I am developing a story game/ campaign development tool called Decuma. In Roman mythology, Decuma is the Fate tasked with allotting a mortal’s thread of life.
(Special thanks to all the members of the Gauntlet community who have been helping, encouraging and testing for me! <3)
Imagine if PBTA character connections, A Quiet Year, and For The Queen had a gothic baby who liked tarot… that is Decuma! The game is a tool that facilitates collaborative world-building and character connections using tarot cards. It is effectively a game-before-the-game and gives your PCs the threads of life that you can weave into your campaign! Decuma works in conjunction with any RPG system, from D&D or Savage Worlds to PBTA and FATE! After playing, you end up with a fully developed location, backstories and connections for the PCs, and NPCs/situations that the GM can use. Best of all, everyone understands and is invested in the world that you create together!
Being a tarot nerd, the wold creation questions are connected to the actual meaning of each tarot card. Just like a tarot reading, the way the card faces (called reversals) also change the meaning/question that you answer on the card. It’s heavily tied into the concept of tarot and reading the fate of your characters, but without taking away agency or creativity from the players/group.
I’ve been play testing it now for a few months and it has gone well. If you’d like more information or updates you can visit goldenlassogames.com and join the mailing list.
(It will only let me attach one image! Sorry!)