It’s the ‘70s. High school’s a drag, and your parents are worse. There are skeezeballs that catcall you on the street, and teachers who wouldn’t know cool if it slapped them. You live in a crummy neighborhood, and all the excitement seems to be happening somewhere—anywhere—else. What’s a girl to do to get a little money and have some fun?
Welcome to the gang. Your girls have your back. There's drugs to be used, crime to be done, and sex to be had—if you're willing to pay the price.
Get real high… and open your mind to the universe.
Hotwire a car... and cruise the streets in style.
Bring the pain... and hurt them before they hurt you.
State your message... and let no man silence you.
We’ve got a place for you, right now, in this gang.
Can you dig it?
Velvet Glove is a PbtA tabletop role-playing game where you play a teenage girl in a gang on the streets of 1970’s America. Take exploitation movies like Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! and Switchblade Sisters, plus a little exploration of coming-of-age movies like The Outsiders, add in a gender twist, and you get Velvet Glove.
The Notebook version presented here is an ashcan preview edition; it has everything you need to try Velvet Glove and learn a bit about being a teenage girl in a girl gang. Magpie Games will release a full version of Velvet Glove with more playbooks and resources in the future.