Ash Kreider’s RPG of oddballs and misfits promises always to end happily. That feels appropriate for a tabletop story inspired by Ghibli.
Our Traveling Home is a GMless RPG designed for about four players to play over a few sessions, build bonds, explore queer romance and find healing. There are nearly three weeks left on the Kickstarter clock, and the game is more than halfway to the funding target of CA$ 13,300. You can join in and see the latest tally from the project page.
Our Traveling Home is already finished, and the crowdfunding campaign is to fund the transformation of the prototype into a beautifully illustrated book.
In Our Traveling Home, you’ll play as one of five playbooks: The Wizard, the Demon, the Monster, the Child, and the Cursed. Each playbook has different drives, agendas, and arcs:
The Wizard: Made a bargain for power and is now losing their humanity. Longs for human connection and romance.
The Demon: A powerful supernatural entity stuck in a pact with the Wizard. Tries to understand humanity and what it means to form connections with people.
The Monster: An untamed demon or witch of the Wilds who did terrible things before having their powers removed. Struggles with having empathy and confronting their past harmful actions.
The Child: The Wizard’s apprentice. Has to deal with strange situations beyond their control, questioning boundaries, and alternately needing care and caring for others.
The Cursed: A previously-normal human transformed into a body that is strange and incorrect. Tries to cope by deferring their own needs to care for others.
A pledge of CA$17 (about £10) is all that it takes to get immediate access to the finished prototype and then the final PDF when it’s ready.
If you offer CA$31 to the project, you’ll also buy a community digital copy of the final product.
There are different tiers, each with the same price of CA$ 33, for the softcover version depending on whether you need shipping to the USA, Canada or further afield. Go higher still, earn karma and buy physical community copies.
If you’re due a digital copy, then the estimated delivery date for that is June 2021, and the physical copy is slated for July, a month after.
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