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It Takes This Long


You're a couple, or maybe siblings, or lifelong friends. But something has happened between you that threatens to tear you apart. Maybe it's infidelity, or you're in love with the same person, or you fall on different ethical sides about resurrecting dinosaurs for a theme park.

To make matters worse, you're also stranded together on a mysterious island.

It Takes This Long is a two-player GM-less TTRPG that requires zero prep and takes 2-3 hours to play. Play Cup Pong (beer pong without the beer) or roll 2d6 to struggle to survive! Randomly encounter a Big Trouble that's trying to kill you and the Island's mystery, then combine them into one of 36 unique climaxes. The choices you make affect your relationship and change what happens in the path of your story. 

Play Cup Pong (beer pong without the beer) or roll 2d6 to struggle to survive! Randomly encounter a Big Trouble that's trying to kill you and the Island's mystery, then combine them into one of 36 unique climaxes. You'll make choices that affect two tracks: Relationship and Survival. You also have three Needs (food, shelter, and health) that affect your Survival track. Sometimes your Relationship and Survival affect each other, and sometimes you'll have to choose between one or the other.

If your Survival track falls to the bottom, you're about to die! Your only hope is for your partner to make a sacrifice to save you. If you don't make it, they'll have to go on without you.

If your Relationship tracks are high at the end of the game, you'll forgive each other and leave with your rift mended. If someone's Relationship track falls to the bottom... they won't wait for the Island to finish the other one off.

This game uses two tools for making sure everyone has a good time: Prelude to Play by Fighter Guy Studios and the “X Card” by John Stavropoulos.

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April 26, 2024
This title was added to our catalog on April 12, 2024.
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