For Guild and Glory: A “The Quiet Year” Free Variant

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For Guild and Glory is a FREE variant to use with the popular map/storytelling “The Quiet Year” by Buried Without Ceremony. You must own the original rules of “The Quiet Year” in order to play this variant.

Below is the original description of “The Quiet Year”, followed by how this variant changes things.

“The Quiet Year is a map game. You define the struggles of a post-apocalyptic community and attempt to build something good within their quiet year. Every decision and every action is set against a backdrop of dwindling time and rising concern. The game is played using a deck of cards – each of the 52 cards corresponds to a week during the quiet year. Each card triggers certain events – bringing bad news, good omens, project delays and sudden changes in luck.”

What this Variant is about: Instead of a post-apocalyptic setting, this setting will focus on a classic medieval fantasy style setting. Players will look over members of a new adventurer’s guild establishing their presence in a brand-new thriving settlement to ensure it prospers. The area around the settlement is mostly unknown and presents new opportunities (resources, magical items, etc.), but also new problems (monsters, rival settlements, etc.).   After a year, a Dark Lord will arrive in the land and the group will have to decide if their town of heroes can stand up to this insurmountable force, or if they fall. In this version of “The Quiet Year”, you will be acting primarily as the group of adventurers and their leaders rather than the entire community. The focus of this version is to tell stories of how heroes work together to better the community.

Where to find it? You can download it free on DriveThruRpg for free HERE.

 

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