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Made a bundle just for you! They're both 50% off here (a.k.a. buy one get one free) until the end of the week. https://itch.io/s/44331/icy-city-bundle

I was lucky enough to playtest this game, and it was so flexible and fun. The mechanics are simple and moody enough that, even if you're not into the excellently dripping aesthetic, it can easily be hacked for any setting/genre where people operate under unclear orders, harboring hope & rebellion in their hearts.

Because you demanded it! https://spearwitch.com/products/the-icy-city-troika-edition-issue-1

I played this game as a crooked lawyer named Dimsdale Pondbottom, and we learned about institutional violence and ghost law.

A beautiful book! Clear and seemingly effortless cartooning full of empathy and pain. I've been a fan since the Sea Urchin days, and Knetzger just keeps getting better. You deserve to treat yourself: read this, read the first issue, and then go track down Bug Boys, Sea Urchin, and all the Laura Knetzger comics on Zeal.

The beautiful art and maps are worth the price alone! Even if you don't play traditional fantasy RPGs, the images and ideas in this zine are inspiring for anyone looking for some fantasy, some whimsy, and some spooky.

Unfortunately, both my printer and my post office burned down in the recent uprisings. But if there's demand for it, maybe I can get someone else to print & distribute it. I'll start poking around!

"A few good ideas, some principles, and shared storytelling" describes nearly every RPG. Your comment is poorly constructed and mindlessly cruel.

Love those sickly yellow and purples on the cover. I mean, I love the whole thing, but those colors are choice.

Thanks! I was obsessed with the game for years and years, and it's the main inspiration for these classes.

Yeah, I never want to deal with DrivethruRPG again, but the one thing they have over itchio is easy revenue sharing. And they've gotten some big projects from it! Uncaged, for instance. I'd love to see a big itchio-first RPG anthology.

Replying to add my game to the bundle. Here's the link: https://erinking.itch.io/icy-city-omnibus

The adventure is so clearly and compellingly laid out! And the backgrounds are great. If someone's new to Troika! and looking for first steps past the basic rules, this is an excellent place to look. (Great for Troika! veterans as well, obviously.)

Thanks so much for this kind comment! That's a great picture for a captain.

Very good and spooky! And easy to make less spooky if horror isn't your vibe. Clear layout and useful handouts make these adventures a breeze to use at the table.

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Starkly clear in layout and function—it's almost immediately usable at the table regardless of system. It's peppered with moments of sly humor, shocking violence, and very human emotion. It tells the stories of gods, humans, animals, and the things in between without taking agency from players and their characters.

Gonna run Tunnel Goons at Big Bad Con, so I'm headed to the library now to print some of these off. Thanks for making them! I bought one of your other games as a way of "tipping" you; excited to look through that too.

I just uploaded my Goon Jam game and thought, "I should make a spellcasting supplement too." But then I found this! Good stuff; excited to bring it into games I run. Thanks!