A downloadable storytelling game

Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

Thirty Foes  (OR Once again, we are defeated) is a storytelling/map-making game inspired by Seven Samurai. Within a space fantasy western setting you tell the tale of brave Godslingers, cosmic cowboys with divine firepower, attempting to defend a village from the thirty strong bandit army that is approaching.

You'll draw cards to create the village. You'll negotiate amongst yourselves how you try and defend each part of the village, and determine the odds your facing. Finally the attack comes and you flip coins to determine it's fate. However, you can lay down your own life to change this fate, if you have the nerve.

Play Materials

  • Writing Utensils
  • A sheet of plane paper (preferably A3 sized but A4 can also do)
  • A standard 52-card deck of playing cards
  • A stack of coins (or any flippable tokens with two distinct sides)

Physical Copies

You can purchase physical copies of Thirty Foes OR: Once again, we are defeated via the SoulMuppet Store. Purchases include PDF copies.

Alternative Settings

The game as written is set in the world of Old Gods and Young Guns, a system agnostic setting guide also published by Rat Wave Game House. The game includes a section on re-skinning the game if you wanted to play this game but focused on straightforward cowboys, knights, pirates or any idea that appeals to you.


Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this storytelling game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Thirty Foes OR Once again, we are defeated.pdf 14 MB
Thirty Foes, singles.pdf 12 MB
Thirty Foes, ePub.epub 367 kB
Thirty Foes, MOBI.mobi 368 kB

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Oh this is such a cool idea. Will absolutely be buying this next time I get paid