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This is a card-based game for 2 players.

One of you will be the Monster in the Woods, and the other will be the Lover in the Doorway.

At the start of the game, the Monster is trying to convince the Lover that they are too dangerous to be let inside, and The Lover is trying to convince the Monster that things will be okay if they stay. However, the Monster also wants to be convinced that they can have this, and the Lover sometimes has doubts about whether there's any way to make the relationship work.

You will each play cards representing actions you take that bring you together and push you apart, and explore the way your feelings about each other change for better or worse.  

This game was written for the Record Collection 2k22 Jam, and is inspired by the Hozier song of the same name.

There is now a French translation of the game as well, courtesy of Matthieu Bé!

Cover image by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
GenreCard Game
TagsMonsters, Romance, Two Player


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

It Will Come Back.rtf 29 MB
It Will Come Back.pdf 543 kB
It will come back (french).pdf 209 kB

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Hello Erin, thank you for your rpg which gave me a wonderful game filled with tenderness, wonder, emotions, creativity. The system serves the narration wonderfully and the proposals are rich and inspiring. A game I will gladly play again. I will talk about it around me too. 

Thank you again.


Strong themes with simple rules : well done! This game must be a blast of emotions to play