Anamnesis is a solo journaling RPG about self-discovery, reflection, and identity

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Published by Blinking Birch Games 
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro


Anamnesis is a solo journaling RPG about self-discovery, reflection, and identity. You play as an individual who has woken up with memory loss. You do not remember who you are, where you are, or what you care about. As you draw tarot cards, you fill the blank spaces of your past and learn more about your present.

All that is needed to play is a deck of tarot cards and a way to record your thoughts.

Anamnesis is an introspective, character-focused solo RPG with evocative prompts and an original take on tarot cards as a storytelling tool. It’s perfect for players that are new to the genre, writers, and anyone with a love for storytelling. Anamnesis can also function as a great character building tool and resource for other RPGs.

Included is:

  • A PDF copy of Anamnesis (spreads & pages)
  • A Designer’s Commentary version of Anamnesis
  • An audiobook of Anamnesis, narrated by the author



  • Saddle-stitch zine, 22 pages, black & white
  • Includes PDF with purchase

Number of players: 1
Style: Solo journaling game, tarot deck
Creators: Samantha Leigh



ENNIE Award Nominee 2022 – Best Electronic Book

“Tender, personal, thought-provoking, moving, terrifying, raw.” –¬†Shawn Drake, designer of HEDGE and Court of Blades

“Samantha has created a unique, powerful experience – I absolutely recommend Anamnesis for everyone who loves stories.” – Tanya Schofield, author of the Melody’s Song trilogy



Background Music for Anamnesis – Spotify Playlist

Actual Play – Friends at the Table

Actual Play (modified for 2 players) – Planet Arcana


Additional information

Weight 0.05 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 0.125 in

Digital (PDF), Book + PDF

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