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Day 5. It has not been an auspicious few days. Although my body still holds strong, I fear my wits are duller than ever, and doubts have begun to shake my resolve. I should have brought more food, a waterskin, warmer clothing. After the terrible miscommunication with the shopkeeper yesterday, I doubt anyone in this little village will be inclined to help me. And it won't be long before the shadow of my fears catches up to me...

Her Odyssey is a solo journaling RPG about a wanderer trying to return home - or find a new home. Built on Caltrop Core, this game allows you to build a rich world, create a character backstory, explore an ongoing adventure, or all three at once - with nothing more than a deck of standard playing cards and a handful of d4s.

Meant to be played by a single player at a slow, contemplative pace, Her Odyssey can be completed in a few hours - or it can become a daily ritual, allowing you to take a metaphorical journey alongside your wanderer for up to two months per playthrough.

CategoryPhysical game
Release date Jan 07, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorS. Kaiya J.
Tagscaltrop-core, d4, journaling, Solo RPG, Tabletop, Tabletop role-playing game
Average sessionDays or more


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Her Odyssey - Full Color v1.01.pdf 16 MB
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I loved this game! I had a lot of fun playing and want to return to Her Odyssey ASAP, and my full review can be found on my blog. However, as a quick summary: clean, simple, easy to learn mechanics, as well as amazing narrative freedom and potential for storytelling.

Oh wow, thank you so much! The point about a dyslexia-friendly version is well-made, and I'll be looking into reformatting the game with that in mind!


Definitely giving this a try. :) Been trying to get into Journaling RPG's for a while. 

Wonderful, I hope you enjoy it!


a wonderful game of contemplation and reflection. Her Odyssey takes you on a guided journey.

Thank you so much for playing and for your lovely review!


This was lovely. I found the whole experience very peaceful and cathartic.

I played over several days and it felt like a pleasant ritual at the end of a long day.

Thank you for making this game!

Thank you so much for your kind comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed playing!

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​I love this game. It has the lovely simplicity of the Caltrop system, but with some great narrative twitches. I will definitely create a story with it. I already made a video explaining how to play it. In Spanish, though. Here

This is amazing, thank you so much!

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I love this idea so much and you've executed it so elegantly!

I was thinking about doing a solo journaling game for Caltrop Core and I think you've inspired me to go through with it :)


I'm so glad to hear it! Caltrop Core is such a great, flexible system. And the world could always use more solo journaling RPGs.


I agree on both fronts :D