Shooting the Moon
Shooting the Moon is a story game in which players are in the midst of a love triangle. The game is built for one-off sessions that can be set in a wide variety of settings, from Bloody Romance on the High Seas to Lawyers in Love.
Here’s how the publisher describes Shooting the Moon:
“In Shooting the Moon, you take the roles of three characters brought together, and put through the wringer, by love. Two Suitors compete for the affection of a shared Beloved, who has overwhelming odds of their own to face.”
Three Things About Shooting the Moon
- Love is a Battlefield: This is a competitive game in which one player succeeds and the other fails.
- No Gamemaster: Shooting the Moon can be played with two or three players, none of whom is the gamemaster.
- It’s All Story: The straightforward mechanics use six-sided dice and focus squarely on the love triangle conflict of the story.
Art by Jenn Manley Lee, used by author’s permission
- “It surprises you, is my point. Despite the fact that we were making it up, I was hanging on every word. That’s insane!” — Quentin Smith, Shut Up & Sit Down
- “Even with a sad ending for your character, you will tell a more compelling love story with Shoot the Moon than you will by making a Charisma check against that elf in the tavern.” — Charles Simon, Do Not Taunt Cthulhu