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Aetherway is a hack of Tunnel Goons inspired by (and compatible with) Troika! 

It includes 36 brief character backgrounds (featuring pre-assembled skills, spells, and items), plus a 36-item table of portals and pathways between worlds. In other words, you can use this to supplement the background list for your Troika! game, to start running Troika! with Tunnel Goons rules, or to introduce some odd people and places to another favorite game of interplanar exploration. 

This was originally intended to be a short game for Goon Jam called "Portal Goons," but I got carried away.

(If I say it's compatible with Troika!, I also gotta say: Aetherway is an independent production of Pretendo Games and is not affiliated with the Melsonian Arts Council.)

Updated 10 days ago
Published 15 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
AuthorJason T
GenreRole Playing


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Screen version (color, single pages) 6 MB
Zine version (B&W, pages ordered to print/fold/staple) 2 MB

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We used these backgrounds in addition to the backgrounds provided in TROIKA! to double the number of options. It really created an interesting group dynamic when we decided that the player who rolled "Restless Spirit" would be the dead parent of the player who rolled a "Vengeful Child." These are a great addition to the game!

That is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!