I really enjoyed playing Weeds in the Waster. The mechanics allow you to play a quick (under an hour) or longer game, depending on the time you want to invest. The growth and wither stages are delightfully simple, while the reflections help to flesh out the world. I played a love story in the face of disaster and salt fields.
Weeds in the Waste
A downloadable game
Weeds in the Waste is a solo storytelling game about tending a garden in a post apocalyptic wasteland.
Determine the state of your wasteland, create your gardener, plant your seeds, and tend your garden as you play through the seasons in the wastes. It is a narrative, storytelling game played using 2d6s and a 6x6 grid, as well as a series of prompts.
**While Weeds in the Waste was designed as a solo game, it can easily be played by 2-3 players working collaboratively.**
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I loved this. I've purchased many games on Itch, but have yet to find the time to sit and write. This being only my second was awesome. It's simple enough that you can kind of make it what you want. I'm playing in a continuous world, where ever character is somehow connected to the previous garden or gardener is some way, big or small. And use each season to flesh out what the gardener is feeling in addition to any of the game prompts.
In short, it's an incredible blueprint.