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Not all fantasy takes place in some pseudo-medieval, quasi-historical setting. Urban fantasy combines the familiar and the strange, using selected imaginary elements in an approximation of the real world. These elements, including magic and paranormal beings, often exist secretly in the world. The urban component is found in the setting, typically a city or suburban community. The use of contemporary technology, community, and social institutions establishes a recognizable context. The period in which the action occurs may be the fairly recent past or the near future, but will only require casual historical knowledge from the player and gamemaster.

Like urban fantasy, a hippogryph is a strange paradox. It combines the elegance of a giant eagle with the stability of a horse. It is a hybrid of two things that cannot logically go together. Somehow the unlikely remix produces something that elevates both of its antecedents. Hippogryph Modern began as a hybrid of the D20 Modern SRD and Fate Accelerated. The horse and the eagle. Not a conversion of one to the other, but a whole, new thing incorporating the strengths of both. I like how it turned out. Hopefully, you will enjoy it for what it is.

This book includes:

  • Systems: All of the information necessary to run a game, including the core mechanic, the use of hero points, and more.
  • Characters: The character creation system, explanations of abilities, and prompts for creating backgrounds. Play mundane humans, enlightened humans, or supernatural beings. Concepts include Beguiler, Cultist, Gang Member, Hunter, Martial Artist, Neopagan, Occultist, Soldier, Templar, Thief, and Witch. 
  • Equipment: Mechanics and statistics for weapons, magic items, and other tools. 
This book is fully compatible with the Hippogryph core system but is fully self-contained. No other books are required to play Hippogryph Modern.
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August 20, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on June 27, 2022.