A downloadable game

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BEFORE THE START will be released in October 2023.
Pre-order your digital copy & get the game for $2.
Pre-order the physical zine in my shop.

BEFORE THE START is a story-starting, story-supporting, and story-telling toolkit to be used with any tabletop RPG.

It's also a standalone roleplaying game about community, calamity, and the small moments that define us.

To get a sneak peek at how you can use the cards, check out this Tumblr post on developing powerful prologues.

BEFORE THE START comes in two parts:

  • A deck of 72 cards used to create unique settings, robust characters, and tense situations
  • A book full of the rules, guidelines, uses, and play samples that will drive your creative games.

The digital edition of BEFORE THE START will include print-and-play cards, as well as instructions on how to play with a standard set of 52 playing cards.


Pre-order Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files when they are released:


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