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Every home needs its heroes…

Your small village seems like a haven to you and your friends, but it is not safe.

Dangerous faeries lurk in the forest just outside of town, wicked men and ferocious monsters are a constant threat, and sometimes dark forces find their way into your neighbors’ hearts. You and your companions are young and untested, but ready to protect what matters.

Come with us beyond the wall...

Lots of times, we want to play a roleplaying game but just don’t have the time for all the prep work involved. No more. Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures is a kit to make a gang of childhood friends and send them off on their first big adventure, just like in the novels we loved growing up. Now we have this simple fantasy roleplaying game that gives a group of players all the tools they need to play an exciting adventure in a single evening, no homework, no fuss.

Anyone with a background in OSR games will already be comfortable with the core rules of Beyond the Wall.

• Inspired by the works of Ursula K. LeGuin, Susan Cooper, and Lloyd Alexander.
• Character Playbooks and Scenario Packs for play in a single evening with no prep.
• Player driven village design for fleshing out the characters’ home.
• Six Character Playbooks, including the Village Hero and the Witch’s Prentice.
• Two Scenario Packs: the Angered Fae and the Hidden Cult.


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Lee A September 09, 2022 12:23 am UTC
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If I buy the PDF now to see if I like it, can I get the hardcover later at a reduced price?
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John O July 22, 2022 4:39 am UTC
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Hey! What's the difference between the "Standard" and "Premium" hardcovers? Is the content the same?
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John C July 26, 2022 10:07 pm UTC
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The content is the same. The difference is in the paper and ink used. I recommend the "Standard" version, as I don't notice a great difference between them.
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Christon S April 29, 2022 4:24 pm UTC
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Love the game system... doing a read through and would like to clarify on saving throws... are their no attribute bonuses added to the throw? just a naked d20?
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John C July 26, 2022 10:08 pm UTC
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Thanks for your kind words! The saving throws do not get attribute bonuses added to them.
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Rhys M April 13, 2022 2:40 am UTC
This isn't based on on the Apocalypse World system, is it?
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John C April 13, 2022 9:38 pm UTC
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Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures isn't Powered by the Apocalypse, it uses the OSR system, but it also uses character creation as an opportunity to build the group, not just a collection of characters, and focuses on requiring minimal preparation.
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Rhys M April 15, 2022 4:31 am UTC
Okay awesome. Apocalypse world is just not for me. But you will soon have a purchase from me ASAP.
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Eduardo O October 20, 2021 3:17 pm UTC
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This game would really benefit from a "master" edition, or new printing that encompasses what all the book have combined. Love the game, but going between 4 different book for different details is a bit too much!
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Randall C December 29, 2021 4:48 pm UTC
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That's half of the OSR experience, Eduardo! Pouring over several different books to find the answers to a particular question! Just like we did back in the '80's with the DMG, PHB, DSG, WSG, and UA!
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Christopher B April 16, 2022 10:03 am UTC
/agree. I would kickstart a leather tome of this
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Paul B July 08, 2022 6:19 am UTC
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+1 to this idea. I'd pay for a nice, collected tome.
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Rhett W December 22, 2020 7:53 pm UTC
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Just bought this, it looks like a really cool system. Instead of posting the Zip File for download, can you post the individual PDFs? I'm using the DriveThruRPG App for convenience, and I cant open a Zip and read the PDF on my Tablet with the regular app. Thanks!
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michael M December 04, 2020 8:51 pm UTC
Is it more 1e or Basic D&D "flavored"?
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Chris P December 20, 2020 11:58 pm UTC
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Much closer to Basic, with the 3e style base attack bonus and ascending AC.
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Scott H September 19, 2020 8:20 pm UTC
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This is a great set of books. I would be interested to read an "Appendix N" of all the "classic young adult fantasy literature" that inspired it and the various character playbooks, scenario packs, etc.
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Joshua C June 03, 2020 11:14 pm UTC
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I must've bought this right before the sale started, ouch...
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Max B June 03, 2020 4:13 pm UTC
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For those who hesitate, Beyond the Wall is a terrific RPG. Got my physical copy a while back. Just reading it is a wonderful experience, one of the most beautiful RPG books out there. Highly recommended.
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Ilias L May 03, 2020 12:21 am UTC
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Hello! I have already bought the PDF editions of the books and I have decided to upgrade to a physical copy for all three books that are available in print. Is there maybe a way to discount the PDF price from that purchase?
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Matthew G January 22, 2020 1:21 am UTC
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Both “The Angered Fae” and “The Hidden Cult” contain this entry on the Recent Events table. I’m guessing it should be different for “The Angered Fae”?

A strange star rose in the north, and all trembled with fear at this portent. It shines still, even during the day. Test Intelligence (obscure knowledge skills may help). Success: you recall a bit of old lore about the star and know the True Name of a demon associated with the cult. Failure: you were transfixed by the unnatural glow of the star and are now cursed; -5 to the first saving throw you have to take.
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John C January 23, 2020 1:46 am UTC
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That's right, Matthew. Our apologies. I suggest replacing the entry with:

Everyone in the village noticed that the man in the moon went missing several nights ago. Only you thought to chat about it with the strange old man who stopped by the inn to sell his willow bows. Test Charisma (social skills may help). Success: With a wink, he hands you a bow from the center of his bundle and asks you not to mention it. Failure: He takes offense and leaves in a huff, embarrassing you in front of everyone there. In either case, the moon returns to normal the next night and no one believes your story.
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Mamading C June 03, 2020 3:21 pm UTC
Is there a published errata available?
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Gianfranco B January 08, 2020 11:03 pm UTC
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I want to translate this amazing game in italian, please give me your email
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John C January 10, 2020 4:17 pm UTC
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Thanks for your enthusiasm! I've received your email and replied.
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David W J December 22, 2019 12:01 pm UTC
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Are the saving throws a save or die like typical OSR? I mainly play Lamentations of the Flame Princess and I’m used to doing sessions where 2-3 characters die at a time.
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John C December 24, 2019 1:53 pm UTC
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While characters in Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures face deadly perils, their deaths are rarely surprises to their players. Instead, Beyond the Wall uses a system of Fortune Points to help players manage their character's luck.
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Horst D December 04, 2019 11:47 pm UTC
We just bought the hardcover version for our son for xmas, what dice does he need, and does he need anything else?
Thank you
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John C December 05, 2019 6:51 pm UTC
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I recommend a set of dice including four, six, eight, ten, twelve, and twenty-sided dice. These are frequently sold together, and will be useful for a number of different games as well. Beyond that, a few players, some scratch paper, and pencils are just about all you'll need.

Enjoy!
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Bruno D October 17, 2019 4:42 am UTC
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This is my first roleplayinggame and I was wondering if the GM draws a dungeonmap to the scenarios?
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Charles B December 02, 2019 4:34 am UTC
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You certainly can do that. This is a good game to start with.
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