Serenia: The Dark Waters
8 week project. I created a tabletop role playing game primarily based around merfolk in an underwater world. While the project is complete for the class, I am continuing to update lore and mechanics.
In Serenia, there are separate movement mechanics for land and sea. Most of the game is intended to take place in water, with land components being supplemental. I wanted to explore that fantasy world, and I knew players would want to have a way to go on land. The RPG also includes systems for character creation, combat, pets, and exclusive content for interacting with humans. The bestiary has three tiers of monsters.
Merfolk have always been a myth, strange and beautiful creatures sailors told each other about so they would stay focused on their course. The sailors never expected to find that they were real.
Serenia: The Dark Waters (pdf) (Design documentation included)