What Is Mortal Coil?
Mortal Coil is a game about magic and passion.
Mortal Coil is about magic. When you play Mortal Coil, your group creates a magical world from the ground up, starting with the setting, all in about half an hour. Mortal Coil is not setting specific--it's wide open. You can create games about ancient gods, flying carpets, student wizards, or all of the above. Every player is able to add new magical facts to the world during play, and the setting evolves and grows as you are actually playing. The only rule is that magic always has a price.
Mortal Coil is about passion. When you play Mortal Coil, you will create a character defined by several passions. These passions tie your character to the situation, to the other characters, and to the supporting characters and antagonists. These passions drive the story, as your character acts on, denies, or changes these things that are important to him.
Mortal Coil uses no dice. Characters are defined by three sets of characteristics. Starting a game takes no preperation, and you get good stories out of it every time. Stories about magic and passion.
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