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Galaxies in Peril Core Rulebook


Galaxies in Peril is a tabletop roleplaying game about a team of superheroes just starting out. A strange structure has pierced our reality and turned out world upside down. The laws of physics no longer apply to a chosen few, and not all of them choose to use their newfound abilities for good. Creatures from myth & legend begin to wake, hidden civilizations reveal themselves, and cosmic entities turn their attention to our pale blue dot as factions race to investigate or lay claim to our world.

Galaxies in Peril is a complete, stand-alone gamebook that uses the award winning Forged in the Dark system. In this book you will find:

  • Rules to create any superhero character, with any set of powers you can think of, that will still work and feel effective regardless of the other superhero characters on the team.
  • Rules to create a team of detectives, explorers, or rebels. Detectives take cases from clients that need help. Explorers go on expeditions and flesh out the world. Rebels take the fight to the villains & factions in power in an effort to create lasting change.
  • Quick generation tables to help come up with golden and silver-age style expeditions, jobs & clients that will make a detective’s head spin, and objects of power that can kick off a quick adventure or be the center of an entire campaign.
  • 31 factions rife with characters and motivations that set them on a collision course with any heroes daring enough to get in their way.
  • 48 stickers of fantastic locations & events and four maps to stick them on to both drive play at the table and generate a lasting artifact to memorialize your campaign.
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September 05, 2021 9:47 pm UTC
I bought the PDF here...but when I opened the PDFs for the core rulebook on my machine, some of the margins are cut off so that I lost parts of a few sidebars. Pages 141 and 142, for example. The game looks very cool, though!
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Kyle S September 08, 2021 12:26 am UTC
Nice catch, should be fixed now!
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September 03, 2021 2:32 am UTC
Question -- if we want to purchase this in print later, would it be possible to order the PDF now and get a discount on the physical book when it comes out?

Also, if you know at this point, for how much are you going to be selling the physical book?
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September 03, 2021 1:37 pm UTC
Sorry, I didn't see the website listing earlier. For those who are interested, the hardcover pre-order is going for $79 (Canadian) on the site.
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Kyle S September 04, 2021 2:53 am UTC
I'll be putting it up for sale on our website at by next week. If you want purchase it there I can discount the physical book for you in the future. The issue is DrivethruRPG takes 35% of any sales made on their site.
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September 04, 2021 3:05 pm UTC
Thank you for the reply! Now I'm torn...the wife gave me a DriveThruRPG gift certificate for my birthday! Ha hrmm...
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Neil S September 01, 2021 4:41 am UTC
Does this have a bestiary and how many powers
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Neil S August 24, 2021 3:56 am UTC
Preview doesnt work
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Kyle S August 25, 2021 7:27 pm UTC
Quick preview works fine, not sure why the full-size one doesn't but looking into it.
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Neil S August 24, 2021 3:13 am UTC
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Kyle S August 25, 2021 7:28 pm UTC
No plans for POD at the moment, maybe once the print run has sold out.
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Jonathan B August 27, 2021 1:49 pm UTC
Where can the physical book be purchased?
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Kyle S August 27, 2021 3:41 pm UTC
It'll still be a week or two to make sure any errors are caught before I sent the print-ready PDFs for print. Then likely a couple months before it hits the states.

It's available for pre-order if you don't want to wait on backerkit, but otherwise both Indie Press Revolution and our webstore will have copies for sale as soon as they come in and backers' ones are mailed out:
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Jonathan B September 01, 2021 1:29 pm UTC
I'd gladly do the pre-order if it gets me the PDF too, but you don't have a European distributor, so that shipping price of 23 bucks to Europe is a bit rich for my blood.

What's the price going to be for the book alone? I'd pick up the PDF now if the PDF/Print Combo isn't absurdly cheaper.
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Kyle S September 08, 2021 12:32 am UTC
International shipping is pricey, that's for sure. IPR distributes to retailers all over, including Europe so that'd be the cheapest bet for sure.
We give free copies of the PDF with any print purchase, including ones made at retail stores. Book will likely be $54.99 retail but we'll see how much we're gouged for freight.
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This title was added to our catalog on August 23, 2021.