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One Child's Heart RPG Up On Kickstarter

One Child's Heart is an RPG that's not like most of the ones you see out there. Players take on the role of child welfare professionals who use a new scientific technique to head into a kid's psyche and see what sort of issues are going on in there, helping to rectify them wherever possible.

Yeah, it's... deep. And it's upon Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

There are pivotal moments in every child’s life that shape who they become. One Child's Heart is a tabletop roleplaying game that invites players to take the role of child welfare professionals participating in a new mental health care memory exploration experiment. The Central Limbic Engagement Recovery System (CLERS – pronounced, “clears”) brings characters into the memories of these key moments to give support and guidance to a child who needs both.

Professionals help create connections and teach resilience to children who desperately need someone to care.

This is not a game about trauma or an invitation to tragedy tourism. One Child’s Heart is intended to be an empathy-building experience with a message of hope and human connection. It’s a game where the characters’ only goal is to support and love an imaginary child who is struggling with their life circumstances.

I wrote this game as a love letter to the child I was, a message of hope for my own children, and a reminder of the power of empathy to everyone that plays it.

The campaign's more than 3x funded with 16 days left to go.