Arcanis: the Roleplaying Game PDF - A World of Heroes With the DriveThruRPG: Your One-Stop Shop for the Best in RPG PDF Files!. Items 1 - 17 of 17 I PLEASE NOTE: THIS PRODUCT USES THE ARCANIS ROLE-PLAYING GAME SYSTEM Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires is a world. When the time comes, skill at arms or the arcane arts of magic must be harnessed to achieve victory. Combat in the Arcanis RPG is fluid. There are no rounds in.

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Welcome to the Arcanis, the World of the Shattered Empires! Arcanis, like many other fantasy RPG settings, embraces certain fantasy tropes common to many. Index background Search: Arcanis (22 results) Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires Roleplaying Game Paradigm Concepts: Arcanis 2 ( PDF). Well, it really starts in the original Arcanis books (the Codex Arcanis was the up the PDF, since it is much cheaper than the hard copy [ vs 60]). . I would recommend this to anyone looking for an alternate fantasy RPG.

It will likely fall into one of four archetypes: Martial, Expert, Arcane or Divine. The Expert is one who lives by his wits, the Martial excels at combat, the Arcane covers magic-users and the Divine those who dedicate themselves to the service of a deity.


Or, in other words, your character class! Each has a range of sub-options, however, so your choice can be tailored to suit your concept. Then a point-download system is used to determine your physical and mental Attributes.

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Some skills come from your chosen Archetype, and more can be added. Oh, and you will need to choose a race, and decide where your character comes from and his background. Each choice will have a material effect on your character as well as taking him from a bunch of statistics to a living, breathing inhabitant of the alternate reality you are about to share… everything is embedded closely into the Arcanis setting — a strength if that is where you will be playing, but limiting if you like the system but wish to adventure elsewhere.

Character creation is presented in two stages, first an overview that explains just what is needed, then sections laying out the options for each stage in exquisite detail.

After providing useful things like equipment lists, the Codex of Heroes moves on to Character Advancement, showing you how your character can grow and progress during play, and then rounds out with an interesting concept, Paths.

These are selected as the character advances, reflecting the direction which his life is taking and often providing a way in which he, or perhaps others, might sum him up.

Arcanis RPG: Core Rulebook

Like the Archetypes and Backgrounds — which serve a similar role for the starting character as Paths do for more advanced ones — they provide mechanical advantage as well as a lot of flavour.

Many have more than one level which you may progress through as your skills and abilities improve.

There is a fascinating range of options to choose from. The next section is the Codex of Conflict, which discusses everything you need to know about the game mechanics about fighting within this ruleset. It starts with the basics, then adds in all the variations and added complexities that more experienced players, or those who really enjoy combat, can use. Unlike many systems, combat with this ruleset does not proceed in rounds. Instead it proceeds in a fluid sequence based on a starting Initiative with subsequent actions based on elapsed time since the previous action, the time interval being based on how long each action takes.

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Plenty of encouragement is given to the Chronicler to be responsive to innovative moves from characters rather than to be wedded to the letter of the rules, rewarding tactical play and unusual ideas for combat moves by allowing them to happen rather than to insist on die rolls for everything. The Codex then moves on to details such as movement rates depending on how fast the character running, flying or swimming happens to be and other factors that may influence combat.

How much account you wish to take of these is left open, with the suggestion that the less important the combat is in terms of plot advancement, the more it is safe to abstract the actual brawl… unless, of course, you and your players relish playing out combat in minute detail. For those who like detail, a wide range of combat manoeuvres and actions are available, enabling each character to develop their own distinctive style of combat… or to take advantage of each opportunity that presents itself.

Once everything that can be done in combat has been dealt with, the discussion turns to the inevitable result: damage, wounds and the recovery therefrom or death, as the case might be.

Next comes Fate points, which can be used to modify outcomes, and are given out by the Chronicler as rewards for anything from good role-playing and ideas to helpful things like providing snacks or organising things. As always it will work better once everyone is familiar with the mechanics, although to begin with as long as the Chronicler has mastered the rules everyone else can be directed when to act and what to roll.

The Codex rounds out with a comprehensive section on Adventuring and a miscellany of things that can be encountered whilst doing so — modes of travel, food and drink, how much you can carry, the uses and abuses of objects and even poisons.

Then comes the Codex of of Magic, which sets out to expound on the different forms of magic to be encountered in the game, how the rules work for spell-casting and, of course, massive lists of spells that magic-using characters may learn and cast.

