I’ve just been reading Under Hill, By Water
‘…an OSR(ish) game that’s about living in the cozy under-hill homes of the halflings’
and I love it!
With the change in season to autumn (in the northern hemisphere) and the ever present and increasing sense of dread that 2020 has brought, the idea of Cosy (or cozy) Games is very appealing to me at the moment.
I’ve also been listening to quite a bit of Comfy Synth over the past few months and I think that there are definitely some parallels.
Brindlewood Bay evokes the cozy crime drama/mystery TV shows of the 70s-90s (with an underlying cosmic dread).
What are some other systems or settings that you could describe as Cosy or Comfy?
This could include elements of nostalgia, whimsy, frivolity, sentimentality and picaresque or pastoral idyll but doesn’t necessarily exclude a degree of conflict/tension/emotion etc.