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The Throne stands empty.

Heaven has fallen, and the Words of Creation thunder from new throats.

Undestined, unfettered, unchosen, you are Godbound, and your will is writ with fire.

Godbound is a game of divine heroes in a broken world, men and women who have seized the tools that have slipped from an absent God's hands. Bound by seeming chance to the Words of Creation, these new-forged titans face a world ravaged by the mad ambitions of men and the cruel legacy of human folly. Their foes are many: the jealous parasite gods that suck at the wounds of the world, the furious Angelic Host that once held Heaven against the armies of men, and the endless legions of sorcerers, god-monsters, mortal tyrants, and eldritch relicts that scourge the shattered realms. The Godbound stand against these horrors, determined to forge a better world from the fragments of the old. Still, not all these newborn divinities have a hero's soul, and some nurture red dreams of glory and unfettered rule. Will you be a merciful god to your people, or will you make them dread your holy name?

Godbound does more than simply give you the tools to create these wielders of the Words. Within these pages, a GM will find the guidelines they need to challenge the mightiest of heroes and mark tremendous deeds on the face of their world. Inside this book, you'll find…

  • Everything you need to take a Godbound hero from their first uncertain awakening to the pinnacle of divine supremacy, with mighty Words of Creation, divine gifts, and enormous works of celestial Dominion.

  • Fearsome god-monsters and terrifying foes to tax even a pantheon of Godbound. More than that, you'll find specific instructions and advice for matching martial challenges with situations and groups.

  • Sine Nomine-style system-neutral tools for building demigod-worthy adventures and Former Empire ruins. Create noble courts, lost shards of Heaven, hidden ruins, and dire perils for your heroes to overcome. Play a different game? Lift these tools out and use them with your system of choice!

  • A system-neutral Dominion and faction mechanic that lets heroic deeds have mechanically-supported effects on the campaign world. Your hero wants to build a fortress in her native village, or ward an allied nation from the scourge of a Host-spawned disease? These rules show you how to do so, and how to make it count in play. Need to find out what happens when the pantheon's holy nation declares war on an insidious empire of evil? The rules here will give you an answer you can use.

  • Old-school inspired play mechanics derived from the Scarlet Heroes game system that are easy to pick up and let you loot decades of material for foes and challenges for the players. Just grab a classic arch-enemy, run it through the conversion notes in the bestiary chapter, and you've got your next campaign nemesis.

But that's not all. While the free version of Godbound includes all of the above to help new players and new GMs get rolling, this deluxe version of Godbound includes yet more mighty material from the Sine Nomine game-forges.

  • Mortal player character creation, whether as desperate dirt farmers-turned-adventurers or as budding mortal heroes who dare the perils of this dark world. Can your PCs survive and prosper in a world blighted by the past?

  • Cybernetics and clockwork prostheses, for those GMs that want to add in a high-tech or steampunk-flavored note to their worlds.

  • Divine Supremacy and Paradises, citadels and divine strongholds to shelter the souls of the Godbound's faithful.

  • Godwalkers, titanic engines of ruin built by the Former Empires to face divine foes. Salvage them from forgotten ruins or build your own with the creation system here.

  • The Martial Strifes, divine martial arts that channel the natural conflicts of the mundane world into fearsome feats of destructive prowess.

  • And not least, Themed Godbound that allow you to customize and flavor the demi-deities of your campaign to fit your own ideas about how they should work- with five worked examples to show you how to create superhuman Exemplars, shapeshifting Proteans, fate-thwarting Undestined, elemental Scions, and patchwork Arrayed.

Every download includes the full-color, DRM-free Deluxe PDF, character sheets, .MOBI and .EPUB file versions for easy reading, and a special lightweight PDF version optimized for fast rendering and small file size. Bookmarks, topic indexes, and a full index of divine gifts are in each PDF, the better to speed your play at the table.

So get it now. Together with the calamitous woes a GM can build with the Sixteen Sorrows guidebook, Godbound gives you what you need to run a fast, smooth, easy-to-learn system for bringing the light of a new age to a world too long plunged into Uncreated Night!

(Nota Bene: the premium heavyweight print option has somewhat richer colors than the standard heavyweight. Both are printed on the same weight of paper.) 

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Esteban M January 23, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Can't say the same about the book.
Ordered it before Christmas and it hasn't arrived!
Never choose the cheap shipping method on international shippings! It has no tracking number and if you live in Colombia like me that means it's going to get stolen by the postal service.
Now I've got to wait to the 9th of February for them to order a new printing, 15 days of printing and an extra month of shipping. (That is if they grace me with fast shipping, if not, the cycle can start again).

Sorry. Just needed to rant.

