THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH Kickstarter!

Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce the launch of Mindjammer Press’s brand new Kickstarter for THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH – COSMIC FANTASY ROLEPLAYING IN THE POST-HISTORICAL AGE. Set in the far, far future of our own planet Earth, on a world grown strange with time, adventure in the Venerable Autocracy of Sakara, oldest of the Springtide Civilisations, a land of demons and sorcery, mouldering ruins and perilous ancient technologies, monsters and mysterious dimensions.

In the last centuries of the Fifth Cycliad, a great malaise began to descend on the lands of humankind. The great civilisations of the Earth, which for aeons had seemed on the verge of slumber, now finally began to rot from within. From the edges of the world, the ever-present enemies drew close, their hungry claws poised to tear apart the delicate flesh of a fruit a hundred millennia in the ripening. And all around, a cry arose for Heroes, to stand against the dying of the light, and save the world from the sins of its past.

THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH is written and designed by Sarah Newton, award-winning author of MINDJAMMER – THE ROLEPLAYING GAME, MONSTERS & MAGIC, ACHTUNG CTHULHU, and more. Using a heavily-modified version of the Fate Core system, tailored specifically to the lethal, high-action adventures of cosmic fantasy, it’s a gorgeous standalone game.

You can find THE CHRONICLES OF FUTURE EARTH at Kickstarter here. There’s even a free 60-page downloadable Quickstart and Introductory Adventure, THE SWALLOWER OF SOULS, so you can try out the rules and setting.

Some said it was the end of days. Some said it was only the beginning. These adventures tell the history of that time yet to come. These are the Chronicles of Future Earth…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/328469751/the-chronicles-of-future-earth-roleplaying-game

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Capharnaum – The Roleplaying Game launches today!

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Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce that Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked, the brand new roleplaying game and major new release from Mindjammer Press, launches today!

Shipping today, 31st August, this lavish 384-page core book contains everything you need to start roleplaying in this intriguing setting inspired by The Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, Greek myths and Crusader legends, and is packed with gorgeous artwork and full colour illustrations.

All orders come with a FREE PDF to download right away, and you can order from your friendly local games store or online from the Modiphius webstore. A PDF-only version is also available from DriveThruRPG.

Translated from the original French and edited and produced by ENnie-award winning writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic) and José Luis Porfirio (Qin, Kuro), this gorgeous full-colour book is the first in a series of releases for this exciting and action-packed game.

Seek Adventure!

“I CAME SEEKING ADVENTURE… AND I FOUND CAPHARNAUM…

It called to me with its ancient gods and enmities, its mysterious quests, desert caravans, and dusty souks. I was tracking a djinn, one of the worst, a marid risen in rebellion against Marduk the Dragon. In the depths of the desert I had a vision of a thousand warriors crossing this scorching land. Here everything is in motion, wind and sand, and the night has a thousand colours. Everything is struggle – even for those who seek a peaceful life…”

The Mark of the Dragon!

You bear the Dragon Mark. You are destined for great things, adventures where you’ll write the history of the world.

In a land of mysteries and magic, where East meets West on the burning sands of Jazirat, your future awaits.

Discover a whole new world, confront djinn, gods, and dragons, and take your place among the heroes of the age!

History meets Myth

Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world of Arabian Nights, Argonauts, and Adventure. Inspired by the One Thousand and One Nights, ancient Greek myth, and Crusading legends, it’s where history meets myth, and where legends are born. The book contains:

  • A whole new world of history, legend, and myth – a profound and original setting.
  • Simple yet flexible rules encouraging player inventiveness up to epic levels of play.
  • Peoples, gazetteer, and bestiary for the land of Jazirat, inspired by Middle-Eastern history and myth.
  • Gorgeous maps and full-colour artwork.

We hope you enjoy this exciting new roleplaying game, which joins other Mindjammer Press products such as Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and the Monsters & Magic RPG. Grab your scimitar, mount your camel, and enter the djinn-haunted ruins in the desert wastes. Adventure awaits!


Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked: Print pre-order is open now!

Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce that the print pre-order of Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked, a brand new roleplaying game and a major new release from Mindjammer Press, is now live!

Shipping on 31st August, this lavish 384-page core book contains everything you need to start roleplaying in this intriguing setting inspired by The Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, Greek myths and Crusader legends, and is packed with gorgeous artwork and full colour illustrations.

All pre-orders come with a FREE PDF to download right away, and it joins the PDF-only versions already available on Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com.

Translated from the original French and edited and produced by ENnie-award winning writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic) and José Luis Porfirio (Qin, Kuro), this gorgeous full-colour book is the first in a series of releases for this exciting and action-packed game.

Seek Adventure!

“I CAME SEEKING ADVENTURE… AND I FOUND CAPHARNAUM…

It called to me with its ancient gods and enmities, its mysterious quests, desert caravans, and dusty souks. I was tracking a djinn, one of the worst, a marid risen in rebellion against Marduk the Dragon. In the depths of the desert I had a vision of a thousand warriors crossing this scorching land. Here everything is in motion, wind and sand, and the night has a thousand colours. Everything is struggle – even for those who seek a peaceful life…”

The Mark of the Dragon!

You bear the Dragon Mark. You are destined for great things, adventures where you’ll write the history of the world.

In a land of mysteries and magic, where East meets West on the burning sands of Jazirat, your future awaits.

Discover a whole new world, confront djinn, gods, and dragons, and take your place among the heroes of the age!

History meets Myth

Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world of Arabian Nights, Argonauts, and Adventure. Inspired by the One Thousand and One Nights, ancient Greek myth, and Crusading legends, it’s where history meets myth, and where legends are born. The book contains:

  • A whole new world of history, legend, and myth – a profound and original setting.
  • Simple yet flexible rules encouraging player inventiveness up to epic levels of play.
  • Peoples, gazetteer, and bestiary for the land of Jazirat, inspired by Middle-Eastern history and myth.
  • Gorgeous maps and full-colour artwork.

We hope you enjoy this exciting new roleplaying game, which joins other Mindjammer Press products such as Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and the Monsters & Magic RPG. Grab your scimitar, mount your camel, and enter the djinn-haunted ruins in the desert wastes. Adventure awaits!


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!

The Capharnaum Kickstarter – OPEN NOW!

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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.

Mindjammer: The Core Worlds Sourcebook and The Mindjammer Companion – OUT NOW!

We’re delighted to announce the launch today of two brand new supplements for Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game!

First up is The Core Worlds Sourcebook, by Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Legends of Anglerre, Monsters & Magic, The Chronicles of Future Earth), David Donachie (Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre, Solipsist), Paul Mitchener (Mindjammer, Age of Arthur, Mythic Britain, Starfall), and John Snead (Mindjammer, Aeon Trinity, Exalted, Blue Rose, The Dying Earth).

The Core Worlds Sourcebook details a vast sector of Commonality Space for your Mindjammer games. Focussing for the first time on the ancient, decadent, and sophisticated heart of the Commonality, it provides you with deep background and material to explore this fascinating region. Play Fringe Worlders experiencing the strangeness of the Core first-hand, or Core Worlders, sure of their superiority, until they leave their homes and are found wanting. Play planetary sentiences ruling whole worlds, ancient dynasties with plans crossing millennia, illegal xenomorphs fighting oppression and neglect in the forbidden substrates beneath the towering arcologies. Push the boundaries of transhuman science-fiction gaming—explore what it means to be human itself. A bright, bizarre, and thought-provoking milieu for your Mindjammer games!

The Core Worlds Sourcebook includes:

  • The history and background of the Core, including lavish maps, new genotypes and strange subcultures.
  • Deep detail on Manhome, including maps and descriptions of Old Earth, Old Mars, Green Moon, and more!
  • The Fargate Network and the mysterious 3-Space Instrumentality.
  • Descriptions, artwork, and stats for the Custodians—the secret rulers of the Core Worlds.
  • Guides for Core Worlds campaigns. Go beyond what it means to be human!

