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There’s more to the world than most of us know. Academic wizards and gutter mages, vampires and werewolves, Men in Black working for a secret religious order and a police division investigating Fortean crimes. The cities and the very landscape encompass haunted places and lost bubbles of history, faerie courts and places of power.

But you know. You’re at the edge of the Hidden World. Maybe you’ve seen it and can’t ignore it. Maybe you’re from the Hidden World, but with ties to humanity.

Liminal is a self-contained tabletop roleplaying game about those on the boundary between the modern day United Kingdom and the Hidden World- the world of secret societies of magicians, a police division investigating Fortean crimes, fae courts, werewolf gangs, and haunted places where the walls between worlds are thin.

The players portray Liminals - those who stand between the mortal and magical realms, with ties to each. Examples of Liminals include:

  • A magician who acts as a warden to protect unaware mortals from supernatural menaces;
  • Someone of mysterious birth who is perhaps half Fae. In any case they are caught up in Faerie politics whether they like it or not;  
  • A burglar who steals supernatural relics;  
  • A werewolf who still has many ties to ordinary people;
  • A dhampir, striving to do good despite their vampiric infection;
  • A mortal detective who knows some of the real strangeness out there.

The magical world has a basis in British and Irish folklore and legends, along with ghost stories and modern day popular takes on the supernatural in fiction. Inspirations from fiction include the "real world" fantasy novels of Ben Aaranovitch, Jim Butcher, Emma Bull, Susanna Clarke, Harry Connolly, Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Benedict Jacka, and Helene Wecker.

This is an A5 sized book/PDF comprised of 286 pages.

 
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neil S June 20, 2019 4:46 am UTC
Wheres the POD option
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Dany L June 15, 2019 12:25 pm UTC
I am interested to buy a colour version of this game, will it be available as PoD? I missed the Modiphius sale
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Paul M June 18, 2019 7:24 pm UTC
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It will be back in stock at Modiphius soon.
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Laszlo S June 12, 2019 6:47 pm UTC
Sounds interesting but I really dislike one-column layout. No one really does it anymore, was there a specific reason do choose it over two-column? Is there a complete campaign planned for this game?
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Patryk A June 12, 2019 8:13 pm UTC
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Actually, this format makes for a great reading using a single hand while riding public means of transportation.

Note: I am an owner of both of PDF and color version. The PDF is surprisingly hard to read on my mobile due to column width to font-size ratio. The book on the other hand works mighty fine.
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Michael S June 13, 2019 11:57 pm UTC
This book is digest sized, roughly 6x9". Single-column layout is optimum for a book this size. Two column layout would look cramped.
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Paul M June 18, 2019 7:26 pm UTC
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Thanks everyone- yes, the single column layout is down to a digest-sized book. There are lots of single adventures planned, and eventually a campaign. Two of the adventures are available already- Prodigal Son and The Haunting House- and the Haunting House works well as a sequel to Prodigal Son.
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Laszlo S June 19, 2019 5:37 pm UTC
Thanks for the info. Savage Worlds books are also digest sized (or something similar) and the two-column layout works really well there. This is a personal preference for me, so others might not care. Great that there is a campaign planned, I'll get interested in RPG systems usually once there are campaigns for them.
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Anthony D May 01, 2019 7:23 pm UTC
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Quick question: The PoD is listed as a B&W book. Does this mean that the entire book will be B&W, or is this just denoting the paper/color quality?

Wanted to check before I finalize a review for the site I write for so I have the facts (and so I know for myself for when I grace the gorgeous art of this book onto my physical shelves in the future!)
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May 02, 2019 10:12 pm UTC
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If it says B+W then it will be black and white printing.

FYI there was a color POD version available, I’ve ordered it myself, but it’s now not being offered.
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Paul M May 03, 2019 10:10 pm UTC
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Groovy. The currently listed PoD is the Black and White version. A physical colour version will be available around the end of this month from Modiphius directly, with whom we now have a distribution arrangement. It's already available from a few game stores- Leisure Games (London), Patriot Games (Sheffield), and Fan Boy 3 (Manchester).
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Anthony D May 04, 2019 3:16 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads up! I know a few people that have "color" products but the book is only B&W, so I wanted to be sure.

I'm based in the USA, so I tend to have to wait a bit for Modiphius titles (my FLGS doesn't carry much/any of their books), but if I love this as much as I do right now by the time I get to the end, I'll have to budget that in soon enough. :)

Hopefully my review will be written, edited, and live within a week or so!
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Stacie W June 03, 2019 1:51 am UTC
I checked the Modiphius website and as of June 2, 2019 it's not anywhere on their website.
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March 10, 2019 1:54 am UTC
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Will this get a POD?
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Jason B March 10, 2019 11:31 pm UTC
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Yep - the POD and B/W is right around the corner. We're still in the proofing stage and prepping for the hardcover and eventual retail. I can't get into specifics but I know Paul is looking into a few things that are really exciting for this whole project, now and onward. I know he plans on making an announcement soon when things are a little more certain. Thank you for your question and interest.
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Paul M March 11, 2019 1:43 am UTC
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As mentioned, we will have Print on Demand options. We're also looking into a print run. Everything is in progress at the moment.
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Paul M March 20, 2019 8:46 pm UTC
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POD is here!
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John C April 16, 2019 10:12 am UTC
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What are the dimensions of the PoD? Are we talking a full-sized hardcover or a digest-sized one? (please say digest...)
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April 16, 2019 8:12 pm UTC
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Hardcover Color Book (Premium) (6.14" x 9.21") Is what shows when you choose the premium version.

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Jason B February 24, 2019 12:25 am UTC
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Review: https://www.geeknative.com/64632/explore-the-hidden-world-a-review-of-the-liminal-rpg/
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Harry C February 22, 2019 5:23 am UTC
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Such a gorgeous book. It might be the most beautiful game book I own.
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Kyrinn E February 21, 2019 9:32 pm UTC
I need more information about the system, please.
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A V J February 23, 2019 1:25 am UTC
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Target number vs 2d6 plus skill. There is a free quickstart which should help.
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Kyrinn E February 24, 2019 3:10 am UTC
Thank you.
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