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ENGLISH BELOW
 Parfois, à force de rédiger des flyers LGBT de JdR, on rêve de jeux queers. Parfois, quand ils correspondent au thème d'une jam, on les fait pour de vrai.

Cracks in the shell est un JdR solo en une page, pour les personnes LGBT+ et les autres aussi. Lancez vous sur un long chemin d'exploration d'identité et de découverte de soi. Ce sera long, ce sera dur, mais vous vous trouverez à la fin.

Jeu et design par Nadg.
Fait avec le Secong Guess System par Gamenomicon:
https://gamenomicon.itch.io/second-guess-system-srd
Relecture: Avril et Lambda.

ENGLISH VERSION
Sometimes, when you spend days writing little leaflets about queerness and RPG, you dream about queer games. Sometimes, when they fit a jam theme, you make them for real.

Cracks in the shell is a one page solo RPG intended for both queer and non queer people, to go trough the long journey of identity exploration and self discovery. It'll be long, it'll be hard, but you will find yourself at the end.


Game and design by Nadg.
Made using the great Second Guess System by Gamenomicon :
https://gamenomicon.itch.io/second-guess-system-srd
Proof readers: Stout and Avril

Eggs cracked counter: (at least) 2

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorNadg
TagsOne-page, Queer, Solo RPG, Tabletop role-playing game

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I have some questions in the game.

Or maybe I misunderstand the rules. I'm sorry at that time.

- In Twist, "You can't get negative points.", Does this mean that the "point will not be negative"? Or does it mean "if the point is 0, you can't choose it"?

- I can't get negative points in Twist. But, can I get negative points in Event?

- I have [1 Gender] and [0 Orientation]. I roll 17, Event "-1 gender or -1 orientation". Can I choice orientation? If possible, how many orientation points will I get?

- If Twist happens, Do I roll the dice before or after event processing? (Probably later)

- If I roll the same entry 3 times, 4 times, 5 times, 6 times. What happen? Does it Twist every time? Or Does Twist occur 2nd, 4th, and 6th entry? Is it only the second time?

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If Twist happens in every same entry, and If I have 0 point and rolled all entry, My point is unlikely to be 2. Because if I get 1 point, the twist will reduce it to zero. Even I roll 20, will drop to 0 point with a 5/6 chance.

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I think the game is a little too long. Event points total ±0. My goal is to get total 6 Points(3 gender + 3 orientation).

This is especially true if I can't use the ……"I have [1 Gender] and [0 Orientation], Event is  "-1 gender or -1 orientation". I choice orientation, and Point can't be negative. As a result, the penalty can be ignored.".

(This is an opinion as a game. It will take a long, long time for the egg shell to crack.)

I think you should increase positive events, or reduce the required total point. Or, if the d6 test is successful once, it will be a goal.

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How about changing to "3 Identity Points in gender or orientation" instead of "3 Identity Points in both gender and orientation" ?

If character gets [0 Gender] and [3 Orientation], could he be cis gay?

(However, "Even if he is cis gay, he needs gender points to be confident that he is cis." Seems to make sense.)

Thank you very much, I'll try to publish a new version that is clearer on those points :D

- In Twist, "You can't get negative points.", Does this mean that the "point will not be negative"? Or does it mean "if the point is 0, you can't choose it"?
It means that, at any point of the game you won't have negative points - so try not to remove from 0, but if you have 0/0, then you don't loose any more points. This apply to all the game.

- I can't get negative points in Twist. But, can I get negative points in Event?
No, you can't either

- I have [1 Gender] and [0 Orientation]. I roll 17, Event "-1 gender or -1 orientation". Can I choice orientation? If possible, how many orientation points will I get?
You are playing, and if you feel it makes sense you can choose orientation. In which case you'd be at 0 point. I would suggest to choose gender, but it's up to you.

-If Twist happens in every same entry, and If I have 0 point and rolled all entry, My point is unlikely to be 2. Because if I get 1 point, the twist will reduce it to zero. Even I roll 20, will drop to 0 point with a 5/6 chance.

Yes. I've changed it on the french version, but  maybe I've let it like that on the english version? I'll check and update so that you win a point on a "greater or equal", and not just "greater"

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The game can be long, but it is by design. This path is long, and there is room for devellopement and changes along it. If you don't have time to play it entirely you can choose to play it with 2/2 instead, but it means that a single event (20) can give you all the confidence you need in one category. You choose :D

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You are right, "Even if he is cis gay, he needs gender points to be confident that he is cis." 
It's hard to be confident in who you are, and exploration of other possibility helps !

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Thank you very much for all the feedback, I love it <3

Thank you!

Merci Nadg pour ce jeu très touchant et très bien écrit. Penses-tu pouvoir le publier en français un jour ?

Merci beaucoup, ça me touche !

Je pense oui, il faut juste que je prenne le temps de le traduire. Ce ne devrait pas être bien long :D

Ben voilà, c'est traduit !

A very good idea, and a very cute execution. Sweet to look at and can't wait to try it out. Congrats! 🏳️‍🌈

Thank you very much ! I really needed to write that one