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Had we but World enough, and Time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime. We would sit down, and think which way To walk, and pass our long Loves Day.

-Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress

The Time Traveler's Life is an RPG created using the Second Guess System first used in games like One White Eye and The Date. Here, the system of impending dread and self-deception is instead tweaked and expanded into a two player (duo) game that explores the uncertainty of a relationship between a time traveler and their significant other who experiences time in the standard, linear manner. Here, the system is expanded to two pages so that both the Time Traveler and the Significant Other get their own single page playbook and semi-interlocking prompts that can show players a whole new way to Twist events as each player experiences their character’s life in a different order.

All you need are a d20, a d6, and something to record your journal entries on. Sometimes people surprise you.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Tagsduo, journaling, Romance, second-guess-system, Time Travel


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Time Traveler's Life - Significant Other-v2.pdf 473 kB
The Time Traveler's Life - Time Traveler-v2.pdf 463 kB


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As part of the One Page RPG Hackathon 2021, I made an additional playbook for this game called "The Time Traveler's Child" that makes it a three-player game: https://bhazzard.itch.io/the-time-travelers-child

This doesn't seem like it should be tagged as solo.

Fair point. I'm a bit too used to doing that on Second Guess games! That has been corrected now.