The Quiet Year

The Quiet Year

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The Quiet Year is a map game. You define the struggles of a community living after the collapse of civilization, and attempt to build something good within their quiet year. Every decision and every action is set against a backdrop of dwindling time and rising concern.

The game is played using a deck of cards – each of the 52 cards corresponds to a week during the quiet year. Each card triggers certain events – bringing bad news, good omens, project delays and sudden changes in luck. At the end of the quiet year, the Frost Shepherds will come, ending the game.

A game by Avery Alder

With endless support and vision from Jackson Tegu

And art by Ariel Norris

This is a copy of the updated game, released in October 2019, which features clarified text and larger cards. It comes in a small burlap bag, featuring a rules booklet, a large-format deck of cards, six dice, and 20 skull-shaped contempt tokens.