SAXUM: City of the Dead (alpha)
A downloadable TTRPG
Saxum was the industrial capital of the World. Now its undead labour has become sapient and demanded the gravest of sins; rights. These secondborn are immortal, wrested from the Afterlife and the cycle of reincarnation. Abhorred by mortals and divine alike they try to eke out an uncertain existence in the only city they know.
SAXUM focuses on newfound freedom, alienation, identity and its malleability, and how to carve out a place for yourself in a grim and uncaring world or change the world for the better.
WARNING: The constructed world and lore takes inspiration from the 1800's and mentions colonialism, slavery, racism, organ theft, and unchecked capitalism.
You take the role of a secondborn, an undead brought back to life to facilitate an industrial revolution. Three years ago the necromancers lost power and all secondborn regained their free will and sapience. You and your cadre have to find your place in the World, avoiding the wrath of gods, as well as weaving through both living and undead politics.
The rules are relatively light, only making use of two six-sided dice and pen and paper.
This is more of a proof-of-concept than anything, with a ton of background lore. It is a draft at best and in the process of much needed refinement.
I hope it can right now serve as inspiration for other TTRPGs and campaigns.
|Tags||Dark Fantasy, rules-lite, Tabletop, Tabletop role-playing game, weird|
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