Grant Howitt’s latest one-page RPG, delivered thanks to his Patreon backers, is about birds plotting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
Grant says it’s been a while since he has shared an animal crime game, and this might be his last one. Honey Heist, in which you are a bear plotting to steal some honey, is one of his especially well-known RPGs.
Stone the Crows is done in the style of a Guy Ritchie film and characters have a Corvid Type and a Skill. There are;
- Crow (Played by Jason Statham) with the skill Tool Use.
- Raven (Played by Vinnie Jones) with the skill Brawler.
- Rook (Played by Idris Elba) with the skill Social.
- Magpie (Played by Jude Law) with the skill Thief.
- Jackdaw (Played by Simon Pegg) with the skill Smarts.
- Jay (Played by Andy Samberg) with the skill Distractions.
No women in the cast list? Howitt noticed that too and wondered whether Ritchie’s cameras might explode if they film a woman for too long. The game designer suggests female alternatives for each role.
The game rules make use of a pack of cards, drawing from them to resolve challenges.
- Download Stone the Crows.
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