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Arcanadrome is a creative world-building excercise that uses Tarot principles and simple, flexible guidelines to help create backstory and develop the world in which a story takes place.

It can be played solo or with others, and is a great way to expand on a story concept, whether you're a writer, dungeon master, or just someone that loves to make stuff up. 

The instruction sheet will guide you through three phases of play, each one made up of drawing cards, determining meaning, and writing descriptions and detail for new part of your world. As you move through the phases, you'll create more connections between the elements of your world, helping to create tension and thematic resonance between them. 

Along with the main rule set, there are also alternate suggestions for lighter play-styles if you don't feel like going through a full 72-card deck. 

You only need four things to play Arcanadrome:

- The instructions,
- A tarot deck and guidebook, whether physical or digital,
- Your big beautiful brain...
- And a place to record the incredible stuff it comes up with!

If you're interested in seeing Arcanadrome at work before you decide to buy, you can check out some public posts that feature my own examples of the exercise at work over on my Patreon.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorA.E. Ross
GenreRole Playing
TagsCreative, divine, journaling, Singleplayer, storytelling, Tarot, world-building, worldbuilding, writing
Average sessionAbout an hour


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Arcanadrome - Text Instructions.txt 9 kB
Arcanadrome_PDF_Instructions_V03.pdf 4 MB

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