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Troika! is a complete yet wildly open role-playing game. Players can expect to fly through mystic space, get lost in infinite cities of the gods, and meet strange & wonderful people all the while using a robust and familiar game system. ​

With just one book and a couple of six-sided dice you'll be able to provide years of adventure for you and your friends. Once you're ready for more there is an abundance of material printed by the Melsonian Arts Council and Troika!s huge number of third party publishers and fans.

Inside the book you will find:

  • A full automated character creation system that generates exciting starting points for players to build upon
  • Weighty lists of spells and enemies to encounter
  • A baked-in plane-hopping setting which draws you into the world and allows you space to build upon its sturdy foundations
  • Lavishly illustrated by Jeremy Duncan, Dirk Detweiler Leicthy, Sam Mameli, and ENnie award winning Andrew Walter

Reviews and related media:

"Troika!,... is one of the best rules-lite systems out there right now."

There Will Be Games

"Troika! feels damn good. I love the matte softness of its pages, the warmth of its colours. Something about its palette really edifies the art – by Jeremy Duncan, Dirk Detweiler Leichty, Sam Mameli, and Andrew Walter; a veritable dream team."

Zedeck Siew

"Imagine, if you will, that Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett have returned from the dead. They both pile into a Ford Cortina and take a long drive across the American Southwest, pondering the nature of the fantasy genre. Once they arrive in California, they legally acquire several ounces of the finest cannabis sativa and hotbox the Cortina. Then they write an RPG. This, roughly speaking, seems to be what produced Troika, a delightfully simple and delightfully absurd game."

',,,it’s really good. And different. And weird. You should buy it.'

- Technical Grimoire

"It feels decadent and almost febrile, the same way David Lynch's underrated adaptation of Dune does; I imagine the world of Troika! is hot and sweaty and everyone is struggling under some sort of summer cold."

'Troika! is just a delightful game. The art is fantastic and weird; really setting the tone for what to expect. The physical book itself of great quality, it feel like it's going to last for a long time'

'Troika! is just the right amount of silliness for the tabletop. It's low-key on information overload for the players, keeping character creation fairly short and dodging the tropes that come with current day RPGs'

'As a game, Troika! is a blast to play. As a book, it's a blast to read. As a design space, I'm addicted. You owe it to yourself to check this out.'

- assorted reader reviews


Thread sewn hardcover
Issue Date
13 Mar. 2019
Isbn Number
15.4 x 1.4 x 21.6 cm
Melsonian Arts Council
Product Code
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Absurd and delightful

Print quality is top notch and the art is fantastic. A delight to own and read through, let alone play.

Vince Saracino | Pennsylvania USA | September 2021

Interesting RPG, Excellent Print

My approval of the internal contents aside - as the review is far more subjective - the medium in which it was delivered to me as a hardcover book with beautiful colour prints and shipped without hassle or damage.

Sebastian Padron | Alberta | September 2021

Why limit yourself to elfs, dwarfs, swords and orcs?

Thee most imaginative role-playing game out there...and it is OUT THERE. If you're tired of the same old high fantasy nonsense (or maybe you've always been embarrassed by that stuff) Troika! is the panacea. Wildly creative world-building and storytelling bolted onto a secure and simple d6 based chassis. I don't even have an RPG group, but I bought this (and others from Melsonia) to make that happen!

Peter Martin | Portland, OR, USA | September 2021

A Really Neat Book

Great art, great binding, sturdy paper. Full of clever writing and very novel RPG ideas. Simple, streamlined, yet surprisingly crunchy. Really invites the reader to be creative. A lot of fun overall, I highly recommend it!

Benjamin Macensky | Pittsburgh | September 2021

Joy to read. Elegant system.

I really enjoyed reading Troika!. But at first, I didn't understand the Advanced Skills. I'm not sure if it's due to how it's written, or how I read it. But after trying out a few Fighting Fantasy books I got it.

The interesting thing about Troika! is that it implicitly prescribes how you're going to play. The exact same rule system could be used in a more combat heavy sort of game, but the tone of the writing, and the backstories lends to a quirkier, fish-out-of-water style of play. I think it's interesting, it's part of the game, but not part of the system.

You don't really need to add much to Fighting Fantasy to take it to the tabletop, but you might as well pick up Troika! It definitely adds something.

David | New Zealand | August 2021

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