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Chaosium is distributing Upwind, the RPG of lost science, elemental magic, and unchartered skies

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 2nd Feb 2021

Chaosium is distributing Upwind, the RPG fable of lost science, elemental magic, and unchartered skies. Originally produced by Stewart Wieck's Nocturnal Media and Biohazard Games following a successful Kickstarter, Upwind is now available from Chaosium in full color hardcover and PDF, along with the Prophecy of the Grand Amplifier sourcebook.

"Imagine Bakshi’s classic animated film Wizards has a head-on collision with Disney’s Treasure Planet 
and the resulting fire is put out with a whole lot of Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky.
That, in an unexpected, animated mash-up, is Upwind."

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Upwind is a narrative style RPG set in a strange alternate world of floating island nations, flying sailing ships, long-lost technology, wild elemental powers, looming war and forgotten legacies.

Upwind is powered by the Q system, an original stakes-based, playing card-driven mechanic that gives every encounter consequences with meaningful, narrative-building outcomes. With its unique bidding rules, Upwind plays as fast as you can tell your story.

UPWIND: available now from Chaosium's US, UK, EU, and AUS warehouses

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Both titles also available in PDF.

Download the Upwind character sheet here.

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