Scurry

New 2nd Edition! Expanded and Revised!

Embark on a swift and exciting scurry through Scotland’s verdant under brush like you’ve never been able to before—as beasts!

Players race against the clock, face conflicts and resolve them with imaginative solutions while trying to complete their goal before succumbing to exhaustion!

Each scurry should take 1 to 2 hours to play, with the story ramping up towards an exciting finish.

Suitable for ages 13+, or younger with a guide. A set of polyhedral dice are used to play.

What's Inside?

  • Simple rules that are perfect for players new to TTRPGs
  • Bite-size introduction to the world of Beast Fables
  • 3 part campaign; In the Wake of Titans
  • Fast-paced games with thrilling conclusions
  • Bonus Adventure: The Toads of Bristley Wood

Digital Files

  • Scurry (Tagged PDF)
  • Beast Sheet & Scurry Master Sheet
  • Worksheets and Maps from the adventures

UPDATE 28/11/2023: Accessibility tags and alt text now included in the base book.

UPDATE 18/04/2024: Added a HTML browser preview for the full rules of the game, and the first adventure using this EZM viewer and this hack.


Updated 28 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorStout Stoat
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
TagsAnimals, anthropomorphic, beasts, Fast-Paced, Multiplayer, One-shot, Tabletop, Tabletop role-playing game
Average sessionA few seconds
AccessibilityBlind friendly

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Scurry v2.1.zip 50 MB

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Last updated: 23/03/24

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I played what I assume is an early version of this at a con, which had each beast tagging 3 items, 3 traits, and 3 skills. It seems this is now reduced to only one of each! I haven't played this current version, but that seems like a really major change. Can you talk about it?

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Hey DM Spice!

The 1st edition of Scurry (2021) gave players 1 Skill*, and 3 of each Tag (Tools, Talents and Traits).

For the 2nd edition (2023), I chose to streamline character creation to 1 of each tag - 1 Skill, 1 Tool, 1 Talent, 1 Trait.

My aim was to reinforce the game's core philosophy - single session heists that start quick and end quicker. Reducing the number of choices from 10 to 4 eases cognitive load for newer (and often younger**) players, and helps different characters feel unique from one another.

Fundamentally, gameplay remains the same. Beasts are describing how they navigate problems, rolling the scurry die, and (usually) getting into trouble.

The change was prompted by a mixture of both running the game and seeing the game played over the last two years, and player-submitted feedback. 

*Skills are also a Tag, but the first time the beasts use a Skill during a scurry it provides an auto-success rather than rolling the scurry die. After the first use, all Skills are treated as tags, and provide advantage when rolling the scurry die.

**One of the more surprising pieces of feedback I've received over the last two years has been that Scurry has been the first TTRPG parents have placed down in front of their kids, either to play as a family or for them to play with friends.

That's not surprising to me! I have a very small daughter, still far too young for RPGs, but I definitely had the thought "in a few years she'd love this."

Maybe I need to go re-read (or maybe it was being houseruled or just done incorrectly in the game I did play), but do tags not exhaust? The way we played, if you used a tag you crossed it out.

Either way, thanks for the reply -- all makes sense in the context of those goals!

Tags don't exhaust!

There is a specific rule for crossing out tools if they were to get 'used up' logically in the narrative.

And thanks for the questions, I hope you keep having fun with the game 🐀😁