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Xas Irkalla
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Xas Irkalla

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Artwork by James Vail

Beneath grey skies of falling ashes, corpse-like denizens beckon for scraps of flesh, kneeling in filth and ecstasy before their slumbering god-kings. Wasteland tribes fight against the armies that come to take them as cattle. Witches are hunted and bred to serve as psychic slaves to sorcerers at war, and things of nightmare are birthed from the cracks in the earth, where reality is twisted into surreal labyrinths of intersecting worlds. This is the world of Xas Irkalla.

This is a hardcore, difficult game. Even with strategic play, only powerful characters and cautious players will survive.

Xas Irkalla is a core book that includes all the rules from the Strain survival-horror system. All rules necessary to play are included.

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Jeff M October 27, 2020 7:09 pm UTC
Tricks or treat, thank you for the gift.
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Jeremy H May 27, 2020 9:06 am UTC
Whoa... just grabbed this as a Deal Of The Day. I would love to get it printed at a local shop. I wonder, would the author remove the watermark?
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James V May 27, 2020 3:57 pm UTC
Send an email to and we can work something out
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Michael Y April 28, 2020 12:00 pm UTC
Very well-done product! I am very happy with my purchase and this game is so different than what I normally play, that I am excited again to DM. I enjoyed very much reading this game and the author put lots of effort into creating a quality game.
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David W J November 17, 2019 6:56 am UTC
This game doesn’t exist on Roll20, can I use the strain character sheet instead?
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James V November 18, 2019 1:20 am UTC
Yes, the Strain character sheet works with Xas Irkalla.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 24, 2018.