Mud: A Golem Memoir
Mud is a zine and solo roleplaying game about a golem.
Play out the story of a golem from the moment of its creation to its final days. Mud draws on the mythology of the golem, an animated construct from Jewish folklore, to tell a story about queer and Jewish identity and the experience of feeling out of place in your own body.
Mud includes guided choices and activity prompts designed for a solo reader (or to be read with a close friend). These activities have very light roleplaying elements. We invite you to give it a try and treat the book as either a story or a game, as you see fit.
You can hear a wonderful review of Mud on The Five By podcast. Here's a link directly to that review by Sarah Ovenall.
The book is a black-and-white, richly-illustrated staple-bound zine. It's a total of 36 pages, and printed locally in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Content warning: This story contains imagery suggestive of self harm. Please take care.