From the publisher:
An ancient monarch, a star quarterback, the ceo of a dot-com empire ...
In Serpent’s Tooth, we create a story about a King in the twilight of his rule. One of us plays the King, the rest of us play members of the court, each with a hidden nature and each able to seize the King's power for their own.
Through play we will discover the fate of the King, the fate of the Kingdom, and what power does to the powerful.
Kill the GM and Take their Stuff
Serpent's Tooth is a tabletop game of collaborative storytelling. In it, we choose a King, create a Kingdom to rule, then play out a series of scenes to discover what happens.
At the start of the game the King possesses three Regalia: a crown, castle, and sword, that give them authority over the characters, places, and threats in the kingdom. Like a Game Master in a traditional role-playing game, the king wields vast power over their Kingdom.
The rest of us play members of the Kings Court. We might begin as subservient nobles, losers, jocks, or lowly dish-dogs at a fast food restaurant, but through play, when we seize the King's Regalia, we seize the Narrative Authority that goes with it. Serpent's Tooth is fun, fast, and a little profound. It is both a love letter to the golden age of RPGs, an an exploration of what it means to rule.
The Regal Edition includes...
- 18 Tarot Sized Nature + Play Aid Cards
- 10 Oversized King Cards
- Rulebook (104 pages)
- Bone Tooth Counters
- 3 Pads of Kingdom Banners
- Stack of Character Banners
- Cloth Bag
- Awesome Full-Color Box