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A Few Degrees of Warming is a role playing game about a familiar city radically altered by climate change. Players will narrate the events of a coastal city as it struggles to overcome the many challenges presented by global warming. You’ll work together to draw a map of the city and redraw it as it changes due to warmer temperatures, a rising sea level, and dwindling resources. You will also name important people and play out scenes that occur as choices need to be made about the city’s future.

Will you be able to protect people from the worse effects of climate change? What will this city look like after a few degrees of warming? This game encourages you to consider these questions, and to play to find out what happens.

Created for the Hot Horror Game Jam


This game depicts scenes of climate catastrophe including: starvation, human corpses, natural disasters, as well as refugees and marginalized people in crisis.

  • Players: 2-4
  • Playtime: 3-4 hours
  • Requires: A deck of playing cards with the jokers removed, at least 6 six-sided dice, 2 index cards, 2 sheets of paper, pencils and erasers.


Written & Designed by Michael Elliott

Based on The Quiet Year by Avery Alder

Cover Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

A Few Degrees of Warming v 1.1.pdf 720 kB
A Few Degrees of Warming Card Codex v 1.1.pdf 55 kB

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Everyone who purchases this game provides a copy for someone to download free of charge. These community copies of the game are intended for those who are experiencing financial hardships and cannot pay for a copy. If you want to check out this game and cannot afford the price, help yourself.

You can also get this game, and all my games, for a small monthly pledge on Patreon or Ko-fi.

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