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Lichcraft is a game about spite, necromancy, being trans, and a 300 year long NHS waiting list. Although the game itself deals with serious themes, it is set up to be tongue-in-cheek, satirical, super queer, and intimate.


The Year is 2069. The setting is Great Britain. The Tories have been in power since 2010. Due to National Health Service cuts, trans healthcare has become increasingly hard to access. The waiting list for a first appointment at a gender identity clinic is now 300 years. They don’t want to outright refuse you; that would imply that the health service is over capacity or underfunded. Instead, they will simply add you to the end of the list and wait for you to die.


But they are fools. For you have learned the secrets of immortality. And you will get to the end of that waiting list, even if it means waiting another millennium.


Lichcraft is a rules-light tabletop RPG set up to be played with 2 or more players, you play trans characters in dystopian Britain,  50 years in the future.  You have been trapped at the bottom of a waiting list for vital gender-affirming healthcare. The list is far longer than a mortal human lifespan.


As a result, you have decided to pursue lichdom. Over the course of the game, you will gather all the components for the ritual necessary to become an undead creature of great arcane power, at which point you may either transform yourselves however you choose or wait things out in your new immortal bodies- you have all the time in the world.


The play is inspired by Forged in the Dark systems, with a simple D6-pool resolution mechanic. Instead of choosing classes or players, characters begin by choosing their politics, hobby, day job, and magical source, and use attributes from these to add to their dice rolls. 


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  • Product Information

    Lichcraft | Staplebound
    Author: Laurie O'Connel 
    Publication Date: 13 June 2021
    Pages: 24
    Dimensions: 148 x 209 x 2 (mm)
    Language: English

  • Queer Representation

    Trans Men
    Trans Women
    Non-Binary & Genderqueer
    Own Voices