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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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Roger L. [Featured Reviewer]
August 2nd, 2018 Du erwachst verwirrt in einer kargen Ödnis. Erinnerung [...]
July 23rd, 2018
ABANDON HOPE, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE. Welcome to Xas Irkalla. You will die here. You will die here painfully. Brutally. Without hope. Without love. Without anyone caring. You will die here, lost in the warped realities o [...]
May 8th, 2018
Did you see this book's cover and think it was a logo for a black metal band? Yup, me too, and I think that's exactly what what the designers were going for with this ultra bleak (and ultra awesome) new tabletop game. In a nutshell, Xas Irkallla [...]
May 3rd, 2018
I wrote a review of this game after excitedly reading through it. That review is included below. I happened upon Xas Irkalla by a happy accident. I was cruising around Blogger and found mention of a KickStarter campaign that looked inte [...]
May 2nd, 2018
The system is easy to understand and works pretty good. The real thing here is the world, i never encountered a roleplaying game so dirty, dark and desperate, and i prefer dark stuff for a long time now. For any kind of dream/nightmare world strongly [...]
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April 21, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on April 24, 2018.