The world of Contagion is a dark and terrifying place. On the surface it is no different than the world you and I live in. Most people go on about their lives never realizing the terrors that walk among them.
Despite humanity’s vast ignorance, the horrors are there. Angels demons, gods and Hellspawn make war in the shadows. Clergy and Slayers rise from the human flock to protect their brethren and work God's will.
Magi and Witches wield powerful magics in their pursuit of enlightenment.
There's a war in the shadows. Choose a side.
Contagion Second Edition utilizes a highly modified version of the 3.5 OGL. Contagion Second Edition provides a self-contained game system, unique in approach and design. The updated, streamlined system is familiar enough that seasoned OGL players and Gamemasters should be able to jump right in, while being simple enough for even novice gamers to quickly grasp.
The Contagion Second Edition corebook updates the Contagion game setting, with expanded information on the history of the setting, exposing the secrets of the universe and opening the setting up to entirely new worlds and worldviews.
New rules include an improved combat system, an all new take on magic, magic items and metamagic feats, the elimination of levels and introduction of a points-based character creation and advancement system, the inclusion of Contagion Points, which allow the characters greater flexibility and resilience when facing the terrors of the night and serve as a central narrative force within the game.
The world of Glimpse the Beyond is very much like the real world on the surface. Countries, politics, major religions and popular culture are virtually indistinguishable from the world outside your window. Beneath the normal facade of daily life, lurking in the shadows and hiding under the cover of night, dark forces reach into the world trying desperately to get a foothold. Most humans never encounter these dark forces. Of those few that do, the majority are driven mad.
Some rare humans seek out the metaphysical truths behind these dark forces. Labeling themselves Magi, these rare individuals study the arcane arts in an attempt to understand and possibly control that which Should Not Be. Some Magi seek personal power. Others strive for understanding. Many concern themselves only with survival in a world that is far more dangerous than any of their friends and family realize. A brave few fancy themselves heroes, fighting to keep the darkness at bay on behalf of their fellow man.
Glimpse the Beyond uses the Myriad RPGrules as a basic starting point. New rules include:
- Streamlined combat rules.
- New rules for spellcasting and Ritual Magick.
- New rules for supernatural creatures with ten ready to use monsters including the meme-inspired Slender Man and the Lovecraftian Deep Ones.
- New Boons and Flaws.
- A growing number of supplements that expand the rules and enrich the game setting.
Glimpse the Beyond was written and developed by Travis Legge.