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You stand before the entrance to a great and ancient barrow, a burial mound where your family has been laid to rest for many generations before you, and will be for many generations after. The barrow extends deep beneath the low, round hill that can be seen from the surface, multiple levels of twisting, maze-like tunnels and chambers to confuse those who would rob or disrespect the dead.

You are here for a more noble purpose, or so you would claim, but still you must navigate the unmapped corridors of the barrow maze as you seek the resting place of one particular member of your family’s honored dead. The dangers of this place will test you just as they would test any common grave robber as you delve into the barrow maze.


Barrowdelve is a solo tabletop roleplaying game about finding your way through a barrow maze in search of someone who has been laid to rest there. To play this game, you will draw a map of the path you take through the maze, using tarot cards to determine your way and trigger encounters with the strange and sometimes dangerous elements within the barrow, and you will record those encounters in a journal as you progress through the game. Your goal is to draw the final card, Death, before you lose yourself to the barrow and its dangers.

Barrowdelve was created for the 2021 First Three Words Jam, using the words barrow, hand, and tie.

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorNyessa
Tagsjournaling, mapmaking, Singleplayer, solo, storytelling, Tarot, Tabletop role-playing game

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Barrowdelve v1.0 pages.pdf 15 MB
Barrowdelve v1.0 spreads.pdf 30 MB
Barrowdelve v1.0 text only.txt 25 kB

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Hi,

I was wondering if you were planning on adding more community copies of this game? :)

Hi! The number of community copies available is based on the number of purchases, and I usually wait until I have a round number so it's easier to track. But I can update a little earlier than usual!