Wisher, Theurgist, Fatalist is an interesting (and free!) new storytelling RPG from Jenna Moran …
Fatalists are those who know the secrets of the world. They are scholars. They are prophets. They are experts — founts of knowledge and confidence.
The role of the fatalist on this journey is cruel. It is something of a purpose that they must educate the wishers, warn them, and share with them the secret truths of the dreaming kingdom. But this is not why they seek the Jewel.
To win an unambiguous victory in this game, you need one fatalist to survive and agree to become the firmament of the world; and more, the wisher must willingly sacrifice that fatalist in the world’s creation. The person who becomes the firmament of the world is torn apart, unraveled, laid bare down to the bones of their soul and made into the structure of all reality. It is their lore and their knowledge and the order with which they approach their lives that become the order and basis for the world itself.
Any character can become this structure; it’s not limited to fatalists. But it is the fatalists’ belief that only someone such as a fatalist can do it well. And if it is not done, and done well, then the world shall remain in some part fantasy; in some part dream; in some part lie — as the doomful sages of the world suggest it is already.
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