Manes & Magic (In Development)

Unicorns with elemental powers go on big adventures!


Manes & Magic

In a beautiful world of mythical creatures, baby unicorns spring to life from the magical elements that surround them. Each baby starts with powers from one element: the earth, water, air, fire, ice, or life. These babies form a family herd and take on the adventure to find the rest of their kind. As they travel, they learn from their experiences and gradually grow into adult unicorns, gaining more elemental powers along the way.

Manes & Magic is a charming tabletop RPG designed for children ages 6-11, with a simple narrative design and dice mechanics that are appropriate for young ages and stunning art by Elle Maru.

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Writer and Creator Kimi has been creating table-top RPG content for over a decade. After playing and GMing dozens of systems, she developed a fondness for TTRPG systems that included collaborative world and backstory development. That fondness gave her the idea for a card system that could add these elements to any RPG system: Decuma! With her company Golden Lasso Games, she develops indie RPGs and tools for gaming. She also manages the Happy Jacks RPG network of streams and podcasts.

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Starscape (In Development)

In the vastness of space, a brave crew faces adventure and finds that Trust is their most important commodity.


Starscape
a Powered by the Apocalypse game

Starscape focuses on the dynamics that form between personalities as your crew explores the stars. It’s ideal for stories that focus on a small number of main characters who agree on a central goal, such as in Star Trek, Farscape, or Firefly. You will choose a playbook from the ten common character archetypes found in sci-fi stories, each with a unique set of moves and specialties. Trust is the most important commodity for a crewmember, and the stories you tell will center around gaining and losing the trust of your shipmates. 

This game does not provide a setting. Instead, you collaboratively create your setting, ship, and the important details about your universe. Starscape can work in all different types of science fiction settings, so feel free to pull from your favorite sources, mix and match, or create something completely original to explore.

Written by Kimi Hughes
Art by Kaek

Playbooks

  • The Civilian: A diplomat, religious leader or entrepreneur. Examples: Quark or Lwaxana Troi, Star Trek; Inara, Firefly; Rygel, Farscape
  • The Explorer: A medical professional, academic scholar or other scientific professional in search of discovery. Examples: Picard or Spock, Star Trek; Daniel Jackson, Stargate; Stephen Franklin, Babylon 5; Pilot, Farscape
  • The Gifted: A telepath, empath or clairvoyant who is untrained, professionally trained or hunted for their power. Examples: Deanna Troi, Star Trek; River Tam, Firefly, Zhaan, Farscape; Lyta, Babylon 5
  • The Greenhorn: A fresh-faced graduate of the academy with a lot to learn, a legacy cadet with something to prove, or a stray who was picked up by the crew and is way out of their depth. Examples: Ensign Kim, Star Trek; Simon, Firefly; John Crichton, Farscape;
  • The Hot Shot: A pilot known as a famous ace, a rebellious maverick or a pilot for hire who will get the job done, no matter what it takes. Examples: Kirk, Riker or Paris, Star Trek; Starbuck, Battlestar Galactica; Wash, Firefly.
  • The Normal: A supporting character, demoted character or assistant. Examples: Miles O'Brian or Barclay, Star Trek; Vir Cotto, Babylon 5.
  • The Outsider: A double agent, exiled enemy or reformed criminal who is not trusted by most people. Examples: Garak, Star Trek; Aeryn Sun, Farscape; Teal'c, Stargate; Jayne, Firefly
  • The Rebel: A crew member with a history of being a freedom fighter, political dissident or mutineer. Examples: Kira Nerys or B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek; Mal Reynolds, Firefly; Chiana, Farscape
  • The Unfamiliar: An artificial life form, first contact species or a being of unknown origin who is trying to learn our ways. Examples: Data or Odo, Star Trek; Kosh, Babylon 5;
  • The Warrior: A mercenary, soldier, or a being from a warrior culture. Examples: Worf or Martok, Star Trek; Ka D'Argo, Farscape; Zoe, Firefly; Ronon Dex, Stargate Atlantis

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Writer and Creator Kimi has been creating table-top RPG content for over a decade. After playing and GMing dozens of systems, she developed a fondness for TTRPG systems that included collaborative world and backstory development. That fondness gave her the idea for a card system that could add these elements to any RPG system: Decuma! With her company Golden Lasso Games, she develops indie RPGs and tools for gaming. She also manages the Happy Jacks RPG network of streams and podcasts.

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Virgins & Vixens

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VIRGINS & VIXENS
Rewriting Women’s Roles in Mythology, Folklore and Fairytales

Virgins & Vixens gives players the opportunity to reshape the women in folklore and create new ideas about how women can behave… maybe saving the day in the process! 

Virgins & Vixens Game Information:

  • Stand alone: You don’t need any other game books to play!
  • All ages: Young children may need help with some of the vocabulary
  • Designed for Narrator (GM) & 1-4 players but up to 8 can play
  • Narrative game design encourages creativity and role-play
  • Short 10 page booklet has a Narrator’s Guide, works with text-to-speech, and is searchable on digital devices
  • 8 custom Storybooks (character sheets) included

Players start out as one of 8 classic women archetypes found in folklore, fairy tales and mythology around the world. These archetypes have severe limitations – just like the one-dimensional tropes of women found in these types of stories! Through game-play mechanics like Defiance Rolls and collecting Empowerments, the players break out of these constraints and rewrite the tale of their character!

