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The Aetherium RPG is a tabletop roleplaying game set in a cyberpunk future that offers easy to understand rules that focus on creativity and story.

The material world, known as the Meatspace, has been slowly collapsing for over a hundred years. Poverty is widespread, due in part to resource scarcity. Wars, climate change, greed, and corruption have stood in the way of any meaningful progress. The discovery of the Aetherium, a quasi-digital mindscape, led to a mass exodus of the human consciousness from the Meatspace to this new frontier.

In the Aetherium, scarcity is artificial. Social and economic mobility are again possible, driven by the massive economic engine of this cyber-dimension. The human mind is capable of bending the reality to its desire, given enough skill and desire. Even time passes differently while logged in, allowing people to live hundreds of experienced years as their Meat slowly decays from neglect.

Of course, the shining beacon of hope that the Aetherium represents is all too often only skin deep. The explored and colonized areas are controlled by controlling governments and massive corporations. Despite the digital nature of the world, the neural interface of a person's rig means that their mind is at risk, making the Aetherium only partially safe.


The Aetherium RPG game system uses a simple d10 dice pool mechanic for most things, where you're trying to get a number of successes equal to the difficulty of the task. The system begins to open up worlds of possibility in the Programs and Hacking rules.

The entire Aetherial world is made up of Programs, which follow a basic structure and template. Players can take advantage of this to create their own Programs (generally equipment for the players), customizing things to suit their needs.

The Hacking rules allow players to create or modify Programs on the fly, altering the world as they need. This is done through custom d12s (there are easy conversion charts for regular d12s if you don't have the custom dice) that give a player some, but not total, control over their modifications. Be careful, though, as any Hack is temporary and might disappear before your task is complete.


The book itself is a beautifully laid out 256 pages full of vibrant artwork. It contains all the rules players (and the GM) need to play the game, including two interconnected starting adventures to get players a feel for the world.

You can find out more about the game, the world, and what resources are available on our website:

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Patrick S February 06, 2020 6:08 am UTC
A preview would be nice.
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Brian N March 23, 2020 3:57 pm UTC
I didn't realize previews weren't on! Apologies. You can now access a preview of the first 10 pages or so.
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Patrick S April 23, 2020 10:40 am UTC
Thx! another question: Do you still ship to Europe? Your Website says yes (and for 15$!?). Is this still a thing?
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Jeff R August 16, 2019 8:30 pm UTC
IS there a demo ?
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Brian N September 27, 2019 4:56 pm UTC
There is an adventure in the book, and we just published another adventure you can get on DriveThruRPG. Other than that, we run the game at cons, etc. There is currently no quick-play demo for newcomers, but it's something we're strongly considering.
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Patrick G August 16, 2019 7:42 pm UTC
Your Game is really cool, but sadly the artwork ist very low-res and looks very pixilated :-(

Can you upload the PDF with the artwork in high-res? Because the artwork is very good, but the resolution isn't
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Brian N September 27, 2019 4:59 pm UTC
Thank you! I'm working on getting one ready that is double the resolution of the current iteration for you. Hopefully I can have that up soon.
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This title was added to our catalog on August 16, 2019.