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Have you ever wanted to sit around a pub table telling tales, singing songs and shouting WHISKEY IN THE JAR?

A TTRPG inspired by, and drawing from, traditional folk songs.  You will play rakes, rogues, scoundrels and wastrels seeking out your true love, following your purpose and facing your betrayer.

Designed for one-shot adventures with minimal preparation required; player & GM quick-start suggestions provided. 

Content warning: alcohol themes.

UPDATE: 18-03-2020 - revised version published with added structure, art and musicality!


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A strange but honestly very clever concept for a one-shot style roleplaying game. Quick to read and easy to set up, with a lot of fun potential for shenanigans, but some elements of the adventure structure itself (particularly the finale) are left somewhat vague, so unless you're already familiar with the folksongs this game is based on you may be left unsure of how to thread everything together. Luckily there's a list of referenced songs in the rules for you to look to for inspiration.


Thanks for the feedback =D I'll do some more thinking on how to provide better guidance through the adventure arc!


Great to hear! I'm sure you'll be able to figure something out, maybe a few in-text examples of what each act might look like in action or something like that.