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Hello, Traveler!

Journey is a solo roleplaying game that puts you in the role of an explorer in the worlds of your own creation. Discover new details of these amazing places and gather new inspiration from what you find. This game is perfect for writers, designers, game masters, and the uncommonly curious.

Journey is a game and tool in one beautiful, whimsical package. It is both a useful exercise in creativity and an enjoyable gaming experience.

This book is a new tool of imagination, a vehicle of creativity that has the capabilities to guide you deeper into the ephemeral locations and spaces of your own creation and help give them greater depth and form in both your mind and work.

It's time to leave on a grand adventure.

Are you ready?

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Gather Your Supplies

Sit a spell, open your imagination, and maybe pour yourself a cup of tea. Maybe a nice jasmine green?

Playing Journey requires little more than this book, one or more six-sided dice, some playing cards, and your imagination. The game will start by walking players through the process of defining where their Journey will take place, called the Setting. This can be as large as a universe or as small as a single room and is not limited by genre. Players can dive into fantastic settings of all stripes.

Players then decide on the physical Form that they will use to move throughout this Setting and grab their preferred method of taking notes to serve as their Traveler's Journal. This will end up filled with the amazing discoveries that travelers are about to make.

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Next, players will roll some dice to determine the type of places, things, and people they'll explore within their Setting, called Waypoints. They'll use their imagination to visualize what those Waypoints could possibly be, and then draw some cards to determine what specific details of this Waypoint will be Explored.

Before they leave, they'll be sure to create a short postcard inscription to get a different view of the experiences they've had at this Waypoint. After all, everyone loves a nice Wish You Were Here! moment.

Finally, after a long Journey, players will head home and drop their bags, walking through a process to Reflect on the events, sights, sounds, and experiences of their Journey.

At the end of this process, players will hold in their hands a Traveler's Journal filled with new insights and creative developments on the small parts of their worlds and spaces that they've explored.

All of this amazing creativity and imagination can be enjoyed as entertainment, or it can be used to feed new inspiration back into whatever creative work inspired you to embark on a Journey in the first place.

What People are Saying About Journey

By taking you on a journey through his own storytelling process, Miller gives you the tools to explore your imagination. Not only is it useful, Journey encourages creativity in a fun play-through. Get excited for your own unique story, for it'll be one you won't soon forget.

Abe Dysmas

Tabletop RPG Player

Being able to safely become a tourist in my own worlds is massively fun. I've had more fun with Journey than I have with anything else in literally months. This is seriously a dream come true for me. Fantastic work.

LanternWitch

Hobbyist Writer

This is helping so much. I can get so overwhelmed by world building every little thing, and this has helped me focus my energies. I've written up an entire magical system that previously felt impossible to figure out, just by putting myself in the headspace of a tourist experiencing it. Thank you for coming up with this! I can tell it's going to be a valuable tool in my arsenal of creativity.

Madeline McDonald

Writer

Acknowledgements

Journey is a work of love inspired by the solo experiences of Alone Among the Stars by Takuma Okada and Artefact by Jack Harrison. Consider spending some time with Journey's wonderful inspirations and support their creators.

Many thanks to my friends at The Society of the Golden Rose for being infinitely patient with my crazy ideas, my insane schemes, and my never-ending flow of vocal enthusiasm. You crazy weirdos are some of my favorite people, and I appreciate each one of you.

Finally, my most heartfelt thanks to the amazing people of the RPG Talk Discord. You all have been so patient, helpful, and wonderful, and Journey would not exist if not for your kindness.

 
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Eugene K June 21, 2021 6:09 pm UTC
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What is The Society of the Golden Rose? Just ordered my copy, and now i patiently wait.
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Luke M June 21, 2021 6:18 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Oh! The Society of the Golden Rose is an in-game group that my character formed in a D&D 5e campaign. Turned into the core of the current campaign I'm running for the same group of players, and is going to end up becoming a whole homebrew thing over on the DM's Guild once I can get my head around another project once the follow up to Journey is completed.

Essentially it's a group formed in Waterdeep to combat issues of inequity and prejudice that our characters were experiencing in the city during Dragon Heist. Yes, I formed a fantasy nonprofit, and I have no regrets! The folks in the group are some of my closest TTRPG friends, and so I wanted to memorialize them in Journey.
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Luke M April 26, 2021 10:21 am UTC
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From one Luke M to another: This is a great product and you are a very handsome man.
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Henry C April 21, 2021 5:27 pm UTC
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If you're a worldbuilder, writer, dungeon master, or just like exploring imaginary places, Journey is a wonderful game about to expanding and expounding on the fascinating details you didn't know you knew about the places you create. I've surprised myself with what I've found and really enjoyed the discovery process.
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Luke M April 21, 2021 5:32 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thank you for those kind words, Henry! I'm really thrilled that Journey has fit the bill for you.
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73
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9780578893693
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This title was added to our catalog on March 15, 2021.