I wish for Kevin to write supplements and books for godbound. Best pc God based game I've played! <3
And the editing of the book was SUPERB.
If just other companies realized that no one wish to jump all across the book to check small things...
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Luke W January 23, 2018 7:13 pm UTC
I live in New Zealand. The shipping service DTRPG uses for its cheap international delivery is often delayed over the Christmas break. However, it is normally pretty reliable (even if late). I have waited 4-5 weeks in similar circumstances.
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Esteban M January 23, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
Thing is... The federal postal service of Colombia is run by thieves.
They have stolen so many stuff from me...

Off course I'll wait... It's not like I have any other option. Still... Drivethru should have stayed that this were the details of the cheap shipping option. If I knew, I would have chosen the expensive one.
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Esteban M January 23, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
Thing is... The federal postal service of Colombia is run by thieves.
They have stolen so many stuff from me...

Off course I'll wait... It's not like I have any other option. Still... Drivethru should have stayed that this were the details of the cheap shipping option. If I knew, I would have chosen the expensive one.
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Mason M July 05, 2017 3:41 pm UTC

I did the dumb thing.

I accidentally ordered the Hardcover Color Premium Heavyweight Print Book? I didn't check "PDF+Hardcover" erroneously.
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Kevin C July 21, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
I just noticed this, Mason- did you get it resolved with DTRPG? If there's any issue about you accidentally getting what you didn't want to get, just let me know and I'll refund you.
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Mason M September 17, 2017 7:12 pm UTC
Oh no, I apologize (I don't know why I didn't get the email for this until today) they took care of it as soon as I reached out to the Support! I've got it at home, I think I even posted pictures on G+. It's super great. I've got post-its all over the thing.
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May 03, 2017 9:38 pm UTC
Godbound is on Amazon now. Thank you.
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Jeff L April 15, 2017 11:48 pm UTC
I just ran Godbound for a high-level group we used to run in Greyhawk 2e way back in the day through a scenario where they ascended to power during the multiverse apocalypse precipitated by the escape of Tharizdun from confinement. It was an absolute blast, and I ended up with my hard copy going home with one of the players (sold from me at cost), and I just bought another copy for myself.

Thank you for creating such an amazing OSR experience.
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Kevin H March 19, 2017 6:25 pm UTC
I want to thank you and your staff for all the work you put into this marvelous game. It has rekindled my passion for roleplaying.
You've given us so much with the free version. It's no sparse ad to merely peak interest, but a full, playable game. Your generosity is rare and acknowledged.
I will purchase the deluxe version as soon as my meager budget allows.
Thank you again.
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Geoffrey W April 06, 2017 4:29 am UTC
You wanna be impressed?

There is no staff.

It's just him. Kevin Crawford is Sine Nomine.
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Kevin H September 17, 2017 7:03 pm UTC
More than impressive, that's inspiring.
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February 12, 2017 12:44 am UTC
Was there a reason Godbound is not being sold on Amazon like your other games?
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Geoffrey W March 18, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Because he can't use the exact same print files that DTRPG uses, which means he has to REMAKE the print files, which takes time.

And he hasn't had the time. Right now he's working on other projects, like Stars Without Number 2e.
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January 13, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
How come this is not being sold on Amazon other products other than core rules are and so is Silent Legions?

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Kevin C December 02, 2016 1:09 am UTC
Sadly, a softcover option would peel no more than five dollars from the retail price, and require me to create, proof, and maintain two additional sets of files. If it were a substantial price difference I'd assign the time to do it, but as it is, it's just not enough of a return on the labor.
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October 25, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
I'd also like to express my interest in a soft cover option for this book.
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James L October 20, 2016 12:42 pm UTC
No softcover option? :(
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Pieter-Jan D September 21, 2016 8:17 pm UTC
preview links has been broken for days
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Luke W September 21, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
You can grab the Free Edition here which contains over 80% of the Deluxe Edition:

I think SNP assumed that with that available a preview wasn't needed :)
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Ronald C July 01, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
The preview is not working
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Matías C July 01, 2016 11:45 pm UTC
You can check a huge part of the book (an 80% or so) available for free here:
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Aurora O July 01, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
What is the diference beetwen a Premium and a Standard book?
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Geoffrey W July 01, 2016 6:30 pm UTC
The premium book generally speaking has better color. They use more toner or better toner or something. DTRPG hasn't updated their FAQ to account for the recent change to the printing options so the specifics are somewhat unclear. That said, I've looked at a Standard PoD next to a Premium PoD before and the Premium is sharper, easier to see, etc.
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Michael S July 17, 2016 11:37 pm UTC
I only have the Premium Heavyweight version of Godbound, but I have a Standard Heavyweight of Exalted 3rd, and there's a noticeable difference between them. The Standard Heavyweight is still nice, and the text is equally readable and sharp, but the art is noticiably washed out (unsaturated), and at times a bit fuzzy compared to the consistently sharp art in the Premium.
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