Reign of Destruction

Exterminis: Reign of Destruction is a role-playing game set in the world of Exterminis. Players take on the roles of heroes who explore ancient ruins, forgotten temples, and vast wilderness areas searching for riches and magical artifacts. Along the way, they fight off the seemingly endless armies of demons, undead, and horrifying beasts that roam the land. 

The world of Exterminis is a dark and dangerous place. The most powerful god in the universe, Exterminis, wants to destroy all of creation, taking the mortal races with it. The other gods are either dead, or they are hiding from Exterminis, and have little time to focus on the affairs of mortals. 

Although Exterminis is locked away in a cage forged from the fear of the gods, and wrapped in chains forged from his own anger, his power continues to influence mortals. The astral realm is in flames, and the mortal realm is a living nightmare. Hope is in short supply, and peace is nothing but a distant memory of a different time.

Exterminis: RoD is a game of fast combat, powerful magic, and easy death. The characters are hopelessly outnumbered, and vastly underpowered. Players have to learn how to play smarter, not harder, if they hope to survive.

“Horace, my friend, these are dark times. Hordes of demons and legions of undead terrorize us, causing untold suffering and pain, and bringing us ever closer to extinction. The great kingdoms of the past have been reduced to crumbling ruins, and the cities of yesteryear are ghost towns unfit for human habitation. Decent folk are not safe anywhere. Not in their homes, not on their farms, and not in their villages… Read  More

Player Section

Character Sheet

Character Sheet

In order to play Exterminis: Reign of Destruction, you'll need a pencil, some papaer, a set of polyhedral or "gaming" dice, and the character sheet  below. Permission is hereby granted to copy and print the character sheet for personal use.

Character Concept

Character Concept

The first step in character creation is deciding the kind of character you want to play. There aren't any character classes to choose from. You choose the skills you want, and the restrictions, too. You could be a classic barbarian or wizard, but you could just as...

Characteristics

Characteristics

Exterminis: Reign of Destruction CharacteristicsCharacters are defined by a set of eight physical and mental characteristics. These are strength, agility, health, speed, intelligence, wisdom, willpower, and charisma. Each of these is quantified on a percentile scale...

Areas of Conflict

Areas of Conflict

Exterminis: Reign of Destruction Areas of Conflict Most of the action in Exterminis: Reign of Destruction centers around four areas of conflict: Physical Attacks, Magical Attacks, Stealth, and Social Interaction. These are represented by eight conflict codes, one...

Character Species

Character Species

Six playable species inhabit the world of Exterminis. These are Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Kucheri, Peri, and Ferals. Each of these have special skills and abilities that help them survive. Gamemasters (and players, with GM approval) may create other species for their...

Building A Profession

Building A Profession

Exterminis: Reign of Destruction Professional Skills There are no classes or professions in Exterminis: Reign of Destruction. Instead, beginning characters get 10 “karma points” to purchase skills. Prime skills are the most powerful professional skills. Each prime...

Arms and Equipment

Arms and Equipment

Before characters are ready to enter the world they should purchase some adventuring equipment to aid them in their journey. The skills and abilities of characters are useless without the proper tools to support them. This section deals with purchasing and carrying...

Gamemaster Section

Spirits, Demons, and Monsters

Spirits, Demons, and Monsters

Artwork by Rachealmarie from Pixabay Exterminis: Reign of Destruction Spirits, Demons, and MonstersThere are three types of  supernatural enemies to thwart the player characters in Exterminis: Reign of Destruction. These are demons, spirits, and warpchanged animals....

The Laws of Sorcery

The Laws of Sorcery

Akasha  Akasha is generated once per month, or every 28 days. Once a player decides when they will regenerate Akasha, they cannot change it unless they go seven days without spending a single Akasha. On the eighth day, they can choose a different time to hold their...

The Laws of Persuasion

The Laws of Persuasion

Social Interaction Modifiers Physical Intimidation: If the charmer wants to use their strength to physically intimidate a mark, then they add their strength modifier to the social influence roll. A strength of 80 will grant a +2 bonus to the roll, for example.  Low...

The Laws of Stealth

The Laws of Stealth

Stealth is used whenever a character wants to do something without being noticed. Shoplifting, picking pockets, moving quietly while staying hidden from sight, peforming sleight-of-hand tricks, and using misdirection to focus someone’s attention anywhere except the...

The Laws of Combat

The Laws of Combat

Physical combat is probably the most common conflict in Exterminis: Reign of Destruction. It seems like characters are always getting into trouble, and that trouble almost always leads to weapons being drawn. Combat in E:RoD is very fast, and very deadly. Characters...

Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict

There are four main types of conflict in Exterminis: Reign of Destruction. These are physical combat, magical combat, stealth, and social interactions. All of these are resolved through using opposed dice rolls. The player rolls  dice, and the Gamemaster rolls dice at...

Exterminis

I am Exterminis, The Destroyer. I am the Lord of Destruction, the Champion of Chaos, and the Enemy of All Creation. I am Death, I am Destruction, I am Decay. I am the Source of All Evil, Pain, and Suffering. I was the First, and I shall be the Last. Creation will not last forever, but I will. In the end, all things must die.

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