Harder to Breathe
Type:Role Playing Game
Slot(s):#7 Sunday 9am-1pm
Game DescriptionDeltheas was a grand experiment in city building. With land area shrinking and the population continuing to boom, Delthea was built entirely underwater, a domed city planned to the last inch, with all the latest and greatest technology, to house the elite. The world above the waves exploded into war, fueled by environmental damage, climate change, population pressure, and more, leaving Deltheas to itself, cut off from the world above. The Elite society stratified, and in a few generations, as systems began to break down, and only a few were able to hold on to trade with the surface, Deltheas developed its own Elite, its own struggling 'middle class', its own slums.
It has been generations. No one alive remembers the surface world any more. Life is precarious, with only the dome separating you from the crushing ocean around you. In places, the seals are worn, leading to worrisome leaks. The air recycler is prone to breaking down, and only a few know how to repair it and keep it going. The water purifier, which allows for drinkable water and irrigation of the very necessary gardens, is also in bad shape. Trade goods from the surface come intermittently, and are extremely expensive.
You are one of the lucky ones, employed as a Special Investigator for the city. Unfortunately, luck runs both ways. A prominent member of City Council, the Chief Engineer, has been murdered, just as both the air recycler and water purifier have gone haywire. Junior Engineers are holding it together - barely - but the plans for the equipment have gone missing, stolen from the Chief Engineer's office. Without those plans, its only a matter of time before the recycler dies for good, and the city suffocates. The Council fearing sabotage, has locked down the city until the perpetrator can be found. No one can flee justice - or the potential collapse of Deltheas' systems.
Can you find the murderer, find the plans, and prevent Deltheas from becoming just another wreck on the bottom of the ocean? Time - and air - is running out.
Pre-Generated Characters and dice will be provided.
Cypher is an easy system to learn, and suitable for novice players.