What is it?
Dirge of Urazya is a system-neutral roleplaying ‘zine designed to help your group collaboratively create a setting for their adventures. This ‘zine gives you the basic information about the land of Urazya—a setting that mixes ideas drawn from the Gothic, Western, post-apocalyptic, and science fantasy genres—but also presents a series of twenty prompts you can use to build your version of the setting as part of the first session of play. Read each section aloud with your group, then work together to answer the prompts posed at the end of each segment of setting description.
Additional worldbuilding prompts to generate factions, locations, items, and nonplayer characters are found after the initial setting sections, but these prompts can be addressed as needed and do not need to be part of your first session. Also provided are a number of example adventure seeds and archetypes, origins, and
backstory ideas to riff on when creating characters.
- inspired by Vampire Hunter D and Castlevania
- limited print run
- 24 interior pages
- hand-painted cardstock cover
- copiously illustrated
- assembled by hand, just like in the 90s
- if you include the email address associated with your DriveThruRPG account, I'll send you a pdf of the 'zine (please put it in your Paypal "instructions to seller"!)
Kyle Maxwell did an excellent overview of the 'zine here that really captures what I was going for with this project.