A downloadable game
($5 to $10 sliding scale, based on your economic situation.)
Meridian - A Story Game of Journeys Wondrous and Fantastical
Experience a kaleidoscopic city of dreamlike wonder!
There are stories of journeys that give us a sense of wonder and magic, tales that take us through worlds of imagination and sensual evocation. Meridian is a storytelling game that will enable you and your friends to create your own such accounts. It gives you an ever-shifting map and cast of characters, but you make each journey unique.
Meridian is a game based on different player roles and colorful prompts. It includes:
- 3 sets of Journeyer cards (Defiance, Obsession, Devotion)
- 1 set of Guide cards
- 3 Touch cards
- 5 sets of Companion cards
- 54 cadences in 3 sets: Quirky Creatures, Fleeting Moments, and Dread&Doubt
- 17 Locales in 3 sets: Capricious Festival, Bumpy Rides, and Dark Reflections
- 1 rulebook
This is the print&cut version of the game; only PDFs are provided. This means a lot of assembly is required! You can also order the physical boxed set from The Game Crafter. The game was originally funded via Kickstarter, and there's still a lot of information about it on the KS page.
Brie Beau Sheldon published an interview about the game that has more information.
You can also watch a video showing setup and gameplay.
Here is some feedback from people who have journeyed to Meridian:
"The best session I played all year was that session of Meridian! It pulls at the heart strings." -- Jamie Fristrom, Happion Labs.
"The roles in Meridian are playful and exciting, with each of the three –Journeyer, Guide, and Companion– making for very different play experiences. Lots of replay value there alone, with each being easy enough for a passionate first timer." -- Jackson Tegu (RPG designer, on Patreon).
"Everything about this was so, so imaginative! I can't wait to play this again and experience more places, and creatures and choices!" -- Adrienne Mueller.
"Every con I go to I have one experience, very early on, that I I say to myself 'Okay. I can go home now. That was worth the price of admission and it's not gonna get better.' These experiences keep me coming back to cons. Meridian eclipsed them all." -- Dylan Green.
"The cards have enough evocative prompts to help those who are stuck and the details of each Locale are lyrical and beautifully framed." -- Shuo Meng (Assistant Editor and Designer of the #Feminism Anthology).
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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