In the Hollow of the Spider Queen
A complete roleplaying game for one GM and one player, set in a world of gritty fantasy where magic is slowly slipping away.
- Inspired by old-school fantasy
- Focused on nonviolent resolution
- Random tables on nearly every page
- Powered by the Apocalypse
60-page softcover book includes three color maps and a character sheet. Free PDF with purchase. Just want the PDF? Grab it at DriveThruRPG.
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World-building begins as soon as you start: the GM will ask you a feel questions, and you'll get the chance to add important details about the world. Then, just select your stat levels and character goals, roll up your Hit Points, Resolve Points, and Gold, and you're all set. (Check out the character creation chapter in the preview on DriveThruRPG.)
Provides an "OSR experience" of exploration and limited initial information, while promoting options for conflict resolution other than hacking and slashing. NPCs always want something from you, and probably don't want to die.
While there are multiple examples of PBtA "moves" throughout the text, these are not codified for the player... the GM is encouraged to adhere to rulings not rules, and come up with a robust set of consequences for dice rolls on-the-fly.
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