Floral border with playing cards with the word Orchidelirium in a curling typeface


A role-playing game regarding orchid hunting during the reign of Queen Victoria for 2 to 6 persons of fine repute inclusive of a Games Master requiring a deck of playing cards, 2 six-sided dice, & 6 pennies

Take on the mantle of a grizzled and hardy orchid hunter in 1865 and traverse the depths of unchartered territories in search of rare, elusive, and above all, expensive orchids for your shady employer, J. Carmichæl & Associates.

This 32 page zine provides a simple ruleset, expedition structure, and improvisation tools to help build an adventure of personal and horticultural discovery at the table.

Orchidelirum was part of Kickstarter's ZineQuest in 2020 and the remaining limited first editions can be purchased on itch.io alongside PDFs which are also available on DriveThruRPG. Once the first run are sold out I'll add a print-on-demand option onto DriveThruRPG too.

Digital files include character sheets, playing mat, and an expedition planner alongside the zine.

Photo of first edition zine with pink cover surrounded by orchids and print outs

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