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Arcana Rising is a modern-day urban fantasy role-playing game that posits a world where magic and the supernatural have awakened once more after millennia of slumber beneath the frozen ice of the Antarctic. 

Generations ago, the source of all raw magic was sealed away beneath the frozen ice of the southernmost continent, but now, with the breaching of the ancient seal by Russian scientists, magic once again flows throughout the world as it once did. Wizardry is once more a genuine calling, the divine influence is making itself known in greater strength than has been seen on the Earth in human memory, and with the return of magic, supernatural creatures that had long fled to the outer planes where magic still held sway are once again encroaching into the material realm and threatening mankind. 

Players will take on classic fantasy roles thrust into our world, modern day wizards, adventurers, and holy champions, who seek out the knowledge of the lost era of magic and attempt to protect mankind from the supernatural beings that now threaten it, while juggling their mundane lives around the demands of a life of danger confronting unholy threats from beyond the veil.

Arcana Rising is powered by the same core system as the critically-acclaimed Hulks and Horrors science-fiction role-playing game. The H&H Engine brings a simple to learn set of rules inspired by the classic fantasy role-playing games of Gygax, Mentzer, and Ward. 

  • 7 core classes with rules up to level 12 and beyond, each a new spin on the classics: Gunfighter, Gladiator, Rogue, Wizard, Cleric, Champion, and Forestwalker
  • A Day Job system, representing the characters' day to day careers
  • A new skill system that aims to provide the skilled with better talent and success without blocking off options
  • Arcane magic and Divine prayer, with spell lists for each up to level 6
  • Rules for generating magical treasures and artifacts from the ancient era
  • Over 100 classic fantasy and folkloric monsters
  • GM advice and tools for modern and urban fantasy adventuring
  • Alternate 'genre packages' and rules for other game concepts from traditional medieval fantasy to post-apocalyptic horror

All proceeds after cost from this product go to support Lambda Legal. Find out more about Lambda Legal at https://www.lambdalegal.org/.

 
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December 19th, 2013
The Good: Dayjobs are a fun way to link your character to the modern setting. Spell choices are useful and have colorful quirks. Skill system don't hobble characters growth. Clear writing and easy to follow guidelines. The Bad: Meh to Meh art (a [...]
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November 25th, 2013
Hey there! If you have not yet picked up a copy of Arcana Rising, you are missing out! The system is very familiar if you have picked up Hulks and Horrors or have ever played in any OGL game. With a quick glance at the game any goodly DM can sta [...]
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November 22nd, 2013
I really like this product. Unlike other Urban Arcana, this is set as magic is released back in to the world. The premise is that scientists have dug down to the lake under Antarctica, thus breaking a magical seal and releasing the magical waters. [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on November 13, 2013.