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Motif World Engine (Worldbuilding Scene & Setting Seed Generator)


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  • Motif World Engine is a companion product to the Motif Story Engine
    • It provides guidance and flavors for generating worlds and settings "the Motif way" using a d6 based oracle system.
  • Enhance your session zero and prep experiences! 
    • Generate seeds for enemies, loot, vehicles, and more!
    • Guidance for worldbuilding as a group.
    • Understanding how to use the Motif approach to build out your worlds and scenes.

Patches and play guidance will be expanded over time. 
MWE was originally designed as a complement to the Motif Story Engine

The Motif World Engine is a modular setting and scene seed generator:

  • Relies on a series of "flavors" to help seed worlds and scenes.
  • Uses a defaut backbone of 3d6 oracle rolls, just like the Motif Story Engine.
  • Mix and match "flavors" to produce a wide variety of scenes and details.
  • Ask questions about the world and scenes like you would a GM or story narrator.
  • Unified results scale for easy reference and emphasis on themes.
  • Extensible, easily hacked and reskinned for a variety of genres and play styles.

Part of the Motif Game Framework

A series of toolkits that enable GM-less, GM-lite "no prep", and solo roleplaying. They are modular and easily hackable. They are also game agnostic! Use them to enable GM-less and solo play with your favorite games. 

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This is a "backer" type edition.

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Jeremy H March 27, 2021 3:58 am UTC
Hi. I'm curious, how evocative are the tables? Do they include a lot of adjectives and flavor?
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This title was added to our catalog on December 24, 2020.