Full-colour print version coming as soon as possible.
Emissary is a science-fantasy roleplaying game where players take on the role of Emissaries, physically and spiritually the most powerful warriors in the known galaxy. Emissaries are forever pledged to maintain the political and economic balance of the Third Golden Empire and support the perpetual rule of the Divine Imperial Majesty. Their missions and adventures will take them across a rich galaxy, full of mystery, strife and political intrigue, forcing them to confront monumental tests of might, wisdom and cunning along the way.
Emissary is set in a rich and varied galaxy, populated by exotic races and enigmatic factions, each with their own motivations and backstories. Within the world of Emissary, players will face a host of challenges, such as unifying warring tribes, exploring ancient alien relics and battling biomechanical monstrosities. Players will have ample opportunities to shape the fates of whole worlds and carve out legends for themselves with their exploits across the galaxy.
Players may initially choose between one of five different playable races, each with three unique sub-types. A wide selection of skills, traits and special abilities allows players to further customise their characters, so that no two Emissaries are the same. As Emissaries progress and gain experience, they gain access to an increasing array of unique abilities, allowing them to perform such feats as creating new life, moving at superhuman speeds, locking opponents in stasis or raising the dead.
Thematically, Emissary is very heavily influenced by Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Incal and Metabarons graphic novels, as well as Frank Herbert’s Dune and Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame and Biomega. However, inspiration is also taken from a wide range of cyberpunk, science fiction and fantasy settings, including the works of China Mieville, Iain M. Banks and Richard Morgan.