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This Party Sucks is a collaborative story game about being a queer and/or trans twentysomething who is (badly) processing a recent breakup. You will play out a piece of their story as they attend a series of three parties while trying (and failing) not to think about their ex. The game encourages a group of three players to laugh, wince, and (possibly) reflect on their own lives and relationships while telling their shared protagonist's story with honesty and tenderness.

This Party Sucks now features updated PDFs, one formatted for digital reading and the other a print-and-play zine format. This edition also has expanded gameplay tools built based on playtester feedback, including tips for creating a main character, determining themes and details of the game setting, and managing game tone if gameplay veers humorously or awkwardly close to players' own relationship histories. You can also access a random character generation tool I designed specifically for this game here.

Inspired by Mal Blum's queer folk punk album Tempest in a Teacup, and made for the ReCo2k19 game jam. The original game jam version and interim drafts are still available through Patreon for those who enjoy seeing the game's development arc.

Purchase

Buy Now$6.90 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.90 USD. You will get access to the following files:

This Party Sucks Print Format.pdf 2 MB
This Party Sucks Singles Format.pdf 2 MB
TPS Zine Assembly Reference.jpg 289 kB

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Community Copies

Each copy of This Party Sucks that you buy helps someone else grab a free copy if their budget doesn't enable them to pay the listed price - this especially goes for those in queer or marginalized communities. If you're unable to budget for a copy of This Party Sucks at its listed price, please claim one of these free copies instead!

Physical Copy

A physical copy of the game, risograph printed in black and fluorescent pink ink on warm white paper. Each copy is an eight page mini zine roughly 5.75"x4.25" in size. May have small ink smudges or alignment quirks along the folds.


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