After The Rupture, the world went silent for hundreds of years. The magnificent structures our ancestors built were taken over by nature. At one point long after that, our great grandparents woke up from their slumber. As they raised once again to the surface, they slowly but steadily uncovered towering overgrown ruins among inconceivable creatures and plants. With no recollection of what happened before their time, they started a new world. A place of hope, peace, synergy and beauty.
Welcome to Ayera.
Ayera is a hopeful world built among the ruins of a long lost ancient civilization. It is a place of harmony and symbiosis, in which unimaginable flora and fauna is to be found by anyone who leaves their settlements and travels unexplored paths.
You are a Scrapper, an adventurer who devotes their life to exploring the land, finding special ingredients, bringing them back to their workshops, and crafting their wondrous personal and community projects.
Scraps is a feel-good game about sharing, about harmony with nature, about bewilderment and curiosity.
CORE PREMISES Strictly non-violent. There are perils, but they are never overcome with killing or harming anyone. The projects you come up with do not imply expansion or "asserting dominance" over nature. There's no space for colonization or imperialism in this game. it is a world of symbiosis.
Gameplay works in phases. You generate a project to work on, plan your expedition, explore the wilderness in search of ingredients, bring them back home and craft your wondrous inventions. This is the loop.
You don't plan sessions or plots. Goals, terrain and obstacles are generated as you go. The game relies on tables for random generation. You roll from 1d6 to 4d6 to get a random result. The game relies on moves (move names are always underlined) to resolve what happens when your character takes action. Most moves are mandatory, and the text establishes that by saying "You must". Other moves are optional, as they read "You may". If your character does something that is not covered by a move, there's no dice involved.
- Players: 1-4
- Ages: 9+
- Length: 60 minutes
- Designer: Cezar Capacle
- Art: Artbreeder
- Page count: 76 pages with instructions on how to assemble
- Components: Rules
- Additional components needed: 4 six sided dice