don't cut the tree/be the tree
A downloadable game
☆ Free (review & community) copies are available. / Des exemplaires gratuits sont disponibles.
a game about looking at a tree and thinking about norms of the society
two seeds for a solo game where you write a letter
First, take one six-sided dice (1D6) and choose don't cut the tree or be the tree.
Then, read this game before going out or doing activities (maybe the morning before work, or before taking the train/bus to see a friend, or just before you go for a walk). Do your stuff, activity or work without forgetting this game because you'll play when you get home.
At home, you’ll need a pen and a sheet of paper. If you want to play the both seeds, please allow time to pass between each part : the best is to wait 1 day, but you can also just doing something else during one hour before playing the second seed.
author: angela quidam. I released this first version under the
CC-BY-SA licence. This game is actually a ttrpg I’m thinking about
transform it into a sort of pnp cardgame. Maybe.
illustrations: trees made by Vertexcat [itch.io]
software used for layout: Scribus
|WHERE DOES THE IDEA CAME FROM|
This game is my submission for the Pride Month gamejam. First, I wanted to make a game only about asexuality, then opened to every orientation , then the idea has grown again to finish into this two-letters-game(s). I recommend queer people to play “don’t cut the tree” and straight people to play “be the tree”, but please play as you like (or read the all document: only 2 pages ;) ). You can also play one of the game, and give the letter to someone else with the second game, so this person could answer to your letter. If you play the game and write a letter, I should be happy to have your opinion on this game and your feelings during it. As the letter could become really personal, I would understand if you keep it for you. Just share your feelings about the game ☺
Quill (Scott Malthouse), A wish for something better (Sorry not sorry games), Spoons (The Falling Dream), Brave Sparrow (Avery Alder), and I guess a lot of other games I read but never play; as a lot of random generator I saw but never used.
|Author||dan qui dam|
|Tags||Dice, letter, LGBTQIA, physical-game, Singleplayer, society, solo, Tabletop role-playing game|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial_ShareAlike v4.0 International|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
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- VERSION FRANÇAISEJul 02, 2019
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Thanks for your review! As we, in many countries, are still under lockdown it's not possible to play the first part of the game but playing while looking at the front of the house is a good alternative.
Seems that I really need to read and change words on the English version, I guess I have improved enough in the last year to rework this text and correct grammatical errors (I was not good at all at distinguishing formal and informal sentences). I'm sorry it affected your game.
I'm glad you tell this game could create a contemplative moment! :) Also glad to see you shared your letter (so full of emotion in a few lines! wow thank you)
This was an interesting play! We've tried the "Don't cut the tree" seed, and there were a few spots where we were a little confused by the wording, but we ended up coming up with a pretty meaningful story.
Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad you liked the story you got! Some sentences sound a little unclear?
Yeah - it was mainly the instructions in the first part of the second half, at the end of the day, where we didn't know what we were supposed to be doing. Sorry, I don't know how to talk about it without spoilers and I don't have energy to do debugging.