Free RPG Day 2009:

Amethyst:  Hearts of Chaos

Amethyst is an RPG that postulates what would occur if a true-to-book fantasy setting was forced upon our real world. How would humanity truly respond? This is not some stylized, fanciful view of Earth seen in books and on TV. It is a world with all the problems, both social and political, intact. Would we welcome the world of fantasy into our lives or would we fear its very presence? 

Hearts of Chaos is a special introductory adventure for Amethyst, available only on Free RPG Day! In this adventure, the characters are a small cell of a large international mercenary company, the Iron Sons. They have been handed a critical mission: A former Iron Sons colonel, Montgomery Cross, has gone rogue and vanished in the deep wilderness. He has information on cell locations and strengths, but—more importantly—the face of the Iron Sons highest ranking officer, General Chauk—a man with bounties for his arrest. Chauk believes this colonel to be a severe security risk, regardless of the state of his sanity. The characters are tasked with venturing into a no-man’s land where few humans have been, finding this colonel, and killing him.

This journey takes the group deep into fantasy, where they encounter various fae monsters, suffer a vehicle breakdown, and fall under a pagus attack (a corrupted race of fae and loyal soldiers of darkness). 

Journey into Amethyst on Free RPG Day!

Rules Set: 4E (GSL).

Reviews

  • Gnome Stew: “Hearts of Chaos does exactly what it was designed to do…that is to showcase the most interesting aspects of the Amethyst world. The plot, while easy to grasp, creates a challenge to complete. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing the full Amethyst setting.”
  • RPGNow fan review: 5 stars. “The writing is very high quality, the encounter design is excellent, and the opportunities for roleplaying within the party are fantastic.”
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Writers: Chris T. Dias and Conan Veitch
Cover Art: Nick Greenwood

16 pages, Free