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Love, swords, and adventure.

Thirsty Sword Lesbians battle the Lady of Chains when her enforcers march down from the frosty north. They rocket through the stars to safeguard diplomats ending a generations-old conflict. Even when swords are crossed, they seek peace with their opponent—and sometimes connect more deeply than anyone expects.

A sword duel can end in kissing, a witch can gain her power by helping others find love, and an entire campaign can be built around wandering  matchmakers flying from system to system.

Thirsty Sword Lesbians is a roleplaying game for telling queer stories with friends. If you love angsty disaster lesbians with swords, you have come to the right place.

In this book, you’ll find:

  • Flirting, sword-fighting, and zingers in a system designed for both narrative drama and player safety.
  • An innovative take on the Powered by the Apocalypse family of games.
  • Nine character types, each focusing on a particular emotional conflict: Beast, Chosen, Devoted, Infamous, Nature Witch, Scoundrel, Seeker, Spooky Witch, and Trickster.
  • Guidance and support for running the game, including how to make appealing adversaries, set the tone, pace the game, and structure play.
  • Tools to create your own settings and stories, alongside a dozen pre-written options including the cyberpunk Neon City 2099, steamfunk poets battling oppression as Les Violettes Dangereuses, laser swords and intrigue in the Starcross Galaxy, and more.
  • World building worksheet for custom scenarios and starting scenario seeds to play with: Best Day of Their LivesThe Constellation FestivalGal Paladins, and Sword Lesbians of the Three Houses
  • Variant rules to highlight different identities, emotional connections, and setting elements.
  • Strategies to adapt any setting where swords cross and hearts race for Thirsty Sword Lesbians.

Ready? Let’s go!

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(151 total ratings)
Tagsevil-hat, thirsty-sword-lesbians


Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Thirsty Sword Lesbians EHP0069E.pdf 14 MB
Thirsty Sword Lesbians TSL Handouts.pdf 355 kB
Thirsty Sword Lesbians TSL Playbooks (Formfillable, No Artwork).pdf 1 MB
Thirsty Sword Lesbians TSL Playbooks (Formfillable).pdf 2 MB

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I don't even know what to add to these comments, TSL is already proven its quality as a big names of the "powered by the apocalypse" scene of TTRPGs.

I can only wish evilhat (studios ?) a great future, earned by the upmost quality of their work.


Aaa I love this game! Are there any plans for starter kits, playbook expansions, or other supplementary materials? I’d buy the hell out of any of it! 


Thirsty Sword Lesbians is such an incredible, inclusive, enjoyable game. Easy to pick up and with a great combination of emotional and combat mechanics mean that you can explore meaningful characters with real depth. We'd absolutely recommend this to any queer lover of ttrpgs!

If you're looking for more info before you pick it up, we have a full review here: https://www.rollplusheart.co.uk/blog/thirsty-sword-lesbians
And an actual play starting here: https://roll-plus-heart.captivate.fm/episode/thirsty-sword-lesbians-part-1

Who's the artist? Is it Dejan-Delic? Looks like him!


"no facists or bigots." DAMMIT. how do i play now??


ha. ha. ha. ha. ha. ha. ha.


I am struggling so don't have money to pay for my hobbies, so you can imagine how touched I would be when I saw free copies of this game. The Evil hat is truly the kindest hat in the world.


I jumped out of bed when i saw there was community copies up


I recieved a copy of it through the trans and Ukraine relief bundle. Only got around to checking it out today and I nearly cried happy tears after seeing the trans-affirming messages, storylines, etc. I haven't even looked at the rules and I adore this game. As a transfem, thank you for making this <3


anyone have an idea for supplementing this game to not need a gm? I want to play together with just my gf :P

Got this and Advanced Lovers And Lesbians for my birthday and running a magical girl champaign with it currently. It’s fun! Though a lot harder to gm than it looked like. Mostly as someone who often prefers and runs slower games it feels like I’m doing something wrong whenever I sit down and play it. The players like it though so that’s a win <:)


Picked up a physical book at Gay Pride in St. Louis. I am in love. Happen to have a friend that is running a PBP game so super excited about that. This is my first foray into the PbtA system, and anything other than D&D. We have just scratched the surface with char creation and we all love it so far. Looking forward to more! 

Hey, first of all I LOVE THIS GAME

Second, I am preparing to run it and I was wondering if there is a text/doc version available anywhere because I find it much easier to parse, reference and run the game in markdown format through Obsidian. Thanks :)

The first PbtA game that made me super excited to play a particular progression of playbooks.

what's the max and min number of PCs


There isn't a hard cap, but generally 2-5 players works best.


This game is super silly and super cute. Thanks for including it bundles!


bro i had my mom buy the ukrane bundle was it really nessisary to have this game on top of the list :|






what's wrong with it? Cover is also badass looking


The fact that most of eastern europe is not in favor of queer folk.

too bad so sad. don't download it then


rip bozo








Kinda appropriate give the situation in Ukraine.


Valid: You


A wonderful game I am very proud to have kickstarted <3 so happy to see it here! 


what files do I have to download?


We recommend downloading all the files. They include the book (Thirsty Sword Lesbians EHP0069E.pdf) and the character sheets (in standard PDF and Form Fillable versions).


seems like it would be worth 15 bucks. LGBTQ game on itch.io, which we see a lot, but has a unique plot and game style, while also being in a bundle that is raising 2,000,000 dollars for the Ukraine


And it's also apparently in a trans rights bundle! :)

yep picked it up in that one


Very excited to play haha, the name alone got me hooke


I found it as CC-SA-BY
So I  translated the key rule part to Chinese