Dreams and Machines pre-orders live for Modphius's new sci-fi RPG

Modiphius opened pre-orders for Dreams and Machines, a new science fiction RPG about rebuilding in the wake of a war.


From the announcement:


Dreams and Machines
is a brand new RPG setting where people come together to rebuild their world following a catastrophic war. You will venture into a world of mystery and adventure, and take on the role of one of the new tribes of humanity: an Archivist, Dreamer, Everan, River, or Spear, and forge a path for yourself and your people.

The war against the machines was 200 years ago, but many threats from that era abound, along with others like raiding parties of Thralls from the deep ruins that have arisen in the intervening years. The machines are dormant, but they sometimes awaken, causing death and destruction until they are stopped. Hideous, mutated, creatures infest the landscape, vicious byproducts of the war. Ghostly nanograms lurk in the ruins promising knowledge or luring the unwary to their deaths.

Yet against all this, humanity is rebuilding. People live full, happy lives despite the threats that assail them. Cooperation and mutual aid are everywhere, humans coming together to build something new amid the ruins of the past.
  • 208 pages guiding you through the core rules, character creation, the history of Evera Prime, and the state of the world as it stands now.
  • Everything you need to create your own stories in the breathtaking world of Evera Prime.
  • A brand new version of the 2d20 system where your Spirit becomes a powerful resource in its own right, and characters gain benefits from learning about the world.
  • An in-depth look at the history of humanity, cataloguing humanity’s efforts to reach out to the stars, and their triumphs and failures on Evera Prime.
  • 5 different origins, along with 9 archetypes (including 3 advanced archetypes) providing a huge amount of flexibility and variability in how you create your characters.
  • Rules for using growth to develop your character. Discover your short and long term goals to retire and be the first to unlock powerful advanced archetypes.
  • A huge range of equipment left over from the Old World, from plasma blasters to combat armour, including rules for understanding equipment of a higher tech level.
  • Discover the joys of old world travel with ATVs, mono bikes, grav scouts and more!


And more information about the Gamemaster’s Guide:


The Dreams and Machines Gamemaster’s Guide gives you the rules and tools to immerse yourself and your players into the history and setting of Evera Prime. Challenge your players with mutants and mechs alike, while traveling the beautiful but dangerous landscape of this colony world.

A unique blend of fantasy and science fiction, reveal the history of Evera Prime as your players explore abandoned research facilities, ruined mega-cities, and beautiful but overgrown resorts, and reward them with fragments of knowledge to wake them from the specter of The Builder.

As humanity rebuilds and communities begin to thrive, the threat of the Dark City, the Thralls, and the Builder AI loom on the horizon. Wakers, trapped for centuries in a mechanical nightmare, spring to life and continue their murderous rampage with the fragments of programming they have left.
  • 240 pages packed with full color art bringing the world to life. A detailed guide to the history and secrets of Evera Prime, a map and guide to the region around New Mossgrove, information on the wider continent of Nedresita.
  • Everything you need to lead your players in creating memorable stories in the world of Evera Prime, including a deep dive into the playable factions and peoples of Evera Prime, providing much more insight into their stories, backgrounds, and ways of life.
  • Detailed briefs on the Thralls, the Wakers, the Builder, and the Dark City — dangerous forces at work behind the scenes or actively opposing the Everans.
  • Guidance for the gamemaster on running scenes and advice on core mechanics, like Skill Tests, Truths, Threat, Hazards, Action Scenes, the Spirit Economy, and creating and running NPCs.
  • A host of challenging enemies including malevolent Nanograms, Civilian, Industrial, and Military Wakers, vicious bioengineered creatures, and dangerous plantlife! Plus a host of sample NPCs from across various factions to populate your adventures.
  • Rules to build your own Wakers and challenge the players!
  • A complete starting adventure: Secrets in Los Rios which can be played standalone or following on from the events of the campaign in the Dreams and Machines Starter Set.

Pre-orders for the launch line are available on both Modihpius’s UK-based webstore and on their US-based store. The line includes the Starter Set for £30.00 / $35.63, the Player’s Guide and Gamemaster’s Guide for £35.00 / $44.54 each, a custom Collector’s Slipcase Edition with both books plus a poster map for £100.00 / $127.25, custom dice set for £15.00 / $19.09, and a GM’s Toolkit including screen for £30.00 / $38.17. Products are expected to start shipping in October 2023 except for the Starter Set, which is available now in the UK and “coming soon” to the US.

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