Shepherds is a tabletop RPG about young members of a League of professional do-gooders, as you strive to protect the peace and safety of ordinary people. The young Shepherds will forge bonds of trust with each other, grow and mature as people, and possibly foil some evil plots along the way.
Shepherds is an adaptation of the popular “Powered by the Apocalypse” design framework, and retains many familiar components for those who have played other PbtA games, as well as introducing a few things that won’t be so familiar. It takes its inspiration from “hopeful fantasy” JRPGs -- most particularly the Trails/Kiseki games by Falcom, and the Tales Of series by Bandai Namco.
The game is 72 pages (counting cover and title pages) fully laid out (by me), with hyperlinks, table of contents, PDF bookmarks, and a scattering of art. It is complete and fully playable, though it may receive small updates in the future. Also included in the book is one starting community (Adventure), with another available for purchase here: Fregena on the River (It's also available in a discounted bundle with the game here.)
There's now a Google Sheets character keeper template for online play HERE. It contains all the same information that is available in the Play Materials download, so should hopefully be the only reference players need for online play.
Purchases at or above list price will unlock more community copies. All proceeds so far have been donated to Direct Relief (See the dev log for more info) and once there's more to send over, it will happen again. Thank you everyone!