Handiwork Games Releases “In Spoons, In Knives”

Handiwork Games releases the first supplement for The Silver Road storytelling game.

“In Spoons, In Knives” is a 1930s setting sourcebook designed to provide players with tons of inspiration along with some new rules for the minimalist storytelling game, The Silver Road.

In Spoons, In Knives is a 36 page softcover book, and a fully bookmarked, extensively hyperlinked PDF

In Spoons, In Knives takes us to an imagined 1930s, and the heart of Britain’s industrial centres – be they Birmingham, Sheffield, or Glasgow.

The Silver Road creates settings and stories through play, and everyone around the table has the power to shape the reality within the story. And so setting sourcebooks like In Spoons, In Knives present a grab bag of useful and inspiring setting “stuff”. We’ve organised these entries into groups of 6, so that any section can be used with dice rolls to randomly add detail and flavour to your story.

You’ll find ideas for characters, stories, details from within the turbulent world of 1930s industrial Britain. Will you play as a group of musicians, poets, orphans, foundry workers, nurses or a mix of unexpected companions thrown together by circumstance?

In Spoons, In Knives also contains an optional new “rule” (rule” is a strange word for such a minimal game – “suggested procedure?”) for foreshadowing the next scene with the results of your dice rolls in the current scene. This allows the GM to do even less work during the game, and shares the organisational creative burden even wider.

This being a release for The Silver Road, this isn’t a dry history sourcebook. All our Silver Road settings contain an element of surrealism, led by the curious artwork which we make with the Midjourney AI. Expect a feast of weird and wonderful imagery – the book will be the same 21cm square format as The Silver Road, and they will sit together beautifully on your shelf.

Web page: https://handiwork.games/home/the-silver-road/in-spoons-in-knives
DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/403535/In-Spoons-In-Knives
Webshop: https://handiwork.games/product/preorder-in-spoons-in-knives-free-pdf

About the Silver Road
The Silver Road is a minimalist storytelling game for three to five players, including a Game Mediator. Written by Jon Hodgson and illustrated by Mike Franchina. When playing The Silver Road, you and some friends can get together and tell stories.

This is an unashamedly minimalist story telling roleplaying game. It has a simple core mechanic that is applied any time there’s uncertainty about what happens next. For the most part in this game you’ll succeed in whatever you narrate your character is doing. Even where you don’t succeed, if your character is good at doing the thing you’re attempting, you’ll succeed on your next turn. Any obstacles you face in the game will have a chance to provide a consequence for your characters, which adds to the story, and then they’re overcome, and the story moves on.

About Handiwork Games
Handiwork Games is the home of BEOWULF: Age of Heroes, Map Tiles, a|state 2nd Edition, The Forest Dragon by Rory Age 9 and more. They  are a Scotland-based games publisher, run by Jon Hodgson. They make their own games, and provide full-spectrum production services for other games companies.

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