Modiphius Entertainment has unveiled pre-orders for the latest product in their best-selling Dune: Adventures in the Imperium line — The Great Game: Houses of the Landsraad campaign supplement. This newest expansion for the top-selling 2d20 tabletop role-playing game introduces players and Game Masters to the Landsraad council and some of the mightiest Houses in the Imperium. The 128-page Houses of the Landsraad book moves the in-game action and politicking away from Arakkis and out into the darkness of the Imperium.
The Landsraad is the great council of the Houses that decides the fate of the Imperium under the will of the Emperor. Meeting on Kaitain, the Imperial homeworld, this chorus of powerful voices meets to make deals, craft alliances, crush enemies, and take vengeance in the halls of power. Here, whole worlds can be laid waste at the stroke of a pen, and riches beyond your wildest dreams can be bestowed for nothing more than a promise of support.
The Great Game: Houses of the Landsraad is a complete 128-page supplement for Dune – Adventures in the Imperium that expands your campaign away from Arrakis into the vast and deadly Imperium. It offers the opportunity for your House to vie for power among its peers. Politic with your rivals, bring power and wealth to your House, and challenge your position among the deadliest powerbrokers of the Landsraad.
The Great Game: Houses of the Landsraad includes:
Comprehensive detail on the nature and politics of the Landsraad council and the complex relationships between the Houses that keeps the Imperium turning
Secrets of the art of kanly, the rules that govern assassination by blade or poison, and how to manage a deadly war of assassins
Expanded notes on CHOAM, with options and new talents for CHOAM Agent player characters. Full dossiers on an array of the most important Houses of the Landsraad, such as the fallen House Richese, the aggressive House Moritani, the noble House Taligari, and the devious House Wydras.
A Navigator’s guide to the mysterious Spacing Guild and their place in the Imperium, with new talents and focuses for Guild agent player characters.
Cross space in a moment in a Guild Heighliner, with detail on space travel and managing journeys across the Imperium, with or without the Guild.
New rules for building any of the ‘million worlds’ that can be found in the Known Universe or beyond. Create the homeworld of your House, your enemy’s domain, or a new planet ripe for exploitation.
A complete system for House management, allowing you to craft and build your domains, construct new planetary facilities, manage downtime, and gain leverage and favor from your peers as the power of your House grows.
Modiphius has announced that Sand and Dust, the new Arrakis sourcebook for the Dune Adventures in the Imperium RPGhas started shipping, with a simultaneous release of the PDF.
Sand and Dust is available on Modiphius.net in standard print, Collector’s, and PDF editions and on DriveThruRPG in PDF only. Both print and Collector’s editions will be shipping from the US store in mid-February, but are available to pre-order and the PDF is also available now. Here are the details on this fantastic new sourcebook which transports you to Arrakis, the home of the Fremen.
ARRAKIS: SOURCE OF THE SPICE.
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 sourcebook for the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game, 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.
Modiphius has announced the release of Time Becomes a Narrow Door, a new adventure for the Dune – Adventures in the Imperium RPG.
Dune: Time Becomes a Narrow Door is available in PDF only as part of the Dune Collections on Modihpius.net, Modiphius.us, and DriveThruRPG. Here are the details on this intriguing new scenario.
NOTHING EXISTS WITHOUT CAUSE
A debt owed. A missing heir. A new cult rising in the desert. Trapped between an ageless prophecy and sensitive politics, a delicate path must be walked. What is the truth? With whom will you stand?
In Time Becomes A Narrow Door, the player characters are entrusted with the task of locating the missing heir of an allied House. They must travel to a pyon village beyond the relative safety of Arrakeen, but where the situation is no less complex. Navigating the fine line between ethics and duty may prove difficult, but nothing on Arrakis is easy.
This stand-alone 20-page PDF adventure for Dune – Adventures in the Imperium is a great introduction to some of the core elements at the heart of the game. With multiple possible outcomes depending on player character decisions, Time Becomes A Narrow Door is designed to encourage roleplaying difficult choices.
You will need access to the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium Core Rulebook to run this adventure.
