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Welcome to Age Past

Age Past: The Incian Sphere is a book of epic proportions. It is 400 pages, 270k words. It includes 70 pages of original and unique tiled art. It is one of the most comprehensive and beautiful solo-INDIE RPG books every published.

This is the Revised Edition Core rulebook for the Age Past RPG system. 

As you adventure, you are already known - from the future's eye - to have impacted the world.  You are in the history books.  Children study your legacy.  What did you do?  Take down the King?  Save a village from a horde of Trolls?  Help a despot rise to power?  The Age Past allows you to advance your goals through simple story driven mechanics.


Age Past is a sandbox fantasy RPG that suits characters from primtive to low technology genres.  There are hundreds of options that can be taken multiple times for millions of combinations.  The system helps creates some of the most satisfyingly developed PC from any RPG.  All this integreates with a character drive system that provides motivation to both the player and character.

Anything in the world can be crafted from flying ships to magic armor.  Players have control to create their own beast followers, comrades, and followers.

Your character is special because you made her that way.  The system allows you to leverage your character's unique aspects and places them front and center.  How your character works and what you can do is unlike any other system.  You may choose to make a character that is great at a few specific tasks or a generalist.  Regardless, the archetype you create is completely unique and will perform the way you designed her.


The Incian Sphere Contains:

  • 140 Powers: Each with a designed cost - more powerful Powers cost more.  There are plenty of social based Powers right along with combat and magic based.
  • 150 Spell:  Setup in 14 schools.  Any character can be a caster or a psionist.
  • 70 Monsters: All ready to go - plus monster build rules.
  • Complete Crafting Section:  Craft anything.
  • Art: There are almost 100 unique art pieces in the book, adding to a whopping 70 pages of art.
  • Dynamic Character Leveling: Experience the true sense of your character growing with levels.


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Michael J January 21, 2019 10:36 pm UTC
Is this still a thing or has it died the way a lot of crowdfunding games do? if not when are the next books coming, I have the sand and woe already you put out (minus some artwork), just wondering what if anything is the next step with this. Also just as a teaser what are the other spheres like I believe one of them is more Technology focused (to what level, are we talking steampunk, or way more futuristic), also what are the other two spheres like? Also what other races are out there and what other monsters.
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Brandon L November 19, 2017 2:22 am UTC
I was wondering how I go about purchasing the Sands and Woe companion to this? I try to purchase from the publishers website, but the cart system fails every time. I get a message that states, "Oops! It looks like nothing was found at this location, please check the address and try again!"

Will it be added to DTRPG? I have OCD, and have to own everything for every game system I own. I am honestly begging for a way to give you guys money.

Thank you very much.
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jeff M December 10, 2017 4:14 am UTC

Sorry for the delayed response. I didn't see it here. Sand and Woe has been written, but was part of a failed crowdfunding effort. I don not have full art for it yet. My plan is to re-release it with the rest of the Age past material, including the Sphere of Terres Book which provides the rest of the world's content. If you want the "late-beta" Sand and Woe book I can send you a copy. Please just email and ask and I'll send you a link.

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jeff M December 10, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Ohh btw, if you like "throwing money" at problems... I need art and editing. I am happy to take donations for exclusive rights to content in the games i make - chosen by you. It's an opportunity to put your mark on the system and RPG hobby in general. Really I want to do the best possible and that includes art.

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jeff M August 01, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
Thanks for supporting the Age Past RPG system. We try to be active in connecting with the gaming community. If you have any issues, comments or questions about the system please let us know. Leave a note here or on our forums:

Please let us know when you find typos or broken rules as it's easy to fix them and upload a new and better version of the PDF for all to enjoy.

Age Past is definitely not for everyone, but it has a very loyal following. We tried to implement optional rules that allow complexity to be adjusted to fit a wider range of gamers. We appreciate honest and measured feedback, as we want to make the best games possible. If you've played the game we want to know about your experience.

Thanks! Jeff
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jeff M September 07, 2018 1:50 pm UTC
I have a 110 page book written that needs art called Sand and Woe. It was a bundle with a failed KS and I have 65k words written for the Steampunk world called the Hokate Sphere which I was writing for the Spheres of Terres book.

I'd love to get all this stuff out, but without crowdfunding for the art, I have to put out books w/o art or color or both. Since the KS are having a hard time breaking $5k, I have placed these on the back burner to build up more of a resume so people will be more interested in backing. I happy to give you access to the copy, but I need thousands to make these properly. If you have thoughts or can help assemble a campaign I would be appreciative.
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Aaron B August 01, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
Author and Designer Jeff Mechlinski takes a bold new approach to Swords and Sorcery medieval fantasy in Ages past. After turning about 20 This reviewer learned of the world of rpgs outside of Dungeons and Dragons. Often I have encountered systems meant to cater to one specific setting or feeling. This is neither of those and encompases a wide range of settings. The age past system does one thing above all other things it does extremely well. Variety, is the core of this system building a classless character from the ground up with your own wants and desires strewn about it. I personally love my character from it. He is everything I wanted. Moving forward the alignment system is inventive and refreshing and the races are full of there own flare without being to unfamiliar. My primary issue with this rulebook however Is in fact the core mechanic of dice pooling, and the combat, while this reviewer understand the point of the system in that one can be far more narrative to combat, it often feels bogged down in a...See more
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