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Our Queen is dead! Such sorrow and despair! Without our Queen, our hive, our home, will slowly perish. Our only hope, our only slim hope, is to find, beg, borrow and steal enough Royal Jelly from our neighbours. If we have enough Royal Jelly, maybe, just maybe, we can raise another Queen.

In Queenless you’ll explore the valley, meeting other insects along the way. Your aim is to recover six jars of royal jelly, which your hive will use to raise another Queen. Some insects are friends, such as the Ants who share much in common with the Bees. But some are deadly foes, like the Praying Mantis, who would like nothing more than to eat you up little Bee.

Queenless is built as a solo game from the start with tables, exploration, and other mechanics that will keep you interested and challenge your little bee as it explores the valley on its quest. The core mechanic is based on Firelights, where you use a deck of standard playing cards and dice to determine success, partial success, or failure. You flip two cards and compare them to a dice roll+stats. Easy to figure out and resolve.

“The writing is beautiful and whimsical, and I felt very invested in this world right from the get-go.” - Lucienne Impala

“Queenless was my first Solo Roleplay experience, and it was super easy to get into, a well-realized world that helps facilitate the story. 10/10” - Eldrich Gremlin

This work is based on Firelights, product of Fari RPGs, developed and authored by René-Pier Deshaies-Gélinas , and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

To play this game, you will need the following materials:

  • A standard deck of cards without any jokers. You will use this as a way to guide the story and its challenges. This is your Story Deck. When you use a card, discard it.
  • Two six-sided dice. You will use these to perform actions in the narrative, and get answers about the world. These are your Action Dice.
  • A notebook to act as your Journey Book for log entries.
  • Index cards or random slips of paper. token of some sort (coin, poker chip, etc.
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John S May 22, 2023 5:34 am UTC

great game. lots of whimsy. wonderful map builder
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