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The Council of Sky Elders, responsible for all things "sky" and the safety of the nation that lies beneath it, have issued a decree: 

We are going to be the first to land on the Moon. 

MOON'S SHOT is an adventure for Troika! for 2-5 players, suitable for new players.  Your players will assemble their motley crew to serve as moonanauts: the first people to ever travel to the Moon!

However: it turns out getting to the moon is really difficult. So difficult in fact that the Council's technical folks opted out of it, deciding it would be much easier to build a false Moon underground in a cave and hope the moonanauts don't catch on.

How long will it take them to figure out the truth? Will they care when they do? Will they ever make it back home when they don't really know where they are?

Inside: 20 pages of wonder! Artwork from RAPIDPUNCHES and Evlyn Moreau! Roll tables! An elephant with the word MOON painted on it! A nagging sense of unease!

Written for the TroikaFest! 2021 game jam, MOON'S SHOT is an independent production by Michael Van Vleet and is not affiliated with the Melsonian Arts Council.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(22 total ratings)
AuthorMichael Van Vleet
GenreRole Playing
TagsFantasy, Troika


Buy Now$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Moon's Shot - Michael Van Vleet.pdf 41 MB
Moon's Shot - Michael Van Vleet (text-only version).txt 15 kB

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this is so good!