Carnival Row blends the world of faeries and and turn-of-the-century industrial/steampunk cities – of *course* there’s an RPG.
Debuting little more than a week ago, Amazon’s new original show, Carnival Row brings faeries, gritty, smoke-colored backdrops, and some beautiful, beautiful people to life on the screen of your choice. With its gorgeous visuals and extensive world whose mysteries have only just begun to be explored, it seems like a natural fit for both a tabletop RPG and the costumes of people you’ll be seeing the next time you’re at the Renaissance Faire.
Watching that, you might be drawn in by the prospect of a detective and a faerie solving crimes. Or a detective and faerie smooching. Whatever the case, you’ll find these moments translated into an RPG designed by a collaboration of Monte Cook Games, the Nerdist, and Amazon. Check it out!
Say hello to the official Carnival Row RPG and assemble your friends because we’re making the game available to everyone for free.
Nerdist teamed up with Monte Cook Games, Legendary Television, and Amazon Studios to develop an original RPG set in the universe of Carnival Row, which you can watch right now on Amazon Prime. Based on Monte Cook Games’ Cypher System, this sourcebook will allow you to tell tales of magic, mystery, and murders most foul with original characters of your own design, as well as familiar faces from the series. The RPG is incredibly accessible to tabletop gamers of all skill levels and offers a wide array of ways to create compelling narratives set within the wildly imaginative universe of Carnival Row.
You can download the game manual right now, but if you’d like to see how the Carnival Row RPG actually works, then you can watch this exclusive one-shot adventure run by series creator Travis Beacham. Starring Dan Casey, Erika Ishii, Aliza Pearl, and Amy Vorpahl as the characters they created in our amazing behind-the-scenes series Into Carnival Row, this raucous group of unlikely allies must race against time to recover a faerish relic before it falls into the wrong hands.