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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

1UP RPG has posted some videos of his playthrough of You are a Muffin on Instagram (Intro, First Customer, Turn 3) and TikTok. His videos also include charming little sketches.

If you'd like to share your playthroughs, please tag them #MuffinRPG or send me a message.

Reviews

"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

Safety

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. 

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families. You can find more information at www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline.


Updated 8 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorExeunt Press
GenreRole Playing
Tagscafe, chill, coffee, GM-Less, journaling, muffin, Singleplayer, solo, Tabletop
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

EXEUNT - You are a Muffin - Spreads.pdf 22 MB
EXEUNT - You are a Muffin - Pages.pdf 22 MB
EXEUNT - You are a Muffin - Character Sheet.pdf 458 kB