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Memento Mori / Memento Vivere


Praise for MM/MV:
"I utterly adored this book. ... 5 stars, seal of approval, best of-tag; if I currently had the time for a Top ten list, this’d be a contender. I’ll give it my EZG Essentials-tag instead. I hope you check out this book and love it as much as I did."


Link to Endzeitgeist's full review here:

128 pages of ghostly adventure!

A ghostly setting that mixes pirates, ghosts, graffiti, swamp monsters, and the spirit world with the themes of Kakfa, Lovecraft, and Camus,.


Within the dark demiplane of Anon, the city of Vestige is built atop the crypts and ruins of countless ancient cultures. It lies atop Vestibul, an entrance to the surreal realm of the dead. You will find the living and ghosts existing in tandem in this unusual place.


Escape from Ghost Island is a complete adventure suitable for approximately 5th level characters that introduces you to a truly unique and surreal realm and showcases the setting organically as the adventure progresses. In the adventure, you are newly arrived and find yourself stranded on the mysterious, mist-shrouded island of Anon, in the strange city of Vestige—where ghosts mingle with mortals as if it were commonplace. However, you won’t have much time to gawk before you become swept up in a Kafkaesque adventure—and even more danger! You must overcome challenges and puzzles, uncover hidden secrets, come face to face with madness, the fragility of life, and the absurdity of existence to escape this place. Can you maintain hope in the face of impossible odds? Will you survive nefarious pirates, dangerous creatures, or the land of the dead itself? And, if your character dies while exploring Anon, your adventure won’t be quite over...


This book is written to be as system-agnostic as possible while still remaining compatible with most editions of the world’s most popular roleplaying game (especially the 5th, 3rd, and 1st editions). It provides everything you need to run a self-contained RPG campaign set within Anon, or to import the demiplane into another campaign setting of your choosing. Regardless of your favorite edition or system, you should be able to use this book with minimal conversions. The book also contains a 4-page rules-light system so you can use this book as a standalone game in a pinch.


• Original rules for creating ghost characters, who can adventure in spectral form or inhabit a manikin body.

• Innovative new rules governing madness for both the living and the dead.

• Tons of new character options, like spells, backgrounds, and magic items.

• New and unusual monsters.

• A 1-page character sheet that provides areas to record the new optional rules found within this book, such as Madness Points, Psyche, Ghost Powers, Manikin body stats, and more.

• A new, optional, 4-page “rules-light” system to use this book as a standalone RPG. All you’ll need are this book, some friends, dice, and imagination!

• New regional locations, unique city districts, plot hooks, NPCs, factions, random tables, and more!

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Gord S November 22, 2021 4:44 pm UTC
The review mentions a perfect-bound book, but it's only PDF format here. Did PoD exist and then get removed, or...?

Just curious.
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Wayne C February 13, 2022 8:11 pm UTC
Hi Gord! The physical book's first run was not available via DTRPG (message me if you're interested!). I am in the process of revising the current book for a 2nd release, which will also include a POD option here. That should be out in a few months. The logistics of licensing rights and all that can get a bit complicated, I apologize!
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Adam S April 13, 2021 8:46 pm UTC
The preview is 9 pages of nothing.
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Wayne C April 13, 2021 9:57 pm UTC
Hi Adam! Can you elaborate? It's working fine from my desktop. If it's not working I'll do my best to fix it if I made an error.
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Wayne C April 13, 2021 10:00 pm UTC
It IS taking a very long time to load today, but after waiting it does go from all gray pages to showing the preview. Oddly, it was supposed to be a 10-page preview so I'll look into that!
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Wayne C April 13, 2021 10:36 pm UTC
Went ahead and bumped the preview start page up to the ToC where it was supposed to start.
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