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Finding small moments of triumph in the dark.


Testing the bonds between the fellowship.

Gather your friends and embark on an epic quest. Classic fantasy sentiment, wrapped in a modern system that rewards quick thinking and improv, but also has some rules, let's call it rules medium. 

A labor of love, inspired by the epic quests of my childhood such as Lord of the Rings, and Legend. This tabletop role-playing game is about sacrificing all to achieve the goal.

About this game

  • The Quest. This game is about forming a fellowship of heroes and embarking on an epic quest in a fantasy world. 
  • Easy to Learn. No frills and easy to learn, but with some depth. 
  • Inspirations. This game is mechanically inspired by Dungeon World, Apocalypse World, and thematically inspired by the timeless works of Gemmell and Tolkien. 
  • Mechanic. Similar to games that are Powered By the Apocalypse, but with an advantage/disadvantage system that changes the difficulty of an action without changing the result range (and some other stuff).
  • It Ends. Each quest is designed to take 5-7, 2-3 hour sessions. 
  • The Monomyth. Storytelling guidelines for following or subverting the traditional hero's journey (the monomyth).

The Specs

  • 113 pages, with everything needed to play included.
  • A slim 6X8 format for easier phone reading. 
  • Fillable sheets, including character and narrator sheets.

EARLY ACCESS. EXPECT UPDATES AND NEW CONTENT.


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The Quest Machine Pages.pdf 76 MB
The Quest Machine Spreads.pdf 52 MB
The Quest Machine Character Sheet Fillable.pdf 464 kB
Narrator Sheet Fillable D3.pdf 321 kB
Consequences 403 kB
The Setting Sheet Fillable.pdf 307 kB
The Quest Machine Baddie Sheet Fillable.pdf 2 MB
The Quest Machine Setting Sheet Fillable.pdf 2 MB
The Quest Machine Consequences Fillable.pdf 285 kB

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Thank you! I’ve had fun with it, let me know what you think if you get to try it out! 

This game looks like a LOT of fun. I'll need to find some players to try this. Good work, ACG!