A downloadable game
Humanity has abandoned the Earth. They left ages ago, although where they went, why they went, and if they physically abandoned the planet or just died out one day... that's not clear. What is clear is what they left behind: their trash.
The world was inherited by vermin: rats, roaches, crows, cane toads, raccoons and geckos. They evolved to live in human homes and feed off humanity's leavings. They flourished, becoming intelligent species in their own right, curious about the world they grew up in.
Synanthropes Lite is a very light story game set in a post-human world. Players will each portray a different species of Synanthrope and confront an Artifact—a piece of trash that the humans left behind.
Synanthropes Lite can be played in fifteen minutes. It's meant for three to six players, and has no GM or advanced preparation. The only items you'll need are the cards and a Human Artifact, which can be anything you pull out of your pockets, which you'll discuss as if you'd never seen it before. It's an exercise in applied anthropology, as you experience a familiar object through alien eyes (or ears, hands, feelers, whatever the case may be).
This download includes both a PDF of the illustrated game cards, as well as visually stripped-down edition meant to be printed on business card paper (e.g.: Avery 8820). A physical edition of the cards can be purchased from DriveThruRPG.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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