right now, and making good choices for their community by limiting their in-person contact with others. Subway Runners is designed to run easy-breezy over discord, zoom, roll20, or wherever you hang out with your chums online! Toss a shared whiteboard in there if you're feeling fancy, or take notes in a shared google doc. On top of all that, the rules reference PDF is great to help players new to the FitD system get started quick.

The PDF has bookmarks!

That's not very cool, but Dan was real excited about it so we thought we'd mention it here.

Praise for Subway Runners

"This game is totally zonkers. Love it."-Enny nominated tabletop RPG master Rob Hebert
In order to download this Tabletop RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this Tabletop RPG at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

These copies of Subway Runners are FREE for anyone staying at home socially isolating and looking for a game that's easy to play online!

If you missed your chance, reach out to @GemRoomGames to let us know and we'll add some more!


Grave Consequences Rebuild [$12.00]

Grave Consequences Rebuild [$12.00]:

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Grave Consequences is a TTRPG/story game in which the players take on the roles of recently reanimated undead creatures whose fates have been bound together by the Thrall, a powerful necromantic force created by a human necromancer called the Dark Mother. When the revenants awaken from slumbering in the Dark Mother's mausoleum, they find her and all of her acolytes slain by the church's Grim Hunt.

The revenants are alone in a world that despises them, and must support one another and help provide for one another's various Needs in order to survive.

  • 6 Different playbooks to choose from, each with radically different abilities, Needs, and Troubles to explore. Play the invincible Wight Knight, the tormented Specter, the duplicitous Vampire, the grotesque Abomination, and more~~
  • Player-driven campaigns: the action and direction of the game is determined by the players each night. Do you want to take care of your Needs first? Explore someone's Trouble? Strike against the Church? Search for a new safehouse?
  • A narrative-focused system that doesn't skimp on tactical complexity in combat. Play this as a heavy-RP story game or indulge in the combat system as much as you wish.
  • You're powerful, but the only people you can truly trust are your Thrallmates. The world really is out to get you, and you'll need to help each other out in order to survive and flourish.
  • A largely setting-agnostic approach. This game's story could take place in almost any fantasy setting. Very few details are made concrete in order to allow players to fill in the blanks of their world.
Includes a dense GMing and storybuilding section useful to all players. Learn about the world and whatever plots might be going on around the revenants by exploring your Troubles and feeding your Needs, avoid the persistent persecution of the Grim Hunt, and decide how you want to live your unlife. This system is focused on helping to set and then deliver on the expectations of everyone at the table.

Two different expansion splats with additional playbooks (2 new ones each), talents, enemies, and story chapters are coming soon. This version has been re-done from the old rules, altering the core mechanic significantly, adding new weapons, sub-systems, talents, and storybuilding rules. It has also had a bit of an aesthetic glow up as well, benefiting from a more professional layout I designed.

Hit me up @gahostan on twitter or in the messages through itch if you have any questions! <3

Regarding the different versions available in this pack: I've attached 3 different quality levels of the pdf (with two versions of each, one in a page-by-page format and one in a spread format). For best use on a phone or mobile device, I recommend the 72 dpi version. It's much smaller and loads way faster. For use on your PC, one of the other, higher-dpi versions might look nicer. :D
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Phantom Hamlet [Free]

The Phantom Hamlet [Free]:

"You live your lives and work your jobs. But you live and work with us. The phantoms."
The Phantom Hamlet is a story game about everyday people left to their own devices with everyday phantoms in a town of your own creation. Featuring simple mechanics to structure your story as though it were onstage at the local theater, its haunting and diegetic narration guides you through how to approach and play this simple game.

Built for 2-5 players, this indie RPG does not require a gamemaster to play and is innovative in both structure and style.
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Révolution - RPG [$10.00]

Révolution - RPG [$10.00]:

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Révolution gives us politicians and detectives; mobs and weddings; cults and catholics; orphans rising to lead armies or command demons; the sounds of battle in the streets of Paris; the smell of gunpowder and alcohol; the feel of a knife in your back; asking “What do you do next?”

In Révolution you play as a powerful person in Paris during the French Revolution. You and your fellows are constantly fighting for prime position within the Parisian political landscape, even as that landscape crumbles around you. Play to find out if the police betray the crown to their doom, or if the secret cult of an eldritch god manages to infiltrate Robespierre's tyrannical committee.

What you need

This is a game for 2 to 4 players. You will need enough paper and writing utensils for all players, and a single Tarot deck to share amongst the table. You can purchase a Tarot deck from many game or occultism stores.

The System

This game runs on the Belonging Outside Belonging system as designed by Benjamin Rosenbaum (@ben_rosenbaum) and Avery Alder (@lackingceremony). This is a GM-full, token based system where players have to put themselves into bad situations to earn tokens, and then use those tokens to dig themselves back out. Since this is a beta test, some existing knowledge of the Belonging Outside Belonging system is required. 

A Warning

This game, like many other games that deal with player vs player conflict, politics, demonic worship, sex, and backstabbing, may be disturbing or traumatizing for some people.

In order to make this game an enjoyable experience for all players, it is highly suggested that you play with the Script Change tool at your table. More information about Script Change can be found at briebeau.com/scriptchange.

This is a Public Beta test. As such the game is incomplete in many areas, especially the rules taken from Dream Apart/Dream Askew. Many rules changes can be expected in the coming months. If you would like to contribute to the play test (and potentially get your name in the back of the final book) please send feedback to TyphosGames.Info+Revolution@gmail.com. Purchasing the game will grant you free updates as they come out.
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:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Each copy of Révolution you buy at full price 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 Révolution priced as listed, please claim one of these free copies for the community.