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Archipelago is a story/role-playing game by Matthijs Holter where each player controls a major character. Player take turns directing and playing out a part of their character’s story, leading them towards their selected point of destiny, while other players interact with and influence that story. 

If you like the story-telling part of games, and enjoy the creative challenge and inspiration that comes from working with others, this game is for you. If you like tactical mechanics, resource management, or player-vs-player competition, there are other games that might work better for you.

This is a charity project

The original Archipelago III rules are free to download from the Norwegian Style website. The cost of this PDF version and POD cards covers printing and the remaining profits are donated to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) charity.

What's Included?

The deck includes 30 cards for use in play, including a summary of the rules, a ritual phrases card, 12 Fate cards, and 18 Resolution cards.

The PDF version includes a print-and-cut version of the cards for those who like to get a little crafty with their games!

These generic resolution cards are similar to those printed in the Nørwegian Style book. There, they’re used for the game Itras By. Feel free to use them for other games, if you like.

Archipelago cards

Archipelago cards with ritual phrases

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Andrew M February 26, 2020 7:48 pm UTC
From the thumbnail and the description, I was under the impression that this pdf was something more than just the same one that can be downloaded for free from the other site. Imagine my disappointment when I found out that it's the exact same pdf, complete with spelling mistakes. It doesn't even include the extra cards for printing. I'm happy to support MAG, but I feel like I've been misled here. (And there's no chance of me ordering printed versions of the cards as shipping them to Canada is nearly $20 on top of the purchase price.)
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Daniel P August 11, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Can we get a print copy of this please?
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Steve S August 13, 2018 2:36 am UTC
Hi Dan,

Are you asking for a print copy of the Archipelago rules? The cards are already available as print-on-demand.
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Daniel P August 17, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Hi Steve, yes sorry, I meant the rulebook.
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