Instruments - A First Look

As you may have seen from our Twitter feed, we have a new game is in development.  Instruments of the Chrysanthemum Throne will be our first game designed for multi-session (as well as one-off) play.  Like our other games, the focus will be on character driven stories with game mechanics that enhance this style of play.

Why Instruments of the Chrysanthemum Throne?
The game is set in a mythic past Japan, where the characters are tasked with using powerful Tsukumogami (objects that have achieved sentience after 99 years) in order to try and restore order on behalf of the Chrysanthemum Throne (The Emperor of Japan, his court and the Ministry of the Imperial Government).

What's the game about?
A main focus of the game will be how the characters balance drawing power from the Instruments with retaining their humanity, as they find innovative solutions to a legion of supernatural creatures and natural disasters that plague Japan.

How can I be involved?
If you'd like to be involved, we'll be looking for playtesters and peer-reviewers to provide comment on the early draft.  A formal announcement will be posted here in due course but you can drop us a line to register interest now if you like.

We're also on the lookout for artists, who might be interested in producing some pieces on commission on this subject matter - if you know someone, ask them to get in touch using the above address.

If you're going to be in Wellington (New Zealand) in late October, you can sign up to play in an open playtest at Confusion 2017.

Will there be a Kickstarter?
Nope.  This product will be released when it's done (hopefully before the end of the year), and you can choose whether to buy it then.

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