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Courtly Shadows 📖 Storyset Cover

In Courtly Shadows 👑 honor meets deception, whispered secrets, and hidden agendas. A two-page Booklet Storyset 📖 supplement for Tableau: Collaborative Cinematic Storytelling system available through DriveThruRPG & as Print’N’Play.

Additionally, adaptable for use in other Belonging Outside Belonging style storygames to accentuate tales of aristocracy, concealed motives, and duels of nobility.

Leverage these five pivotal Story 📖 Elements in your stories:

  • Setting: The Court 🏘️: Waltz through an opulent realm of ambition and privilege, where every gesture hides a secret and power ebbs and flows like tides.
  • Tone: Intrigue 🎶: Witness the intricate ballet of deception and hidden motives, as power players navigate the murky waters of politics and strategy.
  • Theme: Status 💢: An environment where your worth is determined by lineage, power, and cunning, where every step up the ladder may cost more than it’s worth.
  • Faction: The Watch 🫂: Behind each great court lies an ever-vigilant protector. Stand alongside them as they guard against threats, both overt and concealed.
  • Genre Beats: At Dawn 🥁: As the first light pierces the horizon, watch as destinies are sealed, and the fate of the courtly realm hangs in the balance.

In Courtly Shadows 👑, allegiances shift, secrets unravel, and the dawn may herald victory or despair. How will you shape the fate of your realm?

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Courtly Shadows 👑

Tableau: Courtly 👑 Shadows is available as a Booklet Storyset 📖 from:

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Tableau Booklet Storysets 📖

Tableau Booklet Storysets 📖 ​supplement Tableau stories with additional rules and story Elements, but you’ll require a Tableau Playset or the Tableau Core Rules to play. Storysets 📖​ also are easy to incorporate into most Belonging Outside Belonging style storygames, and are adaptable for use with many other styles of tabletop role-playing games.​​

Storysets 📖 don’t possess the same flexibility as a Tableau card-based Playset 🎞. Instead, they are designed for a similar style of play using small, card-sized Booklets easily printed on US Letter 8½’‘x11’‘ paper. To utilize a Storysets 📖​ just unfold the Booklet to a particular Story 📖 Element page and have a storyteller Take Up 🫰 that Booklet for control that Element just like they would a card with a Story 📖 Element. Tableau Booklet Assembly Illustration

Assembly: Print booklet, single-sided. Fold long way (11’’) with text out, then unfold. Fold short way (8-½’’) with text out, then unfold. Fold short sides ¼ and ¾ inward with text in. Cut center guide, stopping at the ¼ & ¾ folds—don’t cut to page’s end. Refold as per image. Ensure cover is on front. Tighten creases.


Courtly Shadows 👑A Booklet Storyset 📖 for Tableau Games was written & designed by Christopher Allen.

©2023 by Dyvers Hands Productions, LLC. — All Rights Reserved (no license is granted for redistribution or derivation without permission). Art “Castle Marrach” & “Queen Vivienne” by Stephanie Law.

Tableau Games™, Dyvers Hands™, and Castle Marrach™ are trademarks of Dyvers Hands Productions LLC.

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