A downloadable game

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"We all live in our own Prisons, Brendon." 
- Coach John McGuirk

"By Hook or by Crook, or The Gilded Cage" is a smallish tabletop role-playing  game designed to simulate stories based specifically around the "gilded cage" trope. This trope is probably best exemplified by both the 1967 and 2009 versions of The Prisoner, albeit the two variants have very different takes on the concept. Basically, your protagonists are trapped in a strange but superficially pleasant and accommodating place (which can be physical, metaphysical, or something in between) by a sinister entity or organization with unclear motivations. Their goal, usually, is to escape and/or find out what the heck is going on.

This game requires two or more people to play, plus some tokens (any small thing of which there is a multitude will do, or you can just use tick-marks on paper), plus at least one ( preferably more) six sided die. Obviously, digital die rollers are totally fine too.


Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

By Hook Or by Crook, or The Gilded Cage 4 MB

Download demo

PC / Subject Character Sheet 23 kB
GM / System Character Sheet 27 kB