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Las Vegas - March 5, 2021 - Roll20 today released Companions’ Tale to its virtual tabletop. Companions’ Tale, created by Laura Simpson, is a map-making storytelling game where the player tells the tale of an epic hero, righting wrongs and saving kingdoms. The hero acts, and leaves others to tell the tale. But of the hero's closest companions, whose version of the tale will become canon, and whose will be a footnote to history?


Companions’ Tale is a game for three to four players and takes approximately 2.5 hours to play. It uses evocative world-building rules, a deck of inspirational themes and art, and a series of rotating roles for shared storytelling. Together, players will build the history and culture of the realm, fill in a rich and changing map, and reveal your companions’ tales.


The Roll20 conversion of Companions’ Tale includes decks of themes and companion cards, 20 gorgeously illustrated face cards, reference cards, and rules handouts ready for the players and facilitator, all integrated into the VTT. The rules also include variants like the Lovers’ Tale, First Contact, and Guardians of the Arcane City, offering the flexibility and replayability to tell the stories of many heroes and worlds.


“We are thrilled to have worked with Laura and Sweet Potato Press to bring the gorgeous art and innovative narrative gameplay of Companions’ Tale to our virtual tabletop,'' said Roll20 Director of Licensing, Emily Floyd. “This was an incredible opportunity to explore new styles of integration to the VTT while supporting independent creators and small press publishers whose contributions to tabletop gaming are vital to our community and our industry, and we are excited to continue supporting more projects like this in 2021.”


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