30-07-2013:On 20 August 2013, the English edition of Montsegur 1244 will go out of print due to a change in formats available from Lulu. If you want a printed edition of Montsegur 1244, please order it by then here. As from today, there is a 40% discount on the paperback.
Thank you all who have played and enjoyed the game - it has been wonderful to hear the feedback from all of you. The English edition of Montsegur 1244 was published February 2009 and has sold around 400 copies. Maybe one day there will be a revised deluxe edition but currently I have no plans for this.
Want to play Montsegur 1244 but has never gotten around to making a set of cards? Here is a solution: Jim Pinto has made a set of character cards, story cards and scene cards that are available at a print on demand service. Get them at DriveThruRPG.
Here is a tip for a cool game: Dulce et Decorum by Troels Ken Pedersen. Four young people volunteer for the West Front - through play we find out how their meeting with the Great War changes them.
Two reasons why you should check out this game:
- The use of authentic war poems to take us from a journey of joy and patriotism to utter meaninglessness.
- Being very explicit in the way it instructs the GM for how to run the game.
And the best thing? The game can be downloaded for free in English. As an additional treat, here are jpg-files for making awesome cards for the game, e.g. from a custom card printing service such as Printer's Studio. Enjoy.
Looking for games similar to Montsegur 1244? Check out Witch - The Road to Lindisfarne and The Daughters of Verona.
Another work inspired by the fall of Montsegur is the song Montségur by Iron Maiden, here in a fan video on YouTube. Your average game of Montsegur 1244 will probably have slightly fewer cardinals and nazis...
Going to Vintersol 2012? Then you can join in a game of Montsegur 1244. The theme is Heaven and Hell and they promise you a chance to find out if you are a saint, a sinner, or just a poor lost soul.
Is the expansion just fluff that's best ignored? Pete answers this question in this detailed review of the Montsegur 1244 Expansion.
A Danish version of the game components for Montsegur 1244 is now available for download. Please email Thoughtful Games if you have bought the English edition and would like a pdf with the game text in Danish.
A review by MJ Harnish recommends Montsegur 1244 "if your group likes drama and tragedy, isn’t scared by games without dice, and is willing to spend an evening playing a great game and then days afterwards talking about it."
Thanks to Wilhelm Persson and Anders Bohlin, the components for Montsegur 1244 are now available in Swedish. Meet Wilhelm and Anders in Indierummet nordnordost.
Several sessions of Montsegur 1244 were played at SävCon X, Sävar, Umeå, Sweden. One of the organisers, Wilhelm Person, writes about running Montsegur 1244 at a convention on his blog.