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Dive into a world of animated madness! Animatica is mixed-media universe containing characters of countless genres. Stop-motion, puppeteered, 3D CGI, sketch drawing, and traditional cartoon characters all co-exist in a sprawling cross-genre multiverse. Create any kind of animated or puppeteered character you want.

Explore infinite 'verses! For every type of animation, subgenre, and even individual fictional world, there exists a 'verse. Franklin, a cross-genre and mixed-media megacity, is a major hub for travel between the 'verses and a common setting for mixed-media character groups. The playtest module includes a description of four other 'verses as well. You can also easily create your own genre and medium specific worlds.

Simple character creation and rules. Animatica uses a light d6 storytelling system. Characters in the core build are based around a genre and a medium. They only have 4 core traits, a small set of Tricks (animation powers), one or two Qualities (unique animation powers), and two Quirks (flaws). Includes a diceless mod for kids' and simplified play.

Modular and easy to extend! For specific stories, the rules are easily modded to adapt to almost any comedic, dramatic, or cinematic animated genres. Most mods focus on character type restrictions, replacing the animation-focused default Paradigms & Tricks, and restricting Qualities as appropriate to the story. Easily customize Animatica for a wide variety of styles and stories.

Join in the playtest and explore the strange and amusing possibilities of the multiverse of Animatica!

Updated Development Ashcan COMING SOON

  • General text revisions
  • Character reward and growth system.
  • Guidace for stories in each example 'Verse
  • A new example 'Verse
  • An additional example character for each Medium
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peter W September 28, 2020 11:04 am UTC
I don't agree with playtest or alpha editions of games being charged for - except for pay what you want
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Peter C September 28, 2020 6:11 pm UTC
Our two most popular titles were released with testing/development versions and expanded into more complete ashcans. It works well for our audience. We understand it is not for everyone. As a general topic, we'd rather not rehash Reddit/Twitter/RPG forum debates here. If you'd like to argue it, you can hit us up on Twitter:
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Mamading C August 08, 2020 4:13 pm UTC
Supermarionation anyone?
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