Meridian: A Story Game of Journeys Wondrous and Fantastical

Experience a kaleidoscopic city of dreamlike wonder

There are stories of journeys that give us a sense of wonder and magic, stories that take us through worlds of imagination and sensual evocation. Meridian is a storytelling game that will enable you and your friends to create your own such accounts. It gives you an ever-shifting map and cast of characters, but you make each journey unique.

Meridian is a game based on different player roles and colorful prompts. It comes as a boxed set that includes:

3 sets of Journeyer cards (Defiance, Obsession, Devotion)
1 set of Guide cards
3 Touch cards
5 sets of Companion cards
54 cadences in 3 sets: Quirky Creatures, Fleeting Moments, and Dread&Doubt
17 Locales in 3 sets: Capricious Festival, Bumpy Rides, and Dark Reflections
1 rulebook

Brie Sheldon published an interview about the game that has more information:

Five or So Questions with Christian Griffin on Meridian [www.briecs.com]

Here's a video showing setup and gameplay:



Players have provided great feedback:

"The best session I played all year was that session of Meridian! It pulls at the heart strings." -- Jamie Fristrom, Happion Labs.

"Meridian is a magical delight." -- Lesley McKeever Myhan.

"The roles in Meridian are playful and exciting, with each of the three –Journeyer, Guide, and Companion– making for very different play experiences. Lots of replay value there alone, with each being easy enough for a passionate first timer." -- Jackson Tegu (RPG designer, on Patreon).

"Everything about this was so, so imaginative! I can't wait to play this again and experience more places, and creatures and choices!" -- Adrienne Mueller.

"Every con I go to I have one experience, very early on, that I I say to myself 'Okay. I can go home now. That was worth the price of admission and it's not gonna get better.' These experiences keep me coming back to cons. Meridian eclipsed them all." -- Dylan Green.

"The cards have enough evocative prompts to help those who are stuck and the details of each Locale are lyrical and beautifully framed." -- Shuo Meng (Assistant Editor and Designer of the #Feminism Anthology).

"Meridian allows players to create an amazingly broad array of stories, from deeply dark to surreal explorations to light-hearted journeys of wonder." -- Dr. Twyla Campbell.

For more information, see the Kickstarter page:

Meridian: A Story Game of Journeys Wondrous and Fantastical [www.kickstarter.com]

Components

Jumbo DeckJumbo Deck (1 deck of 34 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 54 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 30 cards)

Downloads


Accolades

Action Shots

Requirements

time>120
players3-5
age12+

Cool Factors

  • Evocative Prompts
  • Dreamlike Locations with Unique Laws
  • Moods Ranging from Light-Hearted to Thematic to Horrific


Vitals

DesignerChristian Griffen
Average Rating (0)
Publish DateNovember 18, 2016
EditionFirst
DepartmentBoard Games
GenreFantasy
ThemeTravel
Primary MechanicStorytelling
More InfoMeridian: A Story Game of Journeys Wondrous and Fantastical web site



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