Ship Lanterns is a story roleplaying game about wish-fulfillment gone awry and set in a Southeast Asian village. Children gather on a bridge to throw cherry blossoms into the water, asking the river spirit (Thuy-Tinh) to grant their wishes. Characters take on the roles of children, dealing with the results of their wishes.
Each game in the Protocol series is zero-prep for 3 or more players.
The game length is exponentially long, so games with more players take more time to complete. The Protocol Series requires a deck of poker cards as well as tokens to track drama points.