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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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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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Charles C July 25, 2019 3:29 pm UTC
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This game is amazing!!!!! So glad I found it, wish it would've been sooner. My gaming group has been turning into a bunch of number crunching, power gaming, murder hobo's. This brought the role playing back to the table. I've bought the Hardcover book and will be doing what I can to support this game and the company's efforts. I'm ready for a kick starter or something to help fund some more playbooks and adventures. A very big thank you goes out to Flatland Games.
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Gromit D July 20, 2019 3:49 pm UTC
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Ok, so I want to try this game as a new DM even though our group has been playing DnD 2nd ed and 5 for years now. I need the "Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures" rulebook, I assume. Do I need or should I get anything else for a one-shot evening with 4 players?
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John C July 21, 2019 3:04 pm UTC
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Hi Gromit D,

Thanks for asking. Besides the dice, you shouldn't need anything else for a one-shot. The included Scenario Packs and Character Playbooks will get you off to a great start.

Our free supplements offer more options for both adventures and characters, but are by no means required.

Enjoy!
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Howard J April 14, 2019 12:17 pm UTC
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I had dropped by to order some additional copies of the physical version. . . but it seems it is no longer available. Is that just temporary?
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John C April 14, 2019 12:35 pm UTC
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Hi Howard. Thank you for asking. This appears to be a site error. I've reached out to to DriveThruRPG about this, and expect it should be sorted out soon enough. Please check back soon, or let customer service know as well, and those wonderful and helpful folks will be able to inform you when it's available again.
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Ryan K March 17, 2019 4:39 pm UTC
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Any new material in the works? Is Flatland Games working on another supplement book? Also, have you thought about offering the books vis Lulu? Easier to ship to Canada and many options? Thanks
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John C April 14, 2019 12:37 pm UTC
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Hi Ryan, We do have another supplement in the works, and hope to be able to offer it here soon.
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Artem B January 21, 2019 5:51 pm UTC
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What number of players are recommended for playing scenario packs? Would 2 players be enough to play Hidden Cult scenario for example?
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John C January 22, 2019 11:36 pm UTC
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We have played some one-on-one sessions, but it is probably best with one GM and two to five players.
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Jefrey L December 21, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Would this gaming system be good for younger players (6-10)?
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John C December 30, 2018 11:03 pm UTC
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I would recommend someone a little older to serve as game master, but I expect that children could play characters with some guidance.
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Josh M November 18, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Is a game master required to play? Or can I play this by myself solo?
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John C November 24, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
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Hi Josh,

Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures is intended to help a group of players build a party of related characters. Along the way towards that goal, it would also help a solo player end up with a group of characters with a small village's worth of NPCs and locations. However, Beyond the Wall doesn't try to replace the GM's role in actual game play.

I hope this helps,
John C
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