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Into the Odd contains everything you need to create a character and explore an industrial world of cosmic meddlers and horrific hazards. This is a fast, simple game, to challenge your wits rather than your understanding of complex rules.

You seek Arcana, strange devices hosting unnatural powers beyond technology. They range from the smallest ring to vast machines, with powers from petty to godlike. Beside these unnatural items that they may acquire, your characters remain grounded as mortals in constant danger.

The game is 48 pages, containing:

Original artwork from Jeremy Duncan, Levi Kornelsen, and others.

The fastest character creation out there, getting you playing as soon as possible.

Player rules that fit on a single page, keeping a focus on exploration, problem solving, and fast, deadly combat.

The complete guide to running the game as Referee. From making the most of the rules to creating your own monsters and Arcana. 
Sample monsters, arcanum, traps, and hazards.

Character advancement from Novice to Master 
Rules for running your own Company, and taking it to war with an original mass combat system.

Complete guide to the Odd World, from the cosmopolitan city of Bastion and its hidden Underground, through to backwards Deep Country, the unexplored Golden Lands.

The Iron Coral, sample expedition site to test the players’ survival skills.

The Fallen Marsh, a deadly wilderness to explore.

Hopesend Port, a settlement to regroup and sail on to further adventure.

Thirteen bonus pages of tools and random tables from the Oddpendium.

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November 28th, 2017
This is the most inspiring RPG product I have ever purchased. I do not know how such terse, concise writing can infer and contain so much. If you want a taste of the style and content, visit Chris McDowell's blog at soogagames dot blogspot dot com (o [...]
October 16th, 2015
This review is based on a single play as the GM. I bought the PDF, read it and immediately set up a game and ran it, which is probably the fastest purchase to play for an RPG I've ever had. The game rules are simple, but effective. Saves go against a [...]
Roger (. L. [Featured Reviewer]
March 28th, 2015 Ein Old-School-Rollenspiel auf 48 Seiten? Into the Odd bietet Material zum Gleich-Losspielen: Alle Regeln auf einer Seite, Zufalls- und Generierungstabellen, eine Spielwel [...]
March 6th, 2015
This 48 pager is the closest to a steampunk game I would think captures the idea of rottenness and oppression of industrialization without demonizing technology itself — all the bad things come from what people do and want, and not the implements the [...]
March 6th, 2015 What do you need to know? Into the Odd is the newest creation of Chris McDowall. This is the new, premium version which was released on Nov 27th 2014 with a [...]
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