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Under The Floorboards is a tabletop roleplaying game for 2-5 players about tiny people living in a giant, hostile world, inspired by The Borrowers. The focus of the game is very story-driven, with an emphasis on collaborative storytelling and worldbuilding over stats and crunch.

Build your family and the house in which they live, then embark on an expedition into the land of giants in order to collect the things you need to survive - without being seen.

The game uses a simple 2d6 system for conflict resolution and an easy-to-pick-up story-building system to help GMs build engaging scenes on the fly.

Under The Floorboards is a low-prep game designed for one shot play but with tools to enable campaign play over multiple sessions. The game provides locations, hazards, and tools to quickly design your own content to keep surprising your players, and is perfect for convention play or to keep on your shelf for game nights when your whole group can't be there.

Under The Floorboards was funded as part of ZineQuest 2.

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CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(26 total ratings)
AuthorChris Bissette
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
Tagsborrowers, loottheroom, Story Rich


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of £7.87 GBP. You will get access to the following files:

LTRUnderTheFloorboards-PDF-Pages.pdf 76 MB
LTRUnderTheFloorboards-PDF-Spreads.pdf 76 MB
LTR-UnderTheFloorboards-CharacterSheets.pdf 1 MB

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Community Copies

Community Copies provided by Kickstarter backers. If you are marginalised or are in financial need, feel free to take one - no questions asked.

Print Copy

The zine is a 48-page, A5 saddle-stitched booklet printed in black ink on 160gsm natural paper with a sturdy heavyweight cover in a classic mustard yellow intended to evoke beloved clothbound books from childhood.

Price includes international shipping anywhere in the world, as well as an immediate download of the game in PDF form. Please do not forget to add your address - itch will let you checkout without this. If you do not enter your address, please email chris@loottheroom.uk with the correct details.

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So, a couple of weeks ago, the Bookcase family embarked on an epic quest to recover Playmobil hats from the Play Room! This game is delightful. It created a fabulous shared narrative gaming experience. So joyous and wholesome. Thoroughly recommend.

Really glad you had fun with it, thanks for the play report!

Any chance you will restock the physical copies over at the loottheroom shop? I came upon this today and went to go buy it and it's sold out. 

If you're in the UK, several retailers still have it in stock. I got the best price from Dungeon land.

I completely missed this comment, sorry!

The reprint is now back in stock here

I was able to snag a copy from LootTheRoom. Thank you, both of you, for your help.

This game is so fun, and is honestly one of my favorite TTRPGs! It's designed so well and so cleverly. I grew up reading The Borrowers and this game emulates that experience really well, while leaving ample room for making up your own version of things.

If you like very collaborative TTRPGs, this game is an excellent one.

I ran Under the Floorboards multiple times for my wife and my 9-year-old, and we even managed running it with my grandmother joining us via video call.  We had a wonderful time!  If you are interested, you can hear our review and one of our playthroughs here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1505161/7221475

Clear, cute, creative! We ran a one-shot of this in my regular gaming group and everyone loved it.  I need to play this again.

This game is very cute, fun, and easy to play! The rules are clear, and the tools for building an incursion are simple to use. I love the postcard character sheets! This is a really great game to break out quickly, as it's easy for new players to commit, and a game can easily be resolved in just a couple hours!

It looks great. Very clear and functional layout, and the idea of living in a world as little one sounds very fun. Loved the mechanics and how they feel straightforward. The way the game focuses on the small missions is very well thought out. Definitely a good try

This game is so cute I can't wait to run it. It's beautifully done and brings back so many memories of my childhood.