Four boxes, one game, and countless hours of adventure
Vrahode – The Calteeryn Ascension: The Core Game
Will you be chosen to serve as the Calteeryn? Follow the rise of the prophesied one and help the Calteeryn shoulder the great burden of Vrahode or carry it yourself. Meet your party of Heroes and set out into the untold dangers of Vrahode, learning unique skills and tactics to survive the epic battles that lie ahead.
The core box of the Vrahode Game System offers a giant 50+ hour story-driven campaign, dozens of one–off quests and even solo mini-campaigns which allow you to explore Vrahode at the pace you want!
The Enlightened & The Enslaved: Expansion One
The prophecy of the Calteeryn is fulfilled but only now do our heroes begin to uncover the horrible truths so long hidden. But a greater danger begins to ensnare the world of Vrahode, and another threat, long hidden in the dark, begins to step into the light.
The party must find help to face these new threats. But who can they trust? Time is running out. The Calteeryn and party of Heroes may have to visit the places they fear most to protect the future of Vrahode!
Facing The Storm: Expansion Two
With one burgeoning threat to Vrahode eliminated, another root of the chaos plaguing the world is discovered, an entity of immense, uncontrollable power. Its reach and influence is ever–growing and twists the minds of all who fall within its influence.
A maelstrom of corruption surrounds this being, a storm, unlike any the world has seen, one which none have escaped. Into this storm is precisely where our path leads us. We can only hope it leads back out again. One thing is certain; the storm is growing and there will be no rest unless this enemy is eliminated before the tendrils of its control consume us all!
The False Gods’ Deceit: Expansion Three
Wearied and changed from the burden they have carried, somehow our heroes must turn their faces to the horizon where once every enemy before was only a strand on the web of corruption plaguing Vrahode. Now, the party must seek out the spinner who stands at the dark heart, pulling every string.
With all the remaining resolve they can muster, bolstered with more powerful weapons, armor, and Ruhl, our Heroes press on to find and destroy those who wish to control Vrahode and make slaves of all who walk, crawl, swim, or fly there. A great lie has been whispered into the foundations of all that is known. Now comes the reckoning!
How The Vrahode Game System Was Designed
In creating Vrahode, we wanted to create an experience for older kids and parents alike. To that end, we also wanted the Vrahode Game System to be pleasantly “low-tech” and focused on the shared goal of in-person interaction.
The game is easy to learn with an exciting combat system and simple physical setup. The large overland map is clutter-free and the difficulty adjusts based on the number of players.
Since the game can be played solo or cooperatively, the game will also scale its difficulty based on the number of Heroes present in the playing party. This is accomplished through the use of our dynamic Exploration Card Deck system. More players, more cards. More cards, more opportunities for trouble!
Say Goodbye to Fiddliness & Hello to Dashboards
Vrahode features two simple dashboards for players and enemies. The Hero Dashboard holds all character information and the Enemy Dashboard tracks enemies. Vrahode uses an AI system for enemy behavior that changes from encounter to encounter.
Gear. Skills. Health. Afflictions and enhancements. It’s all managed in the dashboards, so you can forget about math and fiddly components, and just play!
Five Stats to Rule Them All
Five Skill stats determine the vast majority about each Hero and Enemy and their aptitudes. They are Body, Mind, Spirit, Focus, and Presence.
Each Role—whether the twelve predetermined Heroes that are provided, or custom—is played through the use of these stats. Some Roles rely heavily on just one stat, maxing out a single Skill category and becoming hyper-specialized.
Others rely on a Primary stat and a Secondary stat to play a more generalized role as they make their way in the world. And others still balance out their five stats, serving as a “jack of all trades” and sacrificing concentration of Skill in any one particular stat.
Bring Your Game to the Third Dimension with the Harbinger Terrain System
As an avid tabletop adventure gamer since the glory days of D&D and Hero Quest, the biggest complaint that Vrahode creator Jeff Irving has had throughout the years is the lack of a real, functional, terrain system that allows for tabletop roleplaying in three dimensions. The Harbinger Terrain System is his answer.
The proprietary Harbinger Terrain System will take your dungeon adventures in new directions – up and down! With Harbinger, you can quickly and easily construct multiple–level dungeons filled with beautiful full–color artwork to immerse you and your friends into the action. Rooms, hallways, stairways, and every other trapping of a rich dungeon world sprawls out before you in three glorious dimensions.
Adventure deeper into the darkest places of Vrahode to uncover secrets, defeat powerful foes, and create new alliances that will propel your party forward in the sweeping narrative. Or climb, traverse, and delve your way up and down stairs and over bridges for a few hours in one of our many one–off quests! How you use Harbinger is up to you.