A downloadable game

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A tabletop roleplaying game for three to seven people

40 years ago, the Tao people and their island community were transported by some unknown means to the outskirts of a modern city. Play as members of the Tao community that have grown up with this legacy and fight every day to build on it, in the face of a society that doesn't understand them or care to.

Home Again is powered by the apocalypse. Having an understanding of PbtA games should not be necessary but may be helpful.

Features include:

  • Gorgeous full color cover design by Momatoes
  • Deft editing by Mercedez "Cibby" Acosta
  • Roughly 40 pages of text, including
    • Rules for playing and running the game
    • Guidelines for setting and character creation
    • Descriptions of six playbooks
    • A sample scenario called "Applewood"
  • Playbook sheets, move sheets and other reference materials

If you are from a person of color would have difficulty purchasing this product, please feel free to reach out to me privately here or on Twitter, and I will set you up.

Note: This game was formerly called The Others.

Art by Momatoes.


Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Home Again 4 MB

Exclusive content

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Community copies

To celebrate my birth month, I'm making 30 copies of Home Again available to the community for free. If for any reason you're unable to purchase the game, you can claim a copy here. Any copies yet unclaimed after November will remain available.

Download demo

Home Again Playsheets 510 kB

Development log


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In Home Again, designer Nell Raban has taken the Powered by the Apocalypse engine—a framework predominantly grounded in individual power and control—and re-centered the entire system to rest on a foundation of community. This design choice is reflected most overtly in the communal stat pools, but the values permeate the design of the entire game, in the favor pools between characters as well as the very nature of the stats themselves.

Though Home Again confronts the real violences inflicted upon the diaspora, this trauma is not at its core the point of the game; rather, the game acknowledges this trauma and asks its players, "how can we heal and move past these—together?"

A great game, and one that supports its core thesis every step of the way.


caro, i'm crying! thank you for this thoughtful and touching comment. <3 ;_; <3