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TQY Companion

Companion to "The Quiet Year" Map Creation game by Avery Alder




My goal for this project was to create a set of cards to act as a companion for Avery Alder's utterly FANTASTIC "The Quiet Year" map creation role-playing masterpiece.

This is NOT a replacement for their game. Go and support the original creators here: The Quiet Year - Buried Without Ceremony

My design thought process was to do away with the "suit" of cards from a poker deck and focus on the seasons of the year, helping the players engage more to the theme of the game and less on the "poker" deck aspect. Furthermore I chose to design the cards in a way to be able to rotate the card to read the other choice, giving the players a sense of separating the choices in their mind. I have also colored "action" verbiage in "Blue" for neutral, "Green" for positive and "Red" for negative actions to further aid players in choice selection.

I designed a box to hold the game as well, doing away with the rustic "burlap" sack option which while themed well, does not stack great with the rest of the boxed games on one's shelf of board games.

I repeat THIS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT for "The Quiet Year", nor is it a complete game. You need to go over to the Buried Without Ceremony website and purchase "The Quiet Year" to play the game.


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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date September 25, 2022
Edition First
Department Game Upgrades
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More Info TQY Companion web site

Why buy this?

  • Redesigned card deck to focus game play experience
  • Box design to hold "The Quiet Year" game
  • NOT a replacement for "The Quiet Year"

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.


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