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The stars gutter and the skies fade and the earth grows weary with years. Ages of men and of Outsiders have ascended and been forgotten, and only the bones of their cities and the dust of their dreams remain upon this tired world. The Legacy of their laws is woven deep now, the edicts of dead gods and fallen sorcerer-kings made to trace patterns of power we no longer understand. We are heirs to their unseen empires, and our lives are built upon their ashes.

Worlds Without Number is a fantasy role-playing game, one fully compatible with the hit sci-fi game Stars Without Number. It's built from the ground up to provide gritty, hard-edged adventure in the fathomless future of the Latter Earth, a fantastic realm of time-lost sorcery, savage foes, and barbaric splendor. The cold steel in the fists of your heroes and the half-understood sorcery in their tomes must suffice to overcome the monstrous remnants of ancient alien rulers and the present depredations of ruthless lords and hideous beasts alike. The riches of lost ages await in the subterranean Deeps that once held their kingdoms, and even the heavens above are not beyond the reach of the recklessly daring.

Worlds Without Number isn't just a savage game of steel and sorcery. It's packed solid with system-neutral GM tools and worldbuilding support, with hundreds of pages of useful tools, tags, tables, and practical advice usable by any GM, regardless of their favorite setting or system. The well-loved sci-fi tools of Stars Without Number are reworked here to support fantasy gaming, whether in the provided setting of the Latter Earth or in your own carefully-crafted homebrew world. Even GMs who don't prefer the OSR-compatible game system of WWN will find more than half the book dedicated to tools they can use in the systems they like best.

So what do you get in this book?

  • Sword and sorcery heroes of blade, cunning, and spell. The proven OSR-compatible character creation system of Stars Without Number is redone here for a fantasy world of blade and black magic.
  • OSR-compatible rules, allowing you to plunder decades of existing adventure material for your play. You can even pull in Stars Without Number content, as it's fully compatible.
  • The Gyre region of the far-future Latter Earth, a premade sandbox for quick play. Venture forth to clash with the sinister powers that gather in the shadow of the waning rule of the Reaping King.
  • Worldbuilding tools crafted to the renowned Sine Nomine standard. Did you like the hundred different world tags in SWN? Then have two hundred inspirational tags to help you build ruins, courts, communities, and wilderness points of interest. Grab a wealth of tools for building histories, societies, governments, religions, and geography, all written with a keen eye toward producing good, playable content for your adventuring group.
  • Adventure creation tools to soothe the pangs of a working GM, with guides for building adventures out of combat, exploration, social, and investigative challenges. Use the tags you picked in the worldbuilding section to speed up your creation of a good night's gaming.
  • Faction rules for fantasy worlds, with dark cults, fierce lords, grasping abbots, and greedy merchants all serving to keep your world in motion even when the PCs aren't on the scene.

And those contents are in the free edition of the game! If you dare to lay hands on this deluxe, for-pay version, you'll get even more.

  • Heroic characters, ones fired with the prowess of high fantasy heroes and epic Chosen Ones. Don't care for gritty sword and sorcery? Use these rules to turn even novice adventurers into the protagonists of mighty deeds.
  • Legates, those heroes touched with the power of the Legacy itself. Reach beyond the limits of mortal prowess to embrace superhuman abilities and impossible might, and dare adventures that will live for an age in legend.
  • Bonus character classes, including the Adunic Invoker, Darian Skinshifter, Llaigisan Beastmaster, Sarulite Blood Priest, Kistian Duelist, and Vothite Thought Noble. Each one is built to help support a broad character concept, such as shapeshifting, mind control, animal companions, divine blessings, or swashbuckling fighters- concepts you can import to any setting.
  • Additional GM tools, including a hundred fractal adventure seeds, help with extradimensional Iterums, and a sheaf of bonus GM tables for fleshing out architecture, NPC relationships, and random adventure NPCs.

Seize your chance, bold adventurer! Earnest souls have been waiting for years for a fantasy counterpart to Stars Without Number; now it awaits your daring grasp to help you forge your own mighty deeds!

