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Time will rust the sharpest sword,
Time will consume the strongest cord;
That which molders hemp and steel.
Mortal arm and nerve must feel.
- Walter Scott, Harold the Dauntless
It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.
- The Legend of Zelda

Go Alone is a solo journaling RPG played with a deck of cards, a tumbling block tower, and a microphone.

You are a sentient magic sword. You are centuries old and have seen and done terrible things, often in the pursuit of some misguided quest for glory and power. Everyone who has ever wielded you has died, and you have spent more time along in the dark places of the world than you have spent in the hands of someone who would put you to work.

Alone in the dark for decades, now a new bearer has come. A hero has taken you up, and you have tasked yourself with telling your story and convincing them to retire with you at their side. You may have tried before - you may have tried many times before - but you can’t remember now. You aren’t sure you will succeed, but you have to try before you return to the dirt again.

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Go Alone is a game about isolation, abandonment, decay, and the slow passage of time. It is a game about identity, loss, and regrets, and the desire to be more than the world says you were meant to be.

Go Alone is inspired by Jack Harrison’s Artefact, Jason Morningstar’s The Skeletons, and every magic sword in every game I have ever played. In addition the design was influenced by the music of Spectral Kingdom, Fief, Daniel Deluxe, and the soundtracks to all of the Legend of Zelda games.

This game was created as part of the Wretched & Alone Jam, a game jam organised to coincide with the release of the SRD for the Wretched & Alone system, based on my game The Wretched.

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Go Alone comes as a 20 page PDF with a printable option ready for assembly into a zine at home.

Purchases above $8 also receive a unique soundtrack written and recorded specifically for this game.

Pre-orders for the limited print edition are available below.


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

LTR-GoAlone-Pages-v1.pdf 1 MB
LTR-GoAlone-Spreads.pdf 1 MB
LTR-GoAlone-A5Zine-Print-v1.pdf 1 MB
Go-Alone-Soundtrack.zip 85 MB
if you pay $8 USD or more

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Community Copy

If you're in need and can't afford a copy of the game, help yourself to a community copy of the digital zine. Every sale contributes more copies to the pool:

  • PDF sales add 1 copy
  • PDF + soundtrack sales add 2 copies
  • Print sales add 4 copies
  • Tips in $3 increments over the asking price add 1 copy per $3

Print Zine Pre-order

A physical copy of Go Alone shipped anywhere in the world. Price includes shipping and handling - please ensure you enter your address details when requested.

Purchases at this level get immediate access to the PDF version and the soundtrack.

This is a pre-order. Zines will be ordered from Mixam on June 1st and will be shipped out as soon as they arrive.

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