City of Winter (Coming Soon)

A fantastical family saga and immigrant story played across two handmade maps

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“The Umbra is coming, and the Riverlands are no longer safe. Our family must flee to the City of Winter to find another home” 

A roleplaying game featuring a fantastical immigrant experience. Two intricate and beautiful handmade canvas maps guide the story: The River Scroll and The City Map. 

You’ll create members of a family and journey together through the strange world. Elegant rules, evocative prompts, and inspiring images help you tell your story. No Game Master and no preparation. Play centers around the exploration of tradition using the deck of Tradition Cards. Family members will age and die, traditions will be passed from one generation to the next, and you will encounter new traditions that change your family over time.

City of Winter captures the refugee and immigrant experience in a fantastical and magical setting and can be played as a one-shot or a campaign.



Number of Players: 2-5.
Style: GMless, No Prep
Creators: Designed by Ross Cowman. Illustrated by Doug Keith.

Scroll Edition

  • River Scroll (1 x 5 feet)
  • City Map (2 x 2.5 feet)
  • 230 Tradition Cards
  • 5 metal tokens and 1 die
  • Instructions Booklet

Atlas Edition

Replaces the textiles maps of the scroll edition with a spiral bound paper Atlas

  • Spiral bound Atlas (6”x9”) with metal wire binding
  • Maps printed on black paper with metallic ink accents

Digital Edition

A special digital product that emulates the experience of the physical game.



City of Winter is made completely by hand in our workshop. The two canvas maps are lovingly crafted textile objects. We cut the canvas, screen print, sew, stain the dowels, and hammer every nail. The 230 Tradition Cards are also made by hand on our rotary printing press.


Press & Trailer

“Stunning” – Dicebreaker

“City of Winter makes beautiful hand-made maps the center of the TTRPG experience” – Polygon


Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 17.25 × 4.5 × 3 in

Scroll, Digital, Scroll + Digital, Atlas

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