Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Modiphius Announces Pre-Order For ‘Dreams and Machines’ Starter Set

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Modiphius Entertainment announced today that the first game for their new sci-fi fantasy IP, the Dreams and Machines Starter Set, is now available for pre-order. Created by Modiphius founder and CCO Chris Birch, Dreams and Machines takes you to a far-flung planet where long-dormant mechanical monstrosities are awakening to threaten the world once more. The creative team has also released a video delving into the background and setting of Dreams and Machines, which you can find below.

The Dreams and Machines Starter Set lands at Gen Con on August 3, 2023. Those who pre-order now will receive the quickstart PDF immediately, and will receive the final starter set PDFs as soon as they are available. The quickstart is a thirty-page pdf with six pre-generated characters, allowing you to drop into the action right away and experience first-hand the world of Dreams and Machines. This pdf will not be publicly available until two weeks after the pre-order launches.

Dreams and Machines starter set box

A vast distance from Earth, a human colony bearing the scars of a self-inflicted apocalypse survives on the distant world of Evera Prime. In the shadow of ruined megacities humanity rebuilds, scavenging technology from the Old World and returning to a simpler way of life.

Among the mountains and valleys of New Mossgrove, the mechs of the Old World, deadly tools of a corrupt A.I., dot the landscape. Since the war that finally defeated the machines, they have been locked in a slumber that’s lasted hundreds of years. But at times they awaken, and continue their programming to wreak havoc across the world…

Dreams and Machines book close up

Begin your journey to discover the secrets of Evera Prime with the Dreams and Machines Starter Set:

  • Start playing the moment you open the box using a tutorial designed to get new players and gamemasters straight into the action without preparation!
  • Create unique characters mapped out with a hand of cards.
  • Go on a thrilling adventure; explore ancient ruins, find powerful technologies, fight dangerous Wakers, and encounter hunting parties of Thralls, bio-engineered creatures, and malevolent nanograms!
  • Unique updates to the 2d20 system encourage players to help each other through every step of the journey and use their Spirit to power the action.
  • Use weaving to create equipment out of thin air, or interact with advanced ancient systems, find ancient records and trade ‘Knowledge Fragments’ for resources, encouraging players to learn about the world.
  • Contents:
    • Tutorial Booklet
    • Adventure Booklet
    • Rules Reference Booklet
    • 5 twenty-sided dice
    • 152 tokens
    • 42 player character cards
    • 26 equipment cards
    • 52 NPC cards
    • 31 illustrated location cards
    • 13 Knowledge Fragment handouts
    • 7 character save envelopes
    • and 7 rules reference cards.

Images via Modiphius

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  • Dan Arndt

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