Thirsty Sword Lesbians


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Published by Evil Hat Productions
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro

Thirsty Sword Lesbians is a queer action romance roleplaying game where swords cross and hearts race. Designed to be easy to learn and easy to run, welcoming for queers of all kinds and flexible enough that you can tell stories ranging from spare opera to pirate adventures to anything in between.

A sword duel can end in kissing, a witch can gain her power by helping others find love, and an entire campaign can be built around vagabond matchmakers piloting their sentient gay spaceship from system to system. Even when swords are crossed, rivals have the potential to connect more deeply than anyone expects.

Thirsty Sword Lesbians celebrates the love, power, and existence of queer people. If you love roleplaying games and angsty disaster lesbians with swords, you’ve come to the right place. In this book, you’ll find:

• Flirting, sword fighting, and zingers in a system designed for both narrative drama and player safety
• An innovative take on the Powered by the Apocalypse family of games
• Nine character types, each focusing on a particular emotional conflict
• Guidance and support for running the game, including how to make appealing adversaries
• Starting scenario seeds and multiple campaign settings
• Variant rules to highlight different identities, emotional connections, and setting elements
• Strategies to adapt any setting where swords cross and hearts race for thirsty sword lesbians




  • 224 pages, full color hardcover book.
  • PDF included with purchase

Number of players: 3-6. One shot or campaign.
Style: Powered by the Apocalypse. GM & dice.
Creators: April Kit Walsh



Nebula Award Winner 2022 – Best Game Writing
ENNIE Award Winner 2022 – Best Game
ENNIE Award Winner 2022 – Product of the Year


“The goal in Thirsty Sword Lesbians isn’t to defeat a bad guy or save a princess; it’s to build relationships…The books are worth the purchase just to look at the gorgeous sapphic art inside them. ” – The Advocate

“This is a wonderful and very inviting gay-as-hell game that can serve as the basis for an ongoing campaign, or just a ruleset you turn to when you and a bunch of queer friends want to make some narrative noise” –  Kotaku (One of the ten best tabletop roleplaying books of 2022)

“A game about romance […], about sword fights, and about being super, mega gay” – Tabletop Gaming 



Thirsty Sword Lesbians – Core Playbooks
Thirsty Sword Lesbians – Handouts
Thirsty Sword Lesbians – Relationship Questions / GM Moves


Additional information

Weight 1.6 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 1 in

Book + PDF, Digital (PDF)

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