A downloadable game

Tower & Town is a solo RPG about a rural wizard managing their time, making friends, and changing magical scholarship forever—while trying not to be driven out by an angry mob or lose research funding.

After years at the Mages’ College, you have finally completed your studies and acquired a tower of your own. What better use for your new arcane residence than pursuing a wizard’s favorite pastime: magical research! The College, of course, has high expectations and anticipates regular reports on your progress.

There is, however, a complication. Your new tower is far from the distractions of the city, but it’s only an hour’s walk from a small town very eager for your magical assistance. You may have plans to revolutionize magical science, but the townspeople are really more interested in your warding their chicken coops against thieving sprites.

Between the research in your tower and your work for the town, you’ll have your hands full. Can you keep the townspeople content and the College satisfied long enough to finish your research?

Version 1.1 includes all the rules you'll need to play. Currently in development are addons for: 2+ player variants, premade towns (with townsfolk, task inspiration, and research ideas), more Mages' College content, and an optional setting guide. A prototype tracking spreadsheet is available here (File > Make a Copy to use).

Updated 3 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
AuthorAri Calix
TagsSingleplayer, storygame, Tabletop, Tabletop role-playing game, Wizards
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few hours


Tower & Town v1.1 (bookmarked pdf) 593 kB
Tower & Town v1.1 (printer-friendly rtf) 1 MB
Tower & Town rules quick ref v1 (pdf) 97 kB

Install instructions

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Development log


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Are the add-ons still in development? I just found this game and I love it.

I'm glad you're enjoying it! I've finally had some time recently to get back to working on the add-ons, so yes--still in development, just much slower than expected!

 I love this game and I've been having a lot of fun with it! I did have a question: when rolling dice to see if I've succeeded or failed at a task, should I be taking the highest d6 or adding them all together and determining success or failure that way? Thank you!

Sorry it took me so long to respond! You take the highest d6 you rolled. So as long as one die in your pool shows 5 or 6, you succeed. Glad you're enjoying the game!