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The Dune RPG’s First Expansion Arrives With Sand And Dust

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Aug 23 2021
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The desert world of Arrakis is the center of the known Universe, and at the heart of it all, the spice Melange and a new sourcebook.

Dune: Adventures in the Imperium promises adventure in a distant future where noble houses vie for control of the very heart of galactic civilization. Not through control of territory or war, but through the harvest of the fuel of the universe itself, the spice melange.

And the newest sourcebook for Modiphius’ Dune RPG casts an even narrower lens into this world of Landsraads and Ornithopters and Spacing Guilds and Mentats–focusing on the one thing upon which the galaxy turns, the planet Arrakis, the only place in the known universe where the spice can be found.

This new sourcebook opens up the planet in whole new ways, including much-asked for options to allow players to play Fremen and better still, rules for riding the great sandworms of Dune.

Or, for those of you who don’t want to live your best life while Toto blasts some of their best work in the background, you could also become a spice harvester or smuggler or learn new spice related talents and abilities in order to expand your mind and the way you perceive space and time. Check it out.

via Modiphius

Dune: Sand and Dust – $42

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In the backwaters of the vast Imperium of humanity lies the hostile desert world of Arrakis. It is a deadly place, where no drop of rain falls and the people live a sparse existence in the baking cities of the northern pole. But Arrakis is the most important planet in the entire universe, for it is only here that you can find the spice melange.

The spice is everything. To some, it is a way to extend life, to others a way to see into the future. It is the key to wealth and power in the Imperium, and many of the noble Houses will stop at nothing to control it in any way they can. The cities of Arrakeen and Carthag are full of agents and spies, all looking to gain advantage for their faction, and ready to kill to maintain the power of their masters. Will Arrakis be the place your characters prove the power of their House, or will their blood be spilled on the unforgiving sands?

This collector’s edition sourcebook for the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game, featuring a stunning foil embossed cover, takes you to the desert world of Arrakis and explores the secrets of the spice. Visit the hidden sietches of the Fremen to learn the mysteries of their culture. Walk without rhythm in the great deserts and perhaps see one of the incredible sandworms. Trade secrets with spies and agents in the bustling marketplace of Arrakeen or the alleys of Carthag. Arrakis is a planet of mysteries and danger, and those who underestimate it never leave.

Sand and Dust: The Arrakis Sourcebook contains: 

  • A 156 page US letter size high quality sewn hardback packed with full colour art.
  • An overview of the planet Arrakis, known as Dune, its history and features.
  • Detail on the mysterious desert Fremen, and their many secrets.
  • A host of new options for Fremen player characters, including new archetypes, talents and rules for riding the great sandworms.
  • An in-depth look at spice harvesting and those who try to smuggle and stockpile it secretly.
  • The secrets of spice revealed, including new spice related talents and abilities.
  • A gazetteer of the cities of Carthag and Arrakeen, including their layout, noteworthy landmarks, and what life is like for the people of each city.
  • Expanded notes on creating your own campaigns on Arrakis, including a host of new NPCs, scenario hooks and story seeds.
  • New campaign options as smugglers, Fremen or merchants instead of agents of a noble House.
  • A complete adventure ‘The water must flow’ that involves the player characters in a deadly plot during a water shortage on Arrakis.
  • A digital copy of this book will be provided.

The worm is the spice… the spice… is the worm

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