I’ve been planning a West Marches style campaign and didn’t want to use Bonds because of changing group composition. I looked at Flags but they weren’t quite what I wanted either. So as one does, I wrote yet another alternative to Bonds. This is strongly influenced by the Experiences system in Vincent Baker’s games Amazons and Freebooting Venus. Those are more of a replacement for XP though. This system (I call it Chronicles) tries to leverage the Experiences idea to create some mechanical framework around character backgrounds. The Chronicles are supposed to preserve the collaborative world building aspects of Bonds and the mechanics of +BOND modifiers.
None of this has been playtested in the slightest. Would love to hear feedback though. If nothing else, there’s a d100 table of experiences/ back stories that someone might be able to take some inspiration from.
Thanks for taking a look.