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Thank you! So glad you enjoyed ... may your versifying continue apace!

So glad you enjoyed it!

You've taken my breath away with these kind words ... so happy you found such deep inspiration herein. <3

Thank you for this review! The Frankenstein reference is gold. 😁 

https://allisonarth.itch.io/gentleman-bandit

Thanks so much! Huge credit to John Harper, who did the layout. Glad you're enjoying it. :)

Announcing DARK HIGHWAY, a grim new supplement to Gentleman Bandit, on sale thru November 1!

In this writing-focused roleplaying game, you'll craft a 13-line poem to tell of your Death — and terrorize the Living. 

Roleplaly the eponymous Gentleman Bandit, a ne’er-do-well highwayman who, in life, left poems at the scenes of his misdeeds.

Now, the 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.
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A solo roleplaying game exploring violence, woe, and dissociation, set in the American Old West | Part One of the Western Cantos

They call you the Gentleman Bandit, because no one knows your name. They call you a monster, a villain, a dealer of death; they call you Devil.

But they don’t know you.

Not your Heart, your Poet’s Heart filled with rage or filth or the expansiveness of True Love; not your Heaving Heart, beating in meter, callous or kind or barren. 

Get Gentleman Bandit 

In this writing-focused roleplaying game, you assume the persona of the eponymous Gentleman Bandit, a highwayman of the old guard, who leaves 13-line poems at the scenes of his misdeeds. Card draws guide the content of each line; optional dice rolls add poetic devices to further shape the experience and ratchet the difficulty. 

Rules for multiplayer versions — inspired by the Exquisite Corpse style of group poetry writing — are included for both in-room and online settings. 

A Poker Play ruleset supports replayability with recommended fictional positions for your Bandit, each corresponding to the poker hand(s) you hold at the end of a round.

Mobile and print PDFs included. Layout and graphic design by John Harper, creator of Blades in the Dark, Lady Blackbird, and Lasers & Feelings.

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They call you the Gentleman Bandit, because no one knows your name. They call you a monster, a villain, a dealer of death. They call you Devil.

But they don’t know you.

Not your Heart, your Poet’s Heart filled with rage or filth or the expansiveness of True Lovenot your Heaving Heart, beating in meter, callous or kind or barren. 

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In Gentleman Bandit, you play the titular rogue ~ a highwayman of the old guard who leaves 13 lines of verse at the scenes of his misdeeds. Through card draws, writing prompts, and dice rolls, you’ll write a narrative poem about your Bandit’s loves, losses, fears, and more. 

  • Play solo, or with a group (in person or online)
  • Replay guides and multiplayer rules included
  • Formatted for mobile and print
  • Visual design by John Harper, creator of Lasers & Feelings, Lady Blackbird, and Blades in the Dark
  • Inspired by the true-life tale of Black Bart, the original Gentleman Bandit, and the Western voices of Cormac McCarthy, Charles Portis, and Willa Cather
  • The first game in the Western Cantos, my forthcoming series of poetry TTRPGs


Gold & Girl: The Fabulous Grandmas RPG! Play a group of sassy, sexy, sweethearted roommates navigating the ups and downs of their golden years. 

https://allisonarth.itch.io/gold-and-girl-rpg-lasers-feelings-hack

If you love kaftans, cheesecake, and heartwarming hijinks, you'll love this Lasers & Feelings hack -- my love letter to The Golden Girls and all things geriatric glam. It's free to download, but donations are graciously accepted!

Thank you for being a friend <3 

Have fun!