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You play a pod of merrow living near the land, where a group of humans live. At least one of you desperately wants to be human. The other merrow might also want to be human (as desperately as you do), or they might be indifferent, supportive, or derisive. This is about finding knowledge, finding yourself, and finding out what you are willing to sacrifice to get what you want. 

This is a game about a group of fantasy creatures, but it is also a game about being trans and living within a community that may or may not support you. It is heavy-handed and at times poorly worded. Language is an incomplete translator. I’ve done my best to speak from my experience, which is singular and not universally representational in any way. That being said, I hope you can find a way to connect to this game through your own lens.


Merrow is based on Caltrop Core, published by Titanomachy RPG. The Caltrop Core SRD is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  Viditya Voleti provided initial feedback. 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
Authorlin codega
Tagscaltrop-core, mermaid, Transgender


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Elegantly laid out, the writing for Merrow is evocative and powerful. Every piece of lore and setting questions add to the hauntingly beautiful world, where one or more merrows strive to be human, even if it costs them to be their true self.