For our European backers, our books will be fulfilled by Ulisses Spiele in Germany, lowering your shipping costs and no eztra customs charges! After the savage attack by the Dragon freed by the players of the Living Arcanis campaign, this creature attacked and devastated the ancient Tultipetan enclave, leaving behind the bodies of your countrymen buried beneath molten rock.

You were one of a few hundred that happened to be out of the area when the genocidal onslaught took place.

How will you honor the fallen victims? Ss'ressen are normally not allowed to take psionic classes or feats. These yellow crested titans of the battlefield can be found as mercenaries, body guards or raiders throughout the Known Lands.

Note: You must still "download" the Feat. This can be done immediately or when the character dies. You may also select one piece of armor and one weapon or magic item previously owned by the character and we will do our best to convert it as appropriate for a 5th level character. The Character MUST be recreated using the current rule set and begins play at 5th level, if starting with the War of Paragons story arc.

This cert MUST be applied to an elorii character. You may submit your likeness face only to be used as the face of the class you chose. Alternatively, you may choose to have your Arcanis legal character the character must conform to the race, gender or other restrictions as put forth by the rules or setting be one the selected archetype illustrations. See below: If you have a question about whether your character would be a proper fit for one of these Reward Level illustrations, please contact us before pledging.

Immortalized as the Cleric Religion type restricted to Human Pantheon or Belisarda for illustration purposes. Immortalized as the Elder Sorcerer: Elorii Sorcerer. Archetype: Arcanist elorii. Immortalized as the Fighter: Coryani legionnaire must be dark-kin, human, or val. Archetype: Myrmidon.

Immortalized as the Monk: Unarmed spiritual warrior human Archetype: Pearl Maiden human or val female only or Order of the Blade Order Hurrianic monastic order — dark-kin, human, Tir Betoqi dwarves, or val. Immortalized as the Psion: val only. Archetype: Kineticist Telekinetic Psi Warrior.


Immortalized as the Ranger: Ranger type. Archetype: Master of the Hounds human, dwarf, elorii, kio, or val. Immortalized as the Rogue: Thief type. Archetype: Archaeologist.

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Immortalized as the Shaman: Nature Spirit Speaker. Archetype: Ehtzara human, dark kin, or val only. You may submit your likeness face only to be used as the face of an illustration to be used in the chapter you select.

Alternatively, you may choose to have your Arcanis legal character the character must conform to the race, gender or other restrictions as put forth by the rules or setting be central figure in an illustration in the chapter you select. See below: Immortalized in Personality and Backgrounds Chapter. This illustration will depict one of the many backgrounds detailed in the Arcanis 5E Core book. No restrictions other than the character must be an Arcanis legal character.

Immortalized in Feats Chapter This illustration will depict your character using one of the many Feats detailed in the Arcanis 5E Core book. Immortalized in Magic of Arcanis Chapter This illustration will depict your character as a representative of one of the magic traditions detailed in the Arcanis 5E Core book.

The character must be some sort of spell caster and an Arcanis legal character. Immortalized in Psionics Chapter This illustration will depict your character invoking one of the Psionic disciplines detailed in the Arcanis 5E Core book. The character must be a Val. Immortalized in New Spells Chapter This illustration will depict your character casting one of the many spells detailed in the Arcanis 5E Core book.

Only the most accomplished and loyal Knights that are granted permission to bind with one of the Order's famed Mastiffs, a beast unlike any mundane dog, and rise to the rank of Knight of the Order of the Phoenix.

This full color hardback will let you explore the wonders of the Blessed Lands, from the ancient Citadels of the Gods, across the Plains of Monuments, to the Voei infested Fervidus Hills.If you want to play in that world, then you need to get this book NOW! As always it will work better once everyone is familiar with the mechanics, although to begin with as long as the Chronicler has mastered the rules everyone else can be directed when to act and what to roll.

Theurges draw on the Gods, and are often priests, while Primal magic is the domain of shamans and others who draw their power from nature and spirits.

Arcanis Fast Play Rules

If the character is Vanquished due to Wound damage, that character requires the assistance of a skilled healer or the character will likely drift into Beltines Cauldron. Non-combat healing and recovery is not required for this adventure The Hero may reroll an Action Roll, abiding by the new result The Hero may elect to automatically succeed on an Action Check to avoid death due to being Vanquished by Wounds Fate Heroes are destined for greater things.

Rules are pretty constant and down right solid.