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need to make a character? need to clean your room?

this is both.


requires one player, a free day, and a messy room (the messier the better)

created for the Jumbled Up Jam.
fonts used are Nunito for body text and Sue Ellen Francisco for title text.

this game was created on the occupied land of the Duwamish. this creator supports returning all lands, ceded and unceded, to the care of Indigenous people.


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Detritus offers a pretty compelling gamification of cleaning up. For a lot of us, making characters is the best part of a game anyway. I don’t think this needs to be limited solely to rpgs either, any creative who needs to conceive of a character could benefit from this.

The only question I would have is if this is aimed too much at people in one-room kind of situations: people living with parents, in dorms, with roommates? With a whole house or apartment to kind of compartmentalise stuff in, it might be tough to find the variety of surprising things. Maybe a small hack of “cleaning the junk drawer out” would be useful for us old folks.

But it’s well conceived and evocative and is something easily done without needing a whole table to play, so definite thumbs-up.


This is perfectly delightful, and I kept saying "oh my god I love it" as I read through the list of objects. So many of my friends could use this as an excuse to clean their houses, for real.

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That's a creative way to add gamification to a cleaning afternoon

i cleaned my room and then answer some of the questions. A lot of objects didn't fit with your list, but I adapted. I used your game as a tool in my solo ttrpg campaign, and now I know that my character's closest friend is a librarian, and this friend see my character as someone he can trust ; and he's currently pretty nostalgic :)


this is such a cool and creative concept! for the first time in my life, i wish i had a messy room to clean!