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Hypertellurians (M)Anvil Edition

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Hypertellurians is a fast roleplaying game of low complexity, but high depth, with engaging character development and story.

Key principles.

The players portray the Hypertellurians: adventuring the length and breadth of the Ultracosm, in retro science fantasy style. Take control of one of six archetypes, and choose or create a unique concept by layering on fun, inventive, and story-driving powers.

Character creation.

Try Hypertellurians if you like:

  • quick character generation, with fast and daring gameplay,
  • compelling and out of this world character powers,
  • natural language rules that put the fun first,
  • an expedition to the Viridian moon in a stylish aethercraft,
  • and science fantasy adventure in the future of old!

The Royal.

Hypertellurians is a stand-alone roleplaying game system, but it is compatible enough with most old or modern fantasy adventure games for the GM to convert modules from those systems on the fly.

The Ultranaut.

Enjoy this lavishly illustrated tome, redolent with adventure, and play as a cursed shapeshifter, the wobbling dead, a pilot from a different time, a galvanic war machine, a sorcerous princess, an excitable half pony, an alien color, or so much more.

Room descriptions.

New in this revised and expanded edition, as well as lots more art, is a brand new 40 page starting adventure, with a focus on fun and ease of use at the table.

Volcano tunnels.

In additional to the main PDF, which is bookmarked and hyperlinked throughout, a separate PDF gathers a glossary and other tables for quick reference. And the 2-page rules summary has been updated for even greater clarity.

Rules summary.

Check out the Mottokrosh Machinations website for more.

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Brad J November 05, 2020 10:10 pm UTC
I'm curious if the pdf/book contains exactly the same information as the online version, or does the online version show everything that is in the book (plus the scenario)?
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Frank R November 05, 2020 10:32 pm UTC
The information is the same, yes, but the presentation differs, each playing to the strengths of their media. The PDF and book also have a lot more art than the web version.
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Maria S September 07, 2020 12:13 am UTC
Will the hardcover be available to buy here soon?
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Frank R September 07, 2020 9:48 am UTC
Hi Maria. Due to the nature of print on demand, I can't replicate all the features of the offset print run with it, so I'm not sure yet. Our US distributor should have stock again soon though.
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Anthony L June 13, 2020 11:37 pm UTC
Can it be compatible with TinyD6?
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Frank R June 15, 2020 9:28 am UTC
Hi Anthony. I'm not very familiar with TinyD6 at the moment, but in Hypertellurians there are purposefully few stats, and more natural language rules. So far I've converted D&D, various OSR, DCC, Pathfinder, and other systems on the fly without breaking a sweat. Hope that helps.
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Anthony L June 15, 2020 7:29 pm UTC
does it have instruction to convert?
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Frank R June 17, 2020 2:15 pm UTC
Here's the web version of what the book has to say about conversions:
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Anthony L June 17, 2020 5:51 pm UTC
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Jordan B December 04, 2019 3:52 am UTC
I accidentally purchased the pdf only, when I intended to buy the pdf with the hardcover. Is there a way to adjust my order?
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Frank R December 04, 2019 8:29 am UTC
Not quite, but we can fix it. Drop me an email at and I can sort you out with a coupon for the hardcover with the price for the PDF taken off.
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Cristian M October 10, 2019 9:23 pm UTC
Is this compatible with OSR-style systems and products?
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Frank R October 10, 2019 10:27 pm UTC
Yes, very much so. The book contains guidance on how to convert on the fly.
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Benjamin N June 04, 2019 7:18 am UTC
How does the system differ from other OSR systems?
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Luke W May 28, 2019 12:48 am UTC
Any chance that there will be a premium paper version made available? I find it does more justice to full colour art.
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Frank R May 29, 2019 1:16 pm UTC
Possibly—I went with standard because the slightly muted, matte colors go nicely with the pulp aesthetic, but when I'm done with the upcoming conventions, I'll try out premium and see how it compares.
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Luke W May 30, 2019 3:32 am UTC
Cool. I hadn't thought of that.
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