The Empire Wants You
A downloadable game
It’s been a while since I wrote. There has been lots of shelling, but we’re safe down in the trenches.
It doesn’t look like anything’s going to change before the holidays. I know they said we’d be back by November, but we’re probably going to stay over the winter.
It’s nice in a way. We have plenty of firewood, so we aren’t getting cold.
The worst we had to deal with was Private Anderson’s pet rat getting into the potatoes.
The Empire Wants You is a game of juxtaposition. You have war overseas, and the peace (if disrupted) of the home-front.
Although not strictly based on any historic events, I drew most of my inspiration from Britain in the First World War.
It takes place in seasons—first on the home-front, then on the battlefield.
As each season passes, the war rages on and the characters you play must survive while taking care of each other from a distance.
System: Breathless (customized)
Type: Stand-alone game
Genre: Storytelling, war
Mechanics: Single die roll using d4, d6, d8, d10, d12; possible extra dice.
Intended Players: Game Master + players.
Supplies needed: d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, character sheets.
Setup time: 5-30 minutes.
Session time: Variable, but 2-4 hours recommended.
License: CC-BY 4.0
Included Bonuses: Character sheet.
Last Updated: May 11, 2022
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- 1.1May 11, 2022
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