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A jagged but lush coastline, equally comprised of verdant growth and storm-grey cliffs. Powerful rains that pummel fishing boats but nourish the bountiful farms further inland. And nestled in a natural harbor, presiding over aquamarine waters and dangerous reefs, the city Pheles. Pheles is the jewel in the crown of the country Praecia, but its glittering streets and equally colorful courtiers give it the name it is more often called: the Butterfly Court. Ruled by the enigmatic Eyotalas, the Butterfly Court is a knotted web of debts, whims, fancies, and rivalries. While many may dismiss the courtiers of the Butterfly Court as frivolous nobles and their hangers-on, their action nonetheless determine the fate of Praecia. And with the ambitious Queen Yora in control of the neighboring country Asmary, the peasants agitating for more rights, and the mysterious woodkin stirring intrigues in their own mythic court, that fate seems more uncertain than ever.

In Butterfly Court, you will play as a member of the titular Butterfly Court, the court of the monarchy of the kingdom Praecia. This is a court intrigue game that uses the No Dice No Masters system, based on Avery Alder's Belonging Outside Belonging games. If you're not familiar with those, don't worry - everything you need to know is right here in the game document. This is a storytelling, roleplaying game, where players portray members of a court, but not necessarily the monarch or the heir. Instead, the game focuses on everyday lives, intrigue, relationships, obligations, and myriad other concerns of the regular people in the court: nobles, but also staff, servants, artists, and other people that make court life possible.

If the price of the game is a financial obstacle for you, there are community copies available! Please reach out to me here, at my Twitter (@MishaGrifka), or at my email (you can find it on Google) to request a community copy. If you are doing well financially, consider paying a little more to cover those who cannot! And if you have any questions about the game, you can also get in touch - I'd be happy to help out.


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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:

Butterfly Court singles.pdf 49 MB
Butterfly Court spreads.pdf 49 MB


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Beautiful No Dice No Master game!

Thank you so much!


Does this require any access to No Dice No Masters to play?


All the rules you need are in the pdf! It's built on that system, but you don't need any other supplies.


Very fun concepts with very interesting playbooks, thoroughly enjoyed reading this. hope to give it a try one day


Very excited to give this game a try! I'm often the DM in my home game, so a game that allows me to participate in court intrigue alongside everyone else sounds... well, intriguing! Haven't tried No Dice No Masters yet, so it'll be a lot of firsts for me.