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You are a spiritwright.

You forge helpful spirits out of thoughts and impressions.

Using simple techniques, build spirits to watch over those you care about.


This is a more experimental game than I usually make.

It's 7 pages.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Tagsconstructive, Singleplayer, spirits


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Guardian Force 3.20.21.pdf 1 MB


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PrettyPretty very @smolghost with your own spices. Good little summoning guide.

I’d recc collecting ab 12 or so objects from around your living area, arrange them all on a surface with an aim to create a scene or an abstract depiction of a feeling, and leave the area for 10+ hours. Then greet the surface and perform the summoning as in the book.

And I love that artist you found! Their playfulness with sticks(?) is so colorful and imsy.


That's a really cool modification! I'd thought of the game as more of like a mental exercise for people to do occasionally, but I like the idea of grounding it further with more physical ritual elements.

The artist is Jr Korpa on Unsplash, and has a ton of fantastic abstract stuff permitted for commercial use. Normally I pull art from a ton of different sources, but Korpa's stuff fit the project really well, so I went all-in on it.


the idea of grounding it further with more physical ritual elements

You might like this one from my dad we’d do on camping trips:

Take a pinch of tabacco. Enter the fire. When you enter, walk withershins to your seat. Give your tabacco to the fire. Seat. Receive a handful of flour. Receive a pinch of salt. Think about something bothering you. Receive a touch of water. Mold the flour into a ball. Press that something you thought of into the ball. Hold the ball in your least fav hand. Receive a smattering of whole cloves in your fav hand. Pinch a clove. Name it a strength. Stab ball with clove. Say goodbye to ball. Throw ball in fire. Say thanks. Sing. Maybe hug. Done.



There is now a different ritual game in the comments of my ritual game and I am super happy with this.

Seriously, that is cool, and I really dig the structure of it.