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This is a systemless sourcebook for espionage in a fantasy genre game.

Ravens in the sky.

Whispers in the shadows.

Things that go boom in the night.

Ciphers and ‘crypts, signs and symbols, glyphs and sigils.

The sigh of an informant as he’s found out.


What makes the power behind the throne? Secrets.

The might of a religion? Secrets.

The offer you can’t refuse? Secrets.

The final strand in the tapestry? Secrets.

From the mind of Sam Chupp, co-creator of Changeling: the Dreaming and Wraith: the Oblivion, Encryptopedia is a 32,000+ word systemless sourcebook for playing a campaign of shadows: espionage in a fantasy world.

From military scouts to the most ancient of elusive conspiracies, Encryptopedia gives you roles your characters can play, organizations your GM can use, and an armory of shadows: special tools and weapons you can use in your fight to keep safe the country, find the most important clues, or be the only one who knows the truth.

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Sam C August 13, 2020 3:22 pm UTC
Theo - thank you so much for letting me know. I fixed it. Send me your private email to and I'll send you a free copy of Encryptopedia.
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Theo R August 15, 2020 8:54 am UTC
Very much appreciated! I've just e-mailed you from my gmx address.
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Theo R August 13, 2020 3:04 pm UTC
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This title was added to our catalog on February 14, 2015.