A vibrant sky filled with a constant aurora overlooks a sea of phosphorescent-streaked sand, while a group of young gatherers prepares their small sandship for a trip to one of the life-sustaining fungal oases that sprout from this strange landscape. Crystalblighted creatures stalk through towering mushrooms and skim across crystalline dunes while twisted monstrosities distorted by esoteric energies shriek and howl in the Lucent Wastes.
The world of Harrow exists where the genres of high fantasy and post-apocalypse meet—with a healthy dose of crystalpunk aesthetics thrown in for fun and good measure. While playing in Harrow, you’ll explore massive fungal forests filled with dangerous creatures and strange beings competing for the precious natural resources found there. You’ll guide your small vessel across the unending watersands while trying to outrun the massive ships of the plunderous Lekaine Armada. You’ll uncover powerful artifacts of the fallen kitarya’s dynasty as you try to stave off the mutating effects of the energies that roll through the Lucent Wastes. You may even find your way off of the Blighted Plane, should your luck play out and you so choose.
Because despite the inherent dangers of Harrow, it is also a setting rooted in hope. Of resilient people finding their own ways to thrive in a world nearly destroyed by the arrogance and cruelty of those that once ruled over them. Of stubborn optimism and the celebration of hard-won freedom in the face of impossible odds. Of epic adventures and ceaseless discovery in a world still in its newfound infancy. Harrow is all of these things—plus everything that you make of it.
Harrow: The Blighted Plane contains a full world for you to explore and all of the rules that you need to play, so if you have no previous experience with the Cypher System this is the perfect time to jump into this amazing narrative-focused system. Learn how to play in Harrow and you’ll be ready to explore any of the settings or genres from Monte Cook Games or anything upcoming from Underground Oracle Publishing.
No one wants to wait to start their adventures, and you won’t have to! Each pledge from the PDF tier and higher will unlock the early access version of Harrow: The Blighted Plane which includes everything that you need to start playing the moment our campaign wraps, including creatures, cyphers and artifacts, a Cypher Short, and a full starting adventure!
Harrow: The Blighted Plane includes 3 types, 5 species, 15 descriptors, and over 20 foci that you can use to create your perfect character. Are you an Intuitive Gnome Blightslinger that Blazes With Radiance? An Exiled Hisk Shriker who Howls in The Wastes? A Risk-Taking Crysallis Rover who Tears Across the Sands?
Whatever you choose, there are enough customization options for you to embody the crystalpunk character of your dreams!
Massive fungal oases teeming with alien life. Stretching wastes saturated in mutating crystalblight energies. An endless ocean of iridescent sand. Ancient sites containing lost Kitarya technologies.
Take your sandships and discover an ever-changing world where planar tears and ruins risen from the depths of the watersands introduce new creatures, locations, and endless possibilities into the setting to create the stories that you want to tell!