Developer Might and Delight describes Book of Travels as a TMORPG, meaning it's a tiny multiplayer online roleplaying game, because the world supports only a small amount of players on any given server. Players in Book of Travels take the role of a traveler, wondering a fantastical land called the Braided Shore. Players are encouraged to make their own stories as they happen across others online, although the caveat is that communication is all through symbols rather than text.
Players customize their character by choosing their flaws, origin, nickname, and different personality traits. Explore the world and discover new secrets in Book of Travels' open-ended gameplay.