SKYFARER: A Sunless Skies RPG

SKYFARER is a free pen and paper RPG by Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor of Rowan, Rook and Decard, released in September 2018 to accompany the PC, Mac and Linux game SUNLESS SKIES.

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 Download the SKYFARER sourcebook

Download the digital character sheet (thanks to player Lucky Red Seven for making a version you can fill in digitally!)

Download the SKY STORIES supplement for DMs

While SUNLESS SKIES puts the player in the role of a Captain aboard a locomotive engine, cruising the skies looking for adventure and profit, SKYFARER gives players the opportunity to play the crew. Gunners, quartermasters, engineers, signallers – even mascots – are brought to the fore as the Captain is struck down by misfortune and the crew must band together to get out of, and probably into, trouble.

Using a simple dice-based system, SKYFARER allows players and gamemasters to easily tell stories set in the FALLEN LONDON universe with plenty of climactic moments, tense stand-offs, and grim decisions. As characters risk life and limb, they’ll accrue Peril – the more Peril they have, the greater the chance of them meeting a grisly and permanent end.

Luckily, things are made easier by spending Tenacity – a resource earned by acting in accordance with your character’s drives and beliefs. But how will those integrities change, now you’re out on the frontier of Victoria’s Empire?

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