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Artifacts & Adventure: Modern-Day Treasure Hunters


Artifacts & Adventure is a rules lite treasure hunting tabletop RPG inspired by Uncharted, Tomb Raider, and Relic Hunter. (Based on the Tricube Tales system).


In Artifacts & Adventure, players take on the role of modern-day treasure hunters who seek out lost and stolen relics, returning them to their rightful owners. Some treasure hunters work for profit, others for a sense of discovery, or simply because they believe recovering relics is the right thing to do. Treasure hunting is a life of danger, excitement, and globe-trotting adventure. 

While set in the real world, it’s not uncommon for adventures to veer off into the fantastic, when the legends surrounding the power of these artifacts prove to be true.

Game System

This standalone game is based on the Tricube Tales rules system. Players roll up to three six-sided dice to overcome challenges with a difficulty of 4-6. If one or more dice meet or beat the difficulty, the player’s character succeeds. Each challenge has a trait: Agile, Brawny, or Crafty. If your treasure hunter's trait matches that of the challenge, roll an extra 1d6.

Random Tables

Artifacts & Adventure doubles as a system-neutral toolkit. Use the numerous d66 random tables to roll up NPCs, locations, fantastic artifacts, and even full adventure scenarios for use with your system of choice.

GM Advice

There's also pages of system-neutral GM advice on how to design adventures, handle traps and puzzles, portray memorable NPCs, and describe fantastic locations.

Open Beta

Artifacts & Adventure is currently in an open beta for everyone to enjoy. The game will remain free. Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments below.

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March 31st, 2022
Simply awesome! Even more amazing for the price of free! TLDR: Stop wasting time reading this and just get it already to check it out for yourself! The first 24 half sheet sized pages cover the core rules, which are a themed version of Tricub [...]
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March 26, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on March 29, 2022.
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