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A 1-2 player journaling/storytelling game of war, loss, hope, and reflection from the cockpit of a deteriorating giant robot.

“I definitely recommend this game. For $7, I absolutely think it is worth that. If you only play it one time, I definitely think it is worth the $7 price point. This is a game that is my first experience [with solo RPGS], it worked well. My nitpicks aside, I think it gives you everything that you need.” – Michael, The RPG Academy, Rating: B+

“I had such a good experience playing this game, and what makes it such a high rating for me is that this is a game that I would absolutely recommend somebody play for their first solo RPG.” – Tom, The RPG Academy, Rating: A

You are a mecha pilot. You have piloted your humanoid machine across the surface of the earth, through the void of space, and among the shattered hulls of space colonies. You have fought a war that has seen cities consumed by fire, fleets of ships struck down by energy weapons, and mecha immolated by their own stricken reactors. You have survived all the way to today, the last battle of the war, waged in the void. Now, your survival is more uncertain than it has ever been.

The visual cacophony of both sides tearing into one another has faded, replaced by the silence of wrecked machines, an open grave of floating bodies, and the last gutters of fire as atmosphere and fuel are consumed from broken ships. Your mecha is laid low, its diagnostic screen awash in the black and red of dead and dying systems as you drift among the debris. 

All you have is a dying mecha, an open communications channel, and your thoughts and memories - and the vague hope that someone will find you Lost Among The Starlit Wreckage before it’s too late.

You can get Print-on-Demand copies here, and find examples of play here and here.

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Release date Nov 30, 2021
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(18)
AuthorSeamus Conneely
GenreRole Playing
TagsAnime, journal, mecha, Mechs, One-shot, Singleplayer, storytelling, Tabletop, Two Player
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout an hour

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Lost Among The Starlit Wreckage Print.pdf 3 MB
Lost Among The Starlit Wreckage Int.pdf 507 kB

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This is a brilliant little game that can pack some serious feels in it.

Funnily enough, the repairs getting removed is part of the rules as intended… but not, in this case, as interpreted! Making a note to look into better wording for a v1.1 update. Thanks, and thanks very much  for giving the game a try.

P.S. I’ve actually never really read a Carta game or the SRD in-depth, but now I think I have to!

Haha I almost played repairs like that based on damage prioritizes repairs first, but then the next line threw me. So thats where my confusion came in at.

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Absolutely fantastic journaling TTRPG! If you’ve never played a journaling TTRPG, this is a great place to start. If you have played and enjoy journaling games, I recommend “Lost Among the Starlit Wreckage”. It really allows you to dive deep into character development.

 

This game also has a 2 player rule set that is phenomenal. Which is a rarity with this type of game. The rules are easy to understand and employ and give you an excellent opportunity to write interesting dialogue with a partner.

 

Overall, I’d say that this game is a rare gem. It’s definitely worth picking up and diving into.

Sharing here because reviews are only creator-facing for some reason:

Thank you for the kind words!

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This looks great! I'll see if I can give it a playtest with a buddy.