Rowan, Rook & Decard have released the Spire roleplaying game quickstart in print and PDF. The fantasy RPG places players in the roles of Dark Elves aiming to topple their cruel high elf overlords. The 37 page softcover, with PDF, carries an MSRP of $10.00 or grab the PDF alone as a PWYW at DriveThruRPG.
About the quickstart:
You are a dark elf. Your home, the towering city of Spire, was occupied by the high elves two hundred years ago. Now, you have joined a secret organisation known as the Ministry, a paramilitary cult with a single aim – to overthrow the cruel high elves and restore the drow as the rightful rulers of the city.
What – or who – will you sacrifice to achieve your aims? Will you evade the attention of the authorities, or end up shot in the street like so many before you?
Spire is a mile-high city riven by oppression and cruelty. The ruling high elf class lord over the subjugated dark elves from ice-rimed palaces while their charges work and die in their factories, gardens, tenements and armies. The time has come for change.
Hit the ground running and change the city for good with the Spire Quickstart. It includes: Streamlined rules, edited and redesigned for clarity and ease of play. Six pregenerated characters include Bonchance Malrique (a spoiled but brilliant Midwife occultist), Diyell Serpent’s Eye (an ex-military gangster Knight), and Mallory Hemlock (a damaged moonpriest with a taste for murder). Snuff Out The Sun, a starter adventure, which focuses around the murder and replacement of a prominent high elf bishop before (or during!) a spiritually relevant solar eclipse – and is designed to mesh with the Conspiracy Kit, allowing you to continue your campaign with ease.