A downloadable GMless tabletop game

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Like it says on the tin, The Other Shoe is a GMless tabletop storytelling game about goal setting and living with an inexorable curse. The curse is a very thinly veiled metaphor for mental illness.( Oops, I gave it away)! This has been one of my more personal projects, and probably the one that I was most hesitant about putting out into the world, but here goes.

Because it's (loosely) based on some pretty heavy personal experiences, The Other Shoe is not explicitly designed to be fun, exciting, or uplifting. Those things are not outside the realm of possibility, but this game can occasionally end up being kind of a bummer. If you are not in a good place right now, you might want to avoid playing it unless and until you feel safe in doing so. Your health and your safety should always come first. Additionally, safety mechanics are an integral part of playing this game, and it is recommended that groups that do decide to run it establish safety rules up front.

As to the nitty-gritty, this game supports  2 to 6 players and requires a single, standard deck of Tarot cards to play. 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorAleks Samoylov
GenreRole Playing, Survival
Tagsanalog, Dark, Experimental, GM-Less, Narrative, storytelling, Tabletop


Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this GMless tabletop game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Other Shoe Rulebook 471 kB

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If you're a member of a marginalized community and can't currently afford or justify purchasing a copy of this game (but would still like one), please feel free to grab a community copy from here. That's what they're for, no questions asked, no strings attached, pure honor system. 

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If you're a cishet white person with an annual income of 40k or higher, you're morally obligated to purchase this game at its true cost, 30 American buckaroos, especially if you are willing to uncritically support mid level companies charging similar amounts for PDFs without providing community copies or otherwise making their games accessible to people who can't afford them. 

Your contribution will net you 100 Ally Points, applicable towards eventually getting into The Good Place or whatever the heck, and, more importantly, will add 10 community copies to the community copy pool in one fell swoop, so that this game can be accessible to as many humans as possible and I can still eat, drink, and survive.