Echodog Games’ Signs of the Sojourner, which released on Steam and GOG last month, is extending an invitation to new players with a free prologue on Steam (the prologue does not appear to be available via GOG.)
Sojourner takes the “deck building” genre to a new place by focusing on narrative and emotional mechanics instead of combat:
Your deck is your character, reflecting your experiences and shaping your relationships. Make decisions about who your character is in this world, pushing forward with the cards you’re dealt.
You take over your mother’s store after her death, traveling to diverse locations in order to acquire goods for the shop. Along the way, encounter optimistic stories, compassionate characters, and delightful surprises in a world where travel is difficult and climate change has made life hard.Echodog Games on Signs of the Sojourner’s premise.
The game has received praise for its quaint art style and unique approach to gameplay through conversation and human connection.