I’m two episodes into Carnival Row and liking it so far. Monte Cook Games and Nerdist are way ahead of most people, though. They teamed up with Amazon to create a Carnival Row RPG which you can download for free.
Download the Carnival Row RPG for free.
The game uses Monte Cooke’s Cypher System, which you’ll need to play. That’s the same mechanics as can be found in Invisible Sun, Numenera as well as popular supplements like Sean K. Renolds’ Priests of the Aeons.
Carnival Row is about 35 pages long. It introduces the races; humans, trow, faeries, fauns, centaurs, kobolds and even the cursed Marroks. It shows the world, with a history of the war, maps of Burgue and details on the culture.
It also has stats for characters like Rycroft Philostrate and Vignette Stonemoss.
If you’re concerned about spoilers then be cautious, perhaps download it now and read it later.
Carnival Row RPG actual play
If you want to get a feel for how the game plays then, good news, as the Nerdist crew play with with the series creator Travis Beacham in this video.
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