A downloadable divine record

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thus passes NUMISMUS, god of COIN
sundered by hungry ADVENTURERS
dethroned by jealous RIVAL GODS

and here lies the divine record of Numismus, fallen, defeated, or forgotten god of old, god of gold, god of coin, and a lot more besides.

the DEATH of NUMISMUS is a solo role-playing game about the slow dying and sudden death of Numismus, God of Coin, whose Cthonian Vault is a ripe target for gold-seeking dungeoneering adventurers, and whose (mainly ill-gotten) facets of divinity are falling prey to rival gods.

This Wretched & Alone journalling game uses a full tarot deck as well as a tower of coins to help tell Numismus' story. You'll also need a single six-sided die, a quiet place and a few hours of time to play, and whatever tools you need to make a divine record of Numismus' fall Age by historic Age:

Numismus' Cthonian Vault comes under threat from Adventurers, hungry for the hoard within
Coinsthe Coins of Numismus, sentient coins that act as the god's eyes on the world and advisors to mortals

Numismus works Miracles to bless those in favour, curse those without, and grant powers to their champions

gods try to steal Facets of Godhood from Numismus' temples, cutting their power piece by bloody piece

Many calamitous threats could end Numismus—dragon attacks, religious schisms, divine execution—but they could also suffer perhaps the most ignominious fate of all: being nickel-and-dimed out of legend and into obscurity. Time will tell, and so will you, as you write the divine record of Numismus, God of Coin, unto their dying breath.

Here's a great playthrough by Kaden Ramstack!

This game includes:

  • light-mode and dark-mode pdf versions of the digital text
  • a monochrome print-friendly A5 zine version
  • a .txt version for screen readers

This work is based on The Wretched (found at http://loottheroom.itch.io/wretched), product of Chris Bissette and Loot The Room, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). THE WRETCHED™ is a trademark of Chris Bissette. The Wretched and Alone logo is © Chris Bissette, and is used with permission.


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what does it mean to be remembered? what does it mean to be forgotten? to cling, desperately, to shreds of legacy, and watch them get torn away like so many loose thread? a vital game.

Thank you!