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Evera Prime Was Once a Paradise
What Will You Make it?

Dreams and Machines is a brand new RPG setting where people come together to rebuild their world following a catastrophic war. You will venture into a world of mystery and adventure, a world where slumbering mechs dot the landscape and people build their lives anew in the wreckage of paradise. Take on the role of one of the new tribes of humanity, an Archivist, Dreamer, Everan, River, or Spear, and forge a path for yourself and your people.

The war against the machines was 200 years ago, but many threats from that era abound, along with others, like raiding parties of Thralls from the deep ruins, that have arisen in the intervening years. The machines are dormant, but they sometimes awake, causing death and destruction until they are stopped. Hideous, mutated, creatures infest the landscape, vicious byproducts of the war. Ghostly nanograms lurk in the ruins promising knowledge or luring the unwary to their deaths.

Yet against all this, humanity is rebuilding. People live full, happy lives despite the threats that assail them. Cooperation and mutual aid are everywhere, humans coming together to build something new amid the ruins of the past.

Dreams and Machines collide in a far future where its people come together to rebuild their world. The ultimate tale of hope and heroism in the shadow of the Wakers. As the danger grows and the world is under threat once more, do you dare to dream?

The Dreams and Machines Player’s Guide PDF contains:

  • 222 pages guiding you through the core rules, character creation, the history of Evera Prime, and the state of the world as it stands now.
  • Everything you need to create your own stories in the breathtaking world of Evera Prime.
  • A brand new version of the 2d20 system where your Spirit becomes a powerful resource in its own right, and characters gain benefits from learning about the world.
  • An in-depth look at the history of humanity, cataloguing humanity’s efforts to reach out to the stars, and their triumphs and failures on Evera Prime.
  • 5 different origins, along with 9 archetypes (including 3 advanced archetypes) providing a huge amount of flexibility and variability in how you create your characters.
  • Rules for using growth to develop your character. Discover your short and long term goals to retire and be the first to unlock powerful advanced archetypes.
  • A huge range of equipment left over from the Old World, from plasma blasters to combat armour, including rules for understanding equipment of a higher tech level.
  • Discover the joys of old world travel with ATVs, mono bikes, grav scouts and more!

Requires the Dreams and Machines Gamemaster’s Guide.


The ultimate tale of hope and heroism in the shadow of the Wakers



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Nathanael C December 06, 2023 3:12 am UTC
As with the GM's book, I'm conflicted here. I love the themes of the setting, and even more so love the concepts presented in the "2d20 Lite" take on the game system here. At least in the actual text it's presented in a digestible way, and has the potential to serve as a really solid way to bring new players into the core concepts of the 2d20 system. I'm planning on soon doing just that, with the hope of later convincing those players to try more complicated takes like Achtung! Cthulhu, Conan, and - dare I hope - Infinity.

But man... I'm more than a little disappointed by the quality of this PDF. Not only is it full of typos and incorrect page references - why must this sadly be a hallmark of every otherwise excellent 2d20 system game? - but the PDF Bookmarks are woefully light, to the point that they might as well not exist. This is a 224-page PDF with a grand total of ten bookmarks, all of which are top-level. This is several major steps down in quality from their Achtung! Cthulhu line,...See more
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Thomas S March 07, 2024 1:45 am UTC
So, assuming they haven't addressed any of this, would you recommend it or not?
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Nathanael C May 19, 2024 6:39 pm UTC
@Thomas: If you're someone who likes well-assembled PDFs, sadly I say hold. Modiphius really dropped the ball hard on this one. The physical book is nice, but the page errors are all still there, and the PDFs _still_ haven't been updated with proper links or bookmarks. I doubt they ever will be either, as Modiphius is not known for correcting their mistakes.
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