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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Paris Gondo - The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying (Text-Only Edition) [$5.00]

Paris Gondo - The Life-Saving Magic of Inventorying (Text-Only Edition) [$5.00]: by @rolistespod


"The play-based GonParis Method is a simple, smart, and effective way to banish encumbrance forever.  Adopt this dungeoneering strategy, and you’ll never be overloaded again."

This game is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to encumbrance rules and other tropes found in beloved dungeon-crawling games.

It is a GM-less storytelling game for 3 to 6 players, designed to be played in a few hours with polyhedral dice and no preparation.

Players in this game embody Adventurers who, as a group called a Party, have reached the last level of a Dungeon and defeated the Boss who presided over it. Play starts as Adventurers discover Loot you create. The objects you decide your Adventurer carries home makes up what you pack as their Final Inventory.

If Adventurers hold on to possessions that spark joy, they might feel invigorated and satisfied for the rest of their existence, or at least until their next adventure. But letting go of less emotionally charged but useful Belongings might prove to be a deadly mistake for the Party on their Journey Home.


It’s the transcript of a complete play session, edited for your enjoyment, to give you an overview of how the game works. This is inspired by the TRPG (Tabletalk Roleplaying Game) format popular in Japan.

Complete Rules

This includes the rules and everything you need to play the game in step-by-step instructions. This game is a collaborative storytelling game. You can jump straight to the GonParis Method and follow its Six Steps without prior reading. However, it works better if one player facilitates your first session by reading the rules in advance.

Play-Aids and Card Decks

You will find in the Appendix links to all the Play-aids and Card Decks in both JPG and PDF formats that you will need to play around a table.

Those are also included as a Miro board that you can copy to very easily play the game online.

About This "Text-Only" Edition

This current release is a work-in-progress but it already contains everything you need to play this game.

The sales from this edition will go towards hiring a professional graphic designer to make more legible and visually pleasing versions of the Rule Book, the Play-Aids and Card Decks.

Purchasing this current edition will get you:

  • The Rule Book as it is currently laid-out with any future text updates;
  • The updated versions of the Play-Aids and Card Decks, once I can afford a graphic designer;
  • A voucher matching the value of your purchase, to spend on the next edition of the game which will be fully laid-out and will integrate art (price to be determined);
  • A unique chance to "spark joy" with friends and to put your loot in order once and for all.


Original Design, Layout and Book Design: Kalum from The Rolistes Podcast.

Rules Editor: Chris S. Sims.

In order to download this story game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

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