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Your first life is your own. The rest belong to the Empire.

Phoenix: Dawn Command is fantasy roleplaying game by Dan Garrison and Keith Baker (creator of Eberron and Gloom). It's a story-driven game that combines action and mystery. You are the last hope of a world besieged by nightmares. You possess supernatural power, but you'll never defeat the Dread unless you can unravel its mysteries. Your misions are dangerous, and you may not survive the night... but death is how you gain power. You're a Phoenix, and you have seven lives to save the world. 

This is the core rulebook for Phoenix: Dawn Command, providing all you need to know about the setting and the system of the game. This PDF includes the seven-mission adventure arc Dark Omens. However, THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE GAME. PDC uses a card-based resolution system and you must own these cards to play the game.

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Joshua R September 02, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
So glad the book is available as a PDF here to complement the physical version. Perhaps a nitpicky question, but is there a reason the PDF file does not have a cover? It just shows up as a blank white page...the cover featured here is not part of the file.
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Alexandre L November 02, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
And where is the PDC cards that are needed to play this game? I´ve only seen expansions to the core cards available here on DrivethrughRPG, but NOT the core set itself.
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Dennis G November 02, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
You can get the box set, which includes all cards, tokens, and book on Amazon or at
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Alexandre L November 02, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
So why would I buy the .pdf file here?
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Dennis G November 03, 2017 2:42 am UTC
I like the ability to print out just the pages I need to run a session.
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Alexandre L November 03, 2017 7:12 am UTC
And you like to pay an extra $10.00 on top of what you´ve payed already? (Yes, I´ve read that you got this on KS) That´s the kind of customer they all looking for alright...
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Keith B November 09, 2017 10:37 pm UTC
Hi Alexandre. The core set for Phoenix - which contains everything needed for the gamemaster and up to four players - is available at or on Amazon. We've made the PDF available primarily for players who want to have their own copy of the book. If you have the core set, you don't need to own the PDF to play the game.
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Jason T November 02, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
Will this be made available to Kickstarter backers, or is it only available as a separate purchase?
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Dennis G November 03, 2017 2:44 am UTC
I was a Kickstarter backer and I already got a copy of the guide in PDF, minus the Dark Omens mission sequence.
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Cody M November 03, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
I just asked in the comments of the KS, and they've said they'll send it out to backers on Monday, alongside a new update.
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Nina B November 02, 2017 3:42 pm UTC
could use more than a preview that consists of a table of contents and a couple of paragraphs that don't tell me anything pertinent to the game you are trying to sell.
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Alexandre L November 02, 2017 4:02 pm UTC
Seems a recurring issue nowadays. The description is too vague to non-existence regarding the resolution system but also the setting.

We sure could use a "bit" more information.
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Dennis G November 02, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
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Keith B November 09, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
This was a posting error, Nina; the preview is supposed to contain the first chapter of the book. This should be resolved now, though it may take time for the file to update. You can get additional information at, and the free player guide available there includes additional information about the setting and system.
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Nina B November 10, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Thank you very much.
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