A downloadable roleplaying game

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Cross swords and fall in love in this tabletop roleplaying game by April Kit Walsh

A Feelings-Focused Game System

The Thirsty Sword Lesbians RPG celebrates queer love and power. The game uses a lightweight, easy-to-learn system to focus the story on your characters' feelings, angst, and relationships.  Player safety and consent are built in to the mechanics so you can dive into the messy world of flirtatious swordfighting with confidence.

Will you be a Trickster, who craves closeness but fears vulnerability? A Scoundrel, who keeps looking to the next horizon instead of honoring what she has? A Spooky Witch, friend to monsters who is seen as monstrous herself? Or something else entirely?

With nine different archetypes to choose from, you can discover and customize the Thirsty Sword Lesbian that speaks to you.

The core mechanics are an evolution of the "Powered by the Apocalypse" game engine used in RPGs like Masks, Monsterhearts, and The Watch.

What You Get When You Buy Now

This is an early access, beta version of the game. It is a complete game that you can play and enjoy, and it is also in active development and the layout is at a very early stage.

When you Buy Now, you will get:

  • A 140+-page rulebook, including several prepared scenarios
  • A collection of 9 different archetypes to play
  • A quick reference sheet
  • A digital copy of the final game at no extra cost, even if the price increases

Thank you for your early support as I develop this game!

(If you are a marginalized person and the price would be a hardship, please reach out to me for a free copy.)

Logo by Soraya Okuda

Illustration by Chelsea Geter (Instagram: liquidxsin)

Feeling thirsty yet?


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this roleplaying game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Thirsty Sword Lesbians Rulebook Beta v0.5.pdf 1 MB

Download demo

TSL Playbooks BETA v0.5.pdf 287 kB
TSL Basic Moves Reference BETA v0.5.pdf 67 kB
TSL Game Start Checklist and Guide - BETA v0.5.pdf 85 kB

Development log