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Science Fiction Mystery in the 1920s

Humanity has reached the stars

An alien plague without a cure threatens civilisation

Only a few tragic heroes can save mankind


Odd Soot is a roleplaying game of mystery and investigation set on an alternate Earth in the 1920s. Mankind has travelled into space and found alien civilisations. But a disease called The Soot spreads, driving those infected into madness. And they follow a twisted logic, wreaking havoc around them.  

With Odd Soot you can tell stories you have never heard before.

You play deep, personal characters with impressive talents and tragic backgrounds. The setting is strangely familiar – combining alien worlds with 1920s tropes – full of mysteries and unsolved enigmas. 

Odd Soot is a complete roleplaying game based on Mythras. No other books are needed to play.


'Oh, shit. Haven't read it from A to Z, but I think I'm in love. Looks really neat!’
Nils Hintze (Tales From The Loop)

'After playing it myself, I highly recommend Odd Soot for something different to add to your collective role-playing experience.’ EN World review, David J Buck

‘The world of Odd Soot is the sinister offspring of HG Wells and HP Lovecraft. […] The eponymous Soot is what sets the game apart. It is all-pervasive, reacting to violence and infecting those who enact it, inexorably dragging those infected into madness.’
Joseph R


Contents include:

  • Mechanics for how The Soot affects people, with physical and mental effects
     
  • New PC backgrounds, including Circles and Relationship Maps, to create deep, personal characters
     
  • Quick alternative character creation 
     
  • Details on how to use difference engines and Extended Conflicts for problem solving
     
  • Choose between simplified and regular combat
  • Inter-dimensional magic
     
  • Major forces in the setting, like The Philosophy Engine and The Priests of Wittenberg, described
     
  • Village generator to populate any scenario
     
  • Uncanny inventions of the Soot-infected
     
  • Five detailed alien species
     
  • Alien technology
     
  • Beastiary with alien plants and animals
     
  • Description of Doggerland, a fictional island between UK and Denmark
     
  • Two exo-planets: Sisymbrium and Vera Colony
     
  • Locations: The Sinking City and The Dream Library
     
  • Star liner stats and descriptions of life onboard
     
  • Game Mastering guidelines
     
  • Starting scenario set in Doggerland
     
Odd Soot is published under a Mythras Gateway license provided by The Design Mechanism.
 
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November 4th, 2018
Odd Soot is an intriguing game with lots of opportunities for exciting adventures. The caption ”Tell stories you have never heard before” captures it well. It has a Jules Verne-feel in a diesel punk setting. I imagine stories where the wonders of [...]
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October 27th, 2018
HI, this is a interesting setting for Mythras. A 1920's like world with space travel. The big thing in this game is the Odd Soot, a disease which slowly drives you mad and is across many planets. There are a few tweks to the basic Mythras system most [...]
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270
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978-91-982393-4-8
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October 06, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on September 26, 2018.