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Quests Over Coffee: Journeys is a fast, easy to pick up, solo adventure zine game where you explore in depth a quest from the Quests Over Coffee quest board. Each journey spans multiple pages in a zine, where unique encounters and tests of might are around every corner. Pick your favorite character, your favorite brew, and go on an adventure today!

What's included: The Base Game has almost everything you need to start playing! You just need some dice and a deck of playing cards and you're good to go. The Base Set includes the "how to play" zine as well as two journey zines!


  • 52-card playing card deck (to create your Luck Deck)
  • 1x Journey Zine
  • 1x Character Card
  • 3d6


1. Pick a random Character or one of your choice. Write down the name of that Character in the "Character" box. This allows you to compare your score with others who have chosen the same Character or to beat your own score!

2. Setup your Luck Deck from a deck of regular playing cards. For every suit on the Character card, add that many to your Luck Deck. Example: 3 means add 3 cards to your Luck Deck.

3. Luck Deck (start): write down the number of cards that your starting Luck Deck has (you can just sum all the numbers on your Character card).

4. Luck Deck (final): write down the number of cards left in your Luck Deck at the end of the Journey.


As you continue in your Journey, you will run into Events. These Events require you to roll some dice and compare your stats in hopes of progressing unscathed.

Events are marked like this:  


1. Look at the symbol. This is what you compare your Character's matching suit stat to.

2. Roll 3d6 and add your Character's matching suit stat. If the value is greater than the number in the Event, you succeed! If it is equal than or less to the number in the Event, you fail.


If you fail an Event, you take damage. Discard cards from your Luck Deck equal to the difference of the number in the Event and what you rolled + your suit stats. Example: The Event number is 18 and you rolled 10 + your stat of 5. The difference is 3 (18 - 15 = 3). Discard 3 cards from your Luck Deck. 


If the card you discard from your Luck Deck matches the suit of the failed Event, you no longer have to discard any more cards. You got lucky!


If your Luck Deck is empty, you immediately fail the Journey.

What Next?

Make sure to follow this game as new Journeys (zines) and Characters get released! As always: Quests Over Coffee games will always be free print-and-play games for you and the community. Thank you for checking out the game!

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorShenbot Makes
GenreCard Game
TagsPrint & Play, Singleplayer, Solo RPG, zine


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Quests Over Coffee Journeys - Volume 1 (How to Play, #004, #005).zip 8 MB
Quests Over Coffee Journeys - Characters (001 - 009).zip 3 MB
(OLD V1) Quests Over Coffee Journeys Rules - v1.pdf 951 kB
(OLD V1) Quests Over Coffee: Journeys (Base Set and Rules).zip 31 MB
(OLD V1) Quests Over Coffee Journeys - 03 - Fishing Village.zip 10 MB

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May have to squeeze in a 2nd video now to feature v2!!


Can "Quests Over Coffee Journeys v1" be used with version 2? I mean if the gameplay will change, but the same deck of cards will be used?

The Character cards from v1 are the same, so you only need to print out the zines.

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I noticed that the back of the cards don't seem to line up with the front... might just be me not doing it right but it is offset by around a 1/4 of an inch. Anyway, really love your games! Hope I can figure this one out.

I just noticed it appears as Journey 3, is Journey 2 the King Tournament or did I miss a Journey?

Yeah, King Tournament was Journey 2.



Loved the game! Played the whole journey. Eagerly waiting for more Journeys.

I'm glad! Hoping that at some point along the journey you had a laugh.


The worst thing about translating a game like this, is that you spoil the story xD

I know, right? Making games like this also spoil the story for me too!

Hahahahahah its true!


I have a question, I'm translating the game, I've finished the job... or almost. There is something I don't know what it is. On the card "D&D Conversion" it says: "...when checking DC or AC..." What is DC and AC?

DC is Difficulty Class and AC is Armor Class. It's what you roll against to see if your action is successful or your attack is successful. It's definitely a Dungeons & Dragons thing.