A downloadable rules-lite RPG

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Clean Spirit is a token-based, rules-lite TTRPG designed to inspire an emotionally meaningful cleaning session with your new or old characters.


There's nothing quite like cleaning and the magic of discovering something lost, placing a treasured item in the perfect spot, finding the strength to let something go, and reliving the stories and memories these items inspire. 

It's time to join your fellow players and get to work. You'll achieve goals for your dwelling and hopefully have a meaningful experience along the way. The rules for Clean Spirit are beginner friendly, and the game can be completed in one 3-4 hour session, depending on the number of players and amount of roleplay.

A shelf with cats, a book, and a picture frame.

While the stage for this game is "clean your dwelling," the game is more about... 

  • Discovering things that matter to your character.
  • Exploring the origins of your group.
  • Deepening relationships.

Clean Spirit can serve as a mid-campaign slice of life session, a campaign starter to meet characters, an epilogue to say goodbye to characters, or you can play it without any connection to your other games. Tuck this game into your favorite system (including 5e) for a fresh exploration of your characters and their shared histories. 

Your preferred world doesn't matter. This game is somewhat modular, fitting in almost any environment. There are roll tables that might be more suitable for modern and fantasy settings, but the ruleset works whether your characters are creatures sharing a tree, astronauts in a space station, guild members sharing a building, or poor adventurers sharing a room at the tavern for a long while.


Clean Spirit at a glance

Clean Spirit is a loose, mostly freeform role-playing game with a focus on characters and their interactions with each other and their world. There aren't a lot of numbers to track, and the character sheet mostly serves as a quick way to organize your thoughts, but you might not even need it.

Clean Spirit doesn't require a game master, but it offers support should you want to play with one.

  • Ideal for 3-5 players.
  • Play for 3-4 hours in one session (depending on length of roleplay).
  • Learn about your dwelling, characters, relationships, and more about what's important to them.
What You Need
  • The character sheet or a way to track your goals and progress.
  • Several tokens (buttons, coins found in between the cushions, loose bolts, matches, or any other small object without a home).
  • At least one 6-sided die.

What You Get

I created several pieces of custom artwork which you'll find previewed on this page and inside the text! The PDF is easy to navigate thanks to tabs that link to the start of each section. If you're not a fan of the tabs, the traditional PDF bookmark system and table of contents are also hyperlinked. The spread version of the PDF is the best way to engage with this game, but I've uploaded the single-page version for those of you who want all the options.

  • A full-color PDF with bookmarks, hyperlinked tabs, and artwork.
  • A printer friendly, plain text document.
  • Character sheets that are fillable in your favorite PDF note taking app, or you can print them out.


"It's like Marie Kondo, but with pen and paper."
-Ennio, Clean Spirit Playtester
"An interesting exploration into how much of ourselves is stored in the spaces we occupy, and how our possessions and spaces inform and facilitate our interactions with ourselves and others."
-Clean Spirit Playtester
"A flexible, low-key "downtime" game that serves as a framework for meaningful RP and a contemplative story beat."
-Clean Spirit Playtester
"A game where a group of friends clean a shared space and find time to connect with their pasts, their futures, and each other."
-J.C. Darcy,Clean Spirit Playtester

Looking for a no-stress, no-mess, cozy little TTRPG to try out? Look no further!! My group used CLEAN SPIRIT’s structure during one of our “downtime” sessions (established 5e campaign), and it created some deep, memorable, & functionally useful RP/ character interactions.  I’m sure it would also be delightful without the backdrop of an established campaign, but there was something special about getting to crack open our emotionally repressed characters like they were geodes. anyway, give CLEAN SPIRIT a go!! (The price tag is a steal, btw.)
-@rjsheddwrites, Clean Spirit Playtester

Roadmap

I still have a few items I'd like to release within a few months. Here's what's coming.

  • Audiobook

Updated 3 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Release date 73 days ago
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(12)
AuthorCassi Mothwin
GenreRole Playing
TagsCo-op, Cozy, dnd, Dungeons & Dragons, GM-Less, One-shot, rules-lite, tabletop-role-playing-game
Average sessionA few hours

Purchase

Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this rules-lite RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Clean Spirit Spread (preferred viewing experience).pdf 36 MB
Clean Spirit Epub.epub 103 kB
Clean Spirit text document.docx 50 kB
Clean Spirit printer friendly.pdf 315 kB
Clean_Spirit_Character_Sheet (2).pdf 114 kB
Clean Spirit_singles.pdf 46 MB
Clean Spirt low resolution (for slower devices).pdf 21 MB

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Clean Spirit is a game about shelter, relationships, and disappointment, and it hit me real hard

I'll never be able to properly tell you how much this means to me. ❤️

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I am enamored with Clean Spirit! Fantastic writing, the layout and digital accessibility is amazing (the adorable tabs are clickable!), and the gameplay gets the wheels turning. I cannot wait to play through this one with my group! Really great work, Cassi!

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much!! I admire your work a lot!

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Great layout and a well put together game. After an initial readthrough, I'm excited to get into it more. Great work Cassi! 

I really appreciate the kind words. Thank you so much for checking it out!

(+3)

A CLEAN SPIRIT IS A FULFILLED SPIRIT

HECK YEAH.

(+2)

WHAT IS HYPE MAY NEVER DIE

BUT IT WILL DUST

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I can't wait to TIDY

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TIDY YOUR ROOM. TIDY YOUR SOUL.

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Looks great!  I must admit, when I saw the premise, I was hoping it was a game to play with your actual housemates to help get your house happily cleaned.  :D

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Which I now want!  

Maybe in an expansion??? 🤔😂

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Yes please!  I wonder if it would get hubby involved.   :D

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ITS HAPPENING 


OH GOSH ITS HAPPENING 

SOON!!!!

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SO EXCITED

🥺 Yay! Same!