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The World of Alessia Campaign Primer

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Welcome to Christmas in July! In celebration, this digital title has been marked down by up to 25%! For more values, visit our Christmas in July sale page.

A dark elf oracle, a minotaur peacekeeper, and an Ish'ra grace all perform actions.

In development since 2018, The World of Alessia Campaign Primer introduces 5e gamers to a futuristic campaign setting that includes a robust cast of new species, new classes, and all the space opera we could put in the book. Filled with ideas and concepts built around Jere Manninen's vision for a new kind of gaming world, game designer and author Jaye Sonia has lovingly crafted a tome of options for players and GMs looking for a completely different approach to playing in the future. Built to be compatible with the world's most popular roleplaying game, The World of Alessia Campaign Primer gives players a radically different approach to the future. If you come expecting dark dystopias or mindless monocultures, please turn around; we've built something different for gamers.

A Fyrean Desert Elf and a Tir'ian

Designed as an introduction to the World of Alessia, the World of Alessia Campaign Primer sets the base for our future releases, giving gamers a big look at what we have planned for future releases.

  • 26 Playable Species and any accompanying species synergies those species enjoy when they work or adventure together. Each species in Alessia replaces the 'races' of traditional fantasy games, removing much of the cultural and social assumptions about those species. Alessia's elves do not, for instance, "hate" dwarves. Instead, these futuristic species have evolved beyond such petty relationships. We include no mechanical benefits for hating another individual player at the table simply because of the species they've selected.
  • 8 Classes designed specifically for Alessia that players and GMs can easily export to other 5e games. These classes include the arcanist, the marauder, the monk, the ninja, the oracle, the psion, the seer, and the tecker. Each class comes with a new complement of associated abilities. 
  • A full chapter of new featsnew skills, and new backgrounds to help round out your character.
  • Optional rules for skyship combat and two sample skyships.
  • New vehicles, weaponsarmor, and exoskeletons for characters.
  • A full chapter of 5e compatible spells including a special selection of psychic powers (for the psion class).
  • 336 full-color pages of content you can spend days reading.
  • Includes the short story Friends in Low Places by New York Time's best-selling author Erik Scott DeBie.
  • Plenty of new ideas to help change your play space.
  • Includes an updated, 2-sided character sheet.
  • Includes a new, scaled PDF map of the known world.

A dragonsworn and a gnole.

An Important Note: A print version of this book is planned for August 15th, 2020.

 
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Panu L September 17, 2020 8:14 pm UTC
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Is this selfcontained or does it require the 5th edition core set?
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Jason S September 21, 2020 2:29 pm UTC
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The World of Alessia Primer requires the 5e PHB.
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kenneth F August 11, 2020 3:27 am UTC
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is a full world map in the pipes? haveing re read the book over a few times i have found it hard to get a mental picture as to where everything is on alessia in my head without one.
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Jason S August 11, 2020 4:05 am UTC
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Yup! I'll be uploading the map and character sheet as separate assets this week!
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kenneth F August 26, 2020 12:38 am UTC
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are they going to be bundled with the book or in separate items?
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Jason S August 27, 2020 4:30 pm UTC
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Ken,

Here is the character sheet.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/326030/The-World-of-Alessia-Character-Sheet-5e

Here is the map.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/326042/World-of-Alessia-World-Map
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kenneth F August 08, 2020 6:31 am UTC
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so i noticed a error with a version of the PDF downloaded as of 8/7/2020 that on page 281 the first two weapons in that list have no title, this was also confirmed by a buddy of mine online who said he had the same issue
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Jason S August 09, 2020 12:50 am UTC
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Kenneth,

I'm aware. Thank you.

Cheers,
Jaye
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kenneth F August 09, 2020 10:12 am UTC
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is there a list of known issues with the book that your working on fixing, i have noticed a few other errors and some things that could use clarifiacation and some things that are missing (like exossuit costs) and was wondering if you wanted them posted here or some other place?
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Jason S August 11, 2020 4:07 am UTC
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Ken,

Yup! We're working on an errata with those items.

Cheers,
Jaye
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kenneth F August 12, 2020 2:52 am UTC
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quick question, can the energy blades be deactivated or are they allways on?
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Jason S August 27, 2020 4:30 pm UTC
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Ken,

They are turned on and off like any other item.

