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Welcome to the ‘quick start’ rules for Orbis Terrarum RPG: A Perilous World of Swords, Sorcery, and Science!


Sneak a peek at snippets of our core rulebook and enjoy a free adventure! Explore the rich, living world of humans and daemons, where battles are bloody, heroes are often rogues and gritty heroism is a must; where ‘da Vincipunk’ technology, scientific method, and magic functions alongside and complements each other, where magi scheme and daemons visit from alien dimensions for reasons both benevolent and foul.




  • Quick start guide to the world of Uma: From stars in the sky to her geography, history, people, and monstrous beasts.


  • Introduction to the vibrant city state of Nostapyrax, a cosmopolitan mercantile power at the heart of the known world, where men and women of all nations rub shoulders with the daemons of Beyond.


  • Quick start character generation creates adventurers as distinctive and colourful as the full rules, but gets you into the action as quick as possible.


  • An introduction to métier – the unique mechanic that defines a character’s essence and inspires them when the chips are down and blood flows!


  • Try out three of our eight magical traditions: Divination, Geomancy, and Hearts Fire!


  • A sample zoology and ecology, including daemons from other realms of existence.


  • Loot & Booty: Just a few of our arcane items and exotic artefacts.


  • In Search of Treasure by John White - a complete introductory scenario for new adventurers, set in vibrant, cosmopolitan Nostapyrax. Use it to try Orbis RPG or as an introduction to the upcoming Bright Lights, Dark Waters campaign book.


Have fun and enjoy a drink at the Flagon & Bowl on us!

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