How to play The Party RPG
Step One: Create your character
Create your character using the sheets provided. If you want to get started straight away, you can download a character sheet here.
Unleash your imagination & become whoever - or whatever - you want: human, elf, goblin, unicorn, dragon, centaur...whatever!
Customise your character with items, weapons, armour, and shields and choose what skills you want your character to have; they can be stealthy, aware, intelligent, speedy, or strong.
- Improve your character as you play by earning coin and levelling up!
Step Two: Read the Book
- Described by Tabletop Gaming Magazine as the 'easiest EVER game to games master', we value simplicity and fun above all else.
- The Squad assign a Games Master who reads the location detail and takes on the role of a god-like entity, refereeing the Squad's actions and making up all sorts of funny outcomes when stuff goes wrong. You don't have to keep the same Games Master for the whole game, so no one gets stuck as the forever GM (unless they want to).
- You're given everything you need to be successful, so don't worry if you've never played a role-playing game before. Everything is clearly explained and easy to understand.
- If you have played a role-playing game before, there's over 16 locations and lots of random happenings to keep even the most experienced players entertained. And don't just take our word for it, the folk at Tabletop Gaming Magazine described it as 'fabulous fun' and included in the 'Best Games of March 2021' newsletter!
Step Three: Roll Dice or complete a party game (or not!)
- Once the Squad have imagined solutions to the challenges described, dice are rolled to see if the action is successful. Sometimes, however, the Squad must complete a party game instead of rolling dice, including a game of Squawky Pig in the Enchanted Forest, Hardboiled Egg in the Rusted Sword Inn, and Person Impersonator in the Witch Queen's Cave.
- The dice rules are simple but rewarding. A flow diagram explains when and how to roll
- A handy Games Master Reference Sheet explains everything you need to know during play, so your game keeps flowing.
- You don't always have to roll dice. If the Squad can convince the Games Master a roll isn't needed, then it isn't. This is entirely at the discretion of the Games Master, so you have the freedom to get creative with the rules.
And that's a summary of how to play!
Can it be played remotely?
Yes! It's super easy to play via Skype, Teams, or Zoom. In fact, it's so easy we've made a 'watch it played' video, which you can watch here.
What type of character do I have to be?
There's no limit on the type of character you can be. We've had everything from stereotypical elven archers to medieval accountants and everything inbetween.
Is it suitable for young children?
There are mature themes so parental discretion is advised. Due to the presence of subtle sexual references and violence, we recommend it is suitable for teenagers and above. If you decide to play with young children, we suggest an adult takes on the role of Games Master. Seb from Zatu did this and gave the game an 8/10 rating, so it's possible to make it child friendly and still have an awesome time!
How easy is it to swap Games Masters at each location?
Very easy. Swapping Games Masters adds some chaos and inconsistency that actually makes the game a little bit more fun, so if you're experienced at RPGs it may help freshen up your game night!
Can I reuse my characters in future quests?
Yes, you can. You can even play through the quest again!
How long does the game last?
The whole quest lasts about 12-15 hours, but don't worry, you don't have to play it all in one. The game is divided into 6 main quests, each taking about 2 hours to complete.