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Flying Circus - Horrors of the Heights


Himmilgard is a land of a great many dangers, few which are well understood. Some are simple for humans to comprehend: a Grand Eagle will swoop in and tear apart your plane because it is hungry. Others are strange, but their boundaries are known: if you wish to avoid the Fae, don’t stray into the Wild. But in the darkest forests, the deepest caves, and the open ocean are a myriad of dangerous creatures which exist at the level of rumours, half-remembered stories, and blurry photographs.

High up in the clouds, too, there are dangers.

As the combustion engine has grown more powerful, the airplane and airship swifter and more reliable, people have edged ever closer to this strange realm, ignorant of that which lurks above. For the open air is not as empty as it seems, and that which lurks at these great heights is inimical and alien to human life. While the shape of this threat is known to few, veteran pilots know better than to stray too far from the safety and certainty of solid earth.


Flying Circus: Horror of the Heights is a 44 page expansion for Flying Circus, expanding the game's support for high altitude gameplay both in the air and on the ground.

This book contains...

  • Expanded rules for high altitudes and extreme conditions, including the effects of changing temperatures with altitude.
  • Rules for turning high altitude gameplay into a maze of terrifying monsters!
  • Special rules for alpine travel on foot and making camp in the harsh wilderness.
  • New character moves and traits for fighting high in the air.
  • New equipment like oxygen tanks and escape balloons, new weapons including sniper rifles and ice axes, and new aircraft modifications like oxidized fuel and lightning-dispersion systems!
  • A variety of new high-altitude threats, like the hypnotic Mimic Moth, the mysterious Flying Fortresses, and the malevolent Lightning Sprites. Also includes revamps, examples, and expansions to Leviathans, Sky Screamers, and Cloud Jellies.
  • Six new aircraft optimized for high altitude work, from the Markgraf Totengräber zeppelin-hunter to the Sonnenjäger Hummel spy plane.

Cloud Jelly Attack!


Himmilgard: Core Book - Horror of the Heights - Chariots of Steel - Into the Drink - Whispers from the Deep

Himmilgard Planes: Core Planes - Flights of Fancy - Flight at the Museum - First Flights - Flight Hazards

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December 6th, 2020
It's a solid little addition to an already excellent system; including not just some great new crunch and some fun planes, but several excellent story hooks and plot ideas. Also, rules for skiing, and as someone who loved skiing in my youth I' [...]
December 4th, 2020
If you have the Core Book for Flying Circus, Horrors of the Heights puts a maganifying glass a rule set that more or less hand waved till it becomes Plot Releveant: The Effects of Alitude on People and Flying Machines. On top of a focus and expanstion [...]
December 3rd, 2020
This was a very good read. It doesn't has many new rules, tho the ones it has are very very significant. It mostly adds a ton of new ideas and lore to the world of Himmilgard. In this world where the sky and flying are so important it makes sense [...]
December 2nd, 2020
As an expansion, this doesn't have the sheer page count that the core book does, but it's really efficient. With three pages for altitude, temperature and extreme conditions, it builds a new environment to fly in that can be challenging to br [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 01, 2020.