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Looking for 2 - 5 Brave Adventurers!

The dragon is awake and causing trouble for all the villages near their den! We need someone who can dance for the Forest Guardians, capture the dragon, and find out why they're so cranky.

Who dares accept this dangerous quest?

One Cranky Dragon is a set of three smaller games for young adventurers 4-10 years old or older adventurers who are young at heart. To stop a cranky dragon, you have to dance your way past forest guardians, dodge the dragon's attacks to capture them, and help them feel well enough to get some much-needed sleep. Players get to take turns being the Head Forest Guardian and the Dragon, so everyone gets the chance to play an adventurer!

One Cranky Dragon includes a few different options now to enjoy the game, ranging from a large-print map-like adventure to business cards and bookmarks. We only have the full color version of all the bookmark options at this point, but printer friendly versions of each format is on the way:

  • The full map that guides you through the adventure.
  • The printer friendly version of the rules for something a bit more straight-forward.
  • The dyslexic friendly version of the rules (please note, Open Dyslexic doesn't help with all forms of dyslexia. User experience might vary).
  • The business card version for parties and conventions that covers the first two challenges.
  • The double-sided single bookmarks that provides a more streamlined version of the thought exercise.
  • The foldable bookmark that doesn't require printing on both sides, only some cutting and taping/gluing.
  • The sheet of four bookmarks so you can print multiples on one sheet

Originally created for the One Page RPG Jam.

A very special thank you to the wonderful people in the One-Page RPG Jam Discord server for all their help. This wouldn't have been possible without you.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(15 total ratings)
AuthorLucky Newt Games
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
Tags1prpgjam, Co-op, Dragons, Fantasy, GM-Less, live-action, Non violent, One-shot


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

One Cranky Dragon 15 MB
One Cranky Dragon - Printer Friendly Version 116 kB
One Cranky Dragon with Open Dyslexic 96 kB
One Cranky Dragon Business Card .pdf 178 kB
One Cranky Dragon Business Card .png 324 kB
One Cranky Dragon Bookmark Single 3 MB
One Cranky Dragon Bookmark Sheet 8 MB
One Cranky Dragon Bookmark Folding 2 MB

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Completely and utterly wholesome and family-friendly! I am glad I got to see this take shape and if I had kids of my own, I would play this with them.

Wow, thank you so much! That really means a lot to us! 

This is absolutely great and the title is brilliant :D

Thank you so much! It means a lot to us that you like it!

I had a chance to playtest an earlier version with my son and we had a lot of fun. It is great to see how it has developed.

I hope you two enjoy the more developed version! Thank you both for all your feedback!