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You are a foreign correspondent, employed by the most prestigious news organization in your home country.
You have arrived to bear witness to the final days of a nation in crisis.

Last Dispatch is a game of creative reportage. Roll the die, draw the cards, and file a dispatch on the day's events. Using simple interpretive principles, you'll read each hand to reveal the conflicts and overtures in a nation hurtling toward collapse.

You may not be able to alter the course of history, but you can bear witness to the personal and societal changes that arrive in its wake.

The 24-page zine contains complete rules for play, guidelines for interpreting events, four starter themes, and a non-narrative variant called Dispatch Solitaire.

To play, you'll need:

  • One six-sided die
  • A standard 52-card deck of playing cards
  • Some way to record each day's dispatch
CategoryPhysical game
Release date May 31, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
AuthorSymbolic City
GenreCard Game
Tagsjournal, journaling, journalism, political, Singleplayer, solitaire, solo, Solo RPG, Tabletop
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_ShareAlike v4.0 International
Average sessionA few hours


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:

LastDispatch-full.pdf 6.3 MB
Last-Dispatch-print-at-home.pdf 5 MB
last-dispatch.epub 3.6 MB

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Community copies

If you donated to the Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds, you already own Last Dispatch. Otherwise, community copies may be available for anyone who'd like to download Last Dispatch, but can't reasonably justify the cost.


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I’ve added some copies. Enjoy.

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