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Twilight Song

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Humanity thought they would go on growing, building forever into the bright blue sky. Now they know that’s not true, but they’re left with this: a twilight time of peace. All the time they need to live well, see children and grandchildren grow up, and understand the new world rising to take their place. When dawn comes, they may have vanished – or made a new place for themselves in the new light of day. For now, in these years, there is an opportunity to be together.

Who are you, then? You live alongside humanity, but you’re different – immortal. Maybe you’re a lab-grown or artificially-intelligent child of humanity, or perhaps you’re something older or stranger that came out of the dark into the twilight. You live like them and with them, but time doesn’t draw the same lines on your face. You’re a chronicler, guide, witness, explorer, friend – this is your own immortal life to live as you see fit.

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Twilight Song is a map-making and story-telling game set in the near future in the twilight decades of humanity’s era. It's inspired by the manga Yokohama Shopping Log by Hitoshi Ashinano, and hacked from The Quiet Year by Avery Alder. It revolves around an immortal narrator, a character shared by all of the players, and the slightly extraordinary life they lead and transforming world they call home.

During setup you create the canvasses on which you'll draw: a world map, with its terrain, landmarks of the present, and remnants of the past; and the home map, a floor plan of the place the narrator calls home. You also sketch out the character of the narrator. What sort of life do they lead? What habits, traditions, or rituals have they left by the wayside? Perhaps they'll learn them again, or leave them by the wayside for a new way of life.

During the game itself, you take turns to describe episodes of the narrator's life while exploring each season or advancing time to the next season. You'll draw cards to find new events and situations on the Season Oracle; act on plans you've made; and Open Your Senses, Learn Something, or Make a Plan. At the year's end you advance the story by anywhere from one night to an entire generation, witness the passing of time, and continue on to new years until the deck runs dry and the game ends.

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This game includes the following files:

  • the 26-page full-colour rulebook
  • the 4-page season oracle
  • the 1-page interval oracle
  • a play summary sheet
  • a print-friendly file containing both oracles and the summary
  • a .txt copy of all files for text-to-speech apps

PREVIEW CONTENT: The screen versions of both oracles are freely available below:

Season Oracle (the events that can happen within story years, in the narrator's daily life): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U7tGBoBzZQjatnz-HvC6FLQIsM0eY9Ff/view?usp=sharing

Interval Oracle (the events that can happen between story years, with the passage of time): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JFUCBbOiRe_r5LY6WbHJJpJY39Gb8J8u/view?usp=sharing

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File Last Updated:
February 18, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on February 18, 2020.
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Speak the Sky
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