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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.

It is a bright and cheerful summer in the year 2019, 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.

This game is subject to playtesting and editing. Pricing will change in future to reflect the final product, though any early purchases retain access to later versions. The current version is 12 pages. The core game rules are available in the preview, with additional rules and lore included in the paid version.


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