Cheers,
Jaye
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Dylan A July 30, 2020 7:14 am UTC
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I purchased the book yesterday and have downloaded it twice but the file is not a PDF but rather an unreadable format.
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Jason S July 30, 2020 8:02 pm UTC
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Dylan,

Please try downloading a new copy. Also, how are you opening?

Cheers,
Jaye
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kenneth F August 09, 2020 4:31 am UTC
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also another question, is there a place where i can get a full world map?
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Christopher A July 29, 2020 6:33 pm UTC
Looks interesting, could we get a preview so we can see what it's all about?
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Jason S July 30, 2020 8:03 pm UTC
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Christopher,

Done. :)

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Matthew W August 04, 2020 11:57 pm UTC
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When I look at the preview, I can't read the text in some places because it seems to be laid out in such a way that pictures that are intended to have the text wrap around them somehow or other end up blocking the text.
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Jason S August 27, 2020 4:30 pm UTC
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Matt,

I'll look into this.

Cheers,
Jaye
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John G July 28, 2020 3:19 pm UTC
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Anyone else having trouble downloading the book?
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Dylan A July 30, 2020 7:15 am UTC
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I've been able to download it fine twice.

But it's not a PDF, just some weird format that isn't readable.
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Jason S July 30, 2020 8:04 pm UTC
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Have you been able to download it?
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Erik Z July 17, 2020 12:15 pm UTC
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At the top of the page, it says:
"Welcome to Christmas in July! In celebration, this digital title has been marked down by 25%!"

But there is no reduced price, and the book is not in the list of "Christmas in July" articles. Is there a mistake somewhere?
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Jason S July 18, 2020 8:53 pm UTC
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Erik,

This title was not planned for inclusion in the sale. You're seeing the header because it appears on multiple pages throughout the site.

Cheers,
Jaye
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John H July 10, 2020 1:04 am UTC
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I love this book, but there's a major typo/inconsistency that needs to be addressed that I've seen. What is Shadow Leap for the Ninja? It's listed on the table as an increase in distance, but there's no description of what the ability does in the Ninja's ability descriptions. Can we get a quick clarification?
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Jason S July 11, 2020 4:18 pm UTC
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John,

There's a couple of errors in the book we're correcting. We updated the book last week and will be updating the PDF again on Friday.

Cheers,
Jaye
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John H July 12, 2020 4:45 pm UTC
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Cool! Thank you for the quick reply!
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Jason S July 13, 2020 7:12 pm UTC
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John,

Thank you for reaching out. We're a small shop and this is a big, ambitious book. So we want it to be the best it can be. Your feedback helps us get there.

Cheers,
Jaye
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Jason S July 23, 2020 3:20 pm UTC
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John,

We updated the book today.

Cheers,
Jaye
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David K July 24, 2020 9:49 pm UTC
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Is there some reason why the file size is so large now?
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Jason S September 06, 2020 1:49 am UTC
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David,

The file is 87 Mbs. That's appropriate for a book this big.

Cheers,
Jaye
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Callum S July 09, 2020 7:47 pm UTC
So what's the plan for expansion after this book?
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Jere M July 11, 2020 11:14 am UTC
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Yes, we have much more planed for Alessia. First we will do the conversion to Starfinder system and after that we have Monsters of Alessia, Adventures, more character options and more information about different regions. Al lot! So don't worry, there will be much more stuff coming out of Alessia. :)
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Jason S July 11, 2020 4:19 pm UTC
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Callum,

We have a series of adventures, a bestiary, and several smaller PDFs that focus on different parts of Alessia.

Cheers,
Jaye
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Edward T July 06, 2020 12:57 pm UTC
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Hi, is there going to be a POD option available.
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Jere M July 07, 2020 10:55 am UTC
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Hi, and thank you for the interest in Alessia. Yes, there will be POD version in the future. Storm Bunny Studios will reply soon of the timeline for this.
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Erik Z July 08, 2020 9:23 am UTC
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I'm also looking forward to that. Missed the kickstarter, but the setting sounds really interesting...
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Jason S July 08, 2020 9:42 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes. We discovered a few errors in the PDF thanks to an eagle-eyed backer we're correcting. Once we're done with those, we'll order a new print copy of the book for verification. Then, we'll turn that option on for the backers and the public.

~Jaye
Customer avatar
Jason S July 08, 2020 9:43 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Erik,

Awesome! We're definitely proud of our efforts here. We hope gamers like the world Jere and I have given you.

Cheers,
Jaye
Customer avatar
Jason S July 13, 2020 7:13 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Edward,

Yes.

Cheers,
Jaye
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