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Ballroom Ugly (The Bloodless Bloodsport of the Ball)


You have been invited to your first ball, a grand gala at that! This is your chance to make a good first impression as an independent person and keep the invites coming. Will you impress upon the host and special guests of your fine graces? Or will you prove a boor, shamed from the dance by ill-regard?

But this is no lax party! Your actions here and the connections you make will determine your fortunes and well-being in the coming year. Will you have the sensibilities to make amends and forge deals with quiet grace? Or will you flub your opportunities, creating disruptions and offending other guests?

Put on your finest wear and finest smile! It is time to make your true debut and shine! 

Based on a condensed hack of the Motif Game Framework, Ballroom Ugly will support single player, duo, and regular group play. 

Game Includes

  • Simple but descriptive player character template
  • Rules for tracking Regard and its impact
  • Gala rules and outline
  • Core 3d6 system with simple but deep results
  • System answers both action outcomes and questions about world details
  • 4 action flavors and 4 story flavors to use with your rolls
  • A stress/injury system of narrative Conditions
  • Specialized attack moves that risk and attack status, regard, and may even inflict Conditions.
  • Brief dance card and calling rules
  • Robust NPC template system
  • Twists and Turns option
  • Showoff dance option
  • Setup suggestions

Runs on Motif, using the Motif Framework. Be sure to check out our Gold best-selling flagship title, the Motif Story Engine, GM-less and solo toolkit ("GM-ulator") for the Motif Game Framework 

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File Last Updated:
January 29, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on January 29, 2021.