Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game

Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game is a roleplaying game about bad sex. If you want to feel the cringe, embarrassment and humor of sex that goes bad, this is your game. In Bad Sex, the sex is always between consenting adults. They want to have sex with each other but for whatever reason, the results are mediocre at best, mortifying at worst.

The style of the game is collaborative. The players experience the game by emotionally relating to their characters and their embarrassments and failures. Everyone works together to make each sex scene fail in an interesting way.

The book features guidelines on how to run and play sex scenes and bad sex scenes. It has two complete ready-to-play scenarios, The Grim Cheaters and Condoms On the Dancefloor. It provides suggestions for further bad sex scenes as well as scenarios expanding it from its realistic contemporary style to scifi, fantasy or historical fiction.

Bad Sex Deck is a separate product you can use to randomly create scenes of bad sex. All the information in the deck is replicated in the book in the form of tables so you don’t have to buy it to play the game.

Juhana Pettersson is a Finnish roleplaying game and larp designer. His past games include Valley of Eternity, Chernobyl, Mon Amour and Maa. He also worked on Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition. A veteran Nordic larp designer, his best known games are Luminescence, Halat hisar, End of the Line, Enlightenment in Blood and Parliament of Shadows.

Content warning: The game contains graphic descriptions of sex acts. It’s not suitable for minors.

Credits

Writing and design: Juhana Pettersson

Graphic design: Heikka Valja

Proofreading: Jukka Särkijärvi

Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game has been created with the support of Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike).

Information

Publisher: Pohjoismaisen roolipelaamisen seura ry / Rabbit Media

Date of Publication: 24.7.2020

70 pages

Full color

ISBN: 978-952-68777-2-3 (print), 978-952-68777-3-0 (PDF)

Buy Now

The Finnish game store Fantasiapelit sells Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game and Bad Sex Deck both online and at their shops.

Drivethrurpg sells both Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game (print and PDF) and Bad Sex Deck (print). They ship all over the world and are the cost-effective source for people living in the U.S.

Itch.io sells Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game as a PDF version. The PDF available there is the special neon green edition.

Products

Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game

The basic edition of the game available both in print and PDF on Drivethrurpg.

Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game – Special Suomi Finland Edition

The edition available as a printed book in Finnish game stores.

Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game – Neon Dream Edition

The edition available as a PDF on itch.io.

Bad Sex Deck

An accessory available in Finnish game stores and on Drivethrurpg.

Publisher: Pohjoismaisen roolipelaamisen seura ry / Rabbit Media

Date of Publication: 24.7.2020

Designer: Juhana Pettersson

Graphic Design: Heikka Valja

52 cards in full color.

Press

English:

GeekNative (21.7.2020): Bad Sex: The Roleplaying Game is real and out this month

Roleplayers Chronicle (22.7.2020): A Tabletop Roleplaying Game About Bad Sex

Finnish:

Helsingin Sanomat (22.7.2020): Uudessa roolipelissä eläydytään tavallisiin suomalaisiin, jotka harrastavat huonoa seksiä: “Jos jokin asia tuntuu hyvältä tai pahalta, siitä ei saa missään nimessä kertoa”

Aamulehti (22.7.2020): Uudessa roolipelissä eläydytään tavallisiin suomalaisiin, jotka harrastavat huonoa seksiä: “Jos jokin asia tuntuu hyvältä tai pahalta, siitä ei saa missään nimessä kertoa”

Ropecon (24.7.2020): Julkaisuesitelmä

Swedish:

Spelkult.se (25.7.2020): Dåligt sex är fokus för det nya finska rollspelet Bad Sex