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Primal Quest - Essentials

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Primal Quest Logo in bright red over a black background with fossils.

Weird Stone & Sorcery Adventure Game by Diogo Nogueira

Primal Quest - Essentials is a streamlined set of rules for weird stone & sorcery adventures in a mythical world where humanity survives side by side with dinosaurs, aliens, and creatures more ancient than the world itself.

Written by: Diogo Nogueira

Edited by: Wayne Canepa

Graphic Design by: Guilherme Gontijo

Art by: Felipe Faria

Map By: Fernando Salvaterra

What Will You Find Here?

  • A streamlined rules system using only d6s that gives you degrees of success, additional consequences, and narrative control with a single dice roll.
  • Character creation rules that are quick, intuitive, and incredibly flexible, allowing the creation of distinctive characters.
  • Rules for resource management, encumbrance, and durability that makes the gritty primal world come to life without complexity.
  • Combat and healing rules that make conflict exciting and dangerous. Combat won’t always be the wisest option.
  • An open magic system encouraging creativity, ingenuity, and making sorcery powerful yet costly.
  • Rules for making the game easy to run, improvise for, and just fun for the Referee.
  • A mini-hexcrawl that allow you to play immediately and begin your immersion in The Primal World of Thaia.

Want to Make a Primal Quest Compatible Product?

You can make material compatible with Primal Quest by adhering to these simple rules:

  • You can use text directly from this document.
  • Credit Diogo Nogueira for being the original creator of Primal Quest and include a link to both this document and to

This is a general license. If you want to negotiate a license with different terms, please get in touch at

Safety Tools

We recommend the use of the TTRPG Safety Toolkit to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone to play the game in.

Get The Cave of Our People!

The Cave of Our People is an introductory adventure for Primal Quest in which the players will end up making a drawing of the adventure events themselves to mark their #Journey!

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Declan S May 28, 2022 6:20 am UTC
Would be awesome to have the character sheets form fillable for online play!
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Diogo N June 22, 2022 12:35 pm UTC
Trying to work this out. But having the design in a angle is making this very hard...
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Gerald K May 10, 2022 2:21 am UTC
Are there any plans for releasing a POD version?
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Diogo N May 10, 2022 10:34 am UTC
Not for now. A print version is coming through Exalted Funeral soon! Probably after that.
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Gerald K May 10, 2022 3:27 pm UTC
Thank you.
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David K May 03, 2022 6:26 pm UTC
typo on p.16 "One time, a dark curved dark is pointing north, the next it’s pointing south." the following sentence also begins with "But"
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Diogo N May 04, 2022 2:24 am UTC
Thanks for reporting this. We are releasing an updated PDF soon with this and other minor fixes.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 30, 2022.