Limitless Worlds

Limitless Worlds

Monday, September 28, 2015

Drones for Arcana Rising

Hey there, long time no talk! I've been busy with various life things, but I just had an idea for a game I like a great deal.

Arcana Rising is a pretty cool OSR-esque urban fantasy game released not too long ago via the now defunct Bedroom Wall Games. A supplement for the game was released as well called Welcome to Neuro City, which was a pretty good attempt at making the game into something akin to Shadowrun.

The only thing missing from that supplement was drones, and I believe I've come up with a simple solution to add them in as a companion, which are mystic animals that a character can be bound to. So I present below the Compiled Companion


Given enough time and resources, a neurocaster can bind a spirit into a mechanical construct, often called a drone. The spirit is special though: it is a rare net spirit, one that is a result of the interblending of magic and the NeurOS. A drone can take on a multitude of forms, but most are generally no bigger than a medium size dog. The drone is generally willing to follow orders and remain loyal, but will usually refuse to enter the wilderness or any area without access to the NeurOS. Since the drone is a spirit housed in a mechanical body, the neurocaster must pay 50 Astra a month to maintain it with parts, batteries and oil.