You are a Muffin
A downloadable game
You are a pastry in a cozy café.
As you sit behind glass on the counter, you can see customers coming and going. They order drinks and sit for a while. They eventually leave.
You can feel yourself slowly becoming stale.
Perhaps the next one will choose you.
A Cozy Solo Journaling Game
Created for the Lone Wolf Solo TTRPG Jam and inspired by Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller (@lkellerbooks), You are a Muffin is a solo journaling game.
Unlike most games where you are playing the role of another person, in this game you are a pastry in a cozy café or coffee shop. From your spot on the counter, you’ll watch as customers come in and out.
Each customer will place an order, and perhaps take a seat to stay a while. There’s a chance that they might choose you as their snack, but that’s fine. After all, that’s why you were made.
As the hours pass, you’ll become a bit more stale.
The game continues until either you are consumed or the café closes.
This 16-page solo journaling game includes:
- Recommended music while playing
- Character creation rules
- Six different pastry types to choose (not just muffins)
- Mechanism for slowly becoming stale
- Questions and prompts for describing customers
- Character sheet
Make a cup of coffee or tea, put on some music, grab a pen and enjoy.
Watch it played
If you'd like to share your playthroughs, please tag them #MuffinRPG or send me a message.
"Beautifully creative and strangely evocative. I never knew how peaceful it could be to be a cheesy scone in a cozy cafe. Wonderful layout and easy to pick up rules. Excellent game!" -- brandontlee
CW: Loneliness, Phagophobia
As a solo game, You are a Muffin is obviously intended to be played alone.
The intention is to create a cozy and relaxing experience, albeit one where you will ultimately be eaten by a customer.
If you are struggling with feelings of loneliness or feeling isolated, help is available.
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