New Phoenix Products

As of this morning, Twogether Studios has just released three products for Phoenix: Dawn Command on DriveThruRPG. I wanted to take a moment to discuss these so you know what they are.

THE MANUAL

First of all, we have released the Phoenix: Dawn Command Manual — AKA Guidelines For The Newly Inducted Marshal — as a PDF. After some consideration we decided not to break it up into a separate player and marshal book, so this is the entire core book, including the seven-mission Dark Omens adventure path.

To be clear: this is not a complete game. Phoenix uses a card based resolution system, and you need those cards to play the game. The core set — which is available at our website — includes all the cards you need for a gamemaster and up to four players. We’re releasing the book in PDF in case there are gamemasters or players who prefer to work with it in electronic form… but you do need the cards to play.

Of course, the core set includes cards for up to four players. But what if you have five or six players? That brings us to…

PLAYER EXPANSIONS

We’ve added two more products: the PDC Strength Player Expansion and PDC Intellect Player Expansion. Each of these provide you with the cards you need for the core Phoenix set to support an additional player. Each expansion includes twenty cards in total:

  • Eight Grace cards
  • Eight Strength or Intellect cards
  • Four new Traits to expand your Trait pool.

These expansions are print on demand through DriveThruRPG. They are tarot sized cards of similar quality to the cards included in the core set, but there are a few slight differences — notably the corners, which are slightly more rounded than the core cards. You can see a comparison of these cards in the image below. This doesn’t prevent you from mixing the cards together, but it can be a slight tip-off when you’re about to draw an Affliction.

The cards on the left are from the Strength player expansion; the cards on the right are from the core set.

If you have questions about these products, please post them below.

5 thoughts on “New Phoenix Products

    • Better be print-and-play deck PDF:

      This is useful feedback – could you elaborate? Our intention was to have cards that are close in feel to the existing cards. But you’d prefer a print and play PDF?

  1. Can we have the cards, or at least the text from the lessons/traits in digital format? It would really help prepping adventures if I could easily access my players powers and traits in a digital format, or to show then if we are doing a character rank up remotely.

    About the 5-6 player expansion, the lessons becomes really strained with just five players in a way they had to coordinate death causes to get lessons that are at least relevant.

    A suggestion, it would be cool when you release a expansion to the lessons product, add some skill cards with black spaces, for filling custos skills.

    • Can we have the cards, or at least the text from the lessons/traits in digital format?

      A reference document seems like a good idea. I’ll work on it.

      About the 5-6 player expansion, the lessons becomes really strained with just five players in a way they had to coordinate death causes to get lessons that are at least relevant.

      Definitely. We’ll be producing new Lessons soon, which will ease this.

      A suggestion, it would be cool when you release a expansion to the lessons product, add some skill cards with black spaces, for filling custos skills.

      Sure, we can do that. For Lessons specifically as opposed to Traits, you could always just write the Lesson text on an index card. A Trait will need to match other cards.

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