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You are the sole proprietor of The Lonely Harbor, a small tavern in the middle of nowhere. You decided to build this establishment here ever since you found that one magic portal that produced an infinite supply of food and drink. Nobody has died yet, it all tasted pretty good, so it seemed like a good idea. It also allowed you the ability to help weary travelers coming through who may be down on their luck, but just needed a hot meal to get them to their next destination.

What is this game?

"The Lonely Harbor: Tavern + Tales" is a solo dice-driven story game that has you, sole proprietor of this fine establishment, providing a hot meal and shelter to weary adventurers in exchange for a tale of their most recent exploits.

How to Play

Read the text. Experience the tales. Perform the actions in bold. Words in italics are happening now, otherwise they happened then.

How to Win

There is no overall "win condition". These patrons have come a long way and these quests are important to them. Stories are the common currency that connect us and bring us together. I suppose you win when you learn something new about another!


How to Use the Files

  • Download any of the "Core Rulebooks" to learn how to play as well as have access to a couple of sample Tales.
  • Download and print out the dice. The dice images fit 1" cubes. I've also included CAMEO (Studio 3) files to help cut things out.
  • Download the sample page for a handful of Characters (3) and Items (6) to get into the game today!
  • ...more Tales coming soon!

Download

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

TLHTT Core Rulebook v1.pdf 19 MB
TLHTT - Characters and Items Sample.png 2 MB
Card Backs.zip 165 kB
Core Rulebook v1 Stickers 259 kB
Dice - PNG SVG CAMEO.zip 620 kB
TLHTT Core Rulebook v1 - Double Sided.pdf 18 MB
TLHTT Core Rulebook - Ordered.pdf 20 MB

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I'm just printing this out to start playing (Meishi as well) and was wondering if you had a particular layout for the stickers on the dice?

I don't actually. Feel free to put them in any order.

I really enjoyed this little game! It's very charming and has great potential! I can't wait to see how it will expand with more stories and stickers and items and characters! 

It's createe a very, very short story.  It feels like a small choose your own path adventure game but with dice rolls instead of a choice! 

You might get to add a stickers that change the appearance of your bar and reminds you of the stories you heard when you look at it!

I ended up using regular d6s (six sided dice) and changed the stars and skulls with certain numbers because I had some trouble printing the dice.. Maybe a file to print them as a die layout would be great and this way you can just glue and make them out of paper! I also did not use the backs for the cards since they are not that many as of now but if more are to be released it would be great to have a file where you can print them front and back!

I really, really can't wait to see more content! 

Thanks for a great game!