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The Quiet Year

The Quiet Year

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For a long time, we were at war with The Jackals. But now, we’ve driven them off, and we have this – a year of relative peace. One quiet year, with which to build our community up and learn once again how to work together. Come Winter, the Frost Shepherds will arrive and we might not survive beyond that. But we don’t know about that yet. What we know is that right now, in this moment, there is an opportunity to build something.

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. At the end of the quiet year, the Frost Shepherds will come, ending the game.

This game occupies a strange space halfway between a board game and a story game. There isn't any roleplaying, but the game does require creativity and artistry. It occupies a space similar to that of Microscope or How to Host a Dungeon.

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July 25th, 2013
I was hesitant to pay for a product that sounded fairly crunch-less, but am very glad that I did! The Quiet Year is a fascinating game of the "Scandinavian role play" style (more broadly descriptive, involving collaborative overall storytelling, rather [...]
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March 15th, 2013
this is a really fun game, but really it seems more like a mental exercise in world building. it's a unique setting with interesting mechanics. things happen in the world, for good and for bad, but you always feel invested in the creation and destruction [...]
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15
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13.76 MB
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January 15, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on January 15, 2013.
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Buried Without Ceremony
Buried Without Ceremony
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