Ross Eaglesham’s lofi bards to study and relax to is a fantasy school tabletop RPG that is inspired by the Powered by the Apocalypse game system but focuses play on study and heart rather than combat and conflict. It’s currently kickstarting and has a fairly low cost at £5 to play the complete game. Fittingly, a lofi soundtrack is promised as a companion to the game after a stretch goal was met.
You and your friends are students at a magical high-school, college or university and exams are coming up! Go on magical adventures, reveal ancient secrets and forge deep bonds with your friends – just make sure you don’t miss class!
To help you on your journey, you’re equipped with one of your most prized possessions – the Notestrider. When a reel of magical tape is placed in this small, arcane box, it plays a recording of whatever is stored on the tape; usually through a strange pair of mechanical earmuffs. You and your tight-knit group of friends all put together a mixtape of your favourite songs for studying – ‘lofi bards to study and relax to’ – and the relaxing beats and chilled out vibes might just be enough to see you through the crazy world of arcane education!
Inspired by fantasy franchises like Dungeons and Dragons and Harry Potter, the real-life experience of high-school and university, and the wave of lofi hip-hop that’s been the soundtrack to many sleepless nights all over the world, Lofi Bards brings a unique style and atmosphere to a hugely popular genre of role-playing games. As you play, your characters will experience the joys of friendship, the loneliness of late nights, the tension of education and the excitement of exploring the mysterious magical world for the first time. That’s the heart of the game: that mixture of happiness, melancholy, peace and turmoil that encapsulates not only the lofi genre, but the experience of growing up.lofi bards to study and relax to: A Chill Fantasy TTRPG
Lofi Bards is simple, relaxed and light on rules, making it easy to pick up and play. While it uses a new system, the core of the game will be familiar to those who have used the Powered by the Apocalypse game system before. Whenever you try to achieve something uncertain, or overcome an obstacle, roll two six-sided dice. If you roll a 10 or higher, you succeed. If you roll between a 7 and a 9, you succeed at a price. Any lower and you fail. That’s the core of the game – easy as Pi!
Unlike other Fantasy RPGs that focus on heroic combat, god-like magical power and tactical warfare, Lofi Bards focuses its rules on two core elements: Study and Heart. After all, you’re students, not superheroes!
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