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THE AETHERWAY is a network of pathways, portals, and passages linking countless planets and planes. It remains more affordable than commissioning a vessel and charting a route directly through the aether, but a wrong turn may leave one abruptly ejected into alien environments. Travelers are advised to bring companions and an umbrella.

Aetherway is a quirky, planet-hopping RPG zine, compatible with both Tunnel Goons and Troika!* In addition to being a fully functional game in its own right, you can use it to supplement the background list for your Troika! game, to run Troika! adventures with Tunnel Goons rules (or vice versa), or to introduce some odd people and places to any game of interplanar exploration you like. 

In a compact 16 pages (including covers), it includes… 

  • 36 brief, travel-oriented character backgrounds with skills, spells, and items
  • 36 pathways and portals between worlds 
  • Two 36-item lists to generate places one might visit across the planes
  • Three 36-item lists to generate peoples of various planets
  • Three 36-item lists to generate strange creatures of the cosmos
  • 36 travel-oriented adventure seeds
  • 36 magical mishaps for miscast spells

*But wait, you say, how can it be compatible with TWO different games?! So glad you asked! This slim booklet includes a half a letter-sized page adapting Tunnel Goons rules to use them with Troika! backgrounds, plus a letter-sized spread distilling the Troika! rules. 

Aetherway is an independent production of Pretendo Games and is not affiliated with the Melsonian Arts Council or Highland Paranormal Society.

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