Paragon is a whole new take on the HDL system, with dramatically expanded rules, a complete magic system, integrated cybernetics rules, and most importantly, a totally revamped Active Delay combat system. Under the hood, it’s still the best of the original HDL system, with point-based character creation, customizable characters with Backgrounds and Weaknesses, cards for both character-building and in-game effects, and the underlying HDL dice mechanic. But the new Paragon rules take the game to new heights, expanding rules to 334 full-color pages.
The world of the 2160s is a different place, rife with mega-corporations, political machinations, lawless outlands, powerful mecha, and genetic engineering gone out of control. The clouds of a new world war are gathering in the distance, as every corner of the globe clings desperately to the last vestige of what makes up its way of life. Civilization struggles to retain what makes it human, while the engineered nation of Neutopia strives to control it all under the watchful eye of its flawless society.
Is this truly a perfect horizon?
Clocking in at over 500 pages, this book features hundreds of illustrations and information about the world both within and outside of Demongate High School. It includes detailed descriptions about dozens of supernatural organizations and all the planes of the multiverse, complete statistics for every full-time faculty member, and a plethora of plot hooks. In short, this is your one-stop resource for years of adventures within the Demongate High universe.
We’ve updated the latest errata for the main Paragon rules. Just a few minor catches, and a table tweak. I’d also like to thank everyone who is playing our games! We’re still working on new stuff, so stay tuned!
The Downloads page has been updated with the above Demonworld Map along with the Demongate High Character Sheet, Grade Sheet, and Errata. As new downloads become available they’ll be uploaded.
Demongate High, the absolutely MASSIVE new setting, is now officially available! It’s been a long time coming, with this particular ruleset (incorporating options and additions that were planned for a first edition expansion nearly 10 years ago) clocking in at 532 pages. Here’s the official details (from the back cover):
This all-new second edition of Demongate High includes more than 100 demons, dozens of celestial and terrestrial beings, expanded rules, hundreds of new skills and powers, and everything you could want to know about the world of Demongate High. Clocking in at over 500 pages, this book features hundreds of illustrations and information about the world both within and outside of Demongate High School. It includes detailed descriptions about dozens of supernatural organizations and all the planes of the multiverse, complete statistics for every full-time faculty member, and a plethora of plot hooks. In short, this is your one-stop resource for years of adventures within the Demongate High universe. To use this book, players also need the Paragon Universal Role-Playing Game rule book, and each gaming group needs a set of Paragon Cards (sold separately).
The digital download includes separate character sheets, student grade sheets, and a huge map of the Demon World.
And the print versions are available from Lulu here:
We also will be making softcover versions of all the Paragon books available on Amazon and B&N in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for availability updates.
And a quick reminder, don’t forget to check out the official Demongate High webcomic: http://demongate.darkbolt.com