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Mandrake Sanctuary

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A Monster-Raising Game

In this world, there are endless variations of magical plants, all categorized under the umbrella term 'Mandrake'.

What makes mandrakes special is that they don't just live off of sunlight, water, and nutrients.

For a mandrake to thrive, it needs to be near a sense of purpose.

A mandrake can lie outside the door of a poet, or lounge on the carpet of a classroom, or sit atop a hill watching a construction site, and bask like a lizard under a heat lamp.

As the world has become busier, mandrake sightings have grown less common.

There hasn't been a truly massive mandrake in over a century.

But that's where you come in.

With a little plot of land, you can raise and care for civilization's cast-off mandrakes. You can give them water and light and fertilizer---and you can give them purpose.

It's not always easy work.

The sun burns hot, your arms get tired, and letting yourself genuinely care about something new is always a risk.

But the mandrakes need someone to look after them, and you already have a perfect plot of land for gardening.


Mandrake Sanctuary is a solitaire LARP about raising magical plant-creatures. You play by sketching several plots of land onto a piece of paper, and then journaling or drawing your mandrakes as they grow.

Mandrakes grow based on the type of soil mix you've fortified them with. Some mixes activate when you work out, or relax, or do something creative, or spend time with a friend. Others activate when you simply make it through the day.

Overall, you can watch your garden grow over time, filling with healthy mandrakes as it does.

There's no pressure to the gameplay, and your mandrakes can get by just fine without tending. Mandrake Sanctuary is also designed to be easy to pick up and put down, and overall to be a chill and relaxing game about taking care of a bunch of corgi-sized plant-critters.




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Chris D August 31, 2020 9:50 am UTC
A solitaire LARP? How does that WORK?
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September 01, 2020 5:33 pm UTC
I was a bit worried that phrasing might put people off, but I wasn't sure what else to call it.

It's a solo game, and the things you do in real life (such as cooking, working out, or learning a new skill) affect whether your in-game garden grows each day.
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This title was added to our catalog on August 30, 2020.
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