This is so great! It's literally about being imaginary and one of the lists is focused on what that means in your case, but a couple of other lists also tie into "what you let others see and what you keep to yourself" in subtler, more grounded ways. My other favorite part is the things on the item list, which made the items seem so real and interesting to me with just little word and description choices. I haven't had a chance to play with this playbook but it seems like it would be really cool to!
The Invisible Friend - a Wanderhome Playbook
A downloadable playbook
A whisper in the ear. A glance at movement in the corner of the eye. The shape of the shadows in the moonlit night. You’re still here.
The Invisible Friend is a playbook for shy animals and/or players. Maybe you're someone's imaginary friend; maybe you're just more comfortable letting other people take the spotlight; maybe you're a ghost. But whoever you are, you're not alone. You are alive.
The cover image is assembled from Two young boys hide behind a tree from a woman who is looking for them, page 485 of "The Western World. Picturesque sketches of nature and natural history in North and South America", and page 31 of "Songs of the Woods. A gift book from the Poets. With ... illustrations by Giacomelli". The background is from page 35 of "Songs of the Woods. A gift book from the Poets. With ... illustrations by Giacomelli". All four works are in the public domain.
Wanderhome is copyright of Possum Creek Games Inc. The Invisible Friend is an independent production by me, Ben K. Rosenbloom, and is not affiliated with Possum Creek Games Inc! It's published under the Wanderhome Third Party License.
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It also makes a good "small and forgotten god" playbook.
ooh yeah! The small and forgotten gods I feel like are treated as “friendly but a little mysterious” in Wanderhome itself so that could be really fun to flip the perspective. I wonder if the gods would also find the animal-folk characters to be friendly and kind but not quite understandable?
I wish I had thought of this idea!!
I'm so glad you like it!!