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‘Critical Role’ Unveils New RPG – Check Out ‘Candela Obscura’s Quickstart Rules

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May 26 2023

Critical Role‘s new “horror anthology” isn’t just a series. It’s also their new RPG! Check out Candela Obscura‘s quickstart rules today!

Critical Role‘s brand-new horror anthology has premiered today. And along with it, the quickstart rules for their new Horror Anthology RPG. As you might guess from the name, the new RPG is very gothic horror. Very turn-of-the-century.

You might have seen the trailer for Candela Obscura. By now, you might have watched the first episode. But did you know you can play along at home? Because Critical Role has not only released their new series, but they’ve also opened the doors to players by releasing the quickstart rules for Candela Obscura.

Candela Obscura Quickstart Rules

You’re needed, investigators: join the secret society Candela Obscura to confront occult horrors from beyond, keeping hidden the true nature of magickal incursions besetting our world. 

This quickstart guide takes you on a journey through the new tabletop roleplaying game Candela Obscura as featured in the new monthly anthology series on Critical Role’s Twitch and YouTube channels! 

Get immersed in Candela Obscura’s turn-of-the-century inspired setting, learn about the secret society Candela Obscura and its rival factions, and take a spin through a sample assignment using pregenerated characters and the Illuminated Worlds System. Grab nine 6-sided dice (or pick up our gorgeous Candela Obscura Dice Set) and you’re ready to go.

The full Candela Obscura Core Rulebook will come out in late 2023, but start playing today with this free quickstart guide!

This download includes:

  • A primer to the world, people, and principles of Candela Obscura
  • Quickstart rules to the Illuminated Worlds System
  • An example assignment with advice for gamemasters 
  • NPCs and additional organizations to encounter and enhance play
  • A set of 5 pregenerated characters
  • A blank circle sheet
  • Field Guide reference sheets

Consider this your invitation, your initiation, to the secret order Candela Obscura.


Curious how to play? Check out the video!

Good luck out there, investigators of eldritch phenomena and occult horror!

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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