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Opus Magi: Anima Machinae


"Students of folklore and mythology all know the stories in which humans and animals were created in a myriad of ways.  The gods themselves came about through strange processes, and in Japanese Shinto our islands were said to arise from the foam of the sea.

Of course, stories of magic and the old gods and goddesses are not to be taken seriously.  Yet, it was our ancestors who first had the idea of the creation of the “robot,” or “a human who was not a human,” but a conscious creature made in humanity’s own image.

The following pages will introduce the student to a variety of golems, automata, and other crafted creatures as they come to us from tales of magic, world mythologies, anthropological research, and even urban legend."

- Professor Akito Takeda, Ph.D., June, 2022

Golem Construction Set!

A supplement for Opus Magi, Anima Machinae contains both detailed as well as simplified instructions for crafting golems, homunculi, androids, and the like, based on the Cepheus Engine.

Anima Machinae contains templates and rules for creating constructs such as:

- Golems of Earth: Clay, Stone, and Sand
- Golems of Metal: Iron, Bronze, and Copper
- Golems of Darkness: Flesh, Bone, and Jiangshi
- Golems of Nature: Arboreal, Creeper, and Crystalline
- Automata: Automaton, Karakuri, and Parisian
- Mental Golems: Egregore, Tulpa, and Servitor
- Simulacra
- Composites: Mud, Cyborg, and Incarnation
- Homunculi: Paracelsian, Mandragora, Anthroparion, and Takwin
- Robots & Androids

Characters may add spells and skills to their creations, as well as choose different sizes and forms.  This supplement also contains rules for characters to create their own Magical Workshops.

There are plenty of golem, homunculi, and other construct NPC's, as well as the F.U.W.A. 38.

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This title was added to our catalog on July 27, 2022.
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