Good Society (HC Book and Base Deck)
Jim likes Good Society because it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a story gamer in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of an amazing Jane Austen RPG.
Good Society is a collaborative roleplaying game that seeks to capture the heart, and the countenance, of Jane Austen’s work.
It is a game of balls, estates, sly glances, and turns about the garden. At least on the surface. Underneath this, just as in Austen’s own novels, it is a game of social ambition, family obligation and breathtaking, heart-stopping longing.
Play the type of characters that captured your imagination in Austen’s books
Create your own regency character, from a wealthy heir who falls in love with the aloof new arrival, to a charming socialite bent on ruining the reputation of their rivals. Exploit your advantages, connections, and family influence to achieve your secret desire – all while jealously guarding your good name.
Not only that, players in Good Society hold the power to control the story itself, and change it in their favour. Take control of influential connections, create rumour and scandal, and spend tokens to orchestrate balls, carriage accidents, and even marriages.
The Deck of Connections
In Good Society, supporting characters hold tremendous influence over the lives, situations, and hearts of the protagonists. Not only that, but players actually take on the role of such characters during the game, to inject more drama (and romance!) into the story.
To help you create vivid supporting characters quickly and easily, we’ve created the Deck of Connections. Each (double-sided) card contains two different intriguing regency characters, along with vital information such as their wealth, marital status, and less importantly, their personality.