Memories & Madness

A storytelling game of intrigue and insanity at the end of the world.

The immortal elves of the Eternal Court are masters of the world, enslaving the lesser races so that their most precious possessions – their memories – can be harvested for the pleasure of the decadent elven lords. The greatest fear amongst the immortal elves is madness; the greatest taboo is the mention that the stolen memories of others is the path to insanity.

The Eternal Court is riven by politics and intrigue, as each of the elves makes a desperate grab for power as the world they knew begins to fall apart in madness and bloodshed. In Lost Days of Memories & Madness, you tell stories of the plots, intrigues and schemes of the elves, and the fall of the civilisation of the elves.

Players: 3-5

Age: 15+

Genres: fantasy, courtly intrigue, GMless story game

PDF available to buy here.

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You can find all posts about Memories & Madness here, or discuss the game over at the Collective Endeavour forum.

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  6. kalysto says:

    Hello, is it possible to find somewhere actual play reports ? I read Lost days and I’m interested in making it play to other people, but a bit more examples of the narrative part of conflicts could help me.

    Thks in advance


    • andrewkenrick says:

      I’ve got a couple that I need to write up actually so will endeavour to do so this week. Not seen any others yet but hopefully soon too!

      Can I help answer any specific questions in the meantime?

  7. kalysto says:

    I would say that I understood the rules part and the background part, and my problem is about the way things are linked.

    For the moment I just translated what I needed to present the game to some players, so I have no concrete example of problem encountered. Just that I’m not “confident” in the way to present some things as I don’t represent them to myself (hope I’m understandable in my english)

    For example, I want to seize the memory created by the king “I remember dining with the king of tritons and his exquisite siren queen”.
    To get it, I have to “do it”, for example making a conflict with another elf about whom between us would be the better ambassador ot the elf court ? That’s it ?

    Another example, an elf has a memory of being “a great general who reduce to herd some kind of cow people”. I want it badly (it’s a matter of magic milk). How can I get it ? By seducing him in giving it to me because I have the memory that “in my personal harem there is 1 member of each gender of each sentient race living” or by betting it on a game because “my ancestors have always teached strategy to the member of the royal line” ? Or should I find where is the physical memory stone corresponding to this and steal it (why would he keep it in a stealable memory stone and not in the deepest part of his brain or heart by the way ?)

    Answering by mail is fine if you prefer.

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