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A solo roleplaying game, both ghoulish and strange; an echo of the American Old West | A ghastly supplement to Gentleman Bandit

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They called you the Gentleman Bandit, because no one knew your name.

Now they call you nothing, lest they conjure you from the Grim Old Grave: your ossa, your white pate — every sinew in your Pen-and-Pistol hand a memory but still able, waiting for their Coward’s call, waiting to ride again.

The Game
In this writing-focused RPG, you are the eponymous Gentleman Bandit, a ne’er-do-well highwayman who, in life, left 13-line poems at the scenes of his misdeeds. Now, your spectral Bandit wanders the Desolation Beyond, still composing his dark verse to haunt and harry the World of the Living.

  • Card draws guide the content of each line so you can tell your Bandit’s tale with dark and anguished aplomb. Tips for writing in character — and setting an ominous mood — help you express your Bandit’s Life-After-Life.
  • Dice rolls determine poetic device add-ons to further shape the experience and ratchet the difficulty (rules included in the original Gentleman Bandit game). 
  • Rules for multiplayer versions — inspired by the Exquisite Corpse style of group poetry writing — are included in the original game for both in-room and online settings.

Your Tools

  • A copy of Gentleman Bandit
  • Writing implements of your choice
  • A well-shuffled deck of 54 playing cards, Jokers intact
  • One six-sided die (optional)

Mobile-ready PDF included. Layout and graphic design by John Harper, creator of Lasers & Feelings, Blades in the Dark, and AGON.




StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Authorallison arth
GenreRole Playing
TagsGothic, Horror, journaling, lyric, Narrative, poetry, Singleplayer, Western, writing

Purchase

Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Gentleman Bandit: Dark Highway by Allison Arth | Mobile (PDF) 1 MB

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I wish there were community copies

If you've played the original you'll know the quality is worth it, particularly at such a small price.