The Quiet Year

A community map-making game in which the group builds a community over the course of a fictional year. The game is played in turns representing one week of time, with standard playing cards triggering events, troubles, setbacks or discoveries. Players work together to build a map, gather resources, and to resolve whatever problems may arise.

Excerpt: 

For a long time, we were at war with The Jackals. Now, finally, we've driven them off, and we're left with this: a year of relative peace. One quiet year, with which to build our community up and learn again how to work together. Come Winter, the Frost Shepherds will arrive and we might not survive the encounter. This is when the game will end. But we don't know about that yet. What we know is that right now, in this moment, there is an opportunity to build something.

Author: 
Avery Mcdaldno
Game Type: 
Collaborative Story
Crunch: 
2 - Focus/Imagination
Players: 
2-4
GM?: 
No
Free?: 
No