Our Traveling Home is a role playing game about queer romance, found family, and finding healing through belonging, as inspired by the works of Studio Ghibli, and particularly Howl's Moving Castle. During play, you will tell stories about a collection of oddballs and misfits trying to make their new chosen family work in the face of opposition from the Outside World that is trying to tear them apart. But while the stakes are high, this game will always have a happy ending. The queer romance will resolve happily, and everyone in the family will get to have a happily ever after.
Our Traveling Home is a GMless game for 4 to 5 players that uses simple-but-evocative questions and prompts to help players tell a story inspired by the works of Studio Ghibli’s many movies that feature both otherworldly magic and slice-of-life intimate emotional moments.
In Our Traveling Home, you'll play as one of five playbooks: The Wizard, the Demon, the Monster, the Child, and the Cursed. Each playbook has different drives, agendas, and arcs:
- The Wizard: Made a bargain for power and is now losing their humanity. Longs for human connection and romance.
- The Demon: A powerful supernatural entity stuck in a pact with the Wizard. Tries to understand humanity and what it means to form connections with people.
- The Monster: An untamed demon or witch of the Wilds who did terrible things before having their powers removed. Struggles with having empathy and confronting their past harmful actions.
- The Child: The Wizard's apprentice. Has to deal with strange situations beyond their control, questioning boundaries, and alternately needing care and caring for others.
- The Cursed: A previously-normal human transformed into a body that is strange and incorrect. Tries to cope by deferring their own needs to care for others.
Our Traveling Home is for people interested in telling stories about happy queer romance and oddballs and misfits finding family with each other. It's also for anyone who is hungry for stories about weirdos flourishing thriving in spite of a society that is trying to break them.