Till the Last Gasp


Till the Last Gasp is a storytelling, two-player, PvP board game developed by Darrington Press LLC and published on March 14, 2023.[1]

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

Ready your blades and prepare to bare your hearts! We're pleased to announce our 2-player dramatic storytelling game of duels, Till the Last Gasp, coming to tables in March 14, 2023! Spanning genres and settings, this game throws you straight into two player PvP action—and as blows are exchanged, emotions are betrayed, secrets revealed, and stakes raised. Till the Last Gasp uniquely enables you to capture the climactic energy of your favorite cinematic showdowns, in new tales imagined by you!

— Publisher's summary[1]

Content[edit | edit source]

  • A 40-page rulebook with step-by-step instructions and examples of play, as well as three pre-made scenarios
  • 2 twenty-sided Duel Dice
  • 20 six-sided Edge Dice
  • 2 Player Boards
  • 9 Jumbo Map Cards for thrilling genre-spanning backdrops to your duels
  • 12 pre-made characters for quick play
  • 2 blank character sheets
  • Drama Deck that includes such prompts as: "Insist to your foe that they are making a mistake. Tell them what it is." or "Admit a secret it has pained you to keep hidden."
  • Objectives and Stance Cards
  • Tokens and trackers[1]

If the game bought in one of the Darrington Press Guild stores

  • Exclusive pre-made player and non-player characters from Campaign 1.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Till the Last Gasp is a storytelling game of both "character's innermost feelings" and "armor or weapons". Two players are involved into a conflict exploring their inner sides, reflected in the outside environment (e.g. character smashes vases, swings from chandeliers, or scares machinery with laser swords), exploring the setting, and "the emotions tangled within them". The game have an option to create characters of any setting, including monks, gunslingers high-tech laser sharpshooters, and wielders of the arcane arts, and the players can import characters of their own or from other storytelling games or media.[1]

The game lasts about 60-90 minutes.[1]

Development[edit | edit source]

  • Created By: Will Hindmarch
  • Additional Design: Alex Roberts
  • Producer: Alex Uboldi
  • Writing By: Alex Roberts, Meredith Katz, and Austin Taylor
  • Editor: Meredith Katz
  • Scenarios By: Austin Taylor
  • Graphic Design: Stephanie Gottesman
  • Illustration: Arka Tu, Daryna Kyrychenko, and Idamaria Pajala
  • Cover Art: Arka Tu
  • Cultural Consultant: James Mendez Hodes[1]

Media[edit | edit source]

Price[edit | edit source]

ISBN Released Publisher Format Price Ref.
March 14, 2023 Darrington Press Till the Last Gasp $39.99 (MSRP) [1]

Links[edit | edit source]

How-to-play Till the Last Gasp video sponsored by Darrington Press.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 First Looks at Our Upcoming Games! (March 18, 2022) by Darrington Press

Art

  1. Box cover for the "Till the Last Gasp" game, by Arka Tu (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.