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A Steampunk campaign for Risus: The Anything RPG.

Welcome to the Epiphany Club, where the pursuit of knowledge and adventure is the name of the game. A Victorian gentlemen’s club with a difference, its distinguished members are determined to solve some of the world’s greatest mysteries.

For centuries, the wonders of the Great Library of Alexandria have been considered lost forever. So when the club discovers a clue to its whereabouts, the race is on to discover this forgotten treasure first.

In this exciting steampunk campaign, you will play a member of the Epiphany Club, travelling across Europe and Africa to find the Great Library of Alexandria. But with so many people desperate to get their hands on the knowledge contained within the library’s hidden walls, your mission will be far from smooth sailing.

Will you gather all the clues and solve them in time? Or will they merely lead you on a risky wild goose chase?

Your quest will take you on a high stakes adventure where danger and betrayal lurk round every corner. You’ll encounter an array of interesting characters, but not everyone is who they say they are. There’s a network of spies, criminals and even ninjas to contend with, so you’ll need to stay calm and keep your head if you want to reach your goal.

Will you be the one to uncover one of the most famous wonders of the ancient world? Or will you be beaten to the discovery by someone hoping to get hold of the priceless historical artefacts for their own motives?

The novel that inspired this campaign is available at DriveThruFiction.

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Eitan R February 01, 2023 12:28 am UTC
This is a bit weird. It states that I bought it but does not allow me to download it!
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Russell P February 01, 2023 9:51 am UTC
That's odd. Probably best to contact DriveThruRPG. If they can't help, email me (Russell -at- RussellPhillips -dot- uk) and I'll get copies to you.
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Brian C January 30, 2023 7:41 pm UTC
Hello, could you share more about the game system? What are the basic rules of game play? Does one create their own player-character, and what does that look like? Neither the description on this page nor the preview pane give any indication of game mechanics. Could you provide some basic information about the "game" part of this game? Thank you.
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Russell P January 30, 2023 8:27 pm UTC
It's not a game system in itself. It's a campaign for the RISUS RPG:
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This title was added to our catalog on January 29, 2023.