Questions tagged [the-quiet-year]

For questions about The Quiet Year, a 2013 map game by Buried Without Ceremony that follows the struggles of a post-apocalyptic community that tries to build something good before the year ends. The game involves the creation of a world using a deck of cards; each of the 52 cards corresponds to a week during the quiet year. The Quiet Year was designed and written by Avery Alder, with illustrations by Ariel Norris.

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Why don't we find out what the Frost Shepherds are?

In The Quiet Year, the game is ended by the arrival of the Frost Shepherds. When this happens, the instructions tell us to end the game immediately and without discussion. (And, if we like, we can ...
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Can a project with 1 turn left be "finished early"?

There are a couple of times that a game of The Quiet Year will require that you complete a task early. This causes the completion to occur this turn, narrated by the player whose turn it is. The ...
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Are interpersonal discussions included in the ban on communication?

In the Deep Forest, players are prohibited from communicating with eachother outside of the 'Agree on Something' action and via the placing of Contempt tokens and exact citing of rules text with no ...
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Avoid writer's blocks at the beginning of a TQY session

I have recently bought The Quiet Year. I really enjoy the concept, bit I find it hard to bootstrap a session. At the beginning, players are faced with an almost blank white page, and they have to ...