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Dune - Adventures in the Imperium – Core Rulebook Standard Edition

Dune - Adventures in the Imperium – Core Rulebook Standard Edition

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ARRAKIS. DUNE. DESERT PLANET.

The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game takes you into a far future beyond anything you have imagined, where fear is the mind killer so be sure to keep your wits about you. The Imperium is a place of deadly duels, feudal politics, and mysterious abilities, noble Houses politic constantly for power, influence, and vengeance in a universe where a blade can change the fortunes of millions. Build your House, carve your place in the universe or rebuild an ancient lineage and fight for the Imperial throne. 

Take your characters on a journey through the storied worlds of Frank Herbert's sci-fi masterpiece, inhabit elite agents working for noble Houses where Mentats, Swordmasters, Spies, Bene Gesserit Sisters, Devious Advisors, or even desert Fremen join together to follow your banner.  

Whoever you choose to be, remember that those that control the spice control the universe. 

The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium core rulebook contains:

  • Everything you need to create your own stories of intrigue and adventure on the sands of Arrakis as agents of a powerful noble House.
  • A brand new version of the 2D20 System adapted specially for the Dune
  • An extensive look at the Imperium, its society, factions, history, technology, culture, faith and more.
  • Guidelines for novice and experienced gamemasters on how to run Dune-themed adventures and campaigns of intrigue and adventure for the elite agents of a noble House.
  • Rules for creating a noble House of your own, from House Minor to Major House, detailing its holdings, areas of expertise and agenda.
  • Systems for architect play, where you become the puppet masters, moving agents to your designs to serve your House.

An introductory adventure designed to quickly get you and your fellow players involved in the byzantine plots of the Imperium on Arrakis.

Dune © Legendary. Dune: Adventures in the Imperium is an officially sub-licensed property from Gale Force Nine, a Battlefront Group Company.

 
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Luigi C May 05, 2021 1:29 pm UTC
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Was the last update just a compatibility thing with Linux, or did it include some errata?
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Chris B May 05, 2021 1:38 pm UTC
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yes just linux issues resolved
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William H June 05, 2021 2:37 am UTC
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Thank-you for fixing the linux issue! As one of those who sent a note about it, I can say the credits issue is fixed for me...
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Michael F May 04, 2021 11:32 am UTC
Do purchases of the PDF on Modiphius' site count as credit toward the book purchase?
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Chris B May 04, 2021 12:12 pm UTC
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yes just email support if you later decide to upgrade
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Stefan B April 20, 2021 11:22 am UTC
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In the Adventure Infobox is the Sentence: "However, if you have the Heirs of Dune you might play this adventure after completing the Starter Set as part of the ongoing campaign as the player characters go about managing their new fiefdom".

Was Heirs of Dune published somewhere? I couldn't find any information to what this is referencing to?
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Jakub P May 11, 2021 7:43 am UTC
It may be referring to Children of Dune, perhaps? The 3rd tom of the chronicles.
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Joao M May 11, 2021 10:52 am UTC
It's an upcoming introductory boxed set with a standalone campaign.
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William H June 05, 2021 2:38 am UTC
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And it's very well done. Worth getting.
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Jo M April 18, 2021 7:09 pm UTC
Wow. They didn't credit Adam Koebel at all? Even though he was involved with it for years?
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Janne P April 19, 2021 4:35 pm UTC
Per public announcements from both parties last year Adam's contributions were removed from the game so there's nothing left to credit.
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eric J April 17, 2021 9:25 pm UTC
Is the RPG specific and ONLY tied to Arrakis or is it possible to set your campaigns in other parts of the Imperium?
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Rory H April 19, 2021 12:57 am UTC
Ten other planets are detailed in the game, and there has been some suggestions that the scope of the game will increase with as-of-yet-unannounced supplements. The default of the game is set in Arrakis, during Harkonnen rule (just prior to the first book), but all the novels are discussed. You could potentially set them in any era, and with different planetary locations involved. Indeed, when you are designing PC Houses, there is an expectation that they will detail their own home planet.
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Jay W April 16, 2021 12:23 pm UTC
The Modiphius website's store it has character sheets for Dune available as free download product but that product isn't on DtRPG, any chance of them getting added to the DtRPG store Same thing with the Dishonored RPG character sheets product that is on the Modiphius website store.
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Peter S April 16, 2021 12:00 am UTC
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I think this a beautiful RPG. I was inspired to download the original novel and read it in anticipation of the movie.
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Marco E April 11, 2021 7:49 pm UTC
Hey folks!
Assuming I'll read the first book at least asap and that I've the old movie as a very loooose reference (can't remember that much about it)... Is this book doing a great job even for non "fans"?
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Fabio S April 12, 2021 7:34 am UTC
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Yes, it does. It conveys all the necessary information (and then some) without overloading the reader. The images are evocative and there is a useful timeline. The game itself focuses on the time just before the first novel, "Dune" and it is rich on detail and presentation of the background of the story (the imperium, the schools, etc.). If you want more details on the game and its presentation style, you can just read the reviews on this site, they are quite informative.
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Charles T April 11, 2021 2:38 am UTC
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Skimming through the PDF I found a lot of reflow in the text in the Index and other areas. I hope this gets fixed by Modiphius soon since the reflow renders the text to be unreadable.
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Charles T April 12, 2021 4:45 pm UTC
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It seems that the problem was the device I was viewing it on. I'd never had a problem with it before but the files were fine.
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James S April 10, 2021 6:13 am UTC
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So, is the material presented in this RPG more about the books, or more about the movie?

