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14 Dec 2022

Announcing Till the Last Gasp: a Dramatic 2-Player Game Coming in 2023!

Ready your blades and prepare to bare your hearts! We’re pleased to announce our 2-player dramatic storytelling game of duels, Till the Last Gasp, coming to tables in February/March 2023! Spanning genres and settings, this game throws you straight into two player PvP action—and as blows are exchanged, emotions are betrayed, secrets revealed, and stakes raised. Till the Last Gasp uniquely enables you to capture the climactic energy of your favorite cinematic showdowns, in new tales imagined by you! 

Designed by Will Hindmarch (Gameplaywright, Hookseed Vol. 1) with additional design by Alex Roberts (Star Crossed: The Two-Player Game of Forbidden Love, For the Queen), gameplay lasts about an hour and is perfect for small groups, game nights, or dates! Everything you need to play comes in the box, enabling you to create original settings and characters from your wildest imagination or jump right in with our three pre-made scenarios, 12 pre-made characters, and 9 maps as backdrops to your legendary duel. Stakes not high enough? The Drama Deck will heighten your play with prompts like: “Insist to your foe that they are making a mistake. Tell them what it is.” and “Admit a secret it has pained you to keep hidden.”

Find Till the Last Gasp first at Darrington Press Guild stores and Critical Role shops (US, UK, CA, AU, and EU), and followed soon after at other friendly local gaming stores. Plus, Darrington Press Guild stores will have some exclusive pre-made characters from Critical Role’s Vox Machina campaign for you to play with—including both player and non-player characters!

Let’s explore this exciting game’s details:

Describe and Dramatize

Till the Last Gasp draws steel and goes for the heart! A duel flourishes to life with the drama you bring to each move—this is a storytelling game as much about your character’s innermost feelings as it is about armor or weapons. Reflect the heat of your conflict in your surroundings: smash vases, swing from chandeliers, and scar machinery with laser swords.

Duel in Any Setting

Play fist-fighting monks, gunslingers on a windswept plain, high-tech laser sharpshooters, and wielders of the arcane arts! Till the Last Gasp can accommodate nearly any setting and a wide variety of genres and characters. You can even import characters from other storytelling games or media you love! Use the conflict between two characters to delve into the heart of their story, the setting itself, and the emotions tangled within them. 

Dive Right In

All you need are two players (and an optional facilitator), the box, and your imagination to play. Create new characters and worlds on the spot, or use the included scenarios for quick no-prep play. 

The Till the Last Gasp box contains:

  • A 40-page rulebook with step-by-step instructions and examples of play, as well as three pre-made scenarios
  • 2 twenty-sided Duel Dice
  • 20 six-sided Edge Dice
  • 2 Player Boards
  • 9 Jumbo Map Cards for thrilling genre-spanning backdrops to your duels
  • 12 pre-made characters for quick play
  • 2 blank character sheets 
  • Drama Deck
  • Objectives and Stance Cards
  • Tokens and trackers

Creative Team

We were delighted to work with this incredible creative team:

  • Created By: Will Hindmarch
  • Additional Design: Alex Roberts
  • Producer: Alex Uboldi
  • Writing By: Alex Roberts, Meredith Katz, and Austin Taylor
  • Editor: Meredith Katz
  • Scenarios By: Austin Taylor
  • Graphic Design: Stephanie Gottesman
  • Illustration: Arka Tu, Daryna Kyrychenko, and Idamaria Pajala
  • Cultural Consultant: James Mendez Hodes

Release Information

  • Releasing February/March 2023
  • MSRP $39.99 USD
  • On sale first at Darrington Press Guild stores and Critical Role shops (US, UK, CA, AU, and EU), followed soon after at other friendly local gaming stores

We can’t wait for you to experience Till the Last Gasp! To keep up to date with this game and all of our releases, sign up for the Darrington Press newsletter.

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