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2017 Ennie Nominee LogoHistory isn’t written by the victors. It’s written by the people with the time machines.

“Well, that doesn’t look right.” All around you are the abandoned ruins of medieval Paris, with a hundred thousand rotted skulls piled up in a mountain. Your partner draws her pistol and checks the historical record on her holographic tether. “Looks like the Khan didn’t die of alcoholism, and his hordes didn’t stop at Vienna,” she says.

“Then we’d better find whoever decided to save his life.” You punch in the coordinates for Karakorum in the year 1241, and fire up the time machine. As you disappear from the 13th century, you silently hope that it isn’t the roaches again...

In the TimeWatch RPG, your band of TimeWatch agents defend the timestream from radioactive cockroaches, psychic velociraptors, and human meddlers. Go back in time to help yourself in a fight, thwart your foes by targeting their ancestors, or gain a vital clue by checking a scroll out from the Library of Alexandria. But watch out for paradoxes that may erase you from existence... or worse.

If you’ve ever dreamed of going on world-changing adventures from the age of the dinosaurs to the end of the universe, the TimeWatch RPG is for you! The game includes:

  • Rules for thrilling time chases, combat in every era, and the dangers of paradox, powered by the GUMSHOE investigative system.
  • Extensive GM advice for creating and running games where PCs can travel anywhere, anywhen.
  • Fourteen settings where you can face Mythos horrors, slide between alternate universes, steal the treasures of the ages, and more.
  • More than a dozen ready-to-play time seeds, iconic pregenerated characters, and three full adventures.
  • Plenty of options, so you can easily customize the game to match your group’s preferred style of play.

You’ve got a time machine, high-powered weaponry and a whole lot of history to save.

Welcome to TimeWatch!

Buy it now, and get a bonus ZIP file containing mp3s of sound effects and music! Also available as part of the TimeWatch RPG Bundle, with Behind Enemy Times and The Book of Changing Years. 

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George L August 04, 2022 6:17 pm UTC
Cool game concept but time paradoxes are an outdated concept. Multiple timestreams are most likely created with time travel, so this game should reflect more up to date and accurate probable time mechanics. More research into the game's premise should be done.
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thibauld M October 15, 2022 7:10 am UTC
Well, it is maybe a bit cavalier to be adamant about one concept of timeline or the other while time travel on itself is still pure fiction.
Nonetheless, the salt of this game is the paradox system which is good design for an RPG game system.
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Pierre S September 24, 2019 9:27 pm UTC
I'm not able to call up the Quick Preview or the Full-Size Preview. I tried in both Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and they come out blank.
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Pelgrane P September 25, 2019 11:50 am UTC
Hi Pierre. Thanks for making us aware of this. We are checking this with DriveThruRPG. Thanks, Becky.
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Pelgrane P October 24, 2019 3:30 pm UTC
Pierre, this has been corrected now - thanks again for flagging this up!
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Quinn M December 23, 2018 7:33 am UTC
Any plans for a POD version?
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Pelgrane P September 25, 2019 11:52 am UTC
Hi Quinn. I'm sorry for the delay in responding to your query. We're not planning on making it POD, but it is available to buy in print format from our website. Thanks, Becky.
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