Basic character qualities, scored -2 to 10:
Things we like about Dungeons and Dragons:
dice probabilities representing capacities
Everyone has a story.
Tabletop role-playing project from right scratch, not a stitch of pre-existing content.
A poetical, mild melancholy RPG taking our favourite parts of role playing games and sowing them together into a world where
what is symbolically
true tends to be true
Symbolism, for example, means taking members of a self sacrificing culture as physical near clones; creatures that reproduce less and live longer tend to value space and individuality; ice mages are fastidious, vegetarian, and are sensitive to disgust; fairies are psychopathically innocent; demons have too much agenda.
The game of combat transitions in and out of narrative- the directing player has power over the acting players to set scenes.
What does all this mean? Nevermind- this is poetical, your not supposed to understand. You are supposed to sign up and go on a journey that only mostly makes sense and is upfront a lost cause. So if you have too much money, your wealth weighs you down, if you fear that you are blinded by the stacks of coins around you, or if you are poor but senseless, subscribe to receive updates, newsletters and content that will tell the story of our slow and inevitable failure to fulfill our dreams.
Every 2 hours that you play Spark, you gain 1 spark. You can use spark to add +1 bonuses onto rolls, your total spark score unlocks capacities, and parts of your total spark score can be portioned for passive abilities. The use of spark for +1 bonuses renews every real day, delineated by midnight (or midnight of the director if players are spread wide).
Spark resets to 0 only when you start a new story. A story can last very little time or years.
Illustrations are only black and white.
In addition to spark, your character growth is predicated on chapter bonuses, ad hoc but narratively sensible, determined wholly by the director.
Give up your wealth and lose money on gaming come poetry. Moral and evolutionary psychology also included.