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Physical copies of Tournament Arc can be purchased at Peregrine Coast Press!

Are you looking to experience the triumphs and defeats of Space Hyper-Basketball? Need to feel the epic highs and dizzying lows of card games in the post-apocalypse? Want to face the trials and tribulations of the cheese-rolling World Circuit?

Tournament Arc is your very own collaborative sports anime experience, made in the diceless Belonging Outside Belonging engine popularised by games like Dream Askew and Wanderhome. In every thrilling episode, you’ll play the part of the Team as they negotiate the complexities of their daily lives, explore a collaboratively created world, and, most importantly, play the Game.

Together, you’ll build a world for your Team to explore and experience together. Are you students in a modern high school? Brave rebels keeping a sport going in a cyberpunk dystopia? Astral game-soldiers playing in intergalactic battle arenas? The choice is yours, and the suggestions you make will help you illustrate and develop a story that’s entirely your own.

Tournament Arc’s rules-light nature means the Game can be as outlandish as you want it to be. Duel in high-concept card games, experience cyber-hockey in the year 20777, or play some good old-fashioned footie on the rainy Manchester astroturf. The only limit to what the Game can be is your collective imagination!

6 playbooks for creating characters, from the kind Heart to the menacing Lancer
26 episodes to set up events and scenarios for your team; a full season!
★ Mechanics for building relationships and rivalries
Amazing art from Kaylee Rowena, Pseudonym Jones, and Valentine de la Rosa
Short fiction from Alyssa Ridley

Tournament Arc starts from a place of love, ends up as a fantastic piece of game design, and doesn't miss a step along the way. - Marshall, Iron Echo Games
Tournament Arc is a tabletop roleplaying game you can recreate Hunter x Hunter's magical trading card game arc in just as easily as its martial arts tournament and high-stakes dodgeball episodes. Honestly, what more could I want from a TTRPG?? Biscuit Fund Games has made something really special here. – Tyler Crumrine, Possible Worlds Games
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
AuthorBiscuit Fund Games
GenreRole Playing, Sports
TagsAnime, belonging-outside-belonging, Cute, GM-Less, Narrative


Buy Now$20.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $20 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Tournament Arc 1.0 spreads.pdf 86 MB
Tournament Arc 1.0 singles.pdf 86 MB

Download demo

tournament arc play aids.pdf 52 kB

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I got to play this at Dragonmeet 2023 with one of the creator and had a really great time. It certainly helped having a facilitator like Alyssa. Go Globex Aces!

hi there! the book says to grab playbooks from biscuitfundgames.com, but that domain appears to have expired - can we get those on this page?

The character sheets and note pages once hosted on our now defunct website are now included in the Play Aids download! These are also available inside the main book itself for photocopying in the event you have a physical copy. I'll make the play aids available as a free download now, thanks for letting me know.

Hi. Curious about the mechanics. Is this a standard 2d6 PbtA? Or does it use a custom system? Is it diceless?


Tournament Arc uses the Belonging Outside Belonging system! It's a GM-less (or "GM-ful") system where everyone takes cahrge of the narrative, rather than one designated player. Each playbook comes with prompts for what you might do in a given situation, and there's a token system that allows you to use more narratively challenging moves. Tournament Arc adds in Episodes which have their own prompts, which help you and your play group create a fun story with your characters!

love the game! Any chance of a single page pdf in addition to spreads? Would be a massive improvement when it comes to viewing on mobile


Added them for you!