Second up, the Mindjammer Companion welcomes you to the turbulent worlds of the Outremer subsector, out on the Commonality frontier. It’s the heart of the Rim Sector, a spectacular, violent place of feuding polities in the no-man’s land between the Commonality and the Venu Empire. In the aftermath of war, everything is up for grabs: Successor States rise and fall, the new xenomorph Sentient Alliance flexes its muscles, and the Commonality and the nefarious Venu jostle for position, knowing that war could break out again at any moment.</p

The Mindjammer Companion includes:

  • History and background of the Outremer Subsector, including subsector octant maps.
  • Essays on the conflicting economic systems which vie for supremacy out beyond the Frontier, far from the Resource Allocation Sentiences of the Commonality core.
  • The five generations of Commonality starship design.
  • New cultures and genotypes.
  • An octant map of the Heritage Contestation and planetary maps and writeups for 30 adventure-packed worlds!

The Mindjammer Companion presents material which originally appeared in the Mindjammer (Traveller Edition) sourcebook, converted and repurposed for use with the Fate Core system and Mindjammer—The Roleplaying Game. The Mindjammer—The Roleplaying Game core book is required for play.

Both The Core Worlds Sourcebook and the Mindjammer Companion are now available in PDF format on Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG, with the print edition available from the 23rd November.

Mindjammer – Traveller edition now available!

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Modiphius Entertainment and Mindjammer Press are delighted to announce the release of Mindjammer – Transhuman Adventure in the Second Age of Space (“Mindjammer Traveller”), a complete 384-page hardback setting supplement for the second edition TRAVELLER RPG from Mongoose Publishing. The ENnie Award-winning transhuman science-fiction RPG setting returns, in a brand new edition for use with the TRAVELLER roleplaying game!

Available now in print + PDF bundle and PDF-only version from the Modiphius webstore and in PDF-only version from RPGNow / DriveThruRPG.

Mindjammer Traveller has been written by Sarah Newton and John Snead (who did all the heavy-lifting on the conversion), with gorgeous layout and artwork from Jason Juta and his team of visioneers, and features:

  • full rules for starships, organisations, and culture operations;
  • detailed character cultures, genotypes, and new careers – play a sentient starship!
  • new and innovative systems for describing planets, star systems, and alien life;
  • deep setting material on the New Commonality of Humankind;
  • rules for the Mindscape and virtual worlds;
  • starmaps and planet descriptions, histories, and background.
  • THE UNIVERSE AWAITS!

    Never has there been a greater time of opportunity. The universe is in flux, and for the first time in ten thousand years no one knows what the future will bring. Charge your blaster, thoughtcast your orders to the starship sentience, and fire up the planing engines. Come and defend the light of humanity’s greatest civilisation as it spreads to the stars!

    (Requires the use of the Traveller Core Rulebook, available from Mongoose Publishing.)

Mindjammer: BLUE now available!

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We’re delighted to announce that the new Mindjammer adventure BLUE is now available for order, in physical version (with complimentary PDF) and PDF version. You can buy the physical version + complimentary PDF from the Modiphius webstore here, and the PDF version from DriveThru / RPGNow here. The physical version will be available in your friendly local game store in the new year.

ADVENTURE IN THE RUINS OF AN ALIEN WORLD

Blue. A beautiful yet alien world. Until six hundred years ago it was the home of an unimaginably advanced alien species, poised in splendid isolation on the brink of transcendence, refusing even to communicate with the lesser intelligences which had colonised its planetary twin. That’d be us—homo variens, the diverse and curious descendants of the colonists from Old Earth. Even our probes and telescopes were deflected, leaving us with tantalising glimpses of wonders beyond our ability to understand.