ARRAKIS. DUNE. DESERT PLANET. The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game takes you into a far future beyond anything you have imagined, where fear is the mind killer so be sure to keep your wits about you. The Imperium is a place of deadly duels, feudal politics, and mysterious abilities, noble Houses politic constantly for power, influence, and vengeance in a universe where a blade can change the fortunes of millions. Build your House, carve your place in the universe or rebuild an ancient lineage and fight for the Imperial throne.
Take your characters on a journey through the storied worlds of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece, inhabit elite agents working for noble Houses where Mentats, Swordmasters, Spies, Bene Gesserit Sisters, Devious Advisors, or even desert Fremen join together to follow your banner. Whoever you choose to be, remember that those that control the spice control the universe. The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium core rulebook contains:
Everything you need to create your own stories of intrigue and adventure on the sands of Arrakis as agents of a powerful noble House.
A brand new version of the 2D20 System adapted specially for the Dune
An extensive look at the Imperium, its society, factions, history, technology, culture, faith and more.
Guidelines for novice and experienced gamemasters on how to run Dune-themed adventures and campaigns of intrigue and adventure for the elite agents of a noble House.
Rules for creating a noble House of your own, from House Minor to Major House, detailing its holdings, areas of expertise and agenda.
Systems for architect play, where you become the puppet masters, moving agents to your designs to serve your House.
An introductory adventure designed to quickly get you and your fellow players involved in the byzantine plots of the Imperium on Arrakis.
Modiphius released an update on retail and shipping news. They’re expecting Dune to launch in retail at the end of May due to logistics delays with the dice coming out of China. Pre-orders will ship a couple of weeks before retail launch.
Modiphius has revealed that Dune: Adventures in the Imperium will go up for pre-order on December 10 with a range of products. The pre-order goes live at 5pm GMT, 9am PST, 12noon EST.
These feature Standard Core Rulebook, Atreides Collector’s Edition, Player and GM bundles, dice, GM Screen and Journal plus the epic Complete Collection Bundle pictured below, with just 200 available to the first pre-order customers!
Pre-order customers who order through the Modiphius store can get one of just 200 big bundles of all three Collectors Editions (and everything else) and other items exclusive to the store include the Atreides Collectors Edition (in green) and the blue Arrakis Melange dice set (both will be available to retail later next year). All orders for the core book through Modiphius will soon get an exclusive 80 page playable PDF preview of the core book.
If you’re after just one of the other Collectors editions, you will be able to pre-order the Corrino collector’s edition (in black) through your friendly local gaming store and the Harkonnen collectors edition (in red) through Amazon.
Pre-orders should be live with your local retailer before Christmas and all books come with a code printed in the back of the book to download a free PDF. If you pre-order before the 15th of January with your local retailer you will also get the full PDF when they are sent out to all customers before launch.
With a pre-order launching the second week of December 2020, the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game challenges you to take control of Arrakis and the power of the spice Melange.
Be the first to set foot on Arrakis. The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game takes you into a far-future beyond anything you have imagined, where fear is the mind-killer so be sure to keep your wits about you. The Imperium is a place of deadly duels, feudal politics, and mysterious abilities. Noble houses constantly politic for power, influence, and vengeance in a universe where a blade can change the fortunes of millions. Build your house, carve your place in the universe, and fight for the Imperial throne. Take your characters on a journey through the worlds of the seminal Dune sci-fi book series from Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson, inhabiting elite agents working for noble houses where mentats, swordmasters, spies, Bene Gesserit sisters, devious advisors, or even desert Fremen join together to follow your banner.
Whoever you choose to be, remember that those that control the spice control the universe.
Those who sign up to the Dune tabletop roleplaying game pre-order will be able to claim a PDF preview of the core rulebook before the Spring launch and the pre-order will be available through local retailers as well as the Modiphius webstore.
Bastien Lecouffe-Deharme illustrated the stunning art cover and fans will also have the opportunity to show their allegiance to House Atreides, House Harkonnen, or the Imperial House Corrino with three special collector’s edition covers. To supplement these, you can expect a gamesmaster screen, journal, and dice set accessories with more releases for 2021 to be announced.