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There's something special about the ambiance and feeling of a bookstore café that you can really only find inside. The way the bookshelves muffle the sounds around you, creating a quiet hush that is almost like a temple, while the scent of dark espresso and sweet cake wafts through the air. There is nothing else quite like that feeling. 

Foam & Fiction is an RPG journaling exercise meant to help  you create a small snippet in the day of one of your characters: A trip to their favorite bookstore café. All you need is a deck of cards, and a way to record their experience.  We have also created a few Spotify playlists for this game: 
My Café: A curated playlist featuring songs I would play if I owned my own café/bookstore.
Acoustic Café: A nice selection of acoustic tunes and instrumental covers.
Summer Bop Café: Warm, upbeat music to put you in a bright, bubbly mood. 

There are three versions available for download: A full-color digital version; a black and white printable version (with a less color-intensive cover page); and, a text-only version. 

Welcome to Foam & Fiction, friend. Tell us a story.

Warm Words: 
"[It] gives me cozy vibes, and makes me want to bake."
- Pixie Parker 
"I'm so ready to play this one again! It's so peaceful!"
- Mychal Sanders

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Tagsjournaling, Singleplayer, solo, Tabletop role-playing game


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Foam & Fiction - Digital.pdf 2 MB
Foam & Fiction - Printable.pdf 50 kB
Foam & Fiction - Text Only.pdf 72 kB

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"Foam & Fiction" is exactly the kind of game I like to play. It has the coziest vibes of the environments that I miss the most post-2020 (visiting book and coffee themed related stores without worry). You have many choices all the way through that are different every time, which means you can play it over and over again with a variety of results! This could be a fun writer's exercise, or a way to prompt a diary-entry. It will suit whatever mood you're in, with appealing sensory details and easy instructions. I enjoyed it so much! 


Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and taking the time to play test for me! <3