The Capharnaum Kickstarter – FINAL WEEK (until 17 Dec)

Hi everyone!

We’re now entering our final 7 days in the Capharnaum Kickstarter. We’re already funded, and have begun unlocking some fantastic stretch goals. Come and join us and get in on this massive new arrival on the English-language RPG scene! With its deep setting and exciting yet flexible rules, Capharnaum channels the pulp Harryhausen greats like Sinbad and Jason & the Argonauts, mixes them up with Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven, and then infuses the whole thing with the spirit of epic heroes challenging even the gods, to create a unique and compelling roleplaying experience.

Not only is the 400-page hardback core book a thing of beauty, it’s also splendidly supported, with a GM Screen, Player’s Guide, Bestiary, Atlas, and massive world-breaking campaign, the Kingdom of Heaven – and much more!

Our Kickstarter page and its updates gives you loads of information about this great game, including a free 44-page Quickstart so you can play before you back – but be quick, the Kickstarter campaign ends this Sunday 17th December. So come and join us, bear the Dragon-Mark, and change the world!


Capharnaum — Interviews Galore

The Capharnaum — Tales of the Dragon Marked Kickstarter continues to gather momentum, and we’ve been doing a load of interviews, some with Capharnaum’s authors, and some about the Kickstarter itself.

To make these various interviews easier to find, we’ve pulled a list together here. Enjoy!

Nov 29th Interview with Capharnaum creator, Fraçois Cedelle
Nov 28th Interview with Capharnaum creator, Raphaël Bardas
Nov 27th RPGNet Q&A with Sarah Newton
Nov 24th G*M*S Magazine chats with Sarah Newton (audio available)
Nov 19th Farsight Blogger’s Jonathan Hicks talks to Sarah Newton

The Tears of Ampharool — Capharnaüm Quickstart

Tears_of_Ampharool_Cover Excited about our new Kickstarter for Capharnaüm — Tales of the Dragon-Marked, but want to try before you buy?

Head over to the Kickstarter page today and download a copy of The Tears of Ampharool, a quick-start adventure, which includes a simplified set of Capharnaüm rules, a 1-2 session adventure, and five pre-generated characters that show off some of the many paths available to your Dragon Marked. (Also, riding dragons!)

The Desert of Fire, the fearsome Aramla El-Nar, holds many secrets, a fiery waste which has swallowed entire armies and kingdoms whole. When their trade caravan is engulfed by a mysterious sandstorm, your Dragon-Marked heroes receive a call to adventure which may set them on their path to glory. Participate in all the romance, mystery, and adventure of the One Thousand and One Nights, with ancient magics, terrifying foes, and a forgotten betrayal which might change the world…!

Already a backer? Head straight to the quickstart download page.

The Capharnaum Kickstarter – OPEN NOW!


Today, Mindjammer Press is delighted to announce the launch of the Capharnaum Kickstarter, a new campaign to fund the production of the English-language version of this gorgeous and action-packed fantasy roleplaying game, originally published in French by Studio Deadcrows. Arabian Nights-style adventure in a fantasy world of crusaders, ancient empires, world-striding heroes, and mysterious draconic powers, Capharnaum comes as a beautiful 400-page hardback core book, and a complete line of supplements, adventures, screen, and support material which we’d like to ask you to help us fund. Check out the campaign today by clicking here or on the image above.

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As a book, Capharnaum is a gorgeous artefact – beautiful and evocative artwork, and a profound and fascinating setting that riffs off historical and mythic themes to create a compelling game world. It also has a custom system which really hits our sweet spot: simple, elegant, and quick to learn, it’s also extremely flexible in play, and allows for some real depth with increasing system mastery. It’s been a sparkling gem on the French RPG scene for ten years, and has recently celebrated its decade with a second edition, and Mindjammer Press is proud to have the opportunity to bring it to an English-language audience.

In Capharnaum, you’ll find a fantasy Middle Sea surrounded by lands and empires reminiscent of mythical and historical ones of our own world, from ancient Agalanthia, a little like ancient Greece or Rome, through a Hispanic Aragon and its new Quarterian religion, the Shiradim of Capharnaum, and the Arabian-like Saabi. But the heart of the action starts in Jazirat, a peninsula similar to ancient Arabia, and coveted by all the world’s realms…

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But your characters are above and outside these conflicts. You play one of the Dragon-Marked, individuals from any nation or tribe, marked by the mystical dragons, servitors of the gods, for a mysterious destiny. You find yourself thrown together with people who might otherwise be your foes, working together to change the world… Will you heed the call to adventure?

