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Don't Burn Down the School! is a tabletop roleplaying game about 12-year-old mages attempting to not burn down the school. You will need 2-6 players and a deck of

It is a bright and cheerful summer in the year 20XX, and you’re just starting your first year of high school! Paperbark High may be only a small school in a small town, but your magical talents are finally blossoming and the world is your oyster.

A few weeks in, your initial optimism is beginning to wane. It turns out that high school is a LOT more work than you’d expected. Even when you get past the mess of running from class to class according to your schedule, your newfound magical powers continue to manifest in new and surprising ways, regardless of your intents. And then there’s that Malfroy kid and his goons – the lot of them are REALLY starting to get on your nerves. It’s only a matter of time before your petty squabbles heat up into something bigger.

Still, things are starting to look up for you. You’ve figured out your schedule, for one, and you’ve started to get a hang of this whole magic thing. Most importantly, you’ve made your first friends, and together there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.

Current State

The game is complete but further playtesting feedback is welcomed. If you have any suggestions or comments, please leave them below or contact me on Twitter @luciellaes or via email: luciellaes@gmail.com

The full game is 12 pages. The preview provides the first 6, which contain the basic rules of the game excluding character creation and Narrator tips.

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsMagic, Tabletop role-playing game


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

DBDTS.pdf 1.2 MB

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These community copies have been set aside for anyone unable to afford the sales price. Please only claim a copy if this applies to you. I will add a new copy for each full price sale of the game.

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DBDTS_BasicRules.pdf 1.1 MB

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