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A Game About Grace and Weakness

February 14th, 2021 | 5 min read

By Leah Libresco Sargeant

J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories began as gifts to his children, with the adventures of Bilbo told at bedtime. My husband, Alexi, and I have tried to follow in his footsteps, albeit in a different genre. We co-wrote a role-playing game, Back Again from the Broken Land, with the aim of helping a table of friends explore similar stories together. Back Again from the Broken Land tells the story of small adventurers walking home from a big war, and reckoning with the burdens they carry along the way.

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Leah Libresco Sargeant

Leah Libresco Sargeant is the author of Arriving at Amen and Building the Benedict Option.