A downloadable RPG

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Welcome! You are the newest worker bee in the hive. You just woke up, your head is as fuzzy as your body, and your siblings are beckoning for you to join them. You follow and they lead you through to the heart of the hive - the dance floor! The world is new and strange, you don’t know your own name yet, but you think you might know a bit about dancing...

In this game you'll learn your hive’s secret dance language, explore your world, make animal friends, and harvest pollen for your hive. This is a sweet, relaxing game to play on a rainy afternoon while journaling and doodling.


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In order to download this RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.95 USD. You will get access to the following files:

bumbling.pdf 555 kB
bumbling_accessible.pdf 83 kB
bumbling_low_color.pdf 508 kB
Bumbling - low res booklet.pdf 383 kB


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This is a sweet and relaxing way to pass a couple hours of a summer afternoon. The game is more focused on the logistics of exploring and learning your hive's dance language to get your hive full of honey, with some outlet for journaling if you want. There aren't additional rules to enforce specific ways of playing either; you're very free to set your own goals as opposed to trying to optimize via skating close to the limit of some hypothetical set of stricter rules. 

I used graph paper to draw hexagons on (there's a simple way to do this folks can google, even if it results in slightly tall hexagrams) and an abacus to count up the honey cells instead of the scoresheet.

I like that I have both this and "I'm a Bee" (which has much more focus on journaling) for all my bee rpg needs.

The game looks amazing! Is there any chance I could get the full version PDF in black and white? I love the art and examples, but plan to print it on my B&W printer. Thank you!

Hi Matthew! Thanks for your kind comment. I've uploaded a low color version of the game for b&w printing. Enjoy!

Thank you, I really appreciate that! While I was waiting—and due to an abundance of obsessive energy—I did a quick layout for B&W that can be printed booklet style. I have absolutely no intention of redistributing your work, but if you'd like me to share the files with you, I'd be happy to send them over for you to check out. 

Oh wow, I’d love to see them! 

Sounds good! How can I get them to you? If you want you can DM me on Twitter (@mrmatthew) or email me (matthew@gravelyn.com).

DMed and gave you a follow 😎