Wooden Sword Thespians
A downloadable game
Welcome to Ridgewood Park High School. The year is 1997, the budget for non-sports extracurriculars has been slashed, and the Ridgewood Park High School Drama Club is just trying to put on a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Alas, the administration is confident that they know better than Shakespeare, and have seen fit to demand changes:
- No violence
- No magic
- No anti-authoritarian themes
- Absolutely no kissing on or off the stage
Needless to say, the Wooden Sword Thespians have their work cut out for them.
There are thirsty sword lesbians throughout the multiverse: they fight against toxic authoritarian powers while celebrating queerness and diversity in all its forms. They are fantasy adventurers, space opera heroes, super-powered crime-fighters, and secret superspies… they are also, sometimes, high school students.
And when they’re high school students, they usually end up in the drama club. You know, where the queers, weirdos, and other social rejects all end up?
Wooden Sword Thespians is a setting for Thirsty Sword Lesbians, for everyone who wants to go back to high school and have an experience that’s as tumultuous and chaotic as it ever was, but this time with a sword.
This is a 20-page, black and white zine, containing setting information, a few custom rules, and some starter adventure seeds for the Ridgewood Park High School Drama Club. The game comes with three files: one that you can easily read on a screen, and two that are made to be printed out (front and back, flip on the short edge) and folded into a 20-page zine on either Letter or A4 paper.
There is also a "Demo" available; this is the screen-readable PDF, identical to the one you would get with purchase. In order to maximize accessibility, if you want to play this setting but money is a burden for whatever reason, or if you want to make sure it's right for you, pick up the demo.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Do want to get your thespi-ON with an actual printed-out zine? Select this option, and I will send you an honest to goodness zine, printed out on my laser printer and hand-stapled just like so many high school playbills, straight to anywhere that the USPS ships.
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