S. Kaiya J.

Galatea - Paragon Edition

You Were Made To Be Perfect

Your creator is a brilliant artist - celebrated, lonely, tormented - who has never been satisfied with his own creations. Until now. His magnum opus, his crowning masterpiece, the pinnacle of his art - is you. And yesterday you came to life.

You must remain perfect for him - or else.


Galatea is a solo journaling RPG based on the Wretched & Alone SRD, but takes significant departures from other games of the genre. Awaken in the story of a sentient masterpiece striving to live up to your creator's expectations. Choose how to build up your confidence and self-knowledge before you start undermining your own foundations.

Explore the wider world with tarot cards or standard playing cards, with different rulesets for a customizable experience. Try to retain the favor of your creator. And leave behind a legacy for the next creation to follow you - or disappear without a trace...

You Will Need

  • A tumbling block tower (e.g. Jenga tower), to represent your self-knowledge
  • A deck of tarot cards or standard playing cards (with jokers), to represent the unknown world
    • Gameplay with tarot cards will focus slightly more on exploring your own psychology
    • Gameplay with playing cards will focus slightly more on how far you think you can trust others
  • Somewhere to record your story
  • A few hours of your mortal life

Content Warning

Galatea is a game about bearing the weight of unrealistic expectations. It contains themes of narcissism, controlling behavior, co-dependence, helplessness, despair, self-mutilation and suicide.

If you are sensitive to these themes, please look after your mental health and make sure you have someone trustworthy to talk to, and stop playing if you feel overwhelmed.

36 page, A5, black white & red, saddle-bound zine w/ high-gloss gold-embossed cover