The Kickstarter for Cubicle 7’s new Broken Weave campaign setting was launched today. It will use the Dungeons & Dragons 5E ruleset featuring several notable deviations and changes. The changes were influenced by games like Annihilation, Dark Souls, and the Dark Tower series, among others.
Earth’s survivors cooperate for survival
The system envisions a world where the gods perish and the magic web is disrupted. This leaves the earth’s survivors to cooperate for survival in tiny settlements known as Havens.
Although Broken Weave marketing is a Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, it also features different character construction guidelines and a fascinating new Decay system.
Arcane and divine classes are not viable in Shattered Weave since magic breaks, and the gods are no longer alive. Instead, the game uses six new classes centered on various community functions, such as the Warden, Speaker, Sage, or Maker. These new classes each have three distinct archetypes that take the place of sub-classes as they progress.
Additionally, players create characters using the Life Path System. In this, the character’s life experiences, rather than optimization or a concentration on a class build- define many qualities and strengths.
The character’s possession of numerous knickknacks characterizes these life experiences physically and fights the degradation that permeates Broken Weave. In Broken Weave, decay functions as a kind of omnipresent undercurrent menace. It only alters a character’s physical appearance and causes lasting harm. The harm is similar to radiation damage but eats away at their memory.
Different races in Dungeons & Dragons Broken Weave are affected differently. Decay is hazardous to the environment. Broken remains of magical weapons also cause decay. The game will have Generational Play features for players. This helps them witness how their characters affect the development of their Haven and influence the formation of future characters.
Broken Weave also introduces rules for traveling and harvesting and instructions on changing any Dungeons & Dragons 5E creature’s stat block into one susceptible to decay.