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A Roleplaying Game From Under the Floorboards!

The Small Folk have been lurking on the margins of human society since before the dawn of history, but we humans don't tend to notice them. They're really good at hiding from us. They're also good at arguing, picking fights, sulking, and splitting up into cliques. But they're tough, clever (on their good days), and armed with an array of startling magical powers.

The Small Folk is a game of wainscot urban fantasy, built round the popular FATE rules engine. Take your pick of seven different cliques, from aggressive goblins to oh-so-superior brownies and technophile gremlins (or the cliqueless, because some people just have to be different), and an array of skills and magical powers, personalise your character with aspects and stunts, and get out there and get underfoot.

Oh, and watch out for cats, rats, hawks, mousetraps, and your neighbours.

Note: The "Premium Color" print-on-demand version of this book is printed on heavier paper in somewhat higher quality, and the illustrations are indeed in colour. But this isn't a heavily illustrated book, so please don't expect lush imagery.

Also: R.P.P.R. Tabletop Tales have a Small Folk Actual Play! And if you want some idea of how this setting looks in play, see Eight Example Small Folk Characters - available for free!

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Rhys M November 19, 2020 6:38 am UTC
What happened to the RPPR actual play? The link is dead and when I went to their website I searched for it and it found no results.
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Philip M November 21, 2020 11:23 pm UTC
Can't help, I'm afraid; I have no personal contact with the people involved. I was just flattered that they used my game.
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Rhys M November 22, 2020 12:53 am UTC
Fair enough. Hopefully someday I will be able to give your game it's due coverage.
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Philip M October 17, 2020 3:26 pm UTC
Okay, this book is now available in Print on Demand form, in colour and B&W versions. I should say that, while the "Premium Color" print-on-demand version of this book is printed on heavier paper in somewhat higher quality, and the illustrations are indeed in colour, this isn't a heavily illustrated book, so please don't expect lush imagery.
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Robert H July 12, 2019 10:38 am UTC
Any possibility of pod of this game ?
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Philip M June 21, 2020 11:35 am UTC
Very, very sorry I previously missed this question.

I could take a look at the DTRPG system for PoD versions, I guess. It's not been such a huge seller that I thought there'd be much demand. In the meantime, it might be possible to get a copy printed somewhere like Lulu.
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Robert H August 09, 2020 6:19 am UTC
All good . Cheers for the reply
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JR F September 30, 2020 9:30 pm UTC
Thanks for the update... your contribution to The Dreaming Cities is still one of the best rpg settings, ever. So, definitely interested in a POD.
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Philip M October 03, 2020 5:50 pm UTC
Okay, I'm now working on getting PoD versions available - B&W and colour. I'm currently waiting on the pre-press process, and then I have to request and check proof copies, but hopefully these might be available by the end of the month. I'll try to remember to e-mail all customers when it's ready.
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Philip M October 17, 2020 12:07 pm UTC
A black & white print on demand version is now available. I’m still looking at making a colour version available, but getting the price/quality balance right may be tricky.
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Philip M October 17, 2020 12:08 pm UTC
As noted above, B&W PoD version now available!
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