The Game System

Tephra is an evolutionary roleplaying experience built by gamers who enjoy an easy-to-learn system with unlimited options. You’ll feel at home in our system, using just one die (a twelve-sider), over 400 different character abilities, and a seemingly unlimited amount of character combinations. Delve into our rich and easy crafting system: customize your razor-edged, chainsawing claymore or your electrified, steam-powered longrifle to your heart’s content. And it doesn’t stop at weapons – you can build an entire automaton, a jet-pack, explosives, poisons, and more!

From our easy character creation system to our intuitive and fast-moving combat rules to our enormous array of character abilities, Tephra will leave you building, creating, and dreaming until you can’t take it anymore. This is steampunk – the options are unlimited.