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UPDATES!

Memory & Madness 2nd Edition is now available for download. The second edition rules include:

  • New focus on Agent vs. Agent skirmishes
  • New units, weapons, gear, and powers
  • Expanded rules for manipulating and maneuvering on terrain
  • Several starter scenarios
  • Rules for optional play modes, including co-op and solo.

The rules are still in development, so please send feedback!

Also, be on the lookout for the Memory & Madness Roleplaying Game (coming Q2 2022).

WELCOME TO THE SUBCONSCIOUS

Memory & Madness is a 28mm miniature skirmish game wherein teams of rival agents infiltrate the subconscious of a comatose high-priority target. There, the Agents attempt to find and extract fragments of the subject’s memory.

Omega Team seeks to unearth intel that will advance their sinister agenda. Meanwhile, Alpha Team needs to use the same information to thwart a hostile nation’s plans.

Posing a threat to both teams is The Madness—a horde of negative psychic energy that is gradually destroying the subject’s subconscious. The activities of the Agents while embedded in the subconscious can have unintended consequences, many of which inadvertently aid The Madness.

CONTENT WARNING

Violence; allusions to mental illness and trauma.

INSPIRATION

Films like Dreamscape (1984), The Matrix (1999), The Cell (2000), and Inception (2010) as well as video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III (2015) and Control (2019). 

ABOUT

Memory & Madness was originally created for the OPR Game Jam #4. The jam had the following rules and constraints:

  1. Games had to be created over the course of 48 hours.
  2. Submissions had to follow the theme: Redesigning Failure. The original OPR edition of Memory & Madness implements this concept by (a) avoiding player elimination and (b) while unit elimination has consequences for game state, it also provides players with opportunities to change their strategies and tactics over the course of the game.
  3. The game had to fit on a single sheet using a standardized template. Core rules had to fit on the front of the page. Units and special rules could go on the back of the page.

The game has now evolved into a bigger project with an extended ruleset and several major changes and additions. You can play the the second edition now. The original one-page ruleset is still available as well.

Best,

TS


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Memory & Madness 2.1e (Singles) 7 MB
Memory & Madness 2.1e (Spreads) 5 MB
Memory & Madness - Agent Sheet 865 kB
Memory & Madness OPR Edition.pdf 332 kB

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where did you get this illustrations? they are amazing!

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Most of the photos are from Unsplash. I edited them in Photoshop to add the glitch effects, change colors, add filters, etc. 

The cover and inside cover photos are by the same photographer on Pexels named Merlin Lightpainting. They do some really beautiful work.