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Plant Girl Game

Plant Girl Game is a tabletop roleplaying game for 3-5 players and a gamemaster (GM)about a family of adventurous plant children working together to prevent an ecological disaster in their community.  

Plant Girl Game can be played as a one-shot or a campaign. In a one shot, you and your fellow players pick a specific environmental issue to address in your town. In a campaign, you build relationships and resolve problems in your town over time, while continuing to follow your characters through their daily lives.

The game includes rules and worldbuilding questions, nine character types for easy character creation, and three starter modules for quick play. 

About Plant Girl Game

You don’t have to be a girl, but you do have to be a plant. Your character’s gender is not essential to the game. In fact, the real plant girl is your mom—the kind-hearted witch who grows children in her garden.

Your mother’s garden is crowded with succulents and sometimes—when the timing is just right, when your whole family is ready—one of those succulents emerges from the garden as a human child. This is how you came to be: you climbed out of the soil, between the ages of ten and thirteen, and found your family ready to love you. 

You’re tied to the land, to the soil and the water that fed you. Any threat to your town’s ecosystem is a threat to your family’s way of life—and your town is on the brink of ecological disaster. Your family must work together to protect yourselves and your community.

Game Mechanics

Plant Girl Game uses a mixture of moves and skill checks, guided by a play-to-find-out modality. Each player makes a character by choosing from one of nine playbooks, each representative of a different genus of succulent, then answering questions to describe their relationships to NPCs and other player characters. You might play as an agave, sweet and fearless, learning to balance your outward expression with your core personality. Or you might play as a kalanchoe, a natural leader who needs to learn when to let others make big decisions.

Collaborative Worldbuilding

Gameplay begins by working together to create your mom (who is, fundamentally, a good mom), your home (which is, fundamentally, a cozy and safe home), and your town (which is, fundamentally, a collapsing town). Players take turns answering questions in order to build a world that feels real and ready for play.

Not interested in the worldbuilding process? Don’t worry, there’s something for everything. You can pick one of the starter scenarios and skip straight to character creation!

Character Creation

After the worldbuilding phase, players create their characters by choosing and customizing one of the nine genera:

  • Aeonium
  • Agave
  • Aloe
  • Crassula
  • Echeveria
  • Haworthia
  • Kalanchoe
  • Sedum
  • Sempervivum

Each genus includes:

  • An array of three stats (heart, mind, and body)
  • Two moves that can be used once per gameplay session, and one move that can be used at will
  • Three precursors to advancement
  • Background questions to help you determine more about your character and their relationships to their siblings

76 page, 6 x 8.25 inch, full color, perfect-bound softcover book

Ages 7+ (w/ an adult helper)