Good Society: A Jane Austen RPG Update

A couple of years ago, I wrote about Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG that was on Kickstarter.

Looks like the good folks over at Storybrewers have a new pre-order available of the complete set, expansion packs, plus a lot of other goodies.

The pre-order includes:

  • Good Society Hardcover
  • Good Society Base Deck
  • Expanded Acquaintance Hardcover
  • Service and Ambition Deck
  • Swords and Magic Deck
  • Love & Longing Deck
  • Good Society PDF
  • All Expansion PDFs

The cost is $150 AUS with a $15 AUS flat shipping to the US. The complete package is set to be released in October 2021.

Austen Translation

Image of a quote from the game Austen Translation

One of my many hobbies is gaming. My partner and I recently got a Switch and I’ve been playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild heavily for the last couple of week. I also own a N64 (good lord, I’m aging myself), a DS3, and I have games via Steam. We’re also big fans of table top games.

Gaming is in my blood.

There has a been a recent stash of Austen-esque games out in the last year. There has been Good Society, Jane Austen’s Matchmaker, and the Facebook game, Jane Austen Manors to name but a few.  Now comes Austen Translation.

Developed by Worthing & Moncrieff, Austen Translation is “… a satirical strategy game set in the world of Jane Austen—a tongue-in-cheek riff on caustic rivalries, appalling preconceptions of the roles of women and men, and, of course, the unending quest to marry well. In “Austen Translation,” the player takes on the role of an innocent young woman who has to convince a wealthy bachelor to marry her so she can escape a future of poverty and destitution. ”

Austen Translation is set to release on Steam on May 1.  The introductory price will be $4.99USD and you can bet I’m buying the game!


Good Society: A Jane Austen RPG

Story Brewers: Good Society

Back in September, I wrote about Polite Society, a tabletop game that was Kickstarted to much success. Now comes Good Society: A Jane Austen RPG which is another tabletop game done by StoryBrewers, another game company out of Australia.

According to the Kickstarter,

Good Society is a collaborative roleplaying game that seeks to capture the heart, and the countenance, of Jane Austen’s work. It is a game of balls, estates, sly glances, and turns about the garden.

Underneath this, just as Austen’s own work, it is a game of social ambition, family obligation and breathtaking, heart stopping and deeply repressed longing.

Good Society is currently live on Kickstarter and backing, which ends on March 5, 2018, and has currently, widely, surpassed their funding goal. The date set for release is October 2018.