PSYCHEDELIC NEOLITHIC ANIMIST OLD SCHOOL ROLE PLAY
PARIAH is a zine by Atelier Hwei that will enable you to set up and run a tabletop RPG pitching a band of outcast humans against a dangerous, primeval world of malevolent magic and capricious spirits... all in an A5 zine format originally produced for Zine Quest 2020.
A complete game in and of itself, PARIAH is nonetheless easily adapted to your preferred old-school system. Indeed, many of the tools provided would be useful in any RPG you think suitable for the weird world of proto-neolithic roleplay!
The zine contains instructions for generating a band of pariahs - outcasts from mainstream human culture forced into the dangerous wilderness:
Everything is alive: navigate a world where mountains, rivers, trees and even insects possess their own desires and ambitions! Rules for generating spirits and determining their attitude to the PCs. An original magic system based on conjuring, binding and bargaining with spirits.
This is a time of chaos: rationality has yet to force reality into a fixed form, and the boundaries between the corporeal and ethereal fluctuate... Six psychedelic entheogens with unique properties! Travel to the spirit world and find the true name of your enemies. Create your own rituals, customs and traditions from afresh: this is a young world, and your characters are defining a new culture!
64 Page A5 Softcover
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