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Meet the Publisher: Slang Century

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Slang Century is crowdfunding Raccoon Saloon.


Question: Give us the elevator pitch of your project.


Answer: Raccoon Saloon, is a story-and-fun-first ttrpg about anthropomorphic varmints rootin' and tootin' in the Wild West. It uses a simple playing card-based mechanic to help 1-5 players and a GM tell silly, melodramatic stories about raccoons, coyotes, armadillos, and other creatures drivin' cattle, stopping bank robbers, and more. The kickstarter launches August 9 at:

Q: If this is your first ZQ project, talk a bit about why you wanted to do this one, and what you hope to accomplish.


A: This is my first ZQ project. I started filling out the Kickstarter for this last ZQ, but it just wasn't ready yet, so I've been playtesting and tweaking it ever since, and I finally feel like it's ready.

Q: Tell us about something that you're especially proud of regarding this project.


A: Raccoon Saloon is a little different in that characters have one stat, ala Lasers and Feelings by John Harper, but is playing card-based rather than dice based, so if a player is good at counting cards, they'll have an advantage. It also takes some inspiration from Avery Adler's The Quiet Year, and begins with the players collaboratively drawing the town in which the story will take place.


My itchio doesn't have much on it: https://slangcentury.itch.io

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