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Think of every possible world that could exist. A world much like the one you know, with only a few key differences. Or a world where humans died out long ago, and animals have mutated to walk and talk and live in cities like we do. Or another world, dystopic and full of machine-magic and revolutions. Or one with smoke steaming across rain-slick streets and men in distress turn to femme detectives to rescue them. Any world you can imagine must surely exist in some state, a parallel universe.

Except something happened to shatter all these Universes. And whatever shattered it has pulled different folk who lived in these worlds and granted them strange and awesome powers. We call these people THE SHARDS.

As a SHARD, you are the last hope of the multiverse. This is your heroic tale. Will fate treat you kindly, or will you shatter with the rest of your world?

  • Play a high stakes tabletop roleplaying game about saving the multiverse!
  • Rules lite, no prep required, PbtA inspired rules that use tarot cards to create the characters, premise, and provide task resolution.
  • Play as the King of Cups, Queen of Swords, Princess of Wands, Prince of Pentacles, or Scion of the Void!
  • This story game only needs one session (3-4 hours) to play out a satisfying story, but offers high replay value.
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(24 total ratings)
AuthorRae Nedjadi
TagsPbtA, Story Rich, Tarot, Tabletop role-playing game


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

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The Dying World 12062019.pdf 75 MB
The Dying World - playkit 12062019.pdf 612 kB

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Please let my friends online try the game. where can i find the sheet for google.doc?

Hello! I was wondering if there were anymore community copies available? Can this game also be played solo? 😊

An absolutely beautiful work of art, both for the game and the layout. I can't wait to play it! The only issue is the game doesnt read well over text to voice. Maybe a text only version could remedy this?


thank you so much! I've been meaning to make my games more accessible, I'll start working on a text only version! ❤️

You are a STAR and I love your games!


omg!!! thank you so much T_____T


Any plans to create Playbooks for each of the Court Cards ? 

I was tempted to do so, but I didn't want to overwhelm players with too much choice 🤔

Royal Blood by Grant Howitt has Playbooks based on court cards! They're very awesome and cool, but every time I run the game my players get super overwhelmed.

I may reconsider this in the future, maybe add a few more at least...

Haven't read the game yet, but just had sudden inspiration for card-related names for possible other non-gendered playable archetypes because of this conversation.

Figures I should as well take note of them just in case ^^

Dis-paired Knight, searching for their other half, one foot in their sworn duty to the universe and the other already claimed by the void !

All-in Page, sort of a jack-of-all-trades rocking the support role, chameleoning into all and every heroic needs at risk of forgettin their own identity in the service of others.

There, my 2 cents. Off to bed now :)

Incredible layout, and very seamless game mechanics :)

aaaaa thank you so much 😳✨❤️