TROIKA!The science-fantasy roleplaying game where you and your cosmopolitan group of fellow travelers explore the ends of the multiverse. You will fly on mystic barges, help dying gods, solve confounding crimes, plunder dead worlds, and meet strange & wonderful people.
With just one book and a couple of six-sided dice you'll be able to provide years of adventure for you and your friends.
The Other World's Favourite RPG
TROIKA! is designed to be wondrous to play and simple to run. Its character backgrounds allow anyone to dive right into the game with no prior knowledge of the setting, system or campaign and its many published adventures make it easy to get started. With a few easy steps you and your players will have a grasp on the weird of the world and it will grow from there into something entirely your own
The core book for TROIKA! has everything you need to start and stay playing for a long time:
36 backgrounds ranging from pond priests to lobotomised aristocrats.
70+ unique spells.
36 enemies each using our innovative Mien system.
1 tutorial adventure to get you and your players comfortable in this bright new world.
And if one book isn't enough there is an enormous amount of supporting material, both official and fan-made, readily available from all respectable RPG outlets.
If, after all that, you still want more, the TROIKA! system is transparent and accessible enough that anyone can get right in and make new content for themselves and their players. Just let your good ideas flow.
The world of TROIKA! will be instantly familiar to anyone who has enjoyed classic New Wave fantasy and sci-fi works such as Dying Earth, Viriconium, Jerry Cornelius, Fighting Fantasy and Book of the New Sun. But if you're not? Well there are no long essays explaining the setting or lore, everything you need to know and enjoy the world is tucked away inside the items, spell, enemies and backgrounds. Before you even realise it you'll be speaking weird fiction fluently.
So you're been playing TROIKA! since forever and you want to know why you'd need this edition? The short answer is you don't! While the text has been fully revised and corrected the rules have remained unchanged and 100% compatible with all previously published books. Additionally there is a complete complement of new art by RPG superstars Andrew Walter & Shuyi Zhang, all in a new travel-friendly softback binding with an integrated GM screen.
If you like…
Viriconium (Harrison 2000)
Cugel’s Saga (Vance 2000)
Planet of Adventure (Vance 1975)
Hothouse (Aldiss 1976)
Animal Money (Cisco 2015)
Blame! (Nihei 2016)
The Wizard Knight (Wolfe 2004)
Le Morte d’Arthur ( Malory and Field, 2013)
Creature of Chaos (Jackson 1986)
Sorcery! (Jackson 1984)
Rogue Trader (Priestly 1987)
The Final Programme (Moorcock 2013)
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (Moorcock 1989)
The Incal (Jodorowsky and Moebius, 2015)
The Knight of the Swords (Moorcock 2013)
Nifft the Lean (Shea 1982)
On (Roberts 2001)
The Narrator (Cisco 2010)
Nemesis the Warlock (Mills 2006)
The Silver Chair (Lewis 1970)
Ace Trucking Co. (Grant and Wagner, 1988)
Chasms of Malice (Sharp 1987)
Mount Analogue (Daumal 2019)
JIM (Woodring 2014)
The Colour of Magic (Pratchett 1983)
…then you'll love TROIKA!
TROIKA! is the latest edition of the world's favourite science-fantasy roleplaying game by Daniel Sell. This edition contains the revised rules text, new artwork by RPG powerhouses Andrew Walter & Shuyi Zhang, and a new binding with an integrated GM screen, all while being 100% compatible with your current TROIKA! books.
The book starts with an introduction to roleplaying and the mindeset of TROIKA!
Chapter 2 contains lightning fast rules for creating your character, including 36 outlandish backgrounds for you to come from.
Chapter 3 contains all the rules needed to play the game, neatly arranged in numbered paragraphs for easy reference. All based on the classic 'Skill, Stamina & Luck' system of British adventure books with an innovative initiative system inspired by hex & counter wargames. And you only need 6 sided dice to play!
Chapter 4 is a bestiary containing a taste of the inhabitants of these strange worlds. These enemies are simple to use and offer depth via the innovative Mien system, whereby the GM can determine what an enemy is up to at any given moment.
Chapter 5 contains the now famous Blancmange & Thistle intro adventure, where the GM and their party is gently guided through an adventure full of prompts and a variety of situations so that when you finish you will feel confident in running your own campaign of TROIKA!.
Written by Daniel Sell
Lavishly illustrated by Jeremy Duncan, Dirk Detweiler Leicthy, Sam Mameli, Shuyi Zhang and ENnie award winning Andrew Walter
Publisher: Melsonian Arts Council
166 pages, 15.4 x 1.4 x 21.6 cm softcover book, black and white throughout. Includes PDF.
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