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A journaling game of underwater discovery by Nevyn Holmes, revitalized one year later by Julie-Anne “JAM” Muñoz.

In What Waits Beneath, you’ll be playing a game similar to the classic card game, Memory. You’ll create a 5x3 spread of face-down cards, roll and assign a handful of dice, and then flip cards to try to find treasures lost at sea.

As you play, prompts will guide you to write about your unique journeys to the depths.

Required for play

  • A journal or diary equivalent
  • 10 six-sided dice
  • A standard 52-card deck

Physical copies available at dinoberryjam.com


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

What Waits Beneath: Rebirth 1 MB

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Am I interested in solo RPGs? Yes!

Has this one in particular piqued my interest! Yes!

Did you include the page count of this beautiful little zine? No!

Would I like to know how many pages your zine has before I consider buying it? Yes!

(Sorry, I know it's not funny, but it's late here. How many pages is this long? Asking for a friend. Thank you!)

Hello! Including the covers, it's 18 pages.


Following Speak The Sky's example, here's another twitter playthrough! :)

Had a lot of fun with this!


Here's a twitter play-through! Ordin, the cleaner of the Imperial Duck Pond, scavenges treasures and junk for a self-obsessed emperor. Ah, but the creatures in the pond aren't ducks...