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Montsegur 1244

Montsegur 1244

 
Session Three – Sunday 9am to 1pm (Adrian Price)
 
Description: GM-less, freeform historical game about the siege of Montsegur and fate of its Cathar 
 
occupants.
 
Montsegur 1244 is a story game inspired by the siege of Montsegur in 1243-1244. The castle was 
home of the Cathars, a group of people who followed a religion with roots in early Christianity. When 
the castle surrendered, the survivors were given the choice of renouncing their faith or being burnt at 
the stake. More than 200 chose death. 
 
You will play the role of one of the besieged Cathars. Through play you will decide the fate of this 
person. At the end of the game, you must choose one of three fates: 
 
• To repent before the inquisition 
• To burn at the stake 
• To escape into the night 
 
At least one of you must choose to burn.
 
GM: Montsegur 1244 has no game master. All players work together to create a shared story. 
 
System: Montsegur 1244 (Thoughtful Games)
 
System Knowledge needed: none
 
Players: 3 - 6
 
Themes: Historical, Religion, Difficult Choices/Sacrifices