What is Domesticat?
This cute solo journal RPG was created by Midlifedices where you, the player, become a housecat for a day. This game you will need five d4's (four sided dice), a writing utensil and the cards/chart that come in the document. This game is currently name your own price off of Midlifedice's itch.io page. The doucment is 7 pages long and includes a journaling page to keep track of how your life as a cat is going. There are also two pages of cards that need to be cut out with "meowvelous" and "catastrophe" pieces that effect your over all rolls. This game is all based on four sided dice built on Caltrop Core.
As you can see from the picture, our dear familiar Molly was very upset that I wanted to bring a new cat into our life so of course we had to make a Molly sheet as well. The first time I played this solo I made Beans McGee, a fluffy orange purr ball who loves windowsills and only eats wet food. Beans ended up having a Purrfect day.
Let's Get Started
This game is a journaling game, meaning that it is a solo experience without the need of a dm. In this game you portray a cat. As stated in page one of the document there are some things you will need to play, including 5 d4s (either digital or physical), something to write with, and the cards & chart provided at the end of the document. The first round I did (Beans McGee) I just journaled on the chart page but realized that it got messy and I did not fully take advantage of the journaling aspect; for that reason I also suggest adding a notebook/journal/paper to you list of items needed so you can fully write down your life as a cat.
After cutting your cards make sure you separate them from catastrophe and meowvelous, shuffle them and then set them where you can reach them (make sure you know which pile is which so you grab the appropriate cards).
The first step is thinking about what cat you are going to play. Are you embodying your own furry familiar? Do you look like an internet cat? Describing what you are and your kitty’s personality is the first part of the character sheet. Under “My human calls me:” and “A little bit about me:” you get to describe your own kitty. There are prompt questions to help as well on pg. 2 if you need some ideas of what to write.