What an absolute delight.
From start to finish you can feel the sense of community and friendship the author intended for us. A refreshing change from the slew of dungeon crawling monster bashers, gothic scifi and angst filled horror. Jay Dragon provides us with the building blocks to tell our stories in a world full of curious rabbits and messenger moths and wily foxes and dragonfly knights and informative geckos and giant beetle caravans.
A wonderfully written book that encourages those of us who engage with it to use our imaginations! Imagine that? I mean so many RPG's tether you to a limited number of choices and feel so restrictive. Not here. Be what you want. It's your character, explore them together with the friends you make on your journey.
The book is lovingly illustrated throughout and you can tell that a great deal of work from everyone involved has made Wanderhome what it is. I sometimes feel publishers bulk out their products with a tonne of extra art or way too much pointless waffle. None of that here. Full page art breaks up chapters and sub chapters. Everything flows real nice into the next part of building the world you're all going to explore together. Oh and the book has actually been proofed which puts to shame plenty of so called fancy pants publishers of more well known IP.
I'd avoid if you're a crunch lover or a min maxer, Wanderhome is about as rules lite as you're ever going to get in a book and can be played without a traditional GM. But if you're actually interested in character development rather than numbers on a page, check it out. I defy anyone to read this book cover to cover and not smile at something at least once. I want to know who the mysterious stranger is and how he came to have one white eye. But then he could be a they or a she or a god or a daemon or whatever you choose, it's your game afterall.
So, to the author and to everyone involved I say thanks for investing yourselves into producing this game; for me it's the best ttrpg I've bought in over 35 years of gaming (I must own over a hundred). There should be a sixth star on here. Brilliant!