Freddie Watkins has funded a novel RPG during Zine Quest, smashing goals with a post-post-apocalyptic technomancer RPG, played using books from your shelf and custom bookmarks.
The Manchester, UK, based designer asked for £828 and is currently chasing £3,500 with two weeks left for the project to fund.
The premise of the_bookmarked is to ask which books future scavengers will unearth from all the shelves in all the libraries on the planet. Even the most commonplace booklet can be transformed into a sacred tome by the passage of an aeon, containing secrets of long-forgotten traditions.
What would it mean if all we had to remember was the past and the impact on the present was this thing in our hands?
the_bookmarked uses bookmarks with instructions on how to shape words found on real-life books from your shelves which reprogram robots.
Here’s an example;
Bright // adj•ec•tion
You overload your holographic projectors with information to the point that it emits a blinding flash. The Teller must read as many adjectives as possible and gain speed to the point of gibberish to trigger an effect.
Choose one effect:
- Disorientate the Breathless
- Add +2d6 to an escape attempt
- Expose anyone hiding closeby
You can back the indie project by telling people about it or pledging cash. Those backers who offer $8 or more, about £7, will get the whole rules in PDF form.
A pledge of $18 will get the physical zine, but shipping is restricted to certain countries.
An encounter deck is added at $30, with similar geo-restrictions, and those player bookmarks at $50.
Freddie Watkins estimates delivery in October 2023.
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