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Archeterica: Quickstart Rules

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The glorious 1800s. It is a thrilling time, the beginning of the century, and of new philsophies as well. Naval empires that for ages relied on muskets, bayonets, and the discipline of infantry lined up in their bright uniforms are now toppling because of outbursts of republican revolution and colonial rebellions. Freethinking and ambitious gentlefolk, wearing dress suits and top hats and concealing pistols under their coats, now fight openly with each other for wealth and power, while bohemians gather in private salons, dreaming forth a new culture out of their opium-induced ecstasy. The world is changing.

But Тhe New Times’ shadows are deep and full of mystery. Secret and sinister organizations plot against one another; brave adventurers return from expeditions to distant climes bearing otherworldly artifacts in trophy chests; and occultists risk their sanity to perform mystical rituals gleaned from ancient texts.

The turn of the century heralds a golden age for these secret societies as well. Any ambition, however twisted, might be realized in the company of likeminded conspirators.

ARCHETERICA IMAGO is a tabletop roleplaying game (or TTRPG for short) about the gentlefolk conspiracies and encounters with the Otherworldly in an alternate early nineteenth-century world.

This is a classless 2D6 system with a focus on dramatic character development and shadow organisations activities from Kyiv authors. In Archeterica you will be able to embody extremely versatile personalities as your heroes, participate in dangerous firefights with single-shot pistols on dynamic initiative, lose a limb and sanity, gain curses and diseases incognita, found a secret brotherhood, engage in ritualism, metasurgical experiments and much, much more!

Quickstart Rules – this booklet is a brief rundown of the 600-page main rulebook, that allows you to create a character with one of six Biographies – the Specialist; it also includes all the basic narrative and combat rules so you can begin playing at once. This quickstart will be of most use to players who are familiar with basic TTRPG ideas and who are in a rush to get into the Shadow Play. Quickstart also includes Character Sheet, 6 game-ready characters and Combat Status Chart.

  • is this your first encounter with Archeterica? We recommend our introductory adventure The Good Mayor!
  • Looking for original Ukrainian version?

The Imago Cult – Ukrainian creative team, that definitely is not a real cult and does not plan anything sinister. Do not worry and keep playing our games.

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March 12th, 2024
This review is totally not pre-paid and/or biased. [...]
February 17th, 2024
Got to play this with some wonderful people, and it was beautifully done. I encourage anyone looking for a dark society RP, to check it out as it is both intricate and easy to start. Hope to see more of this devilishly charming and cryptic world. [...]
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