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Created by Green Ronin Publishing

N.K. Jemisin’s multiple Hugo Award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy comes to tabletop RPGs in The Fifth Season Roleplaying Game!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Fifth Season January 2024 Update
26 days ago – Wed, Jan 31, 2024 at 10:37:54 AM

Hey all,

Apologies for this one coming in at the last minute, but we have another status update for you all, with some more art to show off. Here's Joseph Carriker:

Happy New Year, one and all!

We’re still at that point in the creation process where layout is proceeding apace, and art is coming in. Since layout isn’t terribly exciting to look at (in other than a seeing-how-the-sausage-is-made sort of way), we’re sharing some more of our character art this update. 

One of the things we wanted to make sure of with these pieces was that they not only told a cogent story clearly rooted in Fifth Season’s setting of the Stillness, but that they also inspired a desire to tell stories there. They’re examples of the sorts of characters that players will be making themselves when the game is done, so they needed to be full of great, evocative imagery to fire imaginations.

Fifth Season December 2023 Update
2 months ago – Tue, Dec 26, 2023 at 10:27:21 AM

Hey everyone!

2023 is rapidly coming to a close, and while Green Ronin is taking a much needed break this week, we still wanted to make sure this month's update went out. It's a super short one, but we do have some cool new character art to show off!

Here's Joseph Carriker;

"Probably the most exciting stuff we’ve got at the moment is some of the awesome and evocative art of the people of the Stillness coming in right now, so we thought we’d share some of the excitement.

As far as the rest of the project goes, we’re continuing work on the core rulebook in production, with the other projects at about the same spot they were last month (though further along in that process, naturally)."

We will be back in 2024 with more progress updates, but we hope everyone has been having a wonderful holiday so far, and that you'll all have an incredible New Year!

Fifth Season November 2023 Update
4 months ago – Mon, Nov 06, 2023 at 10:00:10 AM

Happy Autumn! Let’s break down where we’re at with all the moving parts of this project, shall we?

Core Rulebook: In Production. The core rulebook (including the bonus scenario) is now in layout, and we are starting to figure out the art for everything. (If you didn’t catch the art samples last month, check out October’s update!)

Game Moderator’s Kit: In development. Once we’ve got the main book laid out, we’ll be pulling the important elements into the GM’s screen and the cards, and getting the scenario Ruin-Under laid out.

Map of the Stillness + Fifth Season Digital Map Pack: In Production. Art notes for all of these are wrapped and in Production’s hands. Once we start getting all of the art and cartography contracted out with our artists, this will be among them.

Comms of the Stillness + People of the Stillness: In drafts. These are nearly written and ready for an editor.

~Joseph D. Carriker, Jr.

Fifth Season October 2023 Update
5 months ago – Wed, Oct 11, 2023 at 10:00:22 AM

Just a short update this month, but we're going to get back to regular updates going forward. Everyone has been working steadily to get the book ready to go to press, and to get that PDF out to backers at last.

In fact, you may have noticed that earlier this week we locked orders, which also means we're going to be charging cards for shipping and add-ons. We're getting very close!

Here's Joseph Carriker with the October update!

The spinning of plates continues, but we are happy to announce that we’ve crossed an important threshold:

The Fifth Season core rulebook is now in layout! We’ve also got full art notes for our map of the Stillness, and a whole bunch of other goodies we can’t wait to share.

We’re still hard at work getting the materials for the Game Moderator’s Kit and the various Stretch Goals lined up and ready to go. Not a lot to look at on that front quite yet, but we wanted to have something to show off, so we thought we’d share a couple of iconic characters.

One of the main things that these characters are intended to do is do some heavy lifting in describing the myriad peoples of the Stillness. As such, we’ve gone for a really wide range of people in their depiction, hopefully to jumpstart the imagination of players – even those who may not be as familiar with the setting.

Now shipping to Germany!
6 months ago – Mon, Aug 21, 2023 at 11:11:33 AM

Exciting News!

We've worked out a solution to the issues involved with shipping to Germany, and we can now successfully send print books to that country! The downside is that international shipping to the EU is still pretty high, and we're unable to cover the VAT fees associated with your order, but we can at last remove this limitation on German backers.

If you are one of our backers currently residing in Germany, and would like to modify your order to include any physical books or add-ons, you can request a new link to survey details using the address below.

If you run into any issues with making changes to your pledge in Backerkit, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].