TORQ: Operator Manual [PREORDER]
*** This is a preorder. TORQ will ship out in fall 2021. ***
TORQ is a rules-lite tabletop game for 2-5 players, built for single-session or multi-session campaign play. In TORQ, you are a driver: a traveller with special talents who ventures from community-to-community to help in anyway they can (touchstones: Mad Max, Death Stranding, Redline).
TORQ: Operator Manual is a 48-page, 8.5” x 5.5” full-color zine with photography, illustrations, and all the rules needed to play. Every edition comes with a digital print-and-play kit.
TORQ is two games built into one.
Road, a rules-lite, quick tactical game where players drive through a hostile world using a playmat: a modular grid representing the many highways, mountain passes, wide-open canyons, and city streets of TORQ. Powered by a 2d6 dice allocation system with touchstones like Dicey Dungeons and Into the Breach. Drivers dodge obstacles, investigate oddities, and thrash those who stand against them.
Reststop, a character-focused roleplaying game where drivers visit communities, bringing their special talents to those who need it. The Reststop is a low-stakes, chill hangout portion of the game where players inhabit different characters in each community, playing scenes and building the world together. Ply your trade, whether you’re a:
- Modem, one who brings social media to communities
- Aggie, the botanist in this weird world that studies the flora and its properties
- Speakerbox, the master of ceremonies that brings the noise and music
In your game of TORQ, create that world and those places, inhabit the people finding connection and joy in a different world.