The RPG Interview Podcast: Paris Gondo
Paris Gondo is an RPG about the joy of getting rid of what you don’t need and drags you down.
I have known about this game since before it came out and had the enormous pleasure of playing it when it was still under development. Now, after a few months of further tweaking and some great improvements, it’s out for you to enjoy and I wanted to talk to Kalum about it because…
Well… you’ll find out because in the interview…
Here is what the author’s site has to say:
A Simple Effective Play-Based Method To Banish Encumbrance Forever
This game is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to encumbrance rules and other tropes found in beloved dungeon-crawling games.
It is a GM-less storytelling game for 3 to 6 players, designed to be played in a few hours with polyhedral dice and no preparation.
Players in this game embody Adventurers who, as a group called a Party, have reached the last level of a Dungeon and defeated the Boss who presided over it. Play starts as Adventurers discover Loot you create. The objects you decide your Adventurer carries home makes up what you pack as their Final Inventory.
If Adventurers hold on to possessions that spark joy, they might feel invigorated and satisfied for the rest of their existence, or at least until their next adventure. But letting go of less emotionally charged but useful Belongings might prove to be a deadly mistake for the Party on their Journey Home.
It’s the transcript of a complete play session, edited for your enjoyment, to give you an overview of how the game works. This is inspired by the TRPG (Tabletalk Roleplaying Game) format popular in Japan.
This includes the rules and everything you need to play the game in step-by-step instructions. This game is a collaborative storytelling game. You can jump straight to the GonParis Method and follow its Six Steps without prior reading. However, it works better if one player facilitates your first session by reading the rules in advance.
Play-Aids and Card Decks
You will find in the Appendix links to all the Play-aids and Card Decks in both JPG and PDF formats that you will need to play around a table.
Those are also included as a Miro board that you can copy to very easily play the game online.
Rules Editor: Chris S. Sims.
Graphic design: Francita Soto and Kalum
Art by Bodie Hartley
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