Lords and ladies, the moment you have all been waiting for has come at last: Forsooth! has been released! You can purchase print copies here, or from a variety of other online merchants. Amazon should have copies available, and we’re working to get it up on Indie Press Revolution and DriveThruRPG as well.
Just bought the game and eager to play? Well you can grab character sheets on our downloads page.
Right now only a few select brick-and-mortar game stores in the Greater Boston area have copies available. If you’d like to see Forsooth! on the shelf in your friendly local game store, tell the proprietors to drop us a line through our contact page.
Here’s the press release we sent out today:
Forsooth! Makes Its EntranceSpoiled Flush Games releases Shakespearean RPG
BOSTON, Mass., July 22, 2012 – The ultimate Shakespeare RPG made its stunning debut today, to thunderous applause from groundlings everywhere. Spoiled Flush Games today released Forsooth!, the hotly-anticipated, expanded version of the Game Chef-winning game of the same name. Forsooth! is an innovative, new story game that blends high drama with improv comedy. If you love theatre, or literature, or being a complete ham for the amusement of your friends, this game is for you.
“We wanted to make a simple, fun game that any Shakespeare fan could pick up and play, a game that really captured the essence of what made the bard so awesome,” says co-creator Kevin Spak. “And that meant making possibly the most role-playing intensive, game ever.”
Forsooth! challenges three-to-six players to improvise one of Shakespeare’s greatest lost works. There’s no need for a game master, no need to prepare anything in advance, and the rules take just minutes to learn. From cast generation to curtain call, a game lasts around two or three hours, and a handy Cliff Notes edition allows for even faster game play – right around 90 comedy-or-drama-packed minutes.
“At its heart, Forsooth! is an improv game,” explains co-creator Sam Liberty. “But we wanted to layer a little strategy on top of that. So we’ve introduced a number of mechanics, like soliloquies and asides, that let the players change their characters’ fates and improve their position for the final curtain call.”
Forsooth! was previewed at Jiffycon Boston last week to rave reviews. “This is a game that uses its source material, not just as props, but as an integral living breathing part of the experience,” said Zeke Russell of the Brilliant Gameologists podcast. “Its rules are clever and engaging and allow you to do some wonderful silly stuff, while still moving play forward.”
Print copies of Forsooth! are available for $14 on Amazon.com, and through SpoiledFlushGames.com. It will also soon be available at select brick and mortar stores, and from Indie Press Revolution. Look for PDF copies there as well, and at DriveThruRPG.com, for $10 each.