Feathers is a game of angels, fallen into our world, wandering in unfamiliar, fragile bodies, looking for a people, places, and selves they can find comfort in. It’s about being divine inside, and learning to own and love what’s on the outside. It’s about the connections that keep us warm, and how we become the people we want to be. Heaven is lost to them, never to return, but there are undreamed of joys and tragedies to be found among the flock here below.
Exodus is a game of angels on the run from a society that has turned their backs on us, a game about existing when survival is resistance and finding community and companionship on the road. Based on Ezra Furman's 2018 album Transangelic Exodus, it tells the story of a road trip, a quest for a better place - one we might even call home.
Both games are based on Avery Alder's Belonging Outside Belonging system, as seen in Dream Askew and Dream Apart. Both are GMless, and played without dice - instead players can make weak moves when they feel it's appropriate, to be able to make strong moves later. They were developed in parallel, and are presented here as sibling games bundled together.