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Chain of Being: the Fantasy RPG of Epic Absurdity - Higher Arc Edition

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What would happen if the most ridiculous character you've ever created in a fantasy game became a god?

Chain of Being answers that question with a roleplaying game set in a fantasy world gone haywire. The basic premise of CoB is that the old order of things has been disrupted by a small group of wacky mortals who have taken the heavens by storm and seized the positions of their complacent deities. Ever since then, they've spent most of their time drunk on fermented ambrosia, messing with gameality and making sure that things will never be quite the same...

If you're the sort of person who loves to laugh a lot while roleplaying, Chain of Being is your game. In CoB, all of the traditional denizens of a fantasy realm, like knights and dragons, now have to compete for attention with the likes of aliens, superheroes, mechs, conspiracies, corrupt corporations, insane dungeon designers, people who know that their universe is really just a roleplaying game, and lots of other insanity. CoB is "anything goes" fantastic fiction.

This version of Chain of Being is in Limestone Publishing's house system, Higher Arc. Higher Arc features a mechanic based on ten-sided dice with a hierarchical skill development system, variable levels of success, and a logical and consistent method of resolving actions. Higher Arc is totally customizable, so as to allow players as much or as little rules complexity as they desire. It has no classes or levels, and it allows players maximum control over their characters.

CoB is also available in a d20 version for 3.0 D&D.

 
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December 30th, 2006
An excellent fantasy RPG that parodies all the best (and worst) things about the genre. The system and setting allow the comedy to flow naturally, and the setting provides plenty of opportunity for adventures of all flavors. LIKED: A fun [...]
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August 9th, 2005
Worth a look. I especially enjoyed the group that realizes they're in a role-playing game, but doesn't fully understand the implications. The explanation of the Chain of Being itself is not to be missed. LIKED: Very amusing. DISLIK [...]
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October 16th, 2003
This is wackiest game I have ever seen. If anybody is searching something like this, this is the right stuff! [...]
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Pages
266
Edition
v1.0
Publisher Stock #
LSP11101
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48.82 MB
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October 03, 2010
This title was added to our catalog on June 30, 2002.
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Limestone Publishing
Limestone Publishing
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