Reliance: Interdependence and Inner Turmoil
A downloadable game
What is Reliance?
Reliance tells a story of interdependence and inner turmoil in a time after a socialist revolution captured the power of the state in an industrial age city.
Players take on the roles of members of the revolutionary vanguard party in the period of rebuilding after the ruling capitalist forces were driven out of the city. From this point, it will take constant work and decades of struggle and action to build the society they fought for.
It's a game of acknowledging and exploring the challenges of building a world out of the bones of an old one, and of acknowledging just how entrenched the structures of the capitalist mode of production are in every level of our society and mindset.
Gameplay has players confronting and analyzing the contradictions of their new world, and then acting on them to fight back against the forces of reaction and counter-revolution from within their own population and from external powers as well.
Two Trifold Pamphlets
Reliance is formatted as two separate trifold brochures: one for the players and the other for the GM. These two pamphlets together are a complete game which can easily play out as a satisfying campaign.
Buying the game at the standard level here on itch will grant you access to both in .pdf form, as well as a collated .pdf of each individual pane of both pamphlets which reads nicely on a phone screen.
The game is mostly finished, but I am still working on a third pamphlet that will contain guidelines for the GM for running the game. Thanks to everyone who supported the game during itchfunding for making this possible!
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