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Atlantis: The Second Age, a tabletop role-playing game (RPG) of sword and sorcery fantasy.




Atlantis is a sword and sorcery game inspired by the works of Fritz Lieber, Michael Moorcock, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith. Atlantis; a strange, wondrous and sometimes horrific antediluvian age where heroes survive by their wits, courage, and strong sword arms.




Based on the classic Atlantean Trilogy by Bard Games


Welcome to the world of Atlantis. This is a new role-playing game for a new generation that draws inspiration from the material of the original.

While staying true to the original setting, this all-new game expands upon it with a dynamic magic system, exotic technomantic magical creations, and rules to bring your character's back-story and drama to life at the table.


• Play as a twisted Netherman cannibal, a haughty Atlantean sorcerer, a bestial Anadaman thief, or a mercurial Jinn warrior.

• Face the horrors of the dark isle of Anostos, brave the fighting-pits of Atlantis, and battle Makara on the high seas.

• Uncover ancient conspiracies, cleave demented cultists, and conquer lands unseen by civilized man for a thousand years.

• Rebuild the might of shattered Atlantis, or wipe clean the past and create your own empire from the dust and blood of the lost age.


Will you be kingmaker, tyrant, thief, scholar, or slayer?



Atlantis: The Second Age is a rich setting that uses the Omega System but can easily be adapted to most popular fantasy role-playing games. In this game, players and gamemasters will find everything they need to run a campaign in the legendary antediluvian age, including the magic of Atlantis, an atlas of Antediluvian Earth, regional guidebooks, a compendium of creatures, unique playable races, and pantheons.

What is the Omega System? The game uses a straightforward rule set that utilizes a single D20 roll to resolve actions. The following section explains how to apply the rules to combat and non-combat situations.

THE RESULTS TABLE All actions in the game are resolved by the following procedure: 1. Determine the Degree of Difficulty (DoD). The DoD represents the relative ease or difficulty of an action. A positive DoD represents an easy action while a negative DoD represents a difficult action. 2. Add the character’s Skill or Attribute Rating to the DoD. 3. Take the result (a positive number, a negative number, or zero) and add it to a D20 roll. 4. Consult the Results Table for the result.

That’s all you really need to know. All the rules in this book are just variations of the above procedure. Players contribute by describing the Intent of their characters’ actions to the GM. Then it is the GM’s job to interpret the outcome of the Results Table and how it affects the particular scene the player characters are involved in. Guidelines and tips for interpreting these rolls are covered later.


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July 24th, 2015
It uses basically the same system as the rules in Hellas, with a few minor differences. I do like the fact that you do have partial failures and partial successes as well as the full ones. It gives much more leeway to the GM. The artwork was very good. [...]
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