A downloadable game

Decades ago, a war of succession shattered the once prosperous kingdom of Khelia. As the violence escalated, the rival factions drew upon increasingly dark and dangerous magic, unleashing terrible monsters upon the land. In the end, the would-be successors lay dead, their prize reduced to ruin.

With their lords gone, the surviving mages united under one banner, rebuilding the former kingdom as a magocracy. The newly formed Arcane Order drove out the monsters and conjured a protective veil around the realm. Dark magic was outlawed, and a military force called the “guardians” was established to protect the people from any monsters that managed to cross the veil.

You are guardians, elite soldiers trained by the Arcane Order. The mages have tattooed your skin with magical sigils, transforming you into a living weapon, and you have sworn an oath to defend the realm.

Guardians of the Shadow Frontier is a standalone scenario for the Tricube Tales system and is usable as a micro-setting, but it is also a fully self-contained one-page RPG in its own right. You can print it on a single sheet of paper: The first page includes everything you need to play, while an optional second page expands the adventure generator with examples and twists. The PDF uses layers for ease of printing.

This game is released under the CC BY 3.0 license, and the Scribus template is included for anyone wishing to create their own Tricube Tales one-page RPG.

This free tabletop roleplaying game was created for the One-Page RPG Jam 2021.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsFantasy, micro-rpg


GuardiansOfTheShadowFrontier-ScribusTemplate.zip 12 MB
GuardiansOfTheShadowFrontier.pdf 2 MB

Install instructions

This PDF supports layers for printing.

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