The Academy was once on the verge of discovering magic that could pierce reality. To protect its hard-earned knowledge from the outside world the school sealed itself within an immense, opalescent bubble, waiting for the day when it could unveil the culmination of its progress. But that day never came, and the school was left to molder within its impenetrable cocoon.

You, treasure hunters, have found a way in.

About the game:

The Academy Chrysalis is a game about seeking knowledge in a doomed school of magic tucked deep within the forest. It is inspired by and compatible with Trophy Gold, and includes all the rules you need to play.

The Academy Chrysalis is steeped in Dark Academia, experimental magic, and barriers to knowledge. In doing so, it seeks to interrogate ways of knowing as systems of power, and explore what it means to treat knowledge as a thing to be treasure-hunted.


Inside this book you will find:

  • Fully-illustrated, 70+ black and white pages with core ruleset
  • Rules, guidance, and tools for playing Trophy Gold that will prepare you to play and run a game
  • Two separate character creators, each one able to generate hundreds of different characters in minutes
  • An expansive adventure module with unique locations, characters, and events
  • Random tables of items, magic, secrets, and strange events.
  • New and innovative rules about magic and knowledge
  • Monster conversions for 5e and OSE

The team:


Created by Patrick Monari and Pluripotent Press

5.5" x 8", 72 pages, perfect bound softcover. Color cover, black and white throughout. Includes PDF.

The Academy Chrysalis is an independent production by Patrick Monari and is not affiliated with Hedgemaze Press or Gauntlet Publishing.

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