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a meta solo journaling game of marginalia

You found a journal and you have opinions. Make your mark. 

In the Margins is a solo journaling game in which you play someone who found a mysterious journal and is leaving their comments in the margins of the journal.

What you need to play:

  • a written journal, preferably one produced by a solo journaling game (non fiction or autobiographical fiction might work as well)
  • pen, pencil, markers or anything else to deface annotate the journal
  • a d6

The pdf contains the front and back for a bookmark the size of an A5 paper cut in half length wise. For accessibility I've also added a Markdown version of the game.

In the Margins was made for the Scissors and Glue Jam #2 using dry transfer letters, cutting and pasting the typed rules & annotating it with a red marker. Also check out the other great entries!


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CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
Tagsbookmark, journaling, meta, Singleplayer, Solo RPG


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $0.90 USD. You will get access to the following files:

in-the-margins.pdf 1 MB
In the Margins.md 1 kB

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this is so sick I can't wait to play it once my Her Odyssey game is done. I am writing it as personal journal entries from my player character and it is getting quite juicy. I have filled up about half of my pocket notebook now