A downloadable Possible Future

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Winner of the Applied Hope Fruiting Bodies Award;

Winner of The Sith Awards in two categories: "Best Anti-Post-Apocalyptic Game About People Just Enjoying Life in the Future", and "Best Yet Another Lasers and Feelings Hack".

ROOTS & FLOWERS

 A Solarpunk Hack of Lasers & Feelings

In a not-so-distant future, we gave up the illusion of knowing better. This opened new avenues in technological innovation, improving life, and opening our awareness of the subtle, ancestral magic of the world.

You are the local community's troubleshooters. Your community turns to you for aid in things big and small. You resolve them by means of innovation, knowledge, technology, mediation, and ancestral guidance.

Player Goals:

  • aid and support your community;
  • go on wild, fun, solarpunk adventures;
  • challenge the legacy of the World Before;
  • imagine a possible future.

About ROOTS & FLOWERS

ROOTS & FLOWERS is a Solarpunk game. Here we imagine what could happen when communities take a hard turn toward inclusive, sustainable living.

Use your tech-savvy, interpersonal skills or ancestral magic to tackle issues that trouble your community and enjoy something nice - we all deserve it.

This game was made for the Applied Hope Jam and the Solarpunk Jam.

Safety Tools

Find a rundown of safety tools here.

Cover Art: Apollo Uhlenbruck

Twitter: @youknowfromtv

http://schteeef.itch.io/

https://stefuhlenbruck.wixsite.com/portfolio

Special Thanks:

mv, Jo Lindsay, sadpress, Vagrant Ludology, Daisy Mae, Logan Timmins, David Blandy

Attribution

ROOTS & FLOWERS includes material derived from Lasers & Feelings by John Harper, available by CC BY-SA 4.0 license at https://johnharper.itch.io/lasers-feelings. Roots & Flowers is not affiliated with John Harper.

License

ROOTS & FLOWERS 2021 by Gabriel Caetano is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

This means you are free to share and adapt these materials in personal and commercial works, using the same type of license, provided you give attribution to Gabriel Caetano using the following text.

Attribution
This work includes material derived from Maker, available by CC BY-SA 4.0 license at https://gabrielcaetano.itch.io. [Product Name] is not affiliated with Gabriel Caetano.

Limitations
ROOTS & FLOWERS’s rules are intended for use in cool games. Do not includeracist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, and all similarly uncool tropes, themes, and other content in materials derived from Gabriel Caetano’s work.
Creative Commons Licence
Roots & Flowers© 2021 by Gabriel Caetano is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Purchase

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In order to download this Possible Future you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

roots and flowers-mobile-friendly-bw.pdf 3 MB
roots and flowers-mobile-friendly-color.pdf 3 MB
roots and flowers-screen-version-bw.pdf 1 MB
roots and flowers-screen-version-color.pdf 1 MB
roots and flowers-text-only.txt 16 kB
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Community Copies and Contribution Accessibility

Support this Possible Future at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

PIX Contributions

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bf860ba8-29be-4bc3-9628-04bd5ab773e6

or the QR Code below:

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Free Community Copies

community copies are available for free for people from the Global South, and/or the LGBTQIA+ and BIMPoC communities who cannot afford any contribution due to issues such as a currency or financial vulnerability.

there will always be community copies available (if by any chance I forget to renew the pool, drop a comment).

if you have taken a community copy from the pool, consider taking a moment to leave a helpful review, feedback about the game, or a 5-star rating to help boost the game's visibility.

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Comments

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How many players does this game support (or recommended)? Can it be played solo? Game time?

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I would say a good range is 1 GM + 2-5 players. You could play sole with the help of a GM emulator or something like it. I'd say a session could be 2-3hs on average too.

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Nice work! Well written, well thought out, nice design. Thanks a bunch!

No, Thank YOU! I appreciate your comment and I am glad you liked it :)

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For sure, a good game well written and designed ! Didn't know about the CATS method and this is a really great tool :D 

The solarpunk tone is really balanced throughout lore and mechanics, which by the way are elegant and sufficiently engaging for a game about caring, cooperation and community. 

Overall, the design is simple yet effective and there are always examples when needed to facilitate comprehension.

BUT

The only issue is... clearly, when creating a character, I want it to have ALL personal goals !! :D

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You are too kind!!! :)

I really appreciate the feedback.

And hey, I never said you can't take them all, I said take one ;)