Ruiner + PDF

Stone faced ruiner, I beg you do not leave, let this home bask in wet light. 

When the thousand thousand tongues were cut the song of life ceased to pool. Time turned into a vicious tooth. Was paradise before this filled with a more doting light? Was it red and cruel as now? Could one dry in it?

In the Rungs, True Names are rarely spoken. These haunts of demiurges clasp together as hands in a great chain, and we as motes move upon them.

You poured the anointing oil upon your stone face, its  puissance made you heavy, shattering Rungs as you plummet. You consumed thing. Nascent doom that you are.

RUINER is a rules lite retro-clone standing upon the shoulders of replicated giants. Assess your Abilities, choose your Anointment, and hide your True Name before exploring the countless Rungs which now dot this strange new existence.

This Revised edition expands upon the initial system by adding ideas such as:

  •  Sycophants to follow at your footsteps sated by your Sorcerous Words. 
  • Rung compositions and how they connect to one another. 
  • Stats of Foes for reference and bastardizing. 
  • Expanded Weapons & Curios. 
  • A sample Rung  to explore and encounter its odd denizens.

Inspired by games such as Whitehack, Troika,  The Vanilla Game, Bastards, OZR, Tunnel Goons, and Stay Frosty.

Created by Mark Conway (

16 pages, a6, saddle stitched zine, full color cover and interiors. Includes PDF in color and b&w, as well as character sheets in color and b&w.

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