We’re launching the Capharnaum campaign today – right now, in fact – so please check out the campaign page where there’s a video and lots more information about the game. Also, as ever, we’re available for Q&A on the Kickstarter comments page, and to assist with anything you need. It was such an experience running the Mindjammer Kickstarter campaign two years ago, it’s been totally life-changing and has led to some awesome friendships and – we hope you’ll agree – a fantastic series of supplements and scenarios of ever-increasing quality which shows no signs of stopping! We’re very excited at the prospect of jumping in again, and we hope you’ll join us to explore this spectacular FRP game line and setting.

Announcing the Capharnaum RPG in English and the Mindjammer RPG in French!

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Mindjammer Press and Deadcrows Studio announce translation agreements for French-language MINDJAMMER and English-language CAPHARNAUM roleplaying games


20th May 2016—Mindjammer Press and Deadcrows Studio are delighted to announce their agreements to translate the CAPHARNAUM and MINDJAMMER roleplaying games into English and French respectively.

“The Capharnaum—The Mark of the Dragon RPG line is an absolutely beautiful series of game books focussed on an Arabian Nights-inspired setting with strong elements of ancient worlds mysteries, Crusades, and a Mediterranean fantasy ethos which I’ve loved for many years,” said Sarah Newton, director of Mindjammer Press (Mindjammer, The Chronicles of Future Earth, Monsters & Magic, Burn Shift, Achtung! Cthulhu). “It has the depth, detail, and sophisticated world-building which I love and which fans have come to expect from Mindjammer Press, and I’m proud to have this wonderful opportunity to bring the whole series to English-speaking gamers everywhere. At the same time, after our successful Mindjammer Kickstarter last December, it’s very exciting to have signed our first translation agreement to enable the great people at Deadcrows Studio to bring the Mindjammer RPG and fiction range to the French market. We’re looking forward to a very fertile and productive working relationship!”

“The Mindjammer roleplaying game is a pure transhumanist Space Opera offering unique and unusual adventuring opportunities, mixing exploration, discovery, intrigue, technology, cultural conflict, and epic combat. The richness of the Mindjammer setting opens infinite perspectives,” said Francois Cedelle of Deadcrows Studio (Capharnaum, Venzia, AmnesYa 2K51). “But it’s also a toolbox, permitting GMs to create and manage cultures, civilisations, planets, starships, and more. It contains everything you need to develop exciting and compelling scenarios in a coherent universe—and all driven by the fantastic FATE system.”

Mindjammer is already a magnificent game line, with a very complete core rulebook and a rich and beautifully illustrated line of supplements,” added Deadcrows Studio’s Stephan Barat. “We’re therefore particularly proud to announce that Mindjammer will be our first translated RPG, and we’re over the moon at the idea of working together with Sarah Newton and the whole Mindjammer Press team!”

Deadcrows Studio will be launching a crowdfunding campaign for the French-language version of Mindjammer in 2016, for publication in 2017. Mindjammer Press expects to release the Capharnaum RPG core book in early 2017, with a range of supplements to follow in 2017 and 2018.

MINDJAMMER PRESS is a British games publisher founded by Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic, Legends of Anglerre, Fate Core – Burn Shift, The Chronicles of Future Earth) and Chris McWilliam to produce roleplaying games and related fiction, including: the transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game Mindjammer for Fate Core, and its series of supplements and novels; The Chronicles of Future Earth; and Monsters & Magic. Find out more about Mindjammer Press at or follow them on Twitter @MindjammerPress or Facebook (, or by email at

DEADCROWS STUDIO is a French editorial collective, an open team gathering together a wide range of artists, writers, and creatives. They began their venture with the AmnesYa 2K51 RPG in 2005, and have been developing the game line for the Capharnaum—The Mark of the Dragon RPG since 2007. In 2013 they produced their latest RPG, Venzia. Find out more about Deadcrows Studio at or follow them on Facebook at