Swords Without Master
Gather writing implements, scraps of paper, three or four of your cohorts, and two six-sided dice that you can easily tell apart to a table. A mahogany table adorned with thick, greasy candles and five human skulls. Failing that, a stout oaken table near a glowing hearth, replete with ale-filled steins and a succulent roast. Or, if you prefer, a tabletop chipped whole from a single obsidian stone, placed on the back of a coiled serpent of silver in a room high in a lonely tower shrouded in a prismatic fog.
Swords Without Master is a game of adventure, violence and wonder. Become rogues in a world of swords and sorcery, living by your wits and prowess, plunging into the unknown, and seizing from it untold treasures.
- Found in Volume 1, Issue 3.
- For 4-5 players.
- Written & designed by Epidiah Ravachol.
- Illustrated by Storn Cook, Ed Heil & Christopher Kimball.
- The Swords Without Master Community.
- "The City of Fire & Coin," a free introductory adventure with all the rules you need to play.
- And other free Swords Without Master resources.
A Scoundrel in the Deep
“…My lamp dwindles. Tired and hungry, I must scramble in pitch dark, only a few matches in my pocket separate me from endless inky blackness. My fate is in my own hands.”
A Scoundrel in the Deep is a collaborative storytelling game for two adults, a matchbox, and an ashtray.
Sorceress Bloody Sorceress
Once received, the invitation—delivered through the song of a magpie—cannot be ignored. And so, with trepidation and outright dread, the guests gather to the table of the sorceress, high upon her drafty tower.
Sorceress Bloody Sorceress is a game of intrigue, murder, and dinner parties with unwanted guests.
Enter the Avenger
“…a grey-haired witch-knight still bound by a pledge of fealty to two masters—one mundane and one supernatural—who both failed to honor their side of the oath."
Enter the Avenger is a game about vengeance and its uncertainties.
The augurs dictate that only fang and claw will rend your destiny. You will be reborn as beast to fulfill the prophecy.
Wolfspell is a game about stalwart adventurers who have been transmogrified into wolves in order to complete a geas or grim task set before them.