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SideReal Sanctuaries: Basic Manifestation (Play-Test Materials)

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“At the dawn of awareness, Humanity and Myth lived as one…”

The year is 2028. Sixteen years ago, technology started to fail. Ten years ago, we lost the Internet and the ability to transfer information electronically over long distances. None of the attempts to recover this technology have been successful. Under the guise of survival, social progress halted, and in some cases backslid. These circumstances created an era we now know as the Digital Dark Age.

We have learned is that history didn’t tell us the whole truth. 

We have been told that creatures like vampires, shapeshifters, fairies, mages don’t exist, or at best, they are myths that were created by our superstitious ancestors.

What we haven’t been told is that in order to gain the ability to create – and thus develop technology and our own Reality – our ancestors made pacts with several cosmic forces. These pacts, called The Covenants, were meant to keep us in check as our power grew. The Covenants included a condition that should Humanity falter, the forces we pacted with would choose individuals to be their champions and fix mankind’s failings. Those chosen are the Remnants of the Covenants (or simply “Remnants“).

That which we have called “Reality” gained self-awareness. As Reality grew in strength it created its own enforcers, who became known as the Keepers. Fearful of the implications of humanity finding out that magic truly exists, Reality tasked its Keepers to ensure that future generations were kept ignorant of the Covenants and their origin. Remnants who looked human were remembered, their names and (edited) stories recorded in history. The more mystical Remnants were hunted down and killed, and their stories were turned to myths (if recorded at all).

You’re are a Remnant, a living reminder of humanity’s promise and failings. You must band together with other Remnants (who may be called to uphold different Covenants) in order to find sanctuary and deal with both mundane and mystical problems. 

Welcome to the SideReal

SideReal Sanctuaries (SRS) is a LARP setting that examines social and political issues through the lens of urban fantasy tropes.  We are excited to present our first public play-test packet, called our "Basic Manifestation".  In this document you will find:

  • Setting information
  • Character creation rules
  • Details about the philosophy and themes within the setting
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This title was added to our catalog on October 20, 2017.