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Kingdom Needs Playtesters

After much internal play and revision, Kingdom is ready for the next step, and that next step is you taking it for a spin.

The basics: it’s a role-playing game for 3-5 players. There’s no GM and no prep. You can play one-shot or multiple sessions.

I’m looking for people who can play and provide feedback, not just read it. If you’re interested drop me a line at kingdom-playtest at, or leave an excited comment in this post and I’ll get your email from the hidden field. Let me know the last few role-playing games your group played so I have a sense of what kind of spread of gamers we’ve got.

I’m not setting a deadline for this playtest phase yet, but it’s going to be a few months at least. I want some serious play time.

A Kingdom is nothing without the individuals behind it. This game has only gotten this far because of the awesome skills of the people who’ve played it from its earliest incarnations: Caroline Gibson, Feiya Cook, Fred Lott, Marc Hobbs, Pat Kemp, and Shuo Meng. You guys have Perspective, one and all.