This game is a stand-alone tabletop role-playing game. Everything you need to play is included in the download, except for dice.

Note: This game book includes historical art from around the world, including Egypt, India, Africa and more. A few instances display some partial nudity. Feel free to preview the pieces with partial nudity to make sure it is acceptable before making your purchase: Petra MosaicEgyptian Sky GoddessPrincess & Attendant

A game that examines the roles of women in traditional folklore and rewrites them. I love both the mechanics and the message it carries. The mechanics is a simple 3D6 pick highest/lowest depending on your descriptors. A character starts with descriptors that fit their traditional gender roles, but they get to replace them with new ones as they act defiant to the roles assigned to them. It is a beautiful and thought-provoking game!

- W.H. Arthur, Creator The Sol Survivor


Preview Pages


Writer and Creator Kimi has been creating table-top RPG content for over a decade. After playing and GMing dozens of systems, she developed a fondness for TTRPG systems that included collaborative world and backstory development. That fondness gave her the idea for a card system that could add these elements to any RPG system: Decuma! With her company Golden Lasso Games, she develops indie RPGs and tools for gaming. She also manages the Happy Jacks RPG network of streams and podcasts.

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Decuma: The R&D for your RPG

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WHAT IS DECUMA?

Decuma is “the R&D for your RPG”: a tarot-inspired card game that helps the GM and their players collaboratively create all the important details for their campaign, including key locations, character connections, and setting conflicts. Plus, Decuma can be paired with any tabletop RPG setting or system, including D&D, Savage Worlds, Powered by the Apocalypse, Pathfinder, and more—so you never have to worry about compatibility.

Decuma uses a unique set of question cards that give the whole experience a feeling of mystical interconnectedness—as if Destiny herself is guiding the campaign! Decuma saves the GM a ton of prep time and can be easily customized to focus on (or exclude) specific aspects of campaign creation. You can use it to add depth to a pre-written adventure or to create a home-brewed world from scratch!

Best of all: this big world-building tool fits into a little card box! There are no books to lug around!

WHAT DOES DECUMA DO?

Character Connections: The Sun Cards – Suits of Wands & Cups

Players come to the table with basic character concepts, but by using Decuma they create backstory and connections with one another that enrich the story. It gives the players and the GM lots of story elements to work with so no more strangers meeting in a tavern!

Location Building: The Star Cards – Suits of Coins & Swords

Decuma facilitates collaborative world building for any setting! Whether you need a fantasy village, a generation ship in space or a neighborhood in an urban city, this game can make it! By the end of your session you will have a map to reference during your campaign, NPCs the party can interact with, and cultural elements, such as slang terms or philosophical beliefs. Best of all, the players know the location as well as the GM so lots of explanation time is saved later!

Group Dynamics: The Moon Cards – The Major Arcana

Your PCs shouldn’t just have history with each other! They have been interacting with the rest of the world too! Who are the party’s allies? What do they believe in? What big event made them famous or infamous? Building another layer on the location and character connections, they players also gets to build a collective history that will impact how they interact with the game world as a party!

 Decuma can be easily customized to fit your needs just by including or excluding cards!

Running a pre-written D&D adventure in Waterdeep? You already have a location! Leave out the star cards and just build character connections and world dynamics!

Playing a PBTA game like Masks or Demigods that has built in character connection mechanics? Just play with the star and moon cards to build your location and your world dynamics!

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THE DECUMA TEAM

Kimi Hughes

Writer and Creator Kimi has been creating table-top RPG content for over a decade. After playing and GMing dozens of systems, she developed a fondness for TTRPG systems that included collaborative world and backstory development. That fondness gave her the idea for a card system that could add these elements to any RPG system: Decuma! With her company Golden Lasso Games, she develops indie RPGs and tools for gaming. She also manages the Happy Jacks RPG network of streams and podcasts.

Samantha Terry

Samantha is a professional designer and artist. She has designed merchandise for a number of companies, including Blizzard, DC Comics, and Warner Bros. Entertainment. A talented artist and tarot enthusiast, Samantha is drawing incredible custom designs for the cards in the Decuma deck. She also uses her skill to create custom clothing custom clothing and jewelry for her company, Stiarna. With her company Golden Lasso Games, she develops indie RPGs and tools for gaming. She also manages the Happy Jacks RPG network of streams and podcasts.

Aabria Iyengar

Aabria played in the very first test game of Decuma, and had been instrumental in the development of the game since that day. She is a social media wizard and is currently the CMO and acting CEO of Dice Envy. A skilled GM and table-top RPG player, Aabria can be seen streaming games regularly on HyperRPG, Saving Throw Show and Happy Jacks RPG.

Mac Beauvais

Mac Beauvais is a seasoned brand professional specializing in licensed product management and development. She has 10+ years experience in the entertainment business overseeing thousands of products on over 30 brands, from concept to completion She also has a personal interest and passion for the entertainment field, having immersed herself in mediums such as film, console gaming, online gaming, literature, comics and more.

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