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HYPERBOREA Referee's Manual


HYPERBOREA 3E Referee's Manual


HYPERBOREA is a role-playing game of swords, sorcery, and weird science-fantasy. It is played with paper, pencil, dice, and imagination. Participants include a referee and one or more players. The referee prepares and presents the adventure material (circumstances, challenges, quests, mysteries, etc.), and the players create player characters (PCs), including fighters, magicians, clerics, thieves, and 22 possible subclasses, including barbarian, berserker, cataphract, huntsman, paladin, ranger, warlock, cryomancer, illusionist, necromancer, pyromancer, witch, druid, monk, priest, runegraver, shaman, assassin, bard, legerdemainist, purloiner, and scout..

The heroes of a HYPERBOREA game delve dungeons filled with horrifying monsters, lethal traps, and bewildering puzzles; they explore savage wilderness frontiers and dangerous borderlands; they probe ancient ruins and investigate cursed tombs; they match steel against sorcery and sorcery against steel; and they plunder for gold, gems, and magical treasure.

HYPERBOREA is a “flat earth” realm hemmed in by the mystical boreas (“North Wind”), and under the scarlet light of a bloated, dying sun, its roiling seas spill eternal over the world’s rim. This world is in a perpetual state of decay and is populated by disharmonious men and women, hostile monsters, and weird, alien beings. The setting is adaptable and can be used independently or in conjunction with other milieux, published or home-brewed; indeed, HYPERBOREA might be just beyond the North Wind of any campaign setting.


This book includes but is not limited to the following features:

Referee Advice| Bestiary | Treasure | Hyperborea Gazetteer

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Joseph R January 23, 2023 1:16 am UTC
POD please
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Laird B September 29, 2022 11:21 pm UTC
POD = Print On Demand
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Neil T September 18, 2022 7:00 am UTC
Does this have aliens
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Iulian-Ioan P October 03, 2022 7:00 pm UTC
Elder Things, Mi-go and Ythians.
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Neil T October 06, 2022 1:51 am UTC
Thanks any other lovecraftian monsters
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Richard H July 15, 2022 12:21 am UTC
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jim P December 28, 2021 10:47 pm UTC
The is no preview for this or the players manual. Curious about the layout and presentation. Thanks.
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