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TAELS OF THE HEISTY VIXENS is a tabletop RPG by W.H. Arthur (@Aryl_Ether on Twitter and itch.io), made for #FolkloreJam. Cover art by Chan Mandy(4threset).

In this game, you play as vixens with supernatural powers, going on heists in a city occupied by colonisers.

For 3-5 players plus a master of ceremonies (MC).

APOCALYPSE WORLD by Vincent Baker and Meguey Baker and BLADES IN THE DARK by John Harper are the two main influences for the mechanics of this game. I also drew inspirations from many other PbtA games, in particular the ones published by Magpie Games.

Update: TAELS OF THE HEISTY VIXENS was released in 2019. I have just commissioned some new art for the game, and I have more updates planned for the future, including a MC guide and starter heists. Sales of the game would go towards more commissioned art.


Buy Now$5.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Taels of the Heisty Vixens v1.1-compressed.pdf 2 MB

Community Copies

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Free Community Copies

If you are unable to afford the listed price of Taels of the Heisty Vixens, you can grab a community copy. This goes especially for folx in marginalised communities, and those who want to review the game. I will add more communities copies as more purchases are made.

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TotHV printable playbooks v1.0.pdf 245 kB

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"Vixens" is a very cool read, keyed closely to it's theming and background. There's a lot of cool stories that can be told in the world the author has created, and I for one look forward to the daring heists and "taels" that come from it.


Thank you!