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Uresia: Grave of Heaven (2nd Edition All-Systems Library)

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The gods have died, heaven has fallen, and man has rebuilt his world on the wreckage. The Elves belong to an ancient demon. The Dwarves can turn to smoke and walk on the wind. Men wage wars of trade for the emeralds which fuel the most powerful sorceries, and the Satyrs sail the high seas ... to stage panty-raids. Beneath it all, the dungeons are the crushed remains of heaven itself. This is Uresia, the acclaimed, eccentric, and basically good-natured fantasy world by S. John Ross.

  • A world explored at several zoom-levels, from the broad sweep of kingdoms to a detailed fantasy city to the day-to-day of a remote rural village to the individual troubles and triumphs of specific characters across the grave.
  • Familiar enough to provide firm footing for traditional-fantasy fans (it's a world of warriors, wizards, thieves and vagabonds), but with a warmth & personality entirely its own, with unexpected details around every corner (it's a world where Slimes and haunted snowmen are valid PCs, the "common tongue" is dangerous in the wrong company, and your campaign is just as likely to visit a sporting arena as the nearby trap-laden ruin).
  • Designed from the core as a game world. Every detail chosen to inspire characters and adventures.

Uresia comes from the author of such timeless classics as 'a cartoon in Dragon magazine that one time,' and 'a pretty good recipe for General Tso's Chicken.' It's a wholly-revised-and-expanded edition, perfect for newcomers and satisfying to long-time fans. Uresia is fully illustrated, indexed, mapped, has clicky-things for the screen readers and removable layers for the home-printers. Every copy is made of 100% post-consumer recycled genre love and nitrate-free pixels. Serve with snacks.

Editon Note: This revised, expanded worldbook is part of Cumberland's All-Systems Library, RPG titles devoted to world, character and adventure material with no ties to any specific game system. Just the good stuff! A setting made of luuuv.

If you like the cut of Uresia's jib, visit the Cumberland Games listing for titles like Caravel (an intimate look at a Uresian sailing vessel, those aboard her, and some of the places she sails), The Temphis Runes (runic fonts for your computer, plus related Uresian lore) and the Lore & Curiosities freebie set!

 
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August 01, 2017 10:57 am UTC
Is it going to become available in POD here?
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S. John R August 01, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
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Very possibly! I haven't yet done POD via this site for any of my titles, but once I do some private trial runs I'll have a better idea. I'd certainly like to offer it in POD here.
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January 27, 2017 10:28 am UTC
If we purchase the physical book from somewhere else (probably best not mentioned here), would it also include the PDF from here?
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S. John R January 28, 2017 7:25 am UTC
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Unfortunately, there are several barriers to that (both sites have sales which are anonymous to the publisher, for example) so I can't officially make that kind of offer. However, if things go well here (Uresia has only been here a few weeks now), I'll certainly look into bundling hardcopy and PDF here in one place (I'm pretty sure that's a thing ... I'm still learning all the buttons!) Also, drop me an email and we may be able to jury-rig something.
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Brandon A December 24, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
How is this related story/licensing-wise to the BESM/Guardians of Order Grave of Uresia?

I just looked at my old print copy of the book and realized, you're the original author of the book, aren't you?
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S. John R December 24, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
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Hi there! This is the same world I wrote for BESM2, in an expanded new Edition (I acquired all rights to the the setting in 2005 when we were busy working on BESM3). While the original edition was BESM (plus the followup BESM d20 version), this edition is system-agnostic, with expanded world material, new maps (I did the original maps as well, so they're in a version of the same style), and character-creation tools, making it useful for any flexible set of fantasy or universal rules ... of course, BESM is still a great choice (or OVA or Risus or Hero or BRP or ...) =)

For more information on the history of Uresia, Uresia supplements, Uresia Q&A, Uresia fanfic and more, check out the Uresia homepage, Blue Lamp Road http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/blueroom/uresia.htm and this page in particular http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/blueroom/uresia-incarnations.htm

I also maintain a small gallery of Uresia map-graphics over at DeviantArt: http://temphis.deviantart.com/gallery/25953044/Uresia-Grave-of-Heaven...See more
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Chet C December 22, 2016 4:22 am UTC
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If I hadn't bought this before, I'd definitely buy it now. One of the very best worlds with infinite backstory potential for any character. Imagine Arduin's gonzo anything can happen attitude, but written with more structure and easy-to-read chocolaty goodness. Imagine being able to actually FIND things.

Now - imagine using any rules you want - or no rules.

It's not a universal game, such as BRP or GURPS. It's very personal, and it's uniquely Uresia.
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December 22, 2016 2:31 pm UTC
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If you email S. John Ross, he will send you a code to get it here as well.
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Chet C December 22, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
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I might do that, but I already keep backups of my backups...on these 5.25 floppy disks...
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S. John R December 22, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
True story! Anyone who bought the Uresia PDF directly from me at Cumberland is welcome to drop me a line if they'd like to have access to it here, as well. Just email to sjohn@cumberlandgames.com and give me enough info to find you in my database (the email address you ordered with will do the trick, but there are other ways if that doesn't work) and the email you want me to send the DriveThru/RPGNow download to.

(Figured I'd say all that here so people browsing along can find it) =)
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Kyrinn E December 21, 2016 9:41 pm UTC
Which system does this use, if any?
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S. John R December 21, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
None at all; it's 100% character/adventure/world material (see the Product Information sidebar).
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Kyrinn E December 23, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Thanks. :)
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