With impeccable timing, Star Crossed is now available! The entire Bully Pulpit Games’ team has worked for a long time to bring this game to you, and we couldn’t be prouder.
Star Crossed is a two-player game about romance and the complications that arise from mutual attraction. It’s light, fun and full of tension and surprises. While the theme is romance, both characters have powerful reasons not to act on their feelings. In Star Crossed you really, really want to, but you really, really can’t.
Your friendly local game store can order you a copy, too! If they don’t have it on the shelf, just ask – our distributors are ACD and Alliance, or they can email us directly for a bulk order.
Of course we’re delighted to release it on this, the Feast of Saint Valentine, but to be honest, Valentine’s day is not the most spectacular holiday for many of us. If you are not that into it, may we suggest two much cooler saints to venerate instead?
Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite wins the appelation contest, because you can’t beat “The Hagiorite” and you shouldn’t even try. He was a Greek thinker, writer, and bookworm during the reign of the Ottomans. Nicodemus the Hagiorite’s claim to fame, was his devotion to peaceful, contemplative monasticism (hesycahsm) and his writings on spirituality. He set out to codify doctrine, but was also a sensitive and widely read interpreter and translator who appreciated scientific works. Nicodemus believed that God could be found through beauty and its contemplation, and that the existence of beauty proves that the world is not truly evil. If you need a solid saint who was pretty chill and also kind, St. Nicodemus the Hagiorite is your man.
Saint Thecla is more of an ass-kicking figure, known for saving herself from being burned at the stake by summoning a rainstorm, commanding a gang of lionesses to defend her from being eaten by male lions, and baptizing herself. Very DIY. She had a weird thing with Saint Paul (#starcrossed?) and after he was martyred she decided to live in a cave for 72 years. Then she became a magical healer, which got the local physicians all riled up. When they came to slay her, Thecla asked God to create a mystical gateway to Paul’s tomb in Rome where, presumably, she went to take it easy for a while. For a variety of reasons (see the whole “baptise yourself” thing) she is not technically a saint, but she is widely venerated anyway, so, go nuts.
If you’ve read this far, thank you for your interest in alternative saints and please consider purchasing Star Crossed! Thank you!