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Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting is a Pathfinder Compatible (1e) post-apocalyptic fantasy horror roleplaying game. The setting takes place on Earth, twenty-five years after the fall of society in an event known as the Rise. Demons, the dead, mutated horrors, and existential dread wait around every corner. In order to survive the Rise, humanity formed colonies to rebuild civilization. Do you want to continue the fight against the growing Darkness? Of course, that’s why you are here. Survival in this apocalypse requires grit, desire, skill, and maybe a little bit of luck. So join us in the fight!

The Fall came gradually at first. Seals being broken and ancient wards destroyed while we watched the evening news. The signs were all around us, delirious messages sent 280 characters at a time. As the last Seal shattered, the multiverse was ripped asunder. Now dead walk the Earth and demonkind advance through portals long forgotten.

When the Veil tore, Purgatory itself yawned wide. Souls of the past were ripped from their existence in the Grey and found new homes in the bodies of the dead. Corpses awoke from their graves and twisted into reanimation. Known as Risen, these zombies possess an insatiable and indiscriminate hunger.


We are not alone against the Darkness. Three new races battle alongside humankind.

  • Descended – Fallen angels from three angelic banners, each gaining unique powers
  • Progeny – Half-demons inherit abilities and physical traits from their demonic sire
  • Lazarus – Free spirits escaped from Purgatory, taking physical form on Earth

Nine new character classes allow you to decide how to battle the horrors ravaging Earth.

  • Arbiter – Purveyor of justice
  • Conservator – Sacred Earth protector
  • Enforcer – Hardened killer
  • Harbinger – Mystic of body and mind
  • Hound – Self-reliant survivor
  • Jackal – Ultimate scavenger
  • Maverick – Consummate gunslinger
  • Shepherd – Spiritual compass
  • Splicer – Tech wizard


"Darkland Predator" - Blackfish, Hound Iconic


"Healing on Paradox" - Enoch, Arbiter Iconic


"Banished Demon" - Mother, Shepherd Iconic


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Michael H January 11, 2021 10:24 pm UTC
Looks really cool, is there going to be a 5e version at some point?
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Donaven B January 12, 2021 11:06 pm UTC
Thank you and YES there is! 5E version has been well playtested at conventions and is deep in development. AtR 5E will go to editing in a month or so and is available for pre-order now. Visit: apocalypsetherisen
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Donaven B May 29, 2020 10:32 pm UTC
We have just uploaded a new version of the AtR Campaign Setting. All purchasers should receive an email notification. Corrected for missing chart and typos. Purchase with confidence!
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Philip M May 20, 2020 2:08 pm UTC
I really love this book! Especially the session zero you included in the book, gives the players a good protective feel for the town. But when building a town I noticed there was a section missing on Citizenry (Page 272) where rather than (what I presume) is suppose to be a chart for colony size it's only <sbs</sb>. Is there errata for what should be here instead?
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Donaven B May 20, 2020 4:18 pm UTC
Hi Philip! Thank you for the feedback. We are really happy about how Session Zero turned out and stoked to hear commentary on it. The Colony is very important in AtR, which adds a different flare from most RPGs and captures what we think post-apocalyptic life would be about.

As for the missing chart... YES, there is in fact a missing chart. We found that right away after publishing and it is being corrected in layout this week. That, and the many typos we found on our post-publishing scrub. Amazing what you find that will keep you sleepless at night! Updated PDF will be deployed by the end of the week and all owners will receive an update to re-download. And a very clean version will be going to print soon!
- Donaven
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Philip M May 20, 2020 6:51 pm UTC
Thanks for the swift reply! My players (None of them knowing the world prior, liked the confusion it caused) only knew that an apocalypse occurred! They had quite a bit of fun with it and went about saving everyone they could. One was quite upset when the Mechanic died.

I look forward to seeing what other books/modules you all might do as well!
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Donaven B May 21, 2020 12:16 am UTC
That's so cool to hear! This is exactly the approach and reactions we imagined from Session Zero. Great to hear real world results from the unsuspecting players.
- Donaven
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Donaven B May 29, 2020 10:33 pm UTC
Updated version now live!
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Jacob F May 12, 2020 9:03 pm UTC
Great setting, I love the feel of it. Definitely going to run it at some point. Before I do, though, I have a couple of issues. Most notably, the Harbinger table mentions "conservator spell access," which I assume is meant to say "harbinger spell access" since harbingers don't pull spells from the conservator list. The Arbiter also has a very strange BAB of +17 at 20th level, and I'm not sure whether you meant for them to be a full bab or 3/4 bab class.

Beyond that, there's quite a few grammatical errors. Near as I can tell, nothing that changes how anything works, but there are a lot of entries I have to reread to understand. I'm also not quite finished with the book, so there may be things I haven't yet noticed. In any case, I'm going to not write a review for a while and hold out for an edited version of the PDF.
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Donaven B May 13, 2020 12:01 am UTC
Thank you for your comment and the purchase, Jacob. At over 350k words POST-editing, we certainly have opportunity for typos. The Harbinger Spell Access is on the list and will be corrected, thank you! We have been making another full scrub and will be posting an update to the PDF in the next week, specifically before we go to print later this month. Arbiter BAB is correct and balanced for the variety of benefits the class receives.
- Rusted Portal Crew
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Donaven B May 29, 2020 10:33 pm UTC
Updated version now live!
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