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A cruise into terror. An ancient Being awakening. Your mind crumbling as you scratch out the last words you might ever write. You are probably already dead. The question is, can you make your death have any meaning?

Ebb Tide is a solo GM-less journaling game in which you will document your time as the sole survivor of a mass sacrifice designed to awaken something from the depths of the ocean, your attempts to understand what’s going on, and to try to stop it from awakening fully… before you go insane. You will most likely fail, but success isn't impossible.

Designed to be played by a single player in a few hours, Ebb Tide requires a deck of cards, a d6, and a tumbling block tower. A game built on the Wretched and Alone system.

Content Warnings: 

This game includes themes of fear, isolation, suspense, despair, violence, ritualistic suicide, insanity, and death. Read and play with caution, keeping in mind that you can take a break or stop completely at any time. Your mental health is important, and this is just a game. This game is designed to make success very difficult and very unlikely. It is meant to be challenging and harrowing and emotional. If that doesn't sound fun to you, that's absolutely fine. Remember that you can change, ignore, rewrite or abandon any part of this game that you want.


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Ebb Tide - Full Color.pdf 10 MB
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I absolutely loved this game! The sense of creeping, mounting dread was absolutely exquisite. You can read my full review on my blog.


Thank you so much! It was a great review, and my editor and I are now looking into dyslexic-friendly fonts. I'm really happy you enjoyed the game so much!

I wrote a review for this game on my website! I really enjoyed it. You did a great job of capturing the atmosphere and general sense of unease eldritch horror works evoke. Wonderful first game. 

Here's the link to the review on my website.

Cassi, you remain the absolute best, and everyone should check out your work! Thanks so much for the great review!


For those of you who like auditory atmosphere with your cosmic nautical horror and despair, I recommend the following soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOvXQ3srt70


Took me just under 4 hours to play, but I am normally pretty slow at these things. I was able to fall right into the world and had a blast! Would recommend.


Thanks! I'm glad you liked it