Really looking forward to more, a few things weren't totally clear to me though, like if its possible to forage for food while travelling between layers
First to clear up any misunderstandings it is a CYOA game, similar to games like Fame and Fortune on here, or a more mainstream game might be like thousand year old vampire. It is not a rule book, and it is infact meant to be played by indvidual players. In the current version you need to keep track of character by writing down your stats and gear and what not, so it is very pen and paper style.
It is very much a game about mangaging resources and mangaging your transformations. Your character is guaranteed to changed as they explore the abyss and surviving and having a 'good' ending can actually be very challenging if you also try to go deep int othe abyss. Having some imgination will make the game more fun but there is lots of pictures and stuff to get your imagination going. There are a ton of transformations into it and it is a pretty fun game.
First off I just want to say listen to Workthrower. You this is absolutely 100% a rulebook the creators description is VERY misleading. there is no playable character. and this is not what I was expecting. Sorry not a fan of this game. Love the concept and maze/dungeon games are my favorite but this is not even a game its a rulebook. Which the author should just straight up say "THIS IS A RULEBOOK" in big bold letter at the top. Very misleading
Never expected to see a pen & paper Rulebook here.
This is a "Core Rule Book" for GMs, not a game for players.
As it is with all those "games,"
there is no adventure to be found,
as none exists yet.
the Rulebook informs about rules, mechanics, items, costs, etc. etc.
a GameMaster could take Abyss Diver and create a Campaign --
to be played by other people
(GM rarely ever plays a playercharacter)
If you are looking to have/play a Playercharacter:
This is not for you.
If you plan to be "evil" and torture other Real-people's playercharacters:
This is for you.
Сompared to the original, only music has been added, and I honestly don't quite understand the point of posting this, except to attract those who haven't heard about cyoa in general, and about this one in particular. I was waiting for the interactive version, God with such complex things as weight and time tracking, should have at least added a record about each item and the "perk" that we chose. I will be waiting for that version on Twine