TROIKA! is a science-fantasy role-playing game where you and your cosmopolitan group of fellow travellers explore the ends of the multiverse. You will fly on mystic barges, help dying gods, solve confounding crimes, plunder dead worlds, and meet strange & wonderful people.
This core book for TROIKA! has everything you need to start and stay playing for a long time: 36 backgrounds ranging from pon priests to lobotomised aristocrats, 70+ unique spells, 36 enemies each using our innovative mien system, and 1 tutorial adventure to get you players comfortable in this bright new world. And if one book isn't enough there is an enormous amount of supporting material, both official and fan-made, readily available from all respectable RPG outlets.
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
- Lavish illustrations
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."
"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