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There’s more to the world than most of us know. Academic wizards and gutter mages, vampires and werewolves, Men in Black working for a secret religious order and a police division investigating Fortean crimes. The cities and the very landscape encompass haunted places and lost bubbles of history, faerie courts and places of power.

But you know. You’re at the edge of the Hidden World. Maybe you’ve seen it and can’t ignore it. Maybe you’re from the Hidden World, but with ties to humanity.

Liminal is a self-contained tabletop roleplaying game about those on the boundary between the modern day United Kingdom and the Hidden World- the world of secret societies of magicians, a police division investigating Fortean crimes, fae courts, werewolf gangs, and haunted places where the walls between worlds are thin.

The players portray Liminals - those who stand between the mortal and magical realms, with ties to each. Examples of Liminals include:

  • A magician who acts as a warden to protect unaware mortals from supernatural menaces;
  • Someone of mysterious birth who is perhaps half Fae. In any case they are caught up in Faerie politics whether they like it or not;  
  • A burglar who steals supernatural relics;  
  • A werewolf who still has many ties to ordinary people;
  • A dhampir, striving to do good despite their vampiric infection;
  • A mortal detective who knows some of the real strangeness out there.

The magical world has a basis in British and Irish folklore and legends, along with ghost stories and modern day popular takes on the supernatural in fiction. Inspirations from fiction include the "real world" fantasy novels of Ben Aaranovitch, Jim Butcher, Emma Bull, Susanna Clarke, Harry Connolly, Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Benedict Jacka, and Helene Wecker.

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Anthony D May 01, 2019 7:23 pm UTC
Quick question: The PoD is listed as a B&W book. Does this mean that the entire book will be B&W, or is this just denoting the paper/color quality?

Wanted to check before I finalize a review for the site I write for so I have the facts (and so I know for myself for when I grace the gorgeous art of this book onto my physical shelves in the future!)
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May 02, 2019 10:12 pm UTC
If it says B+W then it will be black and white printing.

FYI there was a color POD version available, I’ve ordered it myself, but it’s now not being offered.
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Paul M May 03, 2019 10:10 pm UTC
Groovy. The currently listed PoD is the Black and White version. A physical colour version will be available around the end of this month from Modiphius directly, with whom we now have a distribution arrangement. It's already available from a few game stores- Leisure Games (London), Patriot Games (Sheffield), and Fan Boy 3 (Manchester).
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Anthony D May 04, 2019 3:16 pm UTC
Thanks for the heads up! I know a few people that have "color" products but the book is only B&W, so I wanted to be sure.

I'm based in the USA, so I tend to have to wait a bit for Modiphius titles (my FLGS doesn't carry much/any of their books), but if I love this as much as I do right now by the time I get to the end, I'll have to budget that in soon enough. :)

Hopefully my review will be written, edited, and live within a week or so!
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March 10, 2019 1:54 am UTC
Will this get a POD?
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Jason B March 10, 2019 11:31 pm UTC
Yep - the POD and B/W is right around the corner. We're still in the proofing stage and prepping for the hardcover and eventual retail. I can't get into specifics but I know Paul is looking into a few things that are really exciting for this whole project, now and onward. I know he plans on making an announcement soon when things are a little more certain. Thank you for your question and interest.
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Paul M March 11, 2019 1:43 am UTC
As mentioned, we will have Print on Demand options. We're also looking into a print run. Everything is in progress at the moment.
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Paul M March 20, 2019 8:46 pm UTC
POD is here!
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John C April 16, 2019 10:12 am UTC
What are the dimensions of the PoD? Are we talking a full-sized hardcover or a digest-sized one? (please say digest...)
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April 16, 2019 8:12 pm UTC
Hardcover Color Book (Premium) (6.14" x 9.21") Is what shows when you choose the premium version.

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Jason B February 24, 2019 12:25 am UTC
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Harry C February 22, 2019 5:23 am UTC
Such a gorgeous book. It might be the most beautiful game book I own.
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Kyrinn E February 21, 2019 9:32 pm UTC
I need more information about the system, please.
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A V J February 23, 2019 1:25 am UTC
Target number vs 2d6 plus skill. There is a free quickstart which should help.
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Kyrinn E February 24, 2019 3:10 am UTC
Thank you.
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