Then, six hundred years ago, the alien civilisation fell. Almost overnight: the lights on the surface of the planet Blue went out, the aliens’ structures seemed to dissolve, and the barrier which had protected them from prying eyes for millennia collapsed. But where had they all gone? Amid magnificent ruins we found devolved life forms, as confused and as uncomprehending as we.

None of us ever knew what had been lost. Until now. Now the Blues are back—and no one knows if even the Commonality can resist them. Let’s hope they want to be friends…

There’s been a murder on the fallen world of Blue, a planet of ragtag survivors and curious human colonists researching the remains of a near-transcendent alien civilisation. But the culprit is stranger than anyone had imagined; and, as factions manoeuvre for influence and control, a mystery is uncovered which threatens to change the Commonality forever!

BLUE includes:

  • Two whole alien worlds: maps, ecosystems, exointelligences, cultures, and more;
  • A multi-session adventure of intrigue, conspiracy, and mystery spanning an entire star system;
  • Secrets of the Commonality and the Mindjammer setting!

Buy your copy of BLUE today, in physical version + comp PDF copy, or in PDF-only version. The Commonality salutes you!

BLUE – Adventure in the Ruins of an Alien World.

Softback, 80 pages.

A Mindjammer adventure.

BLUE “thoughtcast edition” pre-release PDF

Blue CoverThe “thoughtcast edition” pre-release PDF of the new Mindjammer adventure BLUE is now available for Kickstarter backers to download!

If you backed the Kickstarter, you’ll be receiving an automated email with download links shortly, and you can also access it from your Backerkit account at https://mindjammer-the-roleplaying-game.backerkit.com/

This is a multi-session adventure / mini-campaign by Sarah Newton and John Snead set among the ruins of a near-transcendent alien civilisation, and takes your characters deep into the unknown.

Read the update here:

Here’s a  landscape shot of the world of Jessila, the second garden world in the system.

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Two new adventures for the Mindjammer RPG!

We’re delighted to announce the release today of not one but two brand new adventure supplements for Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game. Funded by last December’s Kickstarter, we’re proud to bring you the thrilling exploration mystery adventure THE CITY PEOPLE, and DOMINION, the quickstart rules and introductory adventure for Mindjammer – a free PDF and special low-price print booklet!

The City People coverIn THE CITY PEOPLE, an event horizon probe has discovered a lost colony world beyond the Commonality Frontier like no one has ever seen before. Join the crew of Maggie, the Magnanimous Intervention sentient starship, and take the light of humankind’s civilisation to the stars. Are you ready to push back the darkness – whatever you may find?

THE CITY PEOPLE includes:

  • a mysterious and lethal alien world to explore – maps, biosphere, and more;
  • a deadly multi-session scenario of conflict, investigation, and mystery;
  • tech specs, deckplans, and details of the Space Force instrumentality;
  • pregenerated characters, including the chance to play a sentient starship!

Mindjammer - DOMINION QUICKSTART - cover pageDOMINION takes place beyond the borders of the New Commonality of Humankind, in the Sentient Alliance – turbulent worlds where the embers of the Venu War still glow. Even out here, stretched thin, the Commonality still tries to keep the light of civilisation alive: join a team of recruits to SCI Force – the Security and Cultural Integrity Instrumentality – on a mission gone horribly wrong on the cold war frontier with the Venu Successor States. Can you rise to the occasion and save the day before yet another world falls before the encroaching night?

DOMINION includes:

  • Quickstart rules to enable you to play a Mindjammer game with just this book!
  • Four pregenerated characters to get started right away;
  • Descriptions, maps, and plans of a strange alien world with an exotic lost colony civilisation;
  • A complete action-packed adventure showcasing the Mindjammer setting and rules, playable in one or more sessions.

Both THE CITY PEOPLE and DOMINION are available immediately in print and PDF from the Mindjammer Webstore at Modiphius.com, and in PDF from DriveThruRPG, and will soon be available in friendly local game stores everywhere!