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
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).
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.”
fan review: 5 stars. “The writing is very high quality, the encounter
design is excellent, and the opportunities for roleplaying within the party
Writers: Chris T. Dias and Conan Veitch
Cover Art: Nick Greenwood
16 pages, Free