This is Extracausal; a role-playing game about creating and uncovering a dense web of the paranatural, the occult, conspiracies, and of things far beyond it all. This is a game of encountering that which is extracausal. Imagine the Magnus Institute, the Federal Bureau of Control, Southern Reach. All groups that are involved with forces far greater than they could ever imagine, filled with individuals who piece together clues and secrets in the hopes of knowing the unknowable.
Extracausal features an easy to pick up dice engine, and simple character and world creation. Play as characters in far over their head as they race to uncover the truths about the strange, vast, dangerous, unknown forces of the extracausal. Create secrets and narrative elements that you later change, warp, shift, to form an emergent narrative web. Embrace twists and sudden reveals as you link together disparate elements into a larger, sprawling story.
Will you reach a shaking revelation? Or will reality be eclipsed by strange darkness? Play to find out.
All you need to play is a handful of six-sided dice, a few ten-sided dice, something to keep notes with, and a handful of friends.
Extracausal is in active development and feedback will help shape future versions of the game. If you play or read Extracausal please leave your feedback! Some of the first planned major additions are expanded Setting Elements to help you more easily support the themes, tone, and narrative of the game, and expanding on character creation.
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This work is based on Trophy, product of Jesse Ross and Hedgemaze Press, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Trophy is adapted from Cthulhu Dark with permission of Graham Walmsley. Trophy is also based on Blades in the Dark, product of One Seven Design, developed and authored by John Harper, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
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Extracausal is now the recipient of the prestigious Sandy Pug Games Award for "Cosmic Horror But Better". Huge thanks to Erik for the nomination.