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A tabletop RPG set in an ominous space station, home to millions, where stories of struggle and survival are written on a daily basis.
A tabletop RPG set in an ominous space station, home to millions, where stories of struggle and survival are written on a daily basis.
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Nibiru Update #21 - MEMOs System, Expanded

Posted by Federico Sohns (Creator)

Hello Vagabonds!

Just yesterday we were chatting about the dice as they were just unlocked and... BAM! We are more than halfway through to the next stretch goal! Y'all ROCK!

I'm hopeful we can get to the next one by Monday. If you have just hopped into the campaign, the weekend is the absolute BEST time to help us push the campaign. And what better way to do so that while being rewarded with free adventures :)?

We have a written series of adventures called the Chronicles of the Pilgrimage, which you can unlock via social media interaction that helps promote the campaign. You can check it out in one of our past updates, to get involved, here.

Today I wanted to expand a bit on the MEMOs System, and the way in which you can use memories to tell stories. So far, you probably know that you can spend or earn Memory Points and trigger positive/negative memories respectively, and that the significance of those memories depends on the amount of points. 

But memories can be engraved on your character through what happens during the adventure too. The "All 4s, All 1s" rule makes it so that both an exceptional success at a roll (or a disastrous failure) may result in a memory, unveiling more strengths and weaknesses about your Vagabond. 

There's a series of particular tricks Narrators can pull off to just give memories to player characters. Arriving at a particular place, meeting someone in particular, or any other event of significance during the story could make it so that the Narrator gives everyone a shared memory, entailing that there's something deeper at work uniting the group.

Also, some memories of specially traumatic events might be imprinted in the character's remembrances. Our Mind system (which we'll discuss on Monday) makes it so that mental scars manifest through recollections, giving even more uses of the MEMOs system.

It goes without saying that the MEMOs system could be used for other settings outside Nibiru :) I'm very much looking forward to hear about people tweaking it and using it to tell stories about amnesiacs in fantasy worlds, modern settings, etc.!

I hope y'all have an awesome weekend—we'll be back on Monday as usual. In the meantime, I'll be preparing your secret Christmas presents ;)

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    1. René Schultze

      Secret X-mas gifts? Yeah! :)