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“I came seeking adventure, death, and vengeance… and I found Capharnaum. It called to me with its ancient gods and enmities, its mysterious quests, desert caravans and dusty souks.
I was tracking a djinn, one of the worst, a marid risen in rebellion against Marduk the Dragon. In the depths of the desert I had a vision of a thousand warriors crossing this scorching land. Here everything is in motion, wind and sand, and the night has a thousand colours. Everything is struggle – even for those who seek a peaceful life…”  -
 From The First Odyssey to Kafer Nahum, by Jilali Ibn Malik Abd-al-Hassan, holy warrior of Kh’saaba.

You bear the Dragon Mark. You are destined for great things, adventures where you’ll write the history of the world. In a land of mysteries and magic, where East meets West on the burning sands of Jazirat, your future awaits. Discover a whole new world, confront djinn, gods and dragons, and take your place among the heroes of the age!

Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world of Arabian Nights, Argonauts, and Crusaders. Inspired by the One Thousand and One Nights, the myths of ancient Greece, and the legends of the Crusades, it’s where history meets myth, and legends are born.

Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked includes:

  • A whole new world of history, legend, and myth – a profound and original setting.
  • Simple yet flexible rules encouraging player inventiveness up to epic levels of play.
  • Peoples, gazetteer, and bestiary for the land of Jazirat, inspired by Middle-Eastern history and myth.
  • Gorgeous maps and full-colour artwork.

Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked, translated from the original French, appears in English for the first time. With a vibrant community and supported by a line of supplements and adventures, all you need to play is this book, paper and pencils, and a handful of six-sided dice.

All hail the Dragon-Marked!

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Steven N February 16, 2022 9:18 pm UTC
Very late to this but is there any plans to bring the GM guide and beastiary into English? I love the system and desperately want more.
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Sarah N April 30, 2022 2:38 pm UTC
Hi Steven - thanks for your query! Yes, we plan to release the whole Capharnaum line, beginning with the Arcana of Adventure in 2022, and including the Bestiary and Kingdom of Heaven campaign. We're very glad to hear you love the system!
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John P March 13, 2019 3:15 pm UTC
Where can I find a blank character sheet PDF?
I only own the physical book. Can't seem to find a download for the character sheet, however.
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Alexandre L March 11, 2019 9:55 pm UTC
Hi Sarah.

Can you tell us if there's any plans for the release of the english version of the GM book (Livre d'Al-Rawi), and if so its ETA?

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Jakub ? July 07, 2018 12:03 am UTC
I want to read it now but I also want the physical book. Will there be some kind of physical book discount for buying the pdf?
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Sarah N July 07, 2018 8:26 am UTC
Hi Jakub,

Yes, that's possible. Our direct sales of the hardback are handled by the Modiphius webstore; if you contact them with your DriveThru receipt for the PDF, then they'll be able to arrange a discount on the hardback version for you.

Cheers - and happy reading! :)

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Jakub ? July 07, 2018 8:44 am UTC
Bought the book, thank you!
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Raymond W July 05, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
Full-sized preview only has TOC. I'm curious but I won't buy an RPG that shows nothing in the preview.
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Sarah N July 06, 2018 9:39 am UTC
Thanks for the heads-up, Raymond. We're getting this sorted right now. All the best, Sarah.
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Sarah N July 06, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Hi Raymond - just to say we've corrected that and there's now a good 30-page section available via the full-sized preview. I hope you enjoy Capharnaum!

All the best,

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Raymond W July 06, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
Sarah, thank you for being so responsive. Now I can see that this book is beautiful and interesting. I will put it on my wishlist immediately :)
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Sarah N July 07, 2018 7:43 am UTC
Awesome - many thanks, Raymond! Any questions at all, please fire away. :) All hail the Dragon-Marked!


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Steve L July 10, 2018 1:28 am UTC
Also, you can download the quickstart rules which give a pretty good overview of the game.
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