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Coyote & Crow Core Rulebook


Science Fantasy Roleplaying in an Uncolonized Future


More than 700 years ago, a massive disaster changed the course of history. The world was plunged into centuries of darkness, but the event also introduced the Adanadi — the Gift — a strange mark that appeared on all life. This mark would have an enduring impact on humanity. Centuries later, the Earth is healing. New, advanced nations have risen. Ancient legends stir.


Coyote & Crow is a tabletop roleplaying game set in an alternate future where colonization of the Americas never happened. In this world that is both familiar and entirely new, you'll take on the role of heroic characters adventuring in a changing landscape.


Coyote & Crow is a bold look into a different future full of possibilities and fresh perspectives, created and developed by a diverse, Indigneous-led team.

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Coyote & Crow Core Rulebook Credits

Created, Written and Developed by Connor Alexander (Cherokee Nation)

Additional Writing and Development
William McKay (Manitoba Métis Federation), Weyodi Oldbear (Numunu), Derek Pounds (Samish)

Additional Writing
Nico Albert (Cherokee Nation), Riana Elliot (Cherokee), Diogo Nogueira, William Thompson (Cherokee Nation)

Layouts and Graphic Design
John Simon

Em Matson (Sault Ste Marie Ojibwe)

Chahi Language Developer
William McKay (Manitoba Métis Federation)

Janice Sheen

Coyote & Crow Logo Design
Barabara Schelling (Assiniboine)

Sensitivity Consulting
Spider B. Perry

Additional Rules Development
Jade Wesley

Tate Allen (Choctaw), Kyle Charles (Whitefish Lake First Nation), Phil Cohen, Dale Deforest (Diné), Jillian Dolan (Métis/Cree), Sadekaronhes Esquivel (Kanyen’kehá:ka/Mexican Indigenous), Emma Flowers (Crow), Elijah Forbes (Waganakising Oadawak), Al Harris (Lumbee), Amélie Hutt, Keith Jim (Navajo), Scot Kimberley, Jennifer Lange, Mackenzie Neal (Quapaw Nation), Brian Roanhorse (Navajo), Heather Snell (Lakota/Dakota), Jesse Thompson,Wolf Tomoyaketu (Comanche/Apache), Charles Utting, Jeffery Veregge (S’Klallam), Kameron White (Chahta/Tsalagi), Matthew Willetto (Navajo), Lawrence Willie (Paiute), Nala J.Wu

