Advanced Search

Arkelon Chronicles - Playtest
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Arkelon Chronicles - Playtest

Watermarked PDF
Suggested Price $0.00

This the First Playtest version of the game. It holds limited options, but contains the vast majority of the core rules, making it possible to play the game up to 10th level. Inside the book, a link to a survey will allow you to give us your opinion and reviews, so we can refine the game even more. 

We tried to make it look and feel as polished as we could at this point of the project, but small errors and typos might still be present. This is not a final product!

This Playtest is Free, but you can support the project by Paying what you Want. Feel free to support us, and thank you!

Empty Character Sheets can be downloaded here:

Premade Characters can be downloaded here:

Welcome to Arkelon, a world of progress, conflicts and incredible diversity.


Following the discovery of an old Alien ruin in the frozen wastes of the North, technology jumped hundreds of years into the future in a very short time frame, allowing the many inhabitants of Arkelon to explore their vast and intricate world. In the wake of this incredible discovery, more primal races struggled to find their place in this new world, their spirituality and way of life being challenged by the new technologies, while others thrived due to these new opportunities. Gods are slowly forgotten, as machines and technologies are now able to replicate their miracles.

In this golden age of technological progress and discovery, many adventures unfolds as corporations attempt to gain control of valuable resources, corrupt politicians take control of cities, daring explorers find marvelous archaeological sites, self-proclaimed heroes and villains are worldwide phenomenon, and unseen forces seeks to corrupt the very soul of Arkelon.

This Playtest includes:

- All of the rules you need to play or run an Arkelon Chronicles game. From how to create monsters and create your own character, to conditions and environmental effects.

- 5 playable character classes, each with one available path. From disciplined Warriors and peaceful Druids, to the religious Priest and cunning Outlaw, the choice is yours!

- 5 playable races, both classic and original. From the domineering Shiaris and common Humans, to the warmongering Dragonkins and colorful Jaanvaris.

- A wide variety of spells, talents, skills, personality traits and items(both magical and technological) to create the character you want to play!

- Information about the setting, including gods, spirits, beliefs and basic adventure hooks

Our Goals

Dynamism. When designing the game, we wanted to allow players(and creatures) to react to their environment, allies or enemies, even when it is not their turn, to keep everyone engaged at any time. We also wanted them to be able to perform multiple actions during their turn, especially at higher levels, whether you are a magic user or a fighter.

Customization and diversity. When working on the game, one of our main goal was to allow everyone to make a compelling and personalized character, by also keeping it realistic and grounded in the setting. The many options of the game allows for a good diversity in races, cultures, personality and classes, and two characters will rarely be alike, encouraging creativity and flexibility in your progression.

Bring fresh air to common fantasy archetypes. Although it is possible to play as Warriors, Druids, Elves and Orcs, we tried to bring novelty to those classics, either by giving them unique visuals, culture or mechanics. We also created new races and classes to join those classics, creating a complete and unique universe.

Core Rules

Arkelon Chronicles uses polyhedral dice sets, with a D20 as the main dice used to resolve conflicts, and uses a comparative system for combat and active skills. In combat, both parties roll their dices and the highest of the two wins the exchange.

Our Stamina Points system allows characters and creatures to help allies or impair foes at critical moments of a battle with special abilities, even while it isn't their turn, keeping everyone as engaged as possible.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (1)
Customer avatar
Kai B March 26, 2019 6:47 am UTC
I don't know what is most disturbing about the cover:
The maniac in the front clearly enjoying the killing, the swordfighter trying to survive without protection in a world of bullets, the birdman that fortunately got his XXX covered so we don't have to watch it or that keyring-thing in the background playing happily the violin while everyone else is bent on violence ...
Customer avatar
Maïthé R March 26, 2019 12:59 pm UTC
We are truly sorry that you do not like our cover art. We hope you'll find the universe more captivating!
Customer avatar
March 26, 2019 4:08 pm UTC
This cover is great, sort of reminds me of cyberpunk and fantasy. Hope the game is great
Customer avatar
Jonathan S March 26, 2019 5:57 pm UTC
We hope you enjoy the Playtest!
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Copy/paste disabled
Printing disabled
Rule System(s)
File Size:
71.11 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Adobe DRM-protected PDF
These eBooks are protected by Adobe's Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. To use them, you must activate your Adobe Reader software. Click here for more details.

Watermarked PDF

These eBooks are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the document containing your name and the order number of your eBook purchase.

Warning: If any books bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked book:

File Last Updated:
May 20, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on March 25, 2019.