The Game of Rochi

What’s Rochi?

Rochi is a gambling game–and divination deck–made up of 54 cards in six suits. Rochi comes from the pages of the books of The Stranger Trilogy.

Rochi was co-created by James Ernest (award-winning game designer, of Cheapass Games and Crab Fragment Labs) and Sonia Orin Lyris, author of the books where the game is played. Each of the 54 brilliant, vibrant, and compelling cards was illustrated by Mark J. Ferrari.

The public beta form of the game is available for free download from Crab Fragment Labs.

Rochi the game, as a boxed set, with full-color cards, tokens, and metal coins, will be available from game publisher Campaign Coins in late 2021.

James Ernest is the creator of Patrick Rothfuss’s Tak, which can be seen on the Rochi card The Game.

The Rochi Deck has 54 cards, and six suits of varying sizes. It is an exotic, compelling game. To play it is to enter another world–the world of The Seer. For a dive into the in-world origins of the game of Rochi and the Roche deck, read this.

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