Website Design
Christopher Likins

Mobile App Developer
Jonathan Garnaas-Holmes

Lead Play Testers
Shay Snow (Caddo/Cree), Rebecca Demarest Panzer

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Ann B October 30, 2023 2:17 pm UTC
Are maps included in the digital version?
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Kent J October 31, 2023 8:37 pm UTC
Among the rulebook pages, but there is a full PDF of the game world on the Coyote & Crow website as well:
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Tiffanni G January 05, 2023 1:06 am UTC
I don't know if I want to get this book after reading the opening pages about Native and Non-Native players. As someone who has devoted years of study to the First Nations of the Americas and the animism of the pagan faiths of Europe such as the Asatru and the paganism of the Celts and Gaelic faiths of the Isles. It is quite an insulting opening to an RPG that I thought I would whole heartedly get behind only to find this section by far the worst.
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Milton F January 07, 2023 1:54 am UTC
I just read the opener and I agree with you. It’s off putting. I really wanted to get this game but I’m going to pass.
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Jakob S January 11, 2023 3:48 pm UTC
I wasn't so much put-off by it, but still, I gave C&C a pass for quite some time because I was thinking "Gee, then I won't be able to use most of this book in good conscience, so what's the point?" Well, I finally bought C&C and learned that I'm totally mistaken. Tribes are very much not front and center of the setting, first and foremost, it's a really cool speculative science-fantasy-setting, and in that context, the opening pages totally make sense. They basically tell you: "Just approach this as you would any other RPG setting, and bring to it what is yours."
If C&C seems cool to you and you're just not buying it because that passage in the opening somehow hurts your pride, I'd advise you to reconsider, because C&C actually is pretty great.
The author also adresses the whole question here:
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Tiffanni G January 17, 2023 3:03 pm UTC
It is those 4 pages that I question and his response to it is the tone of his post that any non-First Nation is ignorant of the cultures that inspired the RPG and that is just not the case. I have no First Nation blood to have that first hand experience, I have tried to live my life as best that I can and learning all that I can from those First Nation people I have met in my life and through my own study. Or that my only impression of them would be racist connotations about them? Entirely wrong as well. That is my stance on this.
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Chelsea B March 20, 2023 10:57 am UTC
I'm just wondering, though, is this advisement of theirs necessary? It is useful in any way? Serious questions.
If they want to make a hypersigil, they should start with answering these questions, I believe.
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Ni C July 04, 2022 7:10 pm UTC
Honest questions: Can this game be run and played by white people ? How would it not then be considered as cultural appropriation or exploitation ?
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Arthur M July 04, 2022 7:49 pm UTC
Connor addressed this on the game's news page
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Suzene C July 04, 2022 7:54 pm UTC
It's a game made by Indigenous folks specifically to be shared with a larger audience. It's not appropriation if you're literally being invited to take part in what they built.
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Ramsey E July 13, 2022 5:18 pm UTC
Connor is hilarious
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Scott B August 15, 2022 5:23 am UTC
Imagine asking for permission to read/use a book that is publicly available for sale and that you spent money on.
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Charles H July 04, 2022 11:29 am UTC
I bought this game and read the book in a single night. I speak with a voice for a family of families for generations, three living, of Natives who never sold nor surrendered French Deed to Sovereign Land older than the Declaration of Independence. Take that as you will. My people would in this world be down in the bayous and want no part of things like permanent buildings and people paying taxes or government approvals of market economies (in a NonColonial World, no less!)

If you want a post apocalypse pseudo-utopian cyber/aethyrPunk AltNative setting, this is as good as you could hope for. It is pretty good for that. Don’t look too hard at the paint or you see how thin it is in some places. The “Science” is too fluffy hydroelectric is HORRIBLE for fishable waters and wind power only works on deforested lands. should be “All Adanadi”. That is how I going to run it. I mean it is fiction, and supposed to be representative on ideas without colonialism, and not one mention of talking...See more
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Robert R July 04, 2022 10:45 am UTC
I do like this, but if you are into the standard D&D type Tolkienesque setting, this might not be your thing.
Then again, if you're tired of hobbits... err... halflings trying to steal treasure from a monster (or party member), then give this a whirl.

Yes, it's based on the indigenous native American cultures and myths, with a lot of creativity thrown in.
Apparently some have tried to slander it saying it's "woke", and I won't bore you with my opinion of those narrowminded ignorant fools, I'll just point out it's all based on a different viewpoint than that of those fascists, and instead, I'll say this once more, based on indigenous native American cultures and myths. Yes, that's right, there are multiple cultures in the world, and they all have creative people in them.
Most of the readers here are well aware of that and didn't need reminding, but there are some who need that reality check for our fantasy games. ("Our" as in gamers)

So this...See more
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Joseph S July 04, 2022 2:08 am UTC
I have the physical book but decided to snag digital too. This is such an interested product and I hope to get to play it someday soon.
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d0g B March 28, 2022 1:00 am UTC
I have indigenous heritage, my children and their mother are members of a tribe. This is an amazing product for indigenous people, for the non indigenous give it a try and take the instruction in stride, everyone can learn something here.
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Paolo M July 03, 2022 4:57 pm UTC
Have you bought it? May I suggest you wrote an actual review? Your point of view will be very interesting to read.
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Yann E July 04, 2022 10:47 am UTC
Any review not-homophobic is welcome :)
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James R March 24, 2022 1:37 am UTC
This sounds amazing - is there somewhere I can see a preview, or get a better handle on the setting and system?
EDIT: Turns out the kickstarter page has what I wanted :)
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