A downloadable playbook

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Wow! A Clown Playbook! I wonder what that's about?

The Clown is a playbook for Austin Ramsay's Beam Saber about using personal risk and failure to illustrate innate truths about what it means to be alive and what it means to be a person in the engine of war. You can play a stunt pilot, do unto your CO as Prince Hamlet does to Polonius, or re-enact your favorite Pagliacci joke in the face of certain doom.

Inspired by playbooks like  the Watchpoint and the Giantkiller, the Clown is built mechanically around re-thinking how the standard action rolls work in Forged in the Dark,  exploring exciting new relationships with failure and success, and having a good time no matter what the dice say.

  • 12 page playbook in full HD color + fillable Google Sheets playbook
  • 8 new special playbook abilities + a fun optional XP rule
  • 9 new pieces of pilot and vehicle gear to make your Clown unique
  • Step-by-step explanations for how the Clown's abilities work together
  • Ethical discussion starters for bringing the Clown to your table

Clowns are part of a broad historical tradition of performance and social roleplaying - your Clown doesn't have to be a "clown" by our modern conventional way of thinking. If you're interested in playing an artist of any sort, someone deeply committed to a part, anyone who stares deep into the abyss and laughs, or a housepet who is a valued if unconventional pilot of a mech, download The Clown today!

Updated 7 days ago
Published 9 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
(4)
AuthorMousewife Games
Tagsbeam-saber, Mechs, Sci-fi, theatre

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In order to download this playbook you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Clown Playbook.pdf 1 MB
Clown Playbook Plaintext.txt 15 kB

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Community Copies

Community copies of The Clown are free to those who cannot afford the game at its listed price.

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QTPOC: if there are no community copies of the game listed and you would like a copy of the game and can't pay for it, send me a DM at @mousewifegames on twitter and I will get you a download key, no questions asked.

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I don't own Beam Saber or this playbook. The closest I have gotten is listening to PARTIZAN. This concept is so strong that it makes me immediately want to purchase a copy of both and play as it.