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Build a world one turn a day for an entire year! This is a hack of Grasping Nettles intended to be played over time using a daily journal, such as a Hobonichi Weeks. A copy of the original game isn't required, but it might help. This is heavily inspired by Sean McCoy's Dungeon23 project which you can read about here.

I was super interested in the idea of a daily, long-form, rpg-related creative exercise, but don't think I'd have the ability to focus on a dungeon for a whole year. So I hacked my own game, turned it into a pencil board, and am releasing it here for anyone who might want to join me.

The file contains a cutout of the Wheel and game reference formatted like a Hobonichi Weeks Pencil Board

Each day you'll take a turn as described by this little rules guide.

Use the Wheel and your planner to add a new thing to the world each day. Contains 3 new actions compared to the original game!

The rules guide also contains optional rules for the actions removed from the Grasping Nettles wheel.
CategoryPhysical game
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Tagsdungeon23, journaling, worldbuilding


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Do you think Nettles 23 can still be played as a GM less game like the original one, Adam?

Thank you for this! I love the original Grasping Nettles and this is a great way to engage with the game in a busy day