Fire up the popcorn machines!

It’s time for the village fête! In our latest TTRPG, The Village Fête, players work together with others to plan and put on a festival for the quaint and idyllic village of Purehaven. Moving through three phases (creating your Purehaven, planning the fête, and running the fête), players will get to flex their event-planning muscles and let their creativity loose!

During the last phase – the actual fête itself! – players will draw cards from a standard 52-card deck to find out what crazy things happen or warm and fuzzy memories are made. At the end, you – the Purehaven Planning Committee – all kick back at the local pub or tavern to enjoy a drink and reminisce about the wonderful day you just had.

Create your village, plan your festival, then find out what happens!
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I created The Village Fête as a way to indulge in (problem-free?) event planning and to celebrate small communities. I wanted to give players the chance to build their own small village, plan what wacky and wonderful things that village would celebrate, and then let the day of celebration unfold.

The Village Fête is purposefully open for modification and adaptability. If you want a world of high drama (a la The Carter County PTA), go for it! If you’d rather create a cozy world where everyone gets along, it’s yours! Additionally, you can role-play as much or as little as you’d like. Perhaps you want to flesh out the characters of the Purehaven Planning Committee and act in character; or perhaps you’d prefer to act third-person narrators describing what the committee does. The choice is yours! The game – and the fête – are what you make of it!

Enjoy! And when it’s all over have a round at the pub on me!

XO Ash

It’s time to unleash the drama.

I am simply agog with excitement to share a new single-session TTRPG, designed for those of us who really just want to be dramatic. In The Carter Country PTA, you are the various members of the local Parent-Teacher Association, and you have your own pet project or wild overhaul you want accomplished at Carter County School. This is your… *drumroll please* Agenda Item).

With the next PTA Meeting looming, you will all explore the melodramatic and over-the-top backstories behind your Agenda Item, with each character leading their own flashback. That’s right – no GM required! And no dice either! You’ve got to duke these conflicts out yourselves. (With your words only, of course! We’re all prim and polite members of the PTA, after all.)

Download The Carter County PTA for free from Itch-io!

Designed for a single-session game with no prep required (just pick up and play!), the Carter County PTA was inspired by the classic song 1968 “Harper Valley PTA,” written by Tom T. Hall and recorded most famously by Jeannie C. Riley (but also Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and many others) and the fact that we’re always looking for excellent single-session pick-up-and-play games whenever we’re visiting with our fellow RPG friends out of town.

I have a hunch this game will also pair very well with any beer or wine. 😉

XO Ash

Join us for an evening of murder.

Minor Arcana presents genre-inspired twists on the classic dinner party murder mystery games that entertained countless suburbanites in the 80s and 90s! But far from the posh drawing room-inspired sagas that encouraged your parents and their neighbours to dress up like flappers, our murder mysteries have a more contemporary spin!

With quirky genre riffs, our murder mysteries are similar to the dinner party style, where each player has a booklet for their character detailing their backstory and arrives for the evening in character (costumes optional). They differ, however, in that – unlike the traditional dinner party mysteries – players do their reading ahead of time (10 pages tops!), so they arrive already knowing everything their character does.

We find this keeps the fun moving on the night, as all new revelations made and clues uncovered are done so as a group, rather than everything grinding to a halt while everyone reads through several chunky blocks of backstory they probably already should have known.

As recent events forced us to discover, these murder mystery dinner parties can also be played in a virtual space. You might all have to fend for yourselves dinner-wise, but all you really need are eight people (ideally former theatre kids), ready to embrace their characters and have a great time! 

XO Ash