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The Fifth Season RPG Pre-Order Store

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 December 2023 Update
7 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
8 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
9 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!
11 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.

https://the-fifth-season-roleplaying-game.backerkit.com/

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].

Well that was unexpected!
12 months ago – Mon, Jul 24, 2023 at 12:00:08 PM

Hey folks!

Quick update here to address a problem that many of you just pointed out to us!

So it looks like the early-backer offer for a free print copy of the Quickstart was causing the digital-only pledges (which didn't require a shipping address), to default to the maximum amount for shipping in your region by mistake. 

We've just now turned on "enter shipping info" for those $2, PDF only, and VTT only pledge tiers, just in case you qualified for the printed Quickstart, so that you can see the actual shipping amount, and not that very high, and very surprising number.

If you'd rather not receive the print copy of the Quickstart after all, send us an email to custserv AT greenronin DOT com, and we'll remove it for you. 

So sorry for the confusion!