Iadace, explorers of the Ninth World—
As groundbreaking as Numenera is, it’s not the first RPG to bring science-fiction elements into a fantasy-styled setting. From Empire of the Petal Throne to Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, early adventurers into the realm of RPGs saw the amazing promise that mysterious and weird science-fantasy elements could add to their fantasy campaigns.
Nowadays, who knows science-fantasy better than Monte Cook Games? And who better to bring that arcane knowledge to the world of fantasy gaming and 5E?
Introducing Arcana of the Ancients
Arcana of the Ancients will be your comprehensive guide to adding science-fantasy into your 5th-edition campaign. This hefty, hardcover book will be filled with creatures, devices, character abilities, technologies, tips, advice, and adventure. All fully compatible with 5E.
Discover relics of a past so old that even the elves and the dragons know nothing of it. Tap into the powers beyond comprehension that were once wielded by these ancients. Unlock their secrets—but beware the new dangers, weird creatures, and bizarre beings that might also awaken. Only the greatest of present day champions will be able to defeat them—and only if they wield the arcana of the ancients.
What else might you do with Arcana of the Ancients? Advance (or create) your character with skills and abilities that take advantage of mysterious ancient technologies. Mystify your PCs with a one-off adventure that explores a crashed alien ship, an ancient high-tech outpost, or a portal to an amazingly advanced world. Convert the compelling Ninth World setting of Numenera to 5E and run adventures in a world replete with mysterious ancient works that are as powerful, unknowable, and weird as any magic. Build a new campaign world or region within your setting, that includes ancient high technology as mysterious to your PCs as the magic they wield. Or simply use the many science-fantasy creatures, items, and abilities detailed in this book to give your campaign a new and interesting dimension.
Adventures, ways to integrate ancient civilizations into your campaign, new creatures, new items, new character abilities—Arcana of the Ancients will give you everything you need to bring mysterious high-technology science fantasy into your game.
Arcana of the Ancients is now on Kickstarter, where we’re already unlocking fantastic stretch goals. We hope you'll join us in making this book a reality and adding even more features and titles before the campaign ends!