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So, you’re the bad guy... 

Or, in this case, you might be a group of them. You’re the villains of this story. You’re not that different from the heroes you fight against, really. If they really thought about it, they’d probably see that they have a lot in common with you. Why won’t those heroes ever just consider those things, right? Regardless of their reasoning, or yours, you have a vision of what you think things should be like, and you’re going to make it so. You’ll fight against those heroes in whatever way you need to, so you can make things the way you want them to be. See, there’s a similarity already. Maybe, just maybe, if you can’t beat the heroes, you can convince them to join you.

In this rules light game, take on the role of the villains - seeking to thwart the heroes from achieving their goals - and maybe even recruit them to your side. You can use special abilities, throughout the game, and earn more uses of those abilities with successes.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
AuthorMaps 'N' Quests
TagsNarrative, Tabletop, villain
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few hours


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I want people to be able to play my games, even if they can't afford the price, so I'm starting with 100 communities, and will add 10 more for every copy sold during the second Caltrop Core Jam. We’re up to 300 copies now.

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This is a fun little one-shot where you can explore the villain of a story.

That’s awesome. Thank you

How many players does this game support?

Realistically, you could do as many as you want to. For TTRPG’s, as a GM I personally have a hard time when it goes beyond 4 or 5.


How few does it support?

At least yourself, and maybe friends.

In more words, you could play it as a game by yourself as a Solo RPG, or, if you have friends to play with, you can play with them too, by appointing a GM (by suggestion, not necessity)