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"All the worlds ended together: heavens and hells, kingdoms and wastelands, and everything in between. As they broke apart, the Heartless Princess saved the bits she could, shoving them together and crowning the resultant Patchwork World with her Icy City to hold it all together."

Patchwork World is:

  • a no-playbook, no-stat fantasy game; choose a couple moves and you're ready to start
  • powered by the apocalypse, meaning you'll need two 6-sided dice and not much else
  • 70 moves that you can easily port to almost any other game

Your download comes with:

  • an 84-page PDF rulebook
  • a 31-page Play Materials document, including a form-fillable character sheet, 70 unique moves (such as Magnificent Weapon, Stoned Investigator, Crystalline Garden, Become Cats, and more)
  • a plain-text version of the above

"Patchwork World is the most fun PbtA game I've played... pass it on. Just unbridled joy." - 

John Geary/@gayhalforc

Watch an actual-play of it here.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(54 total ratings)
AuthorAaron King
GenreRole Playing
TagsFantasy, patchwork-world, PbtA, roleplaying-game


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

patchworkworlddigital.pdf 22 MB
patchworkplaymaterials.pdf 608 kB
patchworkworldplaintext.txt 144 kB
patchworkworldprintedition.pdf 23 MB

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Now that I got it: This is so cool! There's so much for me to learn in this design AND I can't wait to play this game.

Amazing - I’ve been getting fascinated with Alice in Wonderland-esque adventures and I definitely want to try this out. Like how narrative focused it is.


I am so looking forward to getting my hands on this! Are there no more community copies to be made available?


Patchwork World has got a grubby magical sense of place that's familiar and otherworldly and never too sweet.  It's a fantasy but it's got good bones & messy people and plenty of trouble to get into.


Troika! A la pbta 🤗


Patchwork World is a banger and a half. This game is surprising, hilarious, constantly inspirational and tremendously accessible. I want to play every move and experience every encounter on the roll tables. It makes me--a wildly uncreative person--want to create things. It makes me want to climb inside its weirder, gentler worlds, and live there. It is a *delight*.  11/10 would play a goat-footed muppet necromancer again. 


best game I’ve ever played. contains all the stuff I love about roleplaying. if I were to pick one game to play for the rest of my life, it would be this.


I can not say it enough, but this is one of my favorite games ever, and I'm so happy it's finally out.