There are currently two Kickstarter campaigns under way for tabletop roleplaying games about community organising. The first, Beat the Boss, focusses on union organising in an American context, and aims to “create a place for activists to learn how to organize on the job and in the community. With a handful of six-sided dice, a pencil, a character sheet, and a group of friends, you can learn how to move people to action and take back their power.” The second, Comrades, is more dramatic. Set in a fictional “revolutionary underground”, “it pits players against a corrupt government, forcing them to fight from the shadows to free the people from their chains.” Both games use the PbtA system.
22 February 2019