A downloadable game

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The Ground Itself is a one-session storytelling game for 2-5 players, played with highly accessible materials (a coin, a six-sided die, and a deck of cards).

Focusing on place- one specific place, chosen by the group - The Ground Itself unfolds over radically disparate time periods that may range from 4 days to 18,000 years. By casting wildly into time, it considers how places both change and remember themselves. Fundamentally, The Ground Itself is about the echoes and traces we leave for others after we are gone.

This download is a printable PDF of the 25-page playbook, with illustrations. A physical version will be available in the future, depending on interest. 

(Those with financial hardship may contact me for a free copy of the PDF, no questions asked.)


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The_Ground_Itself.pdf 21 MB


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I have no money to buy this gem of a game I already know I'd like it may I receive a free copy? Thank you

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Email me! everest . pipkin at gmail


I've played this game once and it was absolutely magical, I'm planning on making myself a little rules cheatsheet small enough that I can slip it into my pack of cards and keep it all on hand just in case I'm caught out for a few hours with some friends.

10/10, worth way more than $3