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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 6 2015 2:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

Breakout your dice bags and your character sheets, we're here to play hard

We want to make the best role playing game system ever, period.

Use the Enchiridion Engine Core Rules book to create your own setting, character abilities, and enemies, or just play in one of our Sagas, complete with everything you need to play (except dice).

The story and adventure driven system features:

11 Ability Scores that are increased by learning skills

Intuitive action rules based on Action Pools

A unique Combat system that uses Initiative Dice to "purchase" Actions each round, and perform combat maneuvers and techniques

Comprehensive combat maneuvers for melee, ranged, firearms, and martial arts, as well as tactical team maneuvers

Use mechanical building blocks to craft Spells, Psionics, and Equipment

What we're all about

Our core mission is to drive the evolution of role playing games with a system and tools that support this fun, healthy, social activity.

We aim to bring table top gaming in to the future without turning our role playing into video games with dice. Part of that is making a game we wanted to play, with rules built to aid players in breathing life in to their own creations. Part of that means reevaluating the model for RPGs and how they reach their audience.

What we're working on

We have four almost complete titles: The Core Engine Book, and four Sagas (settings built using the engine rules). You don't need the engine book to play any of the sagas, as each contains all the rules you need to play.

The Enchiridion Engine Core Rules - This is the complete rule-set you need to play, run, and create your own saga. This book contains our building block rules. We made a system that has rules for creating skills, abilities, equipment, and spells from scratch. But the Enchiridion Engine is more, it is a Metaverse of interconnected sagas - worlds brought to life by players.

Epic Age - This incredible high fantasy saga is both unique and fresh, while holding true to the roots of awesome high fantasy adventure. The Epic Age Word book will immerse you in this vivid rich world of danger, history, and above all Epic Adventure!

Dark Rite - In this setting of contemporary magic, take on the role of a wielder of the forbidden arts struggling to protect the world of man from the world unseen.

Aries Rising - Set in a distant future where humanity stands on the brink of evolution, take on the role of one of Mars' mecha-piloting psionic warlords!

Enhanced Digital Editions are searchable, book marked, scripted .PDF files of the books designed to be read on tablets.

Paper back copies are just that - large format paper back books!

What's the money for

We have a balanced, tested system - but we need to add the slick professional polish that players expect and deserve.

Our funding goals are simple: We need additional resources to pay editors, artists, writers, and engineers. These people deserve to be paid in money, not exposure.

Printing is expensive, we need the capitol to get our first run of books out the door. Servers and bandwidth aren't free - we need to be able to support the tools we want to provide you.

Don't take our word for it!

You can download the Enchiridion Engine Alpha here for free, right now! Take a minute to check out the rules, the goals of the system. The rules are not perfect in this version, and there is a number of sections we are still working on, but at over 300 pages, we want you to see what we've been working on so you know we're serious.

Our digital toolset, on the other hand, is still heavily under development. But we think you will find it well worth the wait.

You can check out our website at www.enchiridiongames.com

Our Name

en•chi•rid•i•on (ĕnˌkī-rĭdˈē-ən)

n. A handbook; a manual.

"Enchiridion" means Handbook or Manual in late Latin, from archaic Greek - it is usually used to reference the Enchiridion of Epictetus a book on practical stoicism compiled by Arrian from the works of the stoic philosopher Epictetus. Because our goal is to create a practical manual for gaming, we thought the name was perfect.

Stretch Goals

If we can top $30,000 - our first stretch goal - we plan on having the full color hardbound editions available for the Engine core rules.

At our $40,000 Stretch goal, we hope to have hard bound editions of ALL our launch titles, and even better - our first set of Epic Age novels available at the end of the year.

Risks and challenges

Pen and Paper games face many dangers: printing and publishing is expensive, sales can be challenging, piracy is a danger. We aim to provide a better experience for digital and physical copies, and make the games players want available in the best ways.

Enhanced Digital Editions will be available for download on launch day, estimated to be late September or October. Physical editions will ship as soon as physically possible, probably November or December.

We're still exploring printing options, with Amazon the likely choice.

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    In addition to the above, get your choice of one of the three flagship Saga Enhanced Digital Editions!
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