I'm thinking back to the whole "Serenity" / "Firefly" situation, where we had two RPGs ostensibly set in the same universe, but one lacked any mention of the TV show that gave rise to the other. I'd like to know that this game gives at least a nod to the material from Herbert's other five novels; I'm honestly not that interested in a movie tie-in...
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christopher L April 10, 2021 6:54 am UTC
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It is mostly about the books honestly. Though A lot of the art is referencing the style of the upcoming film. All the books though...even the kevin anderson ones are referenced in the lore. Because it is such an abstract take on 2d20 (it's a lot more like Fate, using a unified abstract system of traits/assets for everything from knife fights to espionage to planetary war) differences between the books and films won't matter much when you see the rules as they are mechanically pretty light. I usually don't like systems this abstract, but it actually seems pretty good for dune. To do it in a more simulationist way would probably "disfigure its soul" somehow. So yeah, anything in the books should be representable because you won't need to know how many hitpoints (which the system doesn't even use) a worm has, or how strong Leto II is, just a general idea of their relative advantage would suffice in this system. They do have sample character sheets for a lot of the major characters from the first book as...See more
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Fabio S April 10, 2021 10:33 am UTC
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Yours is the recap I would have wanted to read before buying... You are right on every point of your evaluation. Unfortunately, I did want an entirely different beast, one way crunchier than this, with stats, abilities, a weapons list, a lot of vehicles and all that. I wanted Dune 2D20 to be more like D6 Star Wars in spirit, with an iteration of the rules more akin to Conan 2D20 than to this fate-like system and have adventures in that universe that were not only about intrigue, assassination and great houses, because I already have the books for that. While I see the quality of the product, the thought and love that went into it (this is a 5 star product, if you are into Dune and want a rules-light treatment of it), it is not at all what I wanted. Again, thank you for the perfect recap/preview. Wish I had seen it before buying or I read more attentively the marketing materials (evidently I did not do it if my expectations were so wrong... )
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Rory H April 10, 2021 8:57 pm UTC
It is _nothing_ like the David Lynch movie. We’ve yet to see the upcoming movie. This game is 100% based on the book series, and covers all of them through different eras. The rules are designed to be more abstracted in order to play at two different levels: Agent and Architect. The latter requires abstract mechanics because it is based on intrigue and remote strategy. The system allows you to switch between levels of play seamlessly. This is not a D6 Star Wars type of pulp action game, even though you can have lots of action sequences in it.
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Fabio S April 10, 2021 10:10 pm UTC
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Hi Rory: my fault: I was not being clear with my reference. When Star Wars D6 came out, it cleared (by inventing them) a lot of aspects of the implied backdrop of the original trilogy. It made everything playable by creating details and a more or less coherent vision of a universe which at least resembled Star Wars. While it was focused on the struggle of the rebels against the empire, we (me and my friends) deviated and played a scoundrels campaign. This incarnation of Dune, instead, is laser focused on the books and does not give me enough material to skip to other parts of the imperium and different campaigns. This is not the game I was looking for. But again, the focus of the game was clearly stated in marketing materials and in the blog. So it is a mistake I made by not reading enough (or well enough) the blog and the various previews. It is a great game for the right audience and a useful Dune Lore resource for everyone else (illustrations are excellent) and I am sure it will be a success. I would have preferred...See more
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David T April 09, 2021 9:41 pm UTC
Mr. Birch! Are you guys answering the support email? I wrote a couple times about a review copy and still haven't gotten any response. It's totally cool if you don't want to provide one. Just wanted to get an answer. Thanks!
-Dave Thaumavore
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Chris B April 09, 2021 9:57 pm UTC
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Yes but can take a day or two sometimes please try again and put for my attention in subject it might be they missed it
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David T April 09, 2021 10:11 pm UTC
Cool, thanks Chris!
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Sean H April 09, 2021 2:23 pm UTC
Will there be expansions for this game. Specifically, will we be seeing material from Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune?
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Rory H April 10, 2021 9:03 pm UTC
They outline eras from all the books, including the ones you’ve mentioned. There hasn’t been a released schedule published yet, but every indications been given that there will be strong support through a line of supplements.
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Daniel M April 09, 2021 8:17 am UTC
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The file seems to have severe encoding issues … even though GoodReader on the iPad and Acrobat on the Mac can display it without errors, rendering takes ages, scrolling or "leafing" through it is not a good experience, CPU temperature goes through the roof. And some readers – e.g. Preview on the Mac – lose content on top layers …

Please re-generate the file for a more satisfying reading experience!
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Markus W April 09, 2021 1:38 pm UTC
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Same here. The experience on GoodReader could be a lot better. Rendering indeed takes ages.
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Kanász P May 01, 2021 6:29 pm UTC
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Agreed. I faced the same issue on Ipad.
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Matthew R April 09, 2021 7:08 am UTC
There's a typo in the product description: the "c" in "Gale Force Nine" is missing.
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