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This is not a video game. It's a pdf of a tabletop roleplaying game.

Step into the shoes of the faculty of Pigsmoke School of Sorcery, America's finest learning institution for the magically gifted. Teach classes, publish research, and try to navigate the cutthroat world of academia when the demons are real, the auditors are constructs of pure order, and imposter syndrome might just mean you're a doppelganger.

Students exist to make your life difficult. Your department head is an arch-conservative taskmaster who leans on you to make their department look good. The Dean's Office wants to ensure you're following all of their ridiculous rules. The bursar won't give you any money, your peers want their names ahead of yours on your latest paper, and your personal life is a garbage fire. Chase tenure, avoid burnout, and try to resist the urge to go adventuring: like all get-rich-quick schemes, it'll probably just end with a humiliating death.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(28 total ratings)
Tagsacademia, PbtA, pen-and-paper, Tabletop


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

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:

Basic Moves Sheet.pdf 119 kB
FirstSessionSheet.pdf 79 kB
Playbooks.pdf 657 kB
Pigsmoke-pdf-v2.pdf 8.3 MB

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This sounds kind of like Discworld's Unseen University.


UU was definitely an inspiration, yeah. 


It might be a combination of my dyslexia and the font you’ve chosen for the cover, but I keep reading the title of this game as ‘PISSMORE’. You don’t have to change it. It’s very funny to me, but also I’m sorry.

(I can delete this comment if you want)

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As someone who doesn't have dyslexia, now that i see it, i can't unsee it.


Much like TokenOracle, now I've seen it I can't unsee it.

Graphic design is my passion, etc.


Twist ending: the game IS called Pissmore. 0.o

I don't have dyslexia and I saw the cover several times and wondered why someone would have named a game Pissmore....

If it makes you feel any better, I don't have dyslexia, and I read it the same way. Certainly adds to the humor, doesn't it?