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The Adversary is talented, proud, and determined to be the best. Unfortunately, there always seems to be someone better, a Rival who they just can’t beat, no matter how hard they try. They’ll try anyway, of course, constantly competing to prove themself no matter what it takes.

Their central conflict lies in the difficulty of comparing themself to others and the toll that thinking of themself as second-best can take on their self-worth. 

What's gayer than an intense rivalry? Not very much. Turn everything into a competition, just to prove that you're better than your Rival - better at sword-fighting, better at turning into a car, better at kissing, you name it! Anything they can do, you can do better! Because if you can't, then... what else do you have to combat the insecurities gnawing away at you, the fears that maybe you'll only ever be the second best?

The Adversary is an additional playbook for the Thirsty Sword Lesbians roleplaying game by April Kit Walsh and published by Evil Hat Productions - you will need a copy of Thirsty Sword Lesbians in order to use this playbook.

Playbook art is the Temmie sprite by DejiNyucu! If you're interested in getting playbook art on a budget, I absolutely encourage you to check out their work, as well as the work of other artists selling visual novel sprites on itch! 

This playbook is also still being playtested and revised, so you may occasionally get updated PDFs at no additional cost - that said, I don't anticipate any major changes. If you play the Adversary in a game, shoot me a message on twitter @Lexi_the_Fae, I'd love to hear about how it went! 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
AuthorLexi the Fae
TagsLGBT, playbook, poc-made, powered-by-lesbians, rivals, thirsty-sword-lesbians


Get this playbook and 1 more for $9.99 USD
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In order to download this playbook you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

TSL Adversary Playbook 1.0 Full PDF.pdf 1 MB
TSL Adversary Playbook 1.0 Printable.pdf 327 kB
TSL Adversary Playbook 1.0 Printable No Artwork.pdf 81 kB
TSL Adversary Playbook 1.0 Rich Text.rtf 57 kB

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I have been waiting for somone to make a playbook for rivals. Thank you so much for doing it.


Okay, this was worth the money just for the beauty that is the Love Triangle move.  I can't stop laughing, its so good :D

Ehehee, thank you! That one was actually my partner's suggestion, so I'll be sure to pass along the complement! :D