Games by Matthew Lowes
Labyrinth of Souls
DARE TO ENTER THE LABYRINTH OF SOULS …
Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls is a fantasy game for tarot cards. Defeat monsters, disarm traps, open door, and navigate mazes as you explore a dangerous dungeon. Collect treasure and magic items, gain skills, and gather companions. But beware, the dungeon is vast, and death awaits those who linger too long. If your torches burn out you will be lost forever in the darkness. If your rations run dry, you will starve or go mad. And dungeon itself is a force of corruption, threatening all who enter.
Includes Basic, Expert, and Advance Rules, as well as six game variations: Two-Player Cooperative, Dragon’s Lair, Undead Hordes, Mega-Dungeon, Campaign Mode, and Cartomancy. Playable with any tarot deck, but best enjoyed with exclusive Labyrinth of Souls tarot cards, exclusively illustrated by Josephe Vandel.
Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls launched with a hugely successful Kickstarter and has inspired it own line of Labyrinth of Souls fiction written by an incredible lineup of veteran and award-winning authors and published by ShadowSpinners Press.
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YOUR SOUL IS THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND …
Dungeon Solitaire: Devil’s Playground is a fantasy adventure card game. Fight monstrous diabolisms, overcome obstacles, and endure misfortunes as you delve into the darkest dungeon in a quest to defeat three powerful demons. Along the way you will collect treasure and unique magic items, encounter strange locales, and acquire three divine graces. But beware, the dungeon is deep and even if you survive all immediate dangers, a fate worse than death awaits those who linger too long. You may face starvation and insanity, terrible curses and demonic possession, forever haunted, in the darkness of the pit.
Includes the Devil’s Playground stand-alone game and a two-player cooperative mode, multiple expansion rules for the Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls tarot card game, four variants of Dungeon War, and guidelines for fortune telling using the Devil’s Playground card deck. For one or two players. Most of the games require the Devil’s Playground cards, available separately. Expansion rules also require the Labyrinth of Souls rulebook and cards.
Dungeon Solitaire: Devil’s Playground launched with a big successful Kickstarter and as a followup game contains more games, expansions, and material than any Dungeon Solitaire yet.
- DP Quick Reference
- DP Score Sheets
- Expanded Campaign Sheet
- Campaign Random Events
- DW Fall of Houses Reference
- DW Eternal Conflict Reference
- DP Card Reference
Dungeon Solitaire is a fantasy adventure card game for a single player and standard deck of playing cards. The 12 page rulebook is available as a free pdf download. All you need is a deck of cards. You’ll venture into a vast dungeon in search of the tomb hordes of four legendary kings. Risking death and doom, you’ll slay monsters, bypass traps, and bash in stuck doors, all for fortune and glory!
A winning game walkthrough is included to help you learn the game. This is the perfect introduction to Dungeon Solitaire. The Tomb of Four Kings rules are nearly identical to the basic rules of Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls. If you’ve learned this game you’ll be ready for Labyrinth of Souls expert and advanced rules.
*Also available in a Spanish Edition, translated by Pablo Sancho Fernández.
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Giant is a wargame played with paper, pencils, and six-sided dice. Inside is a complete game, including rules, a visual reference, a record sheet, a master battle map, and eight ready to play maps with various terrain. It’s perfect for travel or when you want an action packed game with minimal preparation.
Each player controls up to three giants, chosen from fifteen different types. Arm them with missiles, guns, and lasers. Then send them into battle!
Once you have the rules, .pdf downloads make it easy to print and play:
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Inspired by weird fiction, stories of adventure, and strange tales throughout the ages, Weird Roleplaying is a rules-light universal system designed for quick character creation, streamlined preparation and gameplay, and easy adaptability to any genre, setting, or source materials.
Equally suited to one-shot adventures and extended campaigns, WEIRD is perfect for cosmic horror, sword and sorcery, science fiction, or modern thrillers. Set your game in a mythic dungeon or a distant planet, medieval Japan or 1920s New England: anywhere your imagination will take you.
- Characters based on survival, attributes, and skills.
- NPC types simplify improvisation and adaptation.
- Rules for wounds, sanity, and metaphysical doom!
- Use any setting or module with minimum preparation.
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- 16 character callings based on archetypes and specialized abilities.
- A unified magic system with spell levels that correspond to character levels.
- An integrated system of skills and non-combat action resolution.
- Compatibility with a huge selection of OSR games, modules, and supplements.
Play all your favorite Dungeon Solitaire games on a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The Dungeon Solitaire Labyrinth of Souls computer and mobile app will be an electronic version of tarot card game, available across multiple platforms.
A free edition will be available with the basic game only, and a for-purchase edition will include basic, expert, and advanced games, along with some of the variants included in the original rulebook.
Stay tuned for further updates!