Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The Official Candela Obscura Core Rulebook From Darrington Press

Darrington Press’ Candela Obscura Core Rulebook
Darrington Press, the publishing company from the creative minds behind Critical Role, today announced that the upcoming Candela Obscura Core Rulebook is releasing worldwide on November 14. It will be available in both a standard hardcover edition as well as a hardcover limited edition for collectors and fans alike. 

Within the secret society Candela Obscura, individuals of varied talents work as a team—known as a circle—to investigate strange occurrences and dangerous magick, fighting back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. The first game to use the Illuminated Worlds System designed by Stras Acimovic and Layla Adelman, the Candela Obscure Core Rulebook includes everything you need to start a thrilling and terrifying game session, including rules, playable character options, sample campaigns, and expansive setting information both inside and beyond the city of Newfaire. 

Learn how to play Candela Obscura from game designer Spenser Starke HERE

Available to purchase at Darrington Press Guild Stores and at Critical Role shops (US, UK, CA, AU, and EU) starting November 14, both the standard ($39.99 USD) and limited edition ($59.99 USD, faux leather with an exclusive cover design, debossed and filled with metallic ink) books contain:

  • 204 pages, with a satin ribbon to keep your place
  • The core rules to play and create your Candela Obscura investigators and their circles
  • Over 90 pages detailing the turn of the century-inspired setting of the Fairelands, and in detail the city of Newfaire and the ancient ruins beneath known as Oldfaire
  • 4 full example assignments for gamemasters to dive in with their players
  • Over 30 example assignments to explore far-flung corners of the Fairelands and the organizations and people operating within it
  • An extensive guide to preparing for and gamemastering Candela Obscura
  • Immersive, in-world ephemera and notes strewn throughout the chapters—illustrations, sketches, research notes, correspondences, advertisements, maps, and more to bring the Fairelands to life

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