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Dark Albion: The Rose War


Dark Albion: The Rose War is a 275 pages long, OSR RPG campaign setting, set in a fantasy medieval England during the War of the Roses (15th century). Think England + sorcery + demons and fairies + some fantasy twists to the world. 80% of the book is system neutral, so can be used with most role-playing games. Nonetheless, this book is designed with OSR games in mind, and will run best with Fantastic Heroes & Witchery (also available on RPGNow/Drivethru), and similar games such as Osric, Swords & Wizardry, etc., as well as the 5th edition of the most popular fantasy RPG! Note lastly that layout and art have been given great care to make the most visually pleasing book as possible: this means 10 maps, and two illustrations per pages on most of the 275 pages!

The zipped file is 140 MB, and contains the fully bookmarked PDF file of the book (61 MB), plus 19 maps (in high resolution enabling large printing), including both GM (hexmaps) and player variants of the eight major maps.

DAA1 - The Ghost of Jack Cade on London Bridge, an introductory, 1st level adventure for Dark Albion is now available on RPGNow! 

Preview: Get a small PDF preview and photos on the publisher's website!

Adventures: DAA1 - The Ghost of Jack Cade on London Bridge, an introductory, 1st level adventure for Dark Albion is now also available on RPGNow!

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Zachery D March 12, 2023 5:53 pm UTC
Is this available in print anywhere?
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Mark T December 22, 2022 6:52 pm UTC
Looks suspiciously like it's designed to blend right in with your collection of Ars Magica 5th Edition books. Just sayin'.
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David B April 14, 2016 10:12 pm UTC
As a big fan of medieval, historical based RPGs, this is my go to book. A wealth of information that is system neutral and more vibrant than any make-believe setting.
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August 19, 2015 3:51 pm UTC
Are there any plans to offer this book as a Print + PDF bundle? I'm interested in owning it in both formats, and I noticed the adventure DAA1 is available in such a bundle.
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Dominique C September 28, 2015 5:57 am UTC
I must solve the problem I have with Lightning Source that prints dull colors on the cover. I didn't get any satisfying answer so far...
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Emiliano M April 23, 2019 5:23 pm UTC
Hi, any news about the possibility of a print + PDF bundle? I see that the two versions are available to to purchase separately and I was wondering if there were any plans for a bundle.
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Guenther H February 23, 2021 10:11 pm UTC
Any news on this matter?
I assume that the colour problem could be resolved - but then you offer the print version already for five years, so the cover seems fine enough for print only. ;-)
I am withholding my purchase until there is an attractive option for buying both formats of the book..
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Samuel P January 02, 2024 11:50 am UTC
Also would like to know if this is possible. Looks like the conversation is dead though.

Physical + PDF bundle would be appreciated.
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Karl L August 14, 2015 4:56 pm UTC
Hi! Just bought this and looking forward to reading it. The problem is that I use a tablet to read RPG books, and the file is so big I'm not able to download it. Is it possible to make a slimer version? I don't remember seeing a book this size before.
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Dominique C August 14, 2015 8:54 pm UTC
The download file is 140 MB, but the PDF itself is around 60 MB (the remaining are maps). I could make a lighter PDF of the book, but it will have low resolution images, and that will not look nice. (And I would need an email to send the lighter PDF.)
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Karl L August 17, 2015 6:59 pm UTC
I saw there was an option of adding it to dropbox. So I did that, and managed to download it to my tablet from there. Thanks anyways, problem solved. Looking forward to reading it.
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