Smugglers Run!

Smugglers Run!

ICRPG Index Card RPG on Theater of the Mind, Discord, Owlbear Rodeo

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  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Intermediate

Price per player-session

About the adventure

In the stylings of Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon, Smugglers RUN! is a epic romp through the distant future in a galaxy pretty close to home. You are being chased by an Imperium battle ship after rescuing galactic war hero and rebel poster boy Ash Darington from the clutches of certain death. It’s up to you to get outta dodge safely and make it back to the rebel base. The tone could range from Saturday morning cartoon and Star Wars Rebels to Alien or Blade Runner. It just depends on what the table decides.


1 year on StartPlaying

Highly rated for: Creativity, Storytelling, Inclusive

Additional Details

How to prepare

A mic is the most you will need. We will be using Discord and owlbear(which has dice.) I’ll send out a fillable character sheet, a “Quick Start” guide, and an actually quick rules reference so that everyone can be on the same page. I’ll also send links to tutorials online if you haven’t looked those up already.

What I provide

We will be in discord and we will play this theatre of the mind.

Gameplay details

Icrpg is meant to streamline and speed up gameplay in general so that alone will make things clip along faster than some of the more number crunchy games. I like to keep everyone in a turn order even for RP and exploration. This allows for everyone to be thinking about how to contribute while it isn’t their turn while still needing to stay focused enough on the narrative at hand. It also allows me to use a cinematic approach “moving the camera” from person to person. I like my characters to take the world and their situation seriously. Even a joke character can bring tears to your eyes if the RP is there. The first 30 minutes will be safety talks, character creation and crew relationships. Then we will get into the action.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Aftercare
  • Bleed
  • Breaks
  • Debriefing
  • Lines and Veils
  • Luxton Technique
  • Monte Cook RPG Consent Checklist
  • Open Door
  • Stars and Wishes
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

I will have pre-generated characters but the process of making an original space faring adventurer is quick. We will also be diving a bit into bonds between the crew and the ship itself.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: Intermediate

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