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Peace. Kids playing in mech wreckage. A ghost. 

One last journey across an ancient battleground to find a pilot's final resting place.

  • A GM-less storytelling and map-drawing game for 3 or more players
  • About how we remember war, how we forget, and all that remains when the echoes fade.
  • At least 1 hour to play (more for 4+ players)
  • 4 pages. 
  • 3 random tables for creating an advanced or low-tech landscape littered with destroyed mechs from the last great war.
  • An optional blank hex map is also available to download and print. 
  • You will need to bring your own pencils or crayons for drawing the map, and a 6-sided die would be useful, but not necessary.


This game was inspired by the wreckage of a downed Japanese Zero fighter I came across in the Sabah countryside when I was a kid. The stripped fuselage had been lying there for nearly 40 years. A lonely, fallen engine of destruction. Once, a pilot depended upon the machine for his life. I wonder what conversation I might have had with his ghost. I wonder if the wreck is still there.


Made for the Emotional Mecha Jam 

Game design:  Kai Poh (@tunkaipoh) 

Graphical design and layout:  Elisha Rusli (@elisharusli)

Photo: Emjeii Beattie (@emjeiiamira)

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Reviewer Quote:

"I really like Ech0! Got that Tales From The Loop feel down pat. Very countryside childhood exploration." - Ben Chong ( Swords and Flowers )





Updated 17 hours ago
Published 13 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
(4)
Authorroleoverplaydead
GenreRole Playing
TagsComing Of Age, Mechs, sadmechjam, storygame
Average sessionA few hours
LinksBlog

Purchase

Buy Now$1.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

ECH0_Final_V1_Colour.pdf 3 MB
ECH0_Final_V1_BW.pdf 2 MB
ECHO_Beta_V1.pdf 2 MB
ECHO_Map_V1.pdf 508 kB
ECH0_Beta_V1.txt 6 kB

Development log

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Gives one a wondrous, childlike feeling of exploring something beyond your understanding - with the chilling adult understanding of what a forgotten war machine represents. Also looks tight as hell.

Belated thank you! Means a lot.

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The setting is remarkable and reminiscent of Iron Giant.
If I have kids would love play this with them.

Thanks, that means a lot! If you find the right kids to play with, that could be great.