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Accept Your Destiny

Nobody knows how the Wizard came to power. For as long as anyone can remember, his dark tower has stood over the empire’s capital, and his armies have brutally enforced his will. His dark creatures lurk in the wilderness, preying on unprepared travellers. His dominion is total. 

Some time ago, a Hero rose from humble beginnings to challenge the Wizard. The Hero raised an army and took the fight to the capital. They were defeated. The army was scattered. The Hero died at the Wizard’s hands. 

But it is said that the Hero’s spirit was reborn in the body of a child born that same day. In time, they will grow up and face the Wizard once more. They may succeed. They will certainly die. And they will be reborn again. It is written. So it will be. 

You were born in the same village as the Hero. You were born around the time they died.

Your coming-of-age celebration is in one week. At this ceremony, the elders will divine your destiny so that you will know the path you must walk. The destiny revealed during the ceremony is never wrong. Maybe you are the Hero. Maybe you are destined to die again. 

But maybe, before destiny is written, it can be changed...

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Prologue is a storytelling card game for 2+ players, utilising a standard deck of playing cards. You will tell the story of a small group of young adults, and a tight knit community on the verge of major upheaval, and find out what happens to each in their future.


 2+ Players  2-3 Hours, One Session  Ages 12+   No GM or Preparation Required  Dark Fantasy   Compete with Friends  Draw Cards   Tell a Story Together

What's Included

Your download of Prologue includes a copy of the rules and a full set of illustrated, print-at-home Tarot-sized cards to tell your story with. 

If you don't want to print the cards, you can play Prologue using a standard deck of playing cards, including jokers, and the card tables included with the rules.

Second Edition

This is the 2nd Edition of Prologue, featuring revised mechanics, re-written rules, and new prompts. Your purchase also includes a copy of the 1st Edition.

Roadmap

Future updates of Prologue 2nd Edition will include:

  • Print-and-Play Cards: A full set of Tarot-sized cards with art and card effects that you can print yourself (including Question Cards and X-Card). Now available for download.
  • Print-on-Demand Game: A professionally printed boxed game produced through The Game Crafter.

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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.

Purchase

Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

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:

Prologue, 2nd Edition, Rules PDF 1 MB
Prologue, 2nd Edition, Rules EPUB 358 kB
Prologue 2ed Cards_v2.0_print single.pdf 26 MB
Prologue 2ed Cards_v2.0_print four.pdf 26 MB
Prologue 2ed Question Cards_v2.0_print single.pdf 1 MB
Prologue 2ed Question Cards_v2.0_print four.pdf 981 kB
Prologue, First Edition, Rules PDF 1 MB

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Played this online with two others. We had lots of fun and immediately embraced the story, setting up and understanding the rules was easy and intuitive. Took us half a scene to get immersed into our characters (a female fisherman and two male boatbuilders) and starting to live our stories together, fearing or looking forward to the ceremony. Just about at 3 hours the Joker was drawn and in the epilogue, a dramatic tragedy ensued. We all had a blast and would recommend this to anyone who wants effortless flee-flow roleplaying!

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for the review!