 
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Thomas Matthieu R June 02, 2022 8:47 pm UTC
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Any chance of an epub version coming out?
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Thomas Matthieu R June 07, 2022 9:08 pm UTC
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It does come with an epub version! Just noticed it after purchasing it. Would suggest adding that to the description as it's shown in SWN. It was almost a dealbreaker to me!
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Frankie B May 25, 2022 8:43 pm UTC
This amazing and gorgeous companion volume to Stars Without Number is essential Old School Rules for a Numanera-esque setting. I think the focus on medieval style adventures makes it more like B/X since the tech angle is purely a conceit of the included setting. Honestly, the rules support D^D if I really wanted to go there.
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Jevon B May 19, 2022 3:23 am UTC
Does the PDF edition of this book include the PDF GM Screen?
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Dillard R April 13, 2022 11:20 pm UTC
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So has anyone tried using Cantrips with WWN or Scarlett Heroes? How well do they work? Do they feel as if they ruin the essence of the game?
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Neil S April 05, 2022 1:17 am UTC
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Does this have tables for sword and sorcery
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Dillard R April 04, 2022 1:33 pm UTC
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I haven't had this product two months and it is already falling apart! The page count is too high for the hardcover binding used by DTRpg. Do I ask for my money back? Or will I get a replacement?
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Eric C M April 05, 2022 3:38 pm UTC
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Dillard R April 06, 2022 1:04 am UTC
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I contacted customer service.
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Dillard R April 13, 2022 11:34 pm UTC
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Well, I just got the second book and I have the same problem. It honestly looks as if the printed matter was never glued to the binding. Not sure if this is intentional or not at this point. However, as the book wears the printed matter begins to split apart. The page count is high so the printed matter feels unsecure. In the past I had a book where the pages just fell out of the binding. This is how this one is beginning to look. I think the page count is too high for this particular technique. For this to work the binding needs to be sown. This will drive up the cost. I am already spending over 70 dollars for the book at this point I'd be willing to spend a bit more for a book I know would not fall apart.
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Jacob W March 20, 2022 5:26 pm UTC
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So I'm confused, there seems to be typo about saving throws through out the book. On page 7 character creation summary it says saves are 15 minus your best of mod for the save in question but it says on page 40 that saves are 16 minus characters level and your best mod for the save and then on the same page for NPCs it says it's 15 minus half their hit dice, rounded down with the example given "a peasant with one hit die would have to roll 15 or better to make a saving throw" but wouldn't it be 14 for the peasant with 1 hit die minus 15?
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Marcus H March 22, 2022 5:40 pm UTC
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Starting characters are level 1, so their save is 15 minus mod. Player characters in general have a save of 16 - level - mod. NPCs subtract 15 - rounddown(.5*HD). The half HD is rounded down not the whole (15 - .5*HD).
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Jeremy H March 07, 2022 3:00 am UTC
Does this one include a phone version like SWN Revised Edition?
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Matthew B February 13, 2022 2:25 pm UTC
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Love this book, honestly. Hoping to use it soon with a new group, but the one thing I am wondering (and maybe I just haven't found it yet) is rules for maneuvers like tripping, disarming, etc. Are such rules present within in some form, and I'm just missing them? Or am I otherwise overthinking it, perhaps? Thanks to any answers!!
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Maligaant M February 03, 2022 1:10 am UTC
Help - I purchased the Beautifully Bound Worlds Without Number book - but am having trouble understanding what exactly Mage Traditions are? and can't find anything that actually explains it very well...not found in the index and the reference to page 60 has several mentions but is still unclear to me.
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Maligaant M February 03, 2022 3:08 am UTC
Nevermind -- found the answer on page 64.
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Joseph W January 26, 2022 12:23 pm UTC
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I would love a phone PDF version of this like the SWN version - would make it super easy for me to refer to the rules at the table! Is one in the works?
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Cristian M October 25, 2021 1:18 pm UTC
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Can I get a discount for the POD if I already bought the pdf? I like it and would like a physical copy
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Manuel L October 05, 2021 10:11 pm UTC
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I ordered the book with the pdf but for some reason it says that I didn't buy the pdf. I was having some issues with the website so it might have been an issue with cookies. Anyway, is there any way to fix this?
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Christopher B October 04, 2021 2:33 pm UTC
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Does the pdf include the GM screen from the kickstarter? Been on a hunt for that screen.
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Robert S July 15, 2021 3:08 pm UTC
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Is there an index of the table page numbers or has anybody made such an index? Would be very helpful. Thanks
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Zachary R June 15, 2021 4:13 am UTC
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Hi, I managed to purchase the Hardcover without the PDF and have huge regrets not getting that sweet digital format value; is there a way I can get it without repurchasing just the PDF? Feel like such a fool!
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Kevin C June 21, 2021 3:20 am UTC
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Just drop me a note at sine.nomine.pub over at gmail and I'll see to it that you get a freebie code.
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