At the time of writing Nibiru is on its last day at Kickstarter and Federico Sohns, the creator, will be celebrating as the sci-fi RPG has funded with 270% of the funds needed. You can see the progress of the campaign here.
Right now you can get the Nibiru Role Playing Game – Quickstart for free from DriveThruRPG. The free game, illustrated by Alexey Tretyakov, is 26 pages of rules and a short adventure.
A pledge of £20 is needed for the core rulebook PDF but the step up to hardcover (and PDF) is only an extra £15 taking your total to £35. Increasingly your pledge further gets expensive, the next step being a total of £50 for which you get an extra adventure in PDF and double-sided map.
Nibiru isn’t shy about being a quirky game. It has inspiration drawn from Ancient Mesopotamia and a mechanics system which builds out PCs by retelling their past.
Here’s how the system works;
The Memos System
Spend Memory Points – which represent the untapped potential to remember. The amount you spend relates to the significance of your new memory.
Write Your Memory – Go Wild! Get creative and come up with cool stories. As the game progresses, you’ll realise that the elements, people and events you’ve depicted in them can be used in many different ways.
Get Your Effect Written! – Memories make your character aware of their strengths (as well as their weaknesses). Our sample character here seems to recall that they had a knack for Mischief!