The best-selling Italian RPG of all time is finally releasing worldwide in an English version: Lex Arcana, published by Quality Games and distributed by Ares Games, is now starting to hit the stores in US, and will be available in other countries in the coming weeks. The game, set in a roman empire which did not fall, thanks to the use of magic, was successfully launched on Kickstarter in October 2018 and arrive in retail following the shipping to backers. The first two releases arriving in retail are the Lex Arcana Core Rulebook and the Demiurge Screen, an essential game accessory.

Lex Arcana Core Rulebook: all rules and background information needed to play.

Lex Arcana merges history, mythology and legend in a unique setting where Roman imperial legions clash with barbaric hordes on the field of battle, while ancient monsters, mystical powers and nameless cults threaten the rule of the Caesars from within. To enjoy Lex Arcana players are not required to have a degree in Roman history: the world has taken a different turn from what you may have read in history books. Players take on the role of Custodes (wardens) of the Cohors Auxiliaria Arcana, imperial agents sent on missions to the most distant and dangerous corners of the Roman Empire and beyond, to investigate terrifying threats, recover lost relics, unearth forgotten secrets and fight legendary supernatural creatures.

The Lex Arcana Core Rulebook is a 256-page full-color hardcover volume, with incredible and original illustrations, containing all rules and background information needed to play, both as Custos (player) and as a Demiurge (the Lex Arcana game master), with an accurate description of the full world to play in. It includes 12 pre-generated character sheets, rules to make and advance their Custodes, important advice for the Demiurge, a detailed ancient world bestiary, and two introductory adventures: "The Long Winter Nights" and "The Mothers of Cenabum".

Demiurge Screen: accessory for the game master.

The Demiurge Screen is realized in full color cardboard, with the game master's side completely filled with essential reference tables to manage the Lex Arcana game sessions as, for example, the Attributes and Offices table, the Action Resolution sequence, or the Performing a Ritual sequence. The Players' side is illustrated with wonderful and original artwork, that represents at the best the essence of the game setting. Behind the screen, the Demiurge conducts the Custodes through incredible adventures for the glory of Rome and an Empire without end.

Other three Lex Arcana volumes will release in early 2021 - the setting compendium Encyclopaedia Arcana, the adventure boook Mysteries of the Empire I, and the official setting module Aegyptus - The Sands of Time and Gold.

For more information about Lex Arcana, visit the Roleplaying Games section and read the preview article about the game.

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