A downloadable journaling game

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Tabletop Gaming Awards 2022: Best Solo Game Runner Up!

Welcome back to the Bristley Woods!

Humans are gone, lost to legend and remembered only by their ruins and the little creatures that survive them. In their place, animals have built towns, founded guilds, and created a civilisation of their own where beasts of all kinds can live in relative harmony.

In this cosy solo RPG, you take on the role of a Poultice Pounder, a beast with knowledge of ailments and their cures. It's your job to travel the post-human landscape of the Bristley Woods, visiting ailing beasts and foraging for the reagents needed to cure them, all while working towards the end of a grand Seasonal Journey.

Apawthecaria is a blend of Apothecaria and Scurry! Go on a potion-making, road-tripping, friend-making adventure with some of these exciting features:

  • A detailed map of the Bristley Woods, using Travel mechanics inspired by FTL!
  • Social Encounters that spice up the settlements and cities.
  • Barter for Reagents in markets atop trees and in deep warrens.
  • Upgrade your Tools and Waggons.
  • Bring along a trusted Familiar to help you on your way.
  • Befriend quirky Companion bugs!
  • Experience detailed encounters that make each Season throughout the year feel and play differently.
  • Multiplayer playbooks, for 2 - 15+ players!

With beautiful artwork from a smorgasbord of amazing artists, a gorgeous layout by Brian Tyrrell, and 200+ pages of Ailments, Reagents, Encounters and more to explore, Apawthecaria will delight newcomers and Apothecaria veterans alike.

You do not need Apothecaria or Scurry! to play Apawthecaria. It is a stand-alone game with its own ruleset.

Apawthecaria and the Bristley Woods are based on Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, located on the West Coast of Scotland (just north of Glasgow). This national park holds a special place in our hearts, especially for Anna who spends most of her summers hillwalking and paddleboarding out there.


Digital ISBN: 978-1-915555-01-4

Looking to stock the real book in your stores? Email info@stoutstoat.co.uk for a wholesale quote! 

If you're still not convinced, check out this Must Play rating review from Tabletop Gaming Magazine.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(22 total ratings)
AuthorsBlackwellWriter, Stout Stoat
GenreRole Playing
TagsFurry, journaling, Solo RPG, Tabletop role-playing game


Buy Now$19.00 USD or more

In order to download this journaling game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Apawthecaria v1.3.pdf 58 MB
Apawthecaria Map Back.jpg 2 MB
Apawthecaria Map Back HQ.jpg 9 MB
Apawthecaria Map Front.jpg 1 MB
Apawthecaria Character Sheet V1.jpg 1 MB
Autofillable PDF Character Sheet 1 MB
Fillable PDF Character Sheet 1 MB

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THIS IS SO CUTE btw looking for a group to try caravan with!


Hello! Are there any community copies available for the game? I am very exited for it. The theme, art and forest map is incredible!

Tiny error in the V1.2 manual on page 24, it gives the wrong attributes for Rambling and Ready.

Are there any groups playing Guild of Associates? or does anyone post their play through?


An amazing accomplishment by all parties involved. This game offers a world for you to explore, interact with, and grow. This is an essentially game for those looking to get into journaling games, or to expand their existing library. Thank you for creating this!


I was eying the Apothecaria for some time now, but just as I was going to buy it, you gave me this instead. It has cute anthropomorphic animals therefore it is 200% better :D

Here's hoping that there will be many more expansions and animal content to come :D


Whelp, I did not realize that I can actually get a print preorder. 

On the other hand, this is so wonderful, that i am absolutely fine with paying a second time for a print one anyway :)


Beautiful book, beautiful premise, beautiful game. There's so much to do, this is going to keep me entertained for a long time to come.