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It is the golden age of piracy. The night has been long - or is it day already? - and you have been drinking heavily, sitting around one of the tables of the shady, dirty, and loud interior of your favorite watering hole, sharing tales from the high seas, each larger and more unlikely than the last. Tales of grandeur and ridicule. Tales of the Kraken, the wildest storms, and improbable feats. The sea is your one true love, be it as a pirate, a trader, a soldier, or a fisher. It is an unhealthy relationship of stiff winds, burned skin, and salty water, but you love her nonetheless.

In "Seemannsgarn" you take turns telling tall tales from the seas, your character claims to have experienced. You draw cards, which offer you prompts, weave a tale from those prompts and make a roll. Depending on the result of your roll the tale is true, exaggerated or completely made up. Other players may then decide which parts of the story are made up and tell the true story. During the game you draw symbols on a map that represent the tales you told.

Content warning for sea creatures. Characters lie to each other commonly in this game. This is not done with ill intentions, but as a sort of competition of who can come up with the most unlikely of stories.

To play you need

  • 2-4+ players (no GM)
  • Tokens equal to the number of players
  • A standard poker deck
  • Beverages
  • 1 six-sided die
  • A prop that serves as a baton, signifying whose turn it is (a large mug, a telescope, a prop knife, ...)
  • Safely tools like X-Card or Lines & Veils (research them if you do not know them)
  • A large sheet of paper and something to draw with. This will serve as your map

What you get

  • Full color 10 page pdf, including cover, credits, etc
  • printer friendly version without images

This game was made as an entry to the #monthlymicrojam July 2020 which can be found here. Entrants to the jam should feel free to grab a community copy.

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CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
AuthorMax Kämmerer (he/they)
GenreRole Playing
TagsGame Jam, lies, micro-rpg, monthlymicrojam, Pirates, sea, tall-tales


Get this game and 11 more for $25.00 USD
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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

seemannsgarn_spreads_0_1_3.pdf 4 MB
seemannsgarn_printer_friendly_0_1_3.pdf 461 kB

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