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You were barely a teenager when they blasted you off into space. The Institution said it was for your enrichment. But now the Captain’s dead, and the only things he’s left you with are nightmares, a dwindling supply of dehydrated food, and them- your fellow crew. There are times when the ghost of the past just won’t leave you be, but it’s mostly the daylight phantoms of the present that get on your nerves.

The engineer has been hoarding food in between shifts pretending to fix the engine (you’re sure he’s sabotaging it). The biologist keeps herself locked in her room most of the day doing fuck knows what (she’s got to be poisoning the food). The computer-savvy tech keeps the viewscreens lit with porn while he’s running diagnostics on the failing mainframe (can he even get it up?). You’re the doctor. Which one do you euthanize first?

The Needs of the Few is a four-player roleplaying game about people on the brink who have to deal with their haunting pasts and, worst of all, each other.

  • Take on one of four roles–The Captain, The Professional, The Victim, and The Positive One–each with their own baggage to deal with (or not deal with) in play
  • Parlor game-like mechanics challenge players to guess each others Secrets, while preserving their own
  • Space maaaaaadnesssss

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