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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > September 2018 (#22) > Pring-and-play


Welcome to the crafty, cheerful and gloriously cheap world of print-and-play gaming.


Todd Sanders’ PnP Mr. Cabbagehead’s Garden was eventually Kickstarted and published in a box

As the printer whirs and angrily clicks, a world gradually emerges in fits, starts and papery shudders. The world of Lassadar, to be precise: a gloomy, sepia-tinged realm threatened by an extra-planar entity known as the Grayking. It is up to me, an apprentice in the arcane ways, to venture out into this corrupted land and seek out the three warding keys, to block the Grayking’s approach before it’s too late.

But first I need to find a pair of scissors. And where did I leave that spray mount? Oh, and make a quick trip to the craft shop to get a few sheets of decent card. Then, finally, raid my completed Pandemic Legacy: Season One box for some Eurocubes.

Shadows Upon Lassadar: The Grayking is Risen is a solo fantasy quest game designed by the prolific, Pittsburgh-based Todd Sanders in 2011. Aside from the rules, cubes and dice it requires, it is entirely contained within a deck of 52 cards, gridded on a set of A4 PDFs: locations, maps, tracking boards, spell skilltrees, monsters – the lot. With the right tools (see ‘The PnP Tool Box’ on page 47), it shouldn’t take more than an hour or so to construct. And, materials aside, it doesn’t cost a penny.

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