I love gardens. Places of peace and tranquility where manicured spaces just make you feel... good. And that's where you get to go in Garden of Giants. A magical garden was abandoned and the creatures that inhabit it have since become sentient. Play out their lives in this RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Garden of the Giants is a tabletop roleplaying game that takes place in a magical garden abandoned by its original inhabitants. Left on their own, the animals have gained sentience and culture in their stead and now lead what they think are ordinary lives within the isolated stone walls.
Standing tall and abandoned by the Garden’s creators is the Interior, a cursed cottage full of ancient secrets and a source of great power: the Crown.
But where there is power, there are those who would hold it. Those who hold the Crown corrupt the Garden with their ambitions and designs. It is up to the mice, our protagonists played by the players, to overthrow the Crown and return harmony to the Garden.
Garden of the Giants tells tales similar to those you would find in children’s literature, stories of magical realms and self-discovery set against villainous plots or catastrophe. You play the game as the courageous mice, who seek an end to the tyranny of the Crown and its corrupting influence.
Garden of the Giants features 14 different scenarios (14 different Crowns) to play and 20 different Plots (each filled with interesting locations and compelling complications) to challenge your heroes to be. The game also includes rules and design philosophy for modifying Plots or creating your own.
The game is designed to help facilitate play and give both players (who take the role of the protagonists) and the Gardener (who takes the role of the Garden and its Denizens) the tools they need to build stories together, even if they have never played a roleplaying game before. Garden of the Giants is a perfect game for younger audiences, families, and anyone who enjoys whimsical tales!
The campaign is up and over its funding goal with 24 days to go.