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“Overall, I’m frankly blown away by Itras By. If you like Gormenghast, Twin Peaks, Kafka, Mieville or even Roald Dahl, you will find something to intrigue you.” —Andrew Peregrine, Review on

The city is the dream the Goddess abandoned.

At first glance, the city appears like a scene from a faded sepia photography. An image of early modernity. Trams, hats, the first automobiles, black-white silent movies. Beneath this veneer, however, we hear the unpredictable murmurs of our collective subconscious. The monsters in our own basements.

“Weird in the best way, Itras By comes with a mind-boggling setting just bursting with challenging situations and a genuinely new approach to game play. A big part of what makes this ambitious game work is the deck of cards that drive play.” —Jason Morningstar in Itras By: The Menagerie

Itras By is a table-top roleplaying game featuring a deceptively simple method. It caters effectively to improvisation, freeform and immersive play. The cards included teach the playstyle, and support the players in coming up with challenges and twists. Itras By is anarchic, but GMed. Chaotic, yet concrete.

Note: A complete deck of Itras By Chance and Resolution Cards (including a set of exclusive cards) is also available here!

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Menachem C April 28, 2020 3:26 pm UTC
Hi. Wow, this looks awesome. Gonna play with a group soon. Question, what's the difference between the standard and premium color versions?

Shalom v'ahava,
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Carsten D April 28, 2020 7:49 pm UTC
Hey Marc! Check the link below for an official answer to your question. In general and to me personally, Premium is closer to what a regular offset book looks like, while Standard is a print of lower quality.

Itras By has a bit of color, but not much, so the difference is mostly visible on the darker pages. The paper stock is the same, as are the covers. In comparison to actual full color titles we do (like Earthdawn: The Age of Legend), the difference is minimal in Itras By.

Anyway, here is the link:
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Menachem C April 29, 2020 4:31 am UTC
Carsten, thanks. If the card-stock is the same and the only difference is crispness of color, which there isn't much of, standard color seems just fine. If there is a significant difference in text quality premium color would make sense.

shalom v'ahava,
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Nicholas C April 15, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
I've been having trouble getting some readers to load the pdf, including GoodReader and Kindle.

Any idea what's up with that? It seems to open fine in chrome...
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Carsten D April 16, 2018 5:39 am UTC
Its difficult to support all readers out there, so we concentrate on Acrobat Reader. I don't recall if we ran our GoodReader script on this one, but it sounds like we did not. I'll check and update as soon as possible.
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Aaron K September 06, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
For us non-Norwegians, how does one pronounce "By"-- "bee" or "buy"?
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Michael Stensen S September 10, 2017 12:16 am UTC
None of them. It's more like bee than buy though. They pronounce it in the Norwegian Itras by teaser trailer. Warning, it contains a clip here where a cow eye is getting cut which is really gross
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Karl B December 20, 2017 12:55 pm UTC
In the Scandinavian languages, the letter 'y' is used to write the high front rounded vowel, which doesn't exist in English. Ee as in "bee" is the closest approximation, though.
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Leticia S May 08, 2017 12:11 am UTC
Does the book come with the cards or do I have to order those separately? The note at the bottom says a "complete" set of cards are available to purchase somewhere else so does this come with an incomplete set? I'm confused.
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Ole Peder G July 20, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Hi Leticia!

The cards included in the book can be downloaded here:

The deck on DriveThru has 18 additional cards.

Ole Peder (co-author of Itras By)
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