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*Expanded version now available - v.2 features new mechanics for how players can interact as Monarchs, shape the course of the war and determine the fate of their kingdoms.*

Sadness & Grace is a GM-less TTRPG for four players, each playing the Monarch of a kingdom at war. Players are invited to explore how the personal ties, emotional whims and flighty natures of each Monarch (defined by their Sources of Sadness and Reasons for Grace) shape the unfolding conflict, playing their own battles in amongst the wider landscape of war. The action rotates between each Monarch's castle, giving the players the chance not just to play the Monarch of their own kingdom, but Advisers and Petitioners from others too, constantly shaping the story and complicating each Monarch's position...  

Available as pdf or plain text word document; previews also available.

Created for the "Collab with a Bot!" jam and inspired by the tweet: 

You have two stats: sadness and grace. Use sadness to kill and grace to sense joy.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Authorroll / flip / draw


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

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:

Sadness & Grace.pdf 18 MB
Sadness & Grace plain text.docx 11 kB
Sadness & Grace v.2 plain text.docx 13 kB
Sadness & Grace v.2.pdf 24 MB

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Sadness & Grace preview.pdf 6 MB
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