From the back of the book
The Whispering Road is a GM-less tabletop role-playing game built to tell stories that reward exploration, pacifism, and helping others. If you've ever wanted to tell a story in the worlds of Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli, this is the game for you.
These stories do not focus on physical combat, though they may include a lot of action. The heroes are mostly ordinary people, thrust into a strange world where they try to do the right thing and get back home.
Heroes are rewarded for helping others, and discouraged from acting selfishly. You hero will learn how to get along with others during a big adventure in a strange, beautiful world.
These rules include specific guidance on creating heroes, launching them into a new world, resolving conflicts, getting them home (maybe!) and advice on what to do in each of the game's five Acts.
This game uses 6-sided and 8-sided dice and is intended for players aged 8 and up. One game will play in about 3 hours.