Damn the Man, Save the Music


A kickstarter just went up for this game, which looks soooo damn cool. It’s geared towards one-shots and inspired by Questlandia, which I also enjoyed a lot.

"Damn the Man, Save the Music! is a tabletop roleplaying game about making a last-ditch effort to save something you love. Play a ragtag group of underachievers, overachievers, street philosophers, and lovestruck artists united by one cause: to rescue your record store from the oppressive hand of The Man… and to keep the music playing.

It’s very likely that everything will go wrong, but at Revolution Records, that’s business as usual. Damn the Man is a single-session game inspired by movies like Empire Records and Clerks, and by a love for bygone '90s music. Once you’re set up, the game plays out in the time it takes to watch a movie."

There’s some stunning and inclusive art, some neat mechanics, some awesome indie designers tied to the project. I backed it right away. What do you all think?


This game feels like the universe pandering to me so yes, I backed it right away. Can’t wait to start working on my Slacker and Kicking And Screaming influenced hacks.


I’m pretty excited about it too!


I have really liked what I’ve read of Hannah Shaffer’s other games, and I am a huge mark for this subgenre of 90s movie, so this is a no-brainer. My tabletop group is starting to explore 1-2 session breakouts into smaller games, and this will be perfect for that.