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La Bête

They say you are a monster. Navigate the world and manage your resources carefully to escape the forces pursuing you, or meet them head-on to destroy them and reclaim your territory.

La Bête is an experimental fantasy game created with the Carta SRD for the Carta Jam. It is a modified system that combines the original survival mode and collection modes of gameplay for a longer solo game about managing your resources to survive and either escape or fight.

To play this game you will need: 

  • 1 or 2 standard 52-card decks of playing cards (depending on length of game or if you want to potentially run into doubles between the play-boards)
  • A marker like a coin or small toy (or two separate ones to swap between when your character transforms)
  • A 10-sided die
  • A pen or pencil
  • Paper or a journal


No matter what, this game will be released in April, as it's meant for the Carta Jam. However, it can be nicer and fancier upon release OR it will be updated to be nicer and fancier after release if we hit these goals post release. 

  • REACHED *$100 - The PDF gets a facelift with nicer (stock) art.*
  • $200 - For every pre-order, I will put 3 copies in the Community Pool on release.
  • $400 - I'll add some of my own art in as spot illustrations to replace the stock art.
  • $500 - I'll add a section of additional "challenge" rules based on famous monsters to spice things up if you want to try them.
  • I have a few more ideas, but we'll see how things go!

A Note, from me: 

Hey, while making a character or monster-sona for this game or based on the story you come up with during gameplay may be fun: don't be appropriative. There are plenty of other monsters to be than ones from marginalized or closed cultures.

Also (to borrow a disclaimer from the Carta SRD) nazis, homophobes, transphobes, and other bigots are expressly not welcome here and forbidden from playing this game. If you have to ask whether this includes you, it does.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorMerlin McGraw
GenreCard Game, Survival
TagsGM-Less, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Monsters, Queer, Singleplayer


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

La Bête Rules RTF.rtf 2 MB
La Bete Rules PDF.pdf 38 MB

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Add 2+ Community Copies!

Every copy of La Bête purchased will add a copy to the Community Pool. For every additional $5 above that, another Community Copy will be added. Please purchase the game if you are able, as the money will both help me make a living and will go back into the game to make it better/nicer.

Community Pool

If you cannot, for whatever reason, afford a copy of La Bête, then help yourself to a community copy. No questions asked.

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