I have long wished there were more games based on Renga (note: Japanese collaborative poetry). I kind of perverted the terminology a bit here and I feel bad about it. But it’s an unexplored space in my mind. This one is basically Renga meets Telestrations (aka Eat Poop You Cat).
The mechanic – composing haiku and waku to create and describe characters – felt unnecessarily esoteric until you think about what those short poems do: evoke much in minimal space. It’s a brilliant way to generate ideas and twists, while remaining constrained. And, of course, points for composing the game itself in haiku and waku. - Brent Newhall