The Quiet Year

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This article is about the game. For the episodes on Marielda's quiet year, see The City of Light Pt. 1 and The City of Light Pt. 2.

The Quiet Year is a game by Avery Alder. It was played at the start of Marielda, as a means of building the setting for the rest of the season to follow, and in the epilogue of Spring in Hieron.

The Quiet Year is a map game. You define the struggles of a community living after the collapse of civilization, and attempt to build something good within their quiet year. Every decision and every action is set against a backdrop of dwindling time and rising concern.

The game is played using a deck of cards – each of the 52 cards corresponds to a week during the quiet year. Each card triggers certain events – bringing bad news, good omens, project delays and sudden changes in luck. At the end of the quiet year, the Frost Shepherds will come, ending the game.

The Quiet Year official site

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