What Dust Remains, written by 2022 Diana Jones Emerging Designer Award winner Momatoes, asks players to go behind the scenes of the accomplished and powerful, take up the mantle of legacy, and try to build something that will eclipse you, even at the cost of the things you hold most dear.
What Dust Remains
A downloadable game
Can you build a meaningful life –
Can you leave a lasting legacy –
Without sacrificing all that matters?
What Dust Remains is a mini RPG for 1 to 3 players. Through extensive narrative prompts, players write the life of one pioneer, who goes through several life stages in pursuit of their one dream and ambition. And oftentimes, at great cost and sacrifice: their resources, their happiness, and even their principles.
This is not a happy story. For one, the pioneer dies. This is known. This is unavoidable. WDR is a story about many small failures that threaten to overshadow whatever hope remains. Happy endings are rare–and almost impossible. If you are not afraid, if you are willing to open yourself, if melancholy fuels you, then this game is for you.
To play WDR, all you need are 4 six-sided dice, a deck of cards with the jokers removed, slips of paper, and writing implements. Unlike other RPGs, WDR can be played without a Game Master.
A message from momatoes
Purchasing this game is deeply appreciated and directly supports me. That said, free copies are also available—no questions asked—simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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