Insatiable Cravings

J Strautman

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Insatiable Cravings is a two-player roleplaying game about
meal-making, courting, and bluffing.

One plays as the ravenous Monster, and chooses whether to eat 
the meal or the meal-maker. 

One plays as the Monster’s Admirer, and chooses whether to cook
something nourishing or deadly.

Can you stomach it?

Insatiable Cravings is a roleplaying card game. Using a standard 52-card deck and some d6s, you’ll build a hand of cards that will either kill the other player’s character or blossom a relationship between the two. It’s a game of bluffing, courting, and finding the fastest route to their heart (through their stomach, of course).

Through playing scenes, you will build your hand of cards. In the scenes, you’ll have opportunities to get more cards, find out more about the other player's character, and tell a beautiful, vicious story. At the end of the game, you’ll reveal your hand and your intentions.

Touchstones:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Romeo and Juliet 
  • The vampire fervor we all had in the aughts (and some of us still have)

Potential Content Warnings: romance, betrayal, manipulation, violence, exile, power dynamics.

This game was created for the 2023 Wondercabinet Invitational: a collection of unique tabletop games made by a curated group of designers inspired by randomized collections of oddities and ephemera.

Among my oddities were an antique "Food and Drug" stamp, ads for vintage grocery stores, and a tooth. I found inspiration in the intimacy of sharing a meal with another. 

  • 2 players
  • 2-4 hours, single session
  • Requires a single standard 52-card deck and a few six-sided dice



A5 saddle-stitched zine, 20 pages. 

*PDF will be emailed once the physical item ships.

Tags: Horror, Rpg, Vampires


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