Good Society – A Jane Austen RPG (including Base Deck), hardback roleplaying game
“Romance. Scandal. Manners.
Welcome to Good Society, the Jane Austen roleplaying game.
Good Society is a collaborative regency RPG that seeks to capture the heart, and the countenance, of Jane Austen’s work.
It is a game of balls, estates, sly glances, and turns about the garden. At least on the surface. Underneath this, just as in Austen’s own novels, it is a game of social ambition, family obligation and breathtaking, heart-stopping longing.
Play the type of characters that captured your imagination in Austen’s books.
Create your own regency character, from a wealthy heir who falls in love with the aloof new arrival, to a charming socialite bent on ruining the reputation of her rivals. Exploit your advantages, connections, and family influence to achieve your secret desire – all while jealously guarding your good name.
Not only that, players in Good Society hold the power to control the story itself, and change it in their favour. Take control of influential connections, create rumour and scandal, and spend tokens to orchestrate balls, carriage accidents, and even marriages.
While a proper lady or gentleman has a great many characteristics, society reduces you to just one. Are you the heir, toying with suitors as you wait expectantly for your estate? Or a socialite, desperate to climb the ladder to the pinnacle of high society?
More important than who you are in regency society, is of course who your family is. Are you the clergyman’s daughter? Or did your father marry well, into old money and a vast estate?
Your heart burns with a hidden passion for the achievement of but one end. I would not dare to presume to guess what it may be.
We all are made what we are by our ties to others. Shall you find in another a loyal confident, or a bitter rival? Or could it be the former object of your affection, still jilted by your disloyalty?
A Book Worthy of Pemberley’s Library
Good Society is a full colour hardcover book, packed with over 280 pages of thematic material and beautiful art. It includes all the rules you need to get started with your own regency stories.
The game also comes with more than 35 Secret Desire and Relationship cards to keep Good Society replayable and customisable. It also includes all the guidance you need to create original desires and relationships of your own. As well as the book and play materials, Good Society comes with a Deck of Connections, to help create vivid supporting characters quickly and easily.”