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A game of map making, changing and destroying for two players, made as part of the Wish You Were Here Postcard Jam.

Draw a map on a postcard, send it to a friend and let them decide what happens to the place you've created!

You can find my other postcard games here:

The Long Echo - a solo game about a messenger's pilgrimage.

Greetings from Satellite City - a game about exploring a strange city, and telling tales of it to those back home.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
TagsPrint & Play, Tabletop role-playing game


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Unstable Ground.pdf 103 kB
Unstable Ground - Text Only.txt 1 kB


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I'm always drawn to games  during which the players end up creating a shared artifact, and this is a really nice one. The options for how the map can change are very evocative.

Thanks! I love playing stuff like that too - do you have any recommendations?

One of my favourites is Emily Short's San Tilapian Studies, which isn't available anywhere that I know of, although she writes about it in enough detail here that it could probably be recreated: https://emshort.blog/2012/08/30/san-tilapian-studies-a-casual-narrative-entertai.... I also really like The Quiet Year, which your game actually reminded me of a bit! https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year

I love the Quiet Year - and San Tilapian Studies sounds So Cool! Thanks for the recs

Good, typographically sound "write your own story" — in this case, map — game. I found it cosier than other similar games in the jam because it is lighter and lets you draw instead of write.