Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast
While it’s hard to say whether there’s any one particular day that’s best for running away from home, if forced to choose, one would probably say the 15th of September would be as good a day as any. But on the other hand, to the mud-soaked and waterlogged girl stumbling through the woods, the fifteenth didn’t feel particularly good for anything whatsoever.
After all; it was her birthday, and nothing good had ever happened on it before.
In the rainy damp woods, full of rainy damp thoughts, the girl wove past a broken-down wooden gate in an old stone wall without even taking notice of either. She did notice the house beyond them, though, and might have hesitated a moment if not for a sudden peal of thunder. A little bell chimed as she stepped inside, boots stomping against the small welcome mat, ignoring all the signs on the front door except for the words Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast.
Welcome to Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast, a slice-of-life tabletop RPG about a heartless witch, a peaceful house, and all the folks who have made their home inside.
Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast is a very special game. It uses pre-set characters, quick-play chapters, and an adaptable ruleset unlike anything else out there. It takes less than a half hour to learn how to play and get started, but with new chapters and secrets to unlock folks can stick with the game for years and years.
The full release of Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast is coming to Indiegogo March 2022.
Mercedes Acosta (he/him | Writer) is a Caribbean Indigenous (Tai'no) artist, writer, herbalist, and storyteller. He has also created some horror tabletop games such as WHAT HAPPENED and Los Arboles. In his spare time he enjoy gardening, singing, and helping people in need. You can check out Mercedes' Twitter here.
Jay Dragon (No Pronouns | Creator, Writer, Project Manager) is a queer disabled TTRPG game designer located in upstate New York. Jay writes games about community, liminality, and the magic of the mundane. These days Jay can often be found sitting on a dock by the creek, listening to music and watching the sun set. You can follow Jay's Twitter here.
Lillie J. Harris (they/them | Writer) is a cartoonist, illustrator and writer from Southern Maryland. Their graphic novel Wilderness is currently being sold through Radiator Comics. Tension and empathy are key themes in Lillie’s work. They also enjoy teaching, linguistics, and "not punching down". You can check out Lillie's website here.
M Veselak (she/her | Creator, Writer) is one of the co-creators of Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast and the author of the Wickedness RPG. When she's not writing, she enjoys horror films and luring unwary travelers into her pond to drown. You can check out M's Twitter here.
Aster Santiago (he/him | Concept Artist) is a queer illustrator, animator and concept artist from Mexico City. He has worked in a variety of projects ranging from animation, games, publishing and kidlit. His passion lies in storytelling and worldbuilding and he likes to focus on creating stories and experiences that make this world a little brighter and bring us a little closer together as humans. You can check out Aster's Twitter here.
Alxndra Cook (she/her | Interior Artist) is an Illustrator, Textiles designer, Jewellery designer and Youtuber from London, England. Within her practice she works on private illustrative commissions, runs an online shop selling jewellery, silk/cotton scarves, paper goods, works on comics and has just recently started a Patreon.
Val Wise (he/him | Portrait Artist) is a comic artist from Clearwater, FL. He's worked as an artist on graphic novels Cheer Up!: Love and Pompoms from Oni Press and Werewoofs from New Paradigm Studios, and created the short digital comic Délicatesse. Outside of art, Val enjoys cooking, piano, and caring for his two unruly cats.
Dominique Dickey (they/them | Lead Editor) is a writer, editor, and cultural consultant working in RPGs and fiction. In addition to creating TRIAL, a narrative courtroom tabletop role-playing game about race in the criminal justice system, and co-creating Tomorrow on Revelation III, a tabletop role-playing game about surviving and building community on a hyper-capitalist space station, Dominique has also written for Thirsty Sword Lesbians, Sea of Legends, and Monte Cook Games.
L.D. Lewis (she/her | Narrative Editor) is an award-winning SF/F writer and editor, and publisher at Fireside Fiction. She serves as a founding creator, Art Director, and Project Manager for the World Fantasy and Hugo Award-winning FIYAH Literary Magazine. She also serves as the founding Director of FIYAHCON, Nebula Conference Chair, and pays the bills as the Awards Manager for the Lambda Literary Foundation. She acquires novellas for Tor.com and researches for the LeVar Burton Reads podcast. She frequently bothers the publishing industry by authoring studies about the treatment and experiences of racially/ethnically marginalized authors in speculative literature. She is the author of A Ruin of Shadows (Dancing Star Press, 2018) and her published short fiction and poetry includes appearances in FIYAH, PodCastle, Strange Horizons, Anathema: Spec from the Margins, Lightspeed, and Neon Hemlock, among others. She lives in Georgia on perpetual deadline, with her coffee habit, two very photogenic kittens, and an impressive Funko Pop! collection. You can check out her Twitter here.
Kazumi Chin (they/them | Mechanical Editor) is an educator, organizer, poet, and game designer. They are the author of Having A Coke With Godzilla, and have written a number of acclaimed indie RPGs, including (but not limited to) Malinche's Dream, Recollection, and Doggos & Doggos. They believe in a world without prisons and policing.
Avery Alder (she/her | Developmental Consultant) is a queer roleplaying game designer hailing from Sinixt territory. She is the designer and publisher of Monsterhearts, The Quiet Year, Askew, Ribbon Drive, and a host of smaller, scrappier projects. You can check out Avery's Twitter here.
Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast is like an episodic Spirited Away that's part RPG, part legacy game (Dicebreaker)
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In anticipation of the full release, we've posted a free playkit giving just a taste of what Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast is like. This playkit features all of the following:
- All the rules you need to play Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast.
- Five residents (Gertrude, Sal, Hey Kid, Parish, and Amelie)
- Six guests for additional characters,
- Eight chapters to play.
- Some locked materials, for trying out some special mechanics (which includes five more guests and four more chapters)
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