Reminiscence of Decay is a Wretched & Alone hack inspired by works such as Annihilation, Arrival and Roadside Picnic. You play as the last member of an expedition sent to investigate the Enclave, a mysterious area that has puzzled scientists who tried to unveil its secrets. As you await for the rescue team to pick you up, you are assailed with memories of what happened. They come to you in a chaotic order, and all you can do is try to make sense of them.
Will you succeed where many have failed and understand what the Enclave is? Probably not. But maybe you can get closer to the truth.
If you want a sense of what the game can look like take a look at these logs written by me and helpful fellow creators (note that these playtests resulted in some changes in mechanics): - a collection of logs from my amazing playtesters - a very pretty log by Gontijo
- A simple system designed to be picked up and played quickly. - Random tables to generate your Skill Set (why you were picked to join the expedition) and your Concern (why you decided to join the expedition). - 52 prompts to guide your inspiration and write about what happened to you. - A playlist to accompany your games and set an eerie and dreadful mood, immersing you deep within the Enclave.
The default would be to write in the past tense, but nothing stops you from writing in the present, or even future tense if it feels more natural to you. It could even play into the themes of the game!
That's an interesting setup, I hope you have fun with the game!