The Devil Made Us Do It is Monte Cook Games’ latest Kickstarter, already an all-in success with over $150,000 pledged, about an RPG in which you are time travelling and reality-warping thieves.
You can find out more about lying to reality over at the Kickstarter page.
You can download the primer for Stealing Stories for the Devil for free from this Box link. That’s an impressive and good-looking 45-page for an RPG that promises zero prep.
Prepping to run Stealing Stories is easy—because there’s literally zero prep work. You start the session with a few key pieces of information, then build the scenario with the players in Act One. If you and the players are already conversant in the rules, you can all be playing within five minutes.
Stealing Stories for the Devil contains all the rules you need to play—and more importantly, the structure and resources that make a collaboratively created game session amazingly easy, fun, and successful with zero prep. Everything you need is included in the game.
In the game, you can lie to reality and do so to steal from different timelines. Your return home goes wrong. You’re in the right dimension but wrong time, not the 31st-century but the 21st.
Worse, you can sense a growing number of anomalies; improbable things are happening with increasing frequency, and reality is rending.
A pledge of $15 makes you a Liar, a Liar. This is the 144-page book that gives you all you need to create Liar characters and carry out zero-prep heists.
These core rules become a softcover at $30.
However, the complete Stealing Stories for the Devil becomes an entire game in digital format as a reward at the $35 tier. That means three books, handouts, cards and other elements ready for print and play or online.
A pledge of $70 turns those complete game elements into physical ones. You’ll get Stealing Stories for the Devil in print and in PDF.
Higher tiers exist, such as the four times more popular $110 level, including the deluxe edition (with deluxe box).
Delivery for the Kickstarter is estimated for August 2022.
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