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Everything You Know Is a Lie

Something is wrong with the world. You've felt it all your life, noticed strange things and people that can't be explained. Everyone said you were crazy, that you were just imagining it all. But they were wrong. It's time to open your eyes, peel back the layers of deception, and climb over the walls of the prison designed to hold your mind.

It's time to join the ranks of the Awakened and learn the truth about the Simulacrum.

The Game

Simulacrum is an action roleplaying game of hyperreality inspired by the classic films The Matrix and Dark City. You play as one of the Awakened, someone who has freed their mind and body from the Simulacrum, an elaborate computer simulation designed by a cybernetic alien collective known as the Menhir in order to study and experiment upon humanity. The Awakened hack into the Simulacrum to free minds and build the ranks of the growing resistance against the invaders. When they plug in, they upload their consciousness into specially designed avatars that grant them incredible abilities to combat the Simulacrum's AI security programs.

The game's streamlined rule system incorporates elements and concepts from the Lumen system by Spencer Campbell and 24XX by Jason Tocci. Each character has a set of base attributes that are used for all actions, but each time they enter the Simulacrum, they also select from one of four avatars that provide them with a different set of special abilities. Any action they take within the system has the potential to be noticed by ongoing security scans, gradually increasing the threat level as the session continues.

This 76 page, full color rulebook contains everything you need to play. A character sheet is also included in the download package and the rulebook is available in high or low resolution.

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This title was added to our catalog on December 21, 2021.