Monday, July 15, 2024

QUEERZ! A queer anime role-playing game

QUEERZ! is a narrative anime tabletop RPG based on the original manga by ISA (Isago Fukuda) and the award-winning, description-based Mist Engine, which powers City of Mist and Legend In The Mist. 

In QUEERZ!, players become super sentai heroes who use their individuality, acceptance, and empathy to fight the Justice Knights, who are controlled by a substance called Ignorance. The Queerz not only battle physically but also venture into the Inner Space of their foes to heal their past and save them.

Inspired by the original manga and by LGBTQ+ culture and history, QUEERZ! tackles important issues in a heartfelt and richly entertaining way. Using the creative tag-based engine of City of Mist, players can combine their own unique abilities with core moves like Slay, Strike a Pose, Care, Be Vulnerable, and Talk It Out, mixing anime action, light-heartedness, and drama at the table.

QUEERZ! was developed by the Boston-based Son of Oak Game Studio, led by founder and City of Mist creator Amit Moshe (Creative Director / Lead Game Designer), with Steven Pope as the Lead Writer and UK-based Isago Fukuda, creator of the QUEERZ! manga, as the Lead Artist.

“Queerz is a game that we kind of need right now,” says Lead Writer Steven Pope, “a game that celebrates love, empathy, and an honest expression of the self. In a time where a constant fear of violence and bigotry are canceling Pride events and making the world a more hateful and miserable place, we needed a game to just be unabashedly loving, fun, and accepting.”

QUEERZ! is available now and is perfect for your Pride Month game nights!


The QUEERZ! Basic Box contains the complete game rules in two booklets, the Player Guide and the MC Guide, which use two signature Son of Oak learn-as-you-play adventures to teach the game. The box also contains dice, five flashy premade character folios of characters from the QUEERZ! manga (Harvey M, Twinkie Camp, Absolutely Fabulous, Teddy Woof, and Wili), location maps, character and NPC cards, and a team card.

The QUEERZ! Creator Guide allows you to create your own series, characters, and villains. It includes safety tools and guidelines for setting up your own series, rapid and custom character creation modes, and detailed guides on how to create your own Justice Knights, their Pawns, Ignorance Constructs and Inner Space.

The QUEERZ! Adventure Anthology adds five more adventures to the two in the Basic Box, including the hilariously Cthulhu-inspired Hold The Pickles (And The Apocalypse) by Steven Pope, Savage Spears by Keith Asada which tackles toxic masculinity, Hero Support by Robin Caulfield showing how Queerz can sometimes also be victims of Ignorance, Mirror Mirror by Sam Kusek focusing on a villain that can deflect and reflect anything, and A Feast For The Senses, a very fragrant adventure by Lloyd Gyan.


Check out this actual play video by Hyper RPG from 2 years ago as part of the Queerz! Kickstarter for a